Recommended Books on Spiritual Growth

Here are some great books for increasing spiritual growth.



The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

This book has been around for a few decades, and like a fine wine, I think it gets better (or at least more relevant) with age.  As our culture grows increasingly hostile to the idea of a holy God (through the sole emphasizing of his love), this book is a prophetic voice reminding us of God’s great—and terrible—holiness.






Prodigal God by Tim Keller

Honestly, every book that Tim Keller has written could probably make it on this list, but this is certainly one of his best.  Looking at the story of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15, Keller helps the reader look at it with new eyes, seeing the countless ways that we run away from God, and the great ways that he longs to bring us back home.






Indescribable by Louie Giglio

I’m a space nerd, and so is Louie Giglio, so maybe this is more of a niche book.  But when reading Indescribable, worship was the only logical response.  Giglio shares how great and vast our universe is (and by extension, how great and powerful our God is), and yet how greatly loved we are.  An easy read (with pictures!).





Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYounge

Without a doubt, this is one of the most important books of 2014, and probably of this century.  The subtitle says it all: “Why the Bible is knowable, necessary, and enough, and what that means for you and me.”  As the authority of Scripture comes under increasing attack, DeYounge’s book helps us to “delight in the Law of the Lord” (Ps. 1:2).





Scandalous by D.A. Carson

While Carson is certainly a scholar, this book is a collection of sermons on the crucifixion that he has preached.  Not only a great resource for pastors, this book shows us how great the depths of God’s love and how scandalous the lengths to which he went to redeem us.


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