Great Reads

*These have been compiled from titles on my own shelves as well as by contributions from other ladies on my “Strength” email list.  I have not read each book myself.

As with all literature outside the Bible, there are certainly things in these books that are to be discerned (Phil. 1:9-10) and that I may tend to see differently. ~dch

Commentaries, Bible Studies

Treasury of David—Spurgeon

The Attributes of God by A. W. Pink

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller

Changed Into His Image –Jim Berg

Quieting a Noisy Soul–Jim Berg

Matthew Henry’s Commentaries

Word Pictures in the New Testament, Robertson

Jamieson, Faucette and Brown commentaries

Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament

John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible

Barnes’ Notes

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

“Building Spiritual Muscle” Books

And She Lived Happily Ever After by Skip McDonald (about singleness)

Lord, Teach Me Wisdom and For the Heart of a Woman by Carole Marshall

Edges of His Ways by Amy Carmichael

“The Cross Centered Life,” and “Humility, True Greatness” both by CJ Mahaney

“The Enemy Within” by Kris Lundgaard

Practice of Praise(Spurgeon)
A Lamp Unto My Feet, Elisabeth Elliot

A Look Within, Faith Taylor

The Calvary Road, RoyHession

Keep a Quiet Heart (Elisabeth Elliot)
Discipline, the Glad Surrender (Elisabeth Elliot)
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney

Loving God with All Your Mind by Elizabeth George

Holiness by J.C. Ryle

Christ in the Old Testament by Dr. Mike Barrett

Inspirational Fiction

Stepping Heavenward, Elisabeth Prentiss

Hinds’ Feet on High Places, Hannah Hurnard

Pilgrim’s Progress..John Bunyan

Rosa‘s Quest , Anna Potter Wright


“In the Presence of My Enemies” by Gracia Burnham

“A Chance to Die” by Elisabeth Elliot

“Evidence Not Seen”, Darlene Diebler Rose

“Praying Hyde”–biography of John Hyde

Daily Devotional Books/ Studies/Devotional Helps

Prayer, Praise and Promises by Warren Wiersbe

Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster

Inner Life, Inner Chamber, Andrew Murray

Knowing God by J I Packer

Morning & Evening by Spurgeon

My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers

A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

The Pursuit of God (A.W. Tozer)
A Thirty Day Walk with God in the Psalms – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Alone with God – Jason Janz

Streams in the Desert, Cowman

Directions for a Daily Communion with God by Matthew Henry

Overcoming Trials

“Trusting God” by Jerry Bridges

“With Love from a Mother’s Heart” by Glenda Revell,

“Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Spiritual Depression: its Causes and its Cures (Martin Lloyd-Jones)

Choosing Forgiveness by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Rose From Brier by Amy Carmichael

A Steadfast Heart by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Will Medicine Stop the Pain? Finding God’s Healing for Depression, Anxiety and Other Troubling Emotions, by Elyse Fitzpatrick

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