Aug 24, 2010

R.C. Sproul’s Recommended Resources

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Assured by God by Burk Parsons

I would like every believer to read Assured by God, a helpful collection of essays on the assurance of salvation. It is edited by Burk Parsons, editor of Tabletalk magazine. Learn More

The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther

The Bondage of the Will is Martin Luther’s finest theological writing. Few works more convincingly tell us of man’s depravity and need for God’s sovereign grace. Learn More

Charity and Its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards, America’s greatest theologian and a hero of mine, gives us this excellent exposition of 1 Corinthians 13. Here is a man who knew what it means to love Christ. Learn More

Contending for Our All by John Piper

I love this book. John Piper reminds us that it is not enough to affirm or defend our faith, we must also be willing, under fire, to contend for our faith. Learn More

Counted Righteous in Christ by John Piper

This work by John Piper is a fine contemporary explanation and defense of the imputation of Christ’s righteousness as our only hope in life and death. Learn More

Creation and Change by Douglas Kelly

This book written by Douglas Kelly is perhaps the finest defense of the literal, twenty-four hour, six-day creation of the universe. My own thinking has been greatly influenced by it. Learn More

The Expository Genius of John Calvin by Steven J. Lawson

I heartily recommend this book by Steven Lawson as an impetus to the recovery of expository preaching. It is an especially good gift for pastors and seminary students. Learn More

The Freedom of the Will by Jonathan Edwards

Many Christians argue that Reformed theology effectively renders meaningless the concept of free will. However, as Jonathan Edwards demonstrates in this book, Reformed theology is entirely compatible with freedom. His argument has yet to be answered convincingly. Learn More

Gospel Fear by Jeremiah Burroughs

Jeremiah Burroughs is a must-read puritan author. He represents the best of that movement, especially in this book, which explains what it means to revere the Lord. Learn More

Gospel Worship by Jeremiah Burroughs

Jeremiah Burroughs’ Gospel Worship has greatly influenced my understanding of biblical worship. It is one of the most important books I have ever read. Learn More

Here I Stand by Roland Bainton

Roland Bainton’s biography of Martin Luther is an inspiring summary of the life of the great reformer. This book will challenge you to stand firm for Christ. Learn More

The Holy Spirit by Sinclair Ferguson

My friend Sinclair Ferguson is in my view the world’s leading expert on the person and work of the Holy Spirit today. This work on the Spirit will benefit any believer. Learn More

Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is perhaps the most important work of systematic theology ever written. Its influence has been formative on my thinking and on the thinking of believers all around the world. Learn More

Justification by Francis Turretin

Justification is so important that we convinced P&R Publishing to print this selection on this doctrine from one of the best theologians in church history, Francis Turretin. Learn More

Principles of Conduct by John Murray

Church elders know well that applying the Bible’s teaching to ethical situations can be more difficult than it first appears. This work by John Murray helps us to learn to apply God’s law to issues like marriage and divorce, truth-telling, and more. Learn More

A Simple Way to Pray by Martin Luther

No book has done more to revolutionize my personal prayer life than this little book by Martin Luther. I would recommend it for every Christian’s library. Learn More

The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett

The puritans were a praying people, and this book is a collection of some of their excellent prayers. I find The Valley of Vision to be a great aid for devotions. Learn More

What Christian Parents Should Know About Infant Baptism by John Sartelle

I have known John Sartelle for many years, and this little booklet is one of the best explanations of the Reformed practice of infant baptism. Learn More