Studying the Scriptures directly is the most helpful pursuit you could pursue in deepening your discipleship in Christ. Reading and talking through a book of the Bible or pursuing a particular subject in Scripture is most helpful. A book like David Helm’s One to One Bible Reading is a very helpful resource to that end.

At the same time, using biblically driven books on various subjects to stimulate your thinking and conversation are very helpful tools to use as well. In this post I will list a few books that I think any small group of Christians could begin to use to strengthen their walks with Christ. Obviously this is no exhaustive list. You can probably think of better and more books to add. Please suggest some others. These are some I have personally used and found effective.

In choosing books to use, it would be helpful to stimulate your thinking by choosing different books in different sorts of categories. I will arrange some of my suggestions according to a few categories.

Christian Living

  • Desiring God, John Piper
  • Future Grace, John Piper
  • Trusting God, Jerry Bridges
  • The Discipline of Grace, Jerry Bridges
  • The Cross-Centered Life, C. J. Mahaney
  • Humility, C. J. Mahaney
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald Whitney
  • When People Are Big and God is Small, Edward Welch
  • The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer
  • Call to Spiritual Reformation, D. A. Carson
  • A Gospel Primer for Christians, Milton Vincent
Theology/Church Life
  • Why We Love the Church, Kevin DeYoung
  • The Trellis and the Vine, Colin Marshall
  • The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur
  • 9Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever
  • Knowing God, J. I. Packer
  • The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Dozer
  • God’s Passion for His Glory, John Piper
  • A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards
  • The Church, Mark Dever
  • The Cross of Christ, John Stott
  • Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin
Personal Discipleship
  • Expository Listening, Ken Ramey
  • Reverberation, Jonathan Leeman
  • One to One Bible Reading, David Helm
  • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Paul D. Tripp
  • The Valley of Vision
  • An Infinite Journey, Andrew Davis
  • The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Mark Dever
  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. I. Packer
  • What Is the Gospel, Greg Gilbert
  • The Master Plan of Evangelism, Robert E. Coleman
  • Evangelism, John MacArthur
Family and Marriage
  • The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men, Richard D. Phillips
  • Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women, Susan Hunt
  • The Exemplary Husband, Stuart Scott
  • The Excellent Wife, Martha Peace
  • The Faithful Parent, Stuart Scott
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp
  • When Sinners Say I Do, Dave Harvey

Again, feel free to add to the list. I could go on and on in recommendations, but these are a good representation that should provide help to anyone one wanting to get together with another and spur one another on to a deeper discipleship in Christ.

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