Recommended Reading List

I have been asked to come up with a recommended reading list. I have taken a first try at producing this this. The order is not the order I would recommend reading them just the order that they came to my mind. I would be interested in books that you think are missing or any that you see that aren’t worthy of the list.


  1. Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  2. The Holy War – John Bunyan
  3. The Pursuit of Holiness – Jerry Bridges
  4. The Practice of Godliness – Jerry Bridges
  5. Desiring God – John Piper
  6. When I don’t desire God: How to fight for Joy – John Piper
  7. The Best of A.W. Tozer books 1 & 2 – edited by Warren Wiersbe
  8. Joseph: Beloved, Hated, Exalted – F.B. Meyer
  9. Valley of Vision
  10. Holiness – J.C. Ryle

Biographies & Church History

  1. Ann of Ava
  2. The 2vol Biography of Hudson Taylor by Charles Taylor (vol 1: In Early Years: Growth of a soul; vol 2: China Inland Mission: The Growth of the work of God)
  3. Mountain Rain: A Biography of James O. Fraser – Eileen Fraser Crossman
  4. To the Golden Shore
  5. The Life and Diary of David Brainerd
  6. The Three Mrs Judsons
  7. The Reformation in England – d’Aubigne
  8. Sketches from Church History – Houghton
  9. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions – Tucker


  1. Knowing God – J.I. Packer
  2. Four Views on The Spectrum of Evangelicalism
  3. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church – 9Marks
  4. Revival and Revivalism – Ian Murray
  5. Not by Chance – Layton Talbert
  6. The Gospel According to Jesus – John MacArthur
  7. Tell the Truth – Metzger
  8. Basic Theology – Ryrie


  1. A Praying Life – Paul E. Miller
  2. The Hidden Life of Prayer – David Macintyre
  3. A Guide to Prayer – Isaac Watts
  4. A Method for Prayer – Matthew Henry