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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

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    Some of Our Most Highly Recommended Books

    The following are books (or sets of books) that, due to their literary and theological excellence, we believe should have a permanent place in your library. In the case of the selected books, these not only are theologically sound but Christ-centered and enriching to the soul.

    1) Theology of John Owen Bundle 3 Vol. Set (includes The Glory of Christ, Communion with God, and Holy Spirit)
    2) The Christian In Complete Armour - by William Gurnall
    3) The Crook in the Lot - by Thomas Boston
    4) The Sovereignty of God - by Arthur W. Pink
    5) The Valley of Vision - by ed. Arthur Bennett
    6) Knowing God - by J.I. Packer
    7) A Quest for Godliness - by J.I. Packer
    8) The Religious Affections - by Jonathan Edwards
    9) The Fear of God - by John Bunyan
    10) When Grace Comes Home: How the Doctrines of Grace Change Your Life - by Terry Johnson
    11) God's Passion for His Glory - by John Piper, Jonathan Edwards
    12) Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 Vol Set) - by John Calvin

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    Posted by John on September 11, 2008 12:32 PM

    Comments

    Rev. Samson,

    Personally, I am surprised that there are no Sproul titles on your list. I am new to this site, so I may be unaware if there may be underlying reasons for this. Where would your favorite Sproul title rank on this list and which one would it be?

    Peace to you,

    Danny Nelson
    www.Theophilux.com

    Hi Danny

    Peace be with you and thanks for you posting. You shouldn't be surprised as this is not an exhaustive list - only a 12 title sampling. Sproul's Holiness of God and Willing to Believe were both titles we benefitted from.

    John H.

    I am an undergraduate Biblical Studies major and new to the site. I am not reformed in theology, but I respect the great men that were. I found the list quite good, especially the inclusion of John Bunyan's The Fear of God. I would love to see you all put together a list of "must" reads for Bible majors.

    In Christ,
    Andrew Johnson

    Andrew

    Bible major must-reads. Not sure what that means exactly but if I were to guess I would receommend the following

    Old Testament Theology by Bruce Waltke
    New Testament Theology by Tom Schreiner
    New Testament Use of the Old Testament by DA Carson
    http://www.monergismbooks.com/Biblical-Theology-p-1-c-280.html

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