Tolle Lege

Tolle Lege
is Latin for “Take Up and Read.” These are just some of the books that I have particularly enjoyed over the years. Some are arguably more enjoyable than others, but I think all of them are worth your time. I will update this page as I remember and read more books. For your convenience, I have divided the books up into categories.

Note: The links below are all to but this doesn’t mean that Amazon is the best place to purchase books. It’s always a good idea to shop around a bit, but I have found that the best prices typically are online. I apologize if any of the books are out of print. Here are some of the sites I visit often (in order of frequency):

Scripture Truth:
Cumberland Valley:
Christian Book:
Grace Books International:

Apologetics, Missions, and Evangelism:
Always Ready, Greg Bahnsen
Apologetics to the Glory of God, John Frame
Can Man Live without God? Ravi Zacharias
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. I. Packer
Every Thought Captive, Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
For the Sake of His Name, David Doran
Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper
Tell the Truth, Will Metzger
Today’s Gospel, Walter Chantry

Bible Study and Hermeneutics:
Evangelical Hermeneutics, Robert Thomas
How to Interpret the Bible for Yourself, Richard Mayhue
Rightly Divided, Roy Zuck

End of the Spear, Steve Saint
George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth Century Revival, 2 vols., Arnold Dallimore
Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
Light from Old Times, J. C. Ryle
Shadow of the Almighty, Elisabeth Elliot
Through Gates of Splendor, Elisabeth Elliot

Christian Living and Devotional:
The Bookends of the Christian Life, Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington
The Bruised Reed
, Richard Sibbes
The Cross-Centered Life, C. J. Mahaney
Desiring God, John Piper
The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, Tim Challies
Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes
Disciplines of a Godly Family, R. Kent Hughes and Barbara Hughes
The Glory of Christ, John Owen
Holiness, J. C. Ryle
Humility, C. J. Mahaney
Improving Your Serve, Chuck Swindoll
Money, Possessions, and Eternity, Randy Alcorn
The Murder of Jesus, John MacArthur
The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges
Spiritual Leadership, J. Oswald Sanders
The True Christian’s Love to the Unseen Christ, Thomas Vincent
Worldliness, C.J. Mahaney, ed.

Church, Biblical Counseling, and Pastoral Ministry:
Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch
The Church in God’s Program, Robert Saucy
The Deliberate Church, Mark Dever
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Paul David Tripp
Introduction to Biblical Counseling, John MacArthur and Wayne Mack
Leading with Love, Alexander Strauch
Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome, R. Kent Hughes
The Master’s Plan for the Church, John MacArthur
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever
Pastoral Ministry, John MacArthur
The Peacemaker, Ken Sande
When People Are Big and God Is Small, Ed Welch

Dating and Marriage, Men and Women:
The Excellent Wife, Martha Peace
The Exemplary Husband, Stuart Scott
Feminine Appeal, Carolyn Mahaney
Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is), Joshua Harris
Your Family God’s Way, Wayne Mack

Demons, Alex Konya
Dispensationalism, Charles Ryrie
The Doctrine of Repentance, Thomas Watson
God’s Passion for His Glory, John Piper
The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur
Knowing God, J. I. Packer
Systematic Theology, Robert Culver Duncan
Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem
Understanding End Times Prophecy, Paul Benware
Understanding Spiritual Gifts, Robert Thomas

Simply for Fun:
The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
The Princess Bride, William Goldman

Books Patrick is Currently Reading:
Bible, God


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