The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words

Published on October 18, 2022 by Eugene Ho

Crossway, 2017 | 160 pages

THE GOD WHO IS THERE: FINDING YOUR PLACE IN GOD'S STORY, by D. A. Carson

Published on by Eugene Ho

Baker, 2010 | 240 pages

What is the Gospel?

Published on by Eugene Ho

Crossway, 2009 | 128 pages

SIMPLE ANSWERS TO NOT SO SIMPLE QUESTIONS: A BOOK FOR ALL BELIEVERS, by Tom Castor

Published on by Eugene Ho

Clear and Simple Media, 2021 | 331 pages

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (2ND ED.), by Donald S. Whitney

Published on by Eugene Ho

NavPress, 2014 | 352 pages

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance

by Fred G. Zaspel

 

Someone asked me recently to recommend some books particularly suitable for discipleship purposes. It’s a great request, and happily, there are many excellent resources available. Of course, there are many more that could and doubtless should be mentioned, but below are the titles that first come to mind. All these are easily accessible and do not assume any significant previous learning on the part of the reader.

For an introduction to Christianity, John Stott’s Basic Christianity (Kindle, Audiobook) is a classic and a great read, but if I had to choose, for a basic understanding of the gospel I’d probably opt to recommend Gilbert’s What is the Gospel? (Kindle, Audiobook).

For a fuller understanding of what salvation is, Sinclair Ferguson’s The Christian Life is essential reading. I’ve given away dozens over the years.

For a basic introduction to the Bible, Rob Plummer’s The Story of Scripture is very helpful.

For brief Bible overview, there are several choices:

For basic Bible doctrine, you’d be hard-pressed to beat Tom Castor’s Simple Answers to Not So Simple Questions. Really excellent, well-informed, and easily accessible for anyone who can read. I wish every Christian would read this book!

For the Christian disciplines, Don Whitney’s Spiritual Disciplines (Kindle, Audiobook) is excellent. David Mathis’ Habits of Grace (Kindle, Audiobook) is more basic and practical.

For a basic guide to reading / studying the Bible profitably, Matthew Harmon’s Asking the Right Questions (Kindle) is hard to beat – excellent and very practical.

And of course classics such as John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (Kindle, Audiobook), J.I. Packer’s Knowing God (Kindle), Michael Reeves’ Delighting in the Trinity (Kindle) and Rejoicing in Christ (Kindle) should be read by all Christians, young and old.

What a great program of reading this would be for any Christian! Enjoy!

Buy the books

The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words

Crossway, 2017 | 160 pages

THE GOD WHO IS THERE: FINDING YOUR PLACE IN GOD'S STORY, by D. A. Carson

Baker, 2010 | 240 pages

What is the Gospel?

Crossway, 2009 | 128 pages

SIMPLE ANSWERS TO NOT SO SIMPLE QUESTIONS: A BOOK FOR ALL BELIEVERS, by Tom Castor

Clear and Simple Media, 2021 | 331 pages

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (2ND ED.), by Donald S. Whitney

NavPress, 2014 | 352 pages

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