A List of Important Books, Sermons, and Articles

I got the idea for this blog entry from this post from The Gospel Coalition. If you’re anything like me, you enjoying finding out what books, sermons, and articles have made a difference in the lives of pastors and theologians. So, for what it’s worth, here are some of the books, sermons, and articles that have made a lasting impression on my life. The hope is that you will listen to and read some of these for yourself. (These are in no particular order.)

J. R. Vassar, “What If or If God?”

R. C. Sproul Jr., “Brothers, We Are Not Professors.”

Carl Trueman, “The Calvary Option?”

Jonathan Edwards, “God, the Best Portion of the Christian.”

Jonathan Edwards, “Christ the Example of Ministers.”

Augustine, The Confessions. (I recommend this translation and edition).

John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life. (This is an excerpt of the most moving section in Calvin’s Institutes.)

John Frame, “Studying Theology as a Servant of Jesus.”

John Frame, “Inerrancy: A Place to Live.”

Paul Miller, A Praying Life.

Jack Miller, The Heart of a Servant Leader.

D. A. Carson, “Redaction Criticism: On the Legitimacy and Illegitimacy of a Literary Tool,” in Collected Writings on Scripture, pp. 151-178.

Ligon Duncan, “The Ordinary Means of Growth,” Tabletalk 31:10 (2007): 12-15

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