Historical meditations and prayers by puritan writers.  This expanded my view of God and deepened my understanding of prayer.

Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions (Bonded Leather Gift Edition):: Gift Idea for Jeff

The "American Dream" runs contrary to Jesus call to follow Him.  The reason for much hypocrisy in the western church is a desire to meld the two.  Very similar themes to "Don't Waste Your Life" which I also recommend.

Christian Reading Bestseller books online Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream David Platt Currently reading

I hope "Spiritual Discipline" doesn't sound like too dry a topic.  This books takes time-honored and biblical Christian practices (prayer, meditation, reading the word, fasting, giving, service, etc) and explains them in an accessible and encouraging way.

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (Pilgrimage Growth Guide)/Donald S.

My favorite introductory John Piper book.  The title says it all.  Don't be put off by it.  This is a wonderful vision of the modern Christian life.

My favorite introductory John Piper book. The title says it all. Don't be put off by it. This is a wonderful vision of the modern Christian life.

This book helped reveal aspects of my heart that did not thirst for a deep relationship with God....

This book helped reveal aspects of my heart that did not thirst for a deep relationship with God.

Is Jesus the only way to God? Must you hear the Gospel to be saved? This book shows why the answer is yes, and why that is good news.

Free Book - Jesus: The Only Way to God--Must You Hear the Gospel to be Saved?, by John Piper, is free in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble and ChristianBook, courtesy of Christian publisher Baker Books.

Keeping Jesus at the center of our life and faith is surprisingly difficult. This book is a wonderful reflection on how to keep it a part of our daily life.

Keeping Jesus at the center of our life and faith is surprisingly difficult. This book is a wonderful reflection on how to keep it a part of our daily life.

The Christian Life, A Doctrinal Introduction - Sinclair Ferguson - "The Christian Life expounds such key biblical themes as grace, faith, repentance, new birth and assurance with clarity and contagious enthusiasm. Christian doctrines are life-shaping, explains the author, because they show us the God we worship."

"The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction" by Sinclair Ferguson

Great follow-up to "Radical".  I recommend that anyone who read Radical also read this book. It brings clarity and completion to a somewhat unbalanced book.

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This book is so good to read before getting married...even before dating...it sets up really good expectations of what marriage is supposed to about

Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ's covenant-keeping love for the church.

Understanding Scripture - Covering a diverse range of essential subjects, including how to read the Bible well and why it is reliable, the essays delve into specific topics such as world religions, canon, and archaeology.

Understanding Scripture - Covering a diverse range of essential subjects, including how to read the Bible well and why it is reliable, the essays delve into specific topics such as world religions, canon, and archaeology.

I didn't think "hedonist" could be used in a positive way. John Piper does it again.

Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist: John Piper

Twelve Extraordinary Women: Dr. John MacArthur - Book - Biblical Studies, Bible Figures, Christian Living, Practical Theology | Ligonier Ministries Store

Twelve Extraordinary Women: Dr. John MacArthur - Book - Biblical Studies, Bible Figures, Christian Living, Practical Theology | Ligonier Ministries Store

NASB MacArthur Study Bible - http://www.learnjesus.com/christian-books/bibles-free-shipping-discount-sale/nasb-macarthur-study-bible/

NASB MacArthur Study Bible by John MacArthur one of my favorite study bibles

One Perfect Life by John MacArthur (Full Book Review) | Being Filled

In One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus, Dr. John MacArthur shares with us the complete story of the Eternal Christ from Genesis to Revelation. Using Matthew as the base text, Dr. MacArthur blends the gospels and other b

R. C. Sproul | my first book from R.C. Sproul. The Holiness of God is one of Sproul ...

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

God is holy. Most people are hard-pressed to define what God’s holiness precisely is. Sproul, in this classic work, puts the holiness of God in its proper and central place in the Christian life.

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