The Gospel (the good news of how one is “saved”/ made right with God):
The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur
The Gospel Call and True Conversion by Paul Washer
Justification and Regeneration by Charles Leiter
God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life by Ray Comfort
Where White Men Fear to Tread by Russell Means and Marvin J. Wolf, 1995
Though we don’t agree with everything in this book or endorse Russell Means, this is one of the best books on bringing people up to date on the American Indian Movement that began in the 1960’s and understanding modern relations between Native Americans and American culture.
Tahkoo Wahkan: The Gospel Among the Dakotas by Stephen R. Riggs
This is a book by the most Biblical missionary movement in the midwest in the 1800s.
Mary and I: Forty Years Among the Dakota by Stephen R. Riggs
Muddy Waters: An Insider’s View of North American Native Spirituality by Nanci Des Gerlaise
A testimony and offensive book against Native American religion by a Metis Cree Canadian, daughter and grand-daughter of medicine men. She came to Christ after being harassed by evil spirits.
D. Martyn Lloyd Jones: The First Forty Years; The Fight of Faith (2 Volumes) by Iain Murray
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones who in his twenties left a lucrative medical career to preach the gospel. Very useful for understanding the history of the Evangelical movement in the 20th century.
In Light of Eternity by Mac Tomlinson [Leonard Ravenhill biography}
Out of My Comfort Zone by Ray Comfort
The Life and Work of D.L. Moody by J. Wilbur Chapman, 1900
Bush Aglow by Richard E. Day [Biography of D.L. Moody]
The Shadow of the Broad Brim by Richard E. Day [Biography of Charles H. Spurgeon]
Rees Howells: Intercessor by Norman Grubb
Account of Rees Howells who founded the Bible College of Wales
George Mueller Men of Faith series, by Basil Miller, published by Bethany House Publishers
Hudson Taylor Men of Faith series by J. Hudson Taylor, published by Bethany House Publishers
Shadow of the Almighy by Elisabeth Elliot [Jim Elliot biography]
Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot [Account of 5 missionary martyrs to Ecuador]
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth Tucker
Torches of Joy by John Dekker with Lois Neely
Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger About missionary Jackie Pullinger helping people come to Christ and overcome opium addiction in Hong Kong.
What Are the Odds? by Mike Lindell, 2019 Mike, the “MyPillow” inventor, speaks about his full surrender to Christ and freedom from crack/cocaine. This book is a great insight into the life of an addict and contains humorous stories. Also, it will give people hope. This books contains supernatural occurrences, and Mike’s testimony seems to be genuine.
Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger mentioned above. Deals with opium in Hong Kong.
Rebel With a Cause by Franklin Graham About Franklin, son of Billy Graham, who comes to Christ after drinking alcohol and comes out of cigarette-addiction.
The Secret Thoughts Of An Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith by Rosaria Butterfield
Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand
Serving as a pastor in Communist Romania
God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
Account of the conversion of a Dutch (Holland) soldier who came to Christ and brought Bibles to people behind the Iron Curtain (Communist countries in Eastern Europe)
Hippy-era 1960’s and 70’s
No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green by Melody Green and David Hazard
Keith Green’s testimony from hippy to the Lord’s preacher and musician. Great snapshot of the 1970’s American culure, and how God “Broke through”
Jesus Revolution by Greg Laurie
Inspiring testimony of the Jesus Movement during the hippy-era. Humorous testimonies!
World War 2
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Random House LLC: New York: 2014
The story of Louis Zamperini who came to Christ at the 1949 Billy Graham Los Angeles crusade. Louis was an Olympian, POW, and a broken man who needed Jesus.
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw, Random House, Inc. 1998
Book to help you understand your grandparents. Though not a “Christian” book, it is helpful in understanding the times before we were born.
Trapped in Hitler’s Hell by Anita Dittman, Lighthouse Trails Publishing, 2011. Account of a Jewish girl who believed in Jesus and was put in a work camp, and LIVED!
Once An Arafat Man by Tass Saada
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi
Sexual Detox by Tim Challies
Awakening (Revival)- I prefer the title “Awakening”:
Sounds From Heaven by Colin and Mary Peckham
By My Spirit by Jonathan Goforth
Account of Chinese Awakening of the early 20th century
I Saw the Welsh Revival by David Matthews
Account of the 1904/5 Revival in Wales.
Revival by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The Hidden Life of Prayer by D.M. McIntyre
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
Preparing for Eternity by Mike Gendron
The School of Biblical Evangelism by Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort
Still Sovereign, Edited by Thomas Schreiner and Bruce A. Ware
Women in the Church: An Interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 by Thomas Schreiner
God’s Design for Man and Woman by Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger
Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon, updated by Alistair Begg
Think On These Things by Ray Comfort
Defense of the Faith ( Apologetics):
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
The New Answers Book, Books 1-3; Edited by Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge
Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh and Sean McDowell
Many Infallible Proofs by Dr. Henry Morris and Henry Morris III
Grave Influence by Brannon Howse
Holy Spirit Gifts
Authentic Fire by Dr. Michael Brown
Showing the Spirit by D.A. Carson
Spiritual Gifts by Thomas Schreiner
Strange Fire by John MacArthur
Charismatic Chaos by John MacArthur