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Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by PastorSBC1303, Feb 10, 2005.
Pastors....Besides the Holy Word of God....what are the most valueable books in your library?
How about Mathew Henry's commentary!
John Phillips "Exploring the Book of . . . series, Jerry Vines series, Stephen Olford series, John MacArthur, A T Robertson, Warren Weirsbe, Adrian Rogers series, Arthur Pink---and others--plus a pretty good collection of WW2 & Vietnam War collection(reading hobby)-a 16 year collection---and I plan on collecting until I retire---another 25 years from now!
DO NOT MISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John A Broadus' "A Thesis on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons." Get an older copy not the 1979 version. He has been pared down where it has lost its 1800s flavor.
I would love to dialogue with some of you openly or privately about this.
I agree on Broadus. He doesn't just teach you to preach, but assists you in how to think.
Robert L. Thomas: The Jesus Crisis
Robert L. Thomas: Evangelical Hermeneutics.
John MacArthur: Ashamed of the Gospel.
Holman OT / NT Commentary series. Max Anders, Gen. Editor. -->> Is a teaching commentary, has the commentary section, along with lesson illustrations, applications, a teaching outline, discussion questions, etc.
John Phillips "Exploring Hebrews" (and other individual books).
The Grace Awakening - Charles Swindoll
A Christian Manifesto - Francis Schaeffer
-->> These 2 books should be required reading for every Christian, not just leadership.
Creative Teaching Methods - Marlene Lefevre
-->> Good preaching is also good teaching. Also get her book on Learning Styles.
Jesus Among Other Gods - Ravi Zacharias
-->> Zacharias was raised in India, with all of its pantheism. Working through this book, then perhaps watching the video series, will be of much help in these "Post-Christian" times. We are facing some of the same situations as the Apostle Paul did, and need to be prepared for the non-Christian society of the 21st century. Book is a bit heavy on the Philosophical side, makes for harder reading than a simple devotional book.
Can Man Live Without God? - Ravi Zacharias.
With hundreds of books it is tough to narrow it down to one or two. I like Hendriksen on most NT books and I have been blessed recently by reading The Story of Christianity by Justo Gonzolas. But I would have to say the two most important books are the two I haven't colored yet!
Circuit....great response...wish I had thought of that one
has anyone heard of the Bible biography series by John G Butler? These books are pure gold especially the five books of the life of Jesus!
My favorite book, if you can call it that, is the life application study bible NOTES, They are a commentary and devotional unlike any I have seen in a long time.
of course the SBABC guide to practical crisis counseling is a must have for any pastor
Butler books are a must for any expository preacher!
Donald G. Barnhouse commentary set on Romans
RA Torrey- How To Pray
Counseling books by Crabb, Collins, Adams
Leonard Ravenhill- Why Revival Tarries
Leadership and Visionary books by Maxwell, Stanely, and Young
And of course, 'The Miracle of Downtown Jaxonville'- recognized by any Pastor that goes to the yearly Pastor's School. This reference book is worth its weight in gold when it comes to administration and practical issues withing the church.
Memory and Manuscript: Oral Tradition and Written Transmission in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity : With Tradition and Transmission in Early Christianity (Biblical Resource Series)
by Birger Gerhardsson, Eric J. Sharpe, Birger Tradition and Transmission in Early Christianity Gerhardsson
Theological Dictionary of the NT (TDNT) and the TDOT
The Memoirs' of Robert Murray Mc'Cheyne
Additional Remains of Robert Murray Mc'Cheyne
These books were written in the 1840s' Additional Remains is in reprint under the title: The Preachers Heart. Both were written by his best friend Andrew Bonar.
I have origional printings but had to find one of them in England.
My Baptist History and Baptist Theology Books. After all I am a Baptist.
Christ-centered Preaching, Bryan Chapell
Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster
Any commentary by Dale Ralph Davis
Preaching that Changes Lives, Michael Fabarez
Exploring the Scriptures, John Phillips
Since I first posted this question, I have been contemplating what my most valueable books are, here is my list:
The New Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament
The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
MacArthurs NT Commentary Set
The Tale of the Tardy Ox Cart
Rediscovering Expository Preaching
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
The Kingdom Focused Church
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
The Master Christian Library by ages software.
The Ultimate Bible Reference Library by Nelson
E-Sword free on the internet.
Conformed to His Image - Kenneth Boa
If you have not read the above book "spiritual disciplines for the Christian life" by Dr. Don Whitney..... The wuthor is a prof at Midwestern Baptist Theological seminary. My wife has is studying the book under the leadership of his wife. The author teaches a spritual discipline class that is mandatory agreeably! By what my wife has showed me already my life has been transformed completely. Get this book read it, practice it and teach it your people!