No book in the world comes even close to the Bible in the impact it can have on your spiritual life. You can sense this when you read the Bible. Charles Spurgeon said, "Read many good books, but live in the Bible."

I've written much about the power of the Bible in your life - here are several blogs to enjoy:

That understood, books can help us grow in the Lord too, and guide us in understanding the Bible, as well as the context of our own generation. I've read a book a week since 2001, mostly on spiritual growth. Here are forty of the most important books I've read, which I heartily recommend to you. I've listed them by specific areas:

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(If you only read two Books, read these two)

60 Days of Happiness by Randy Alcorn
Not By Sight by Jon Bloom

DISCIPLESHIP

60 Days of Happiness by Randy Alcorn
Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman
The Incredible Patience of God by Lane Adams
The Saving Life of Christ by Major Ian Thomas
Not By Sight by Jon Bloom
Things Not Seen by Jon Bloom
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel
Emotionally Healthy Leader by Scazzerro
Love Does by Bob Goff

BIBLE

A Peculiar Glory by John Piper
The Bible in America by Steve Green
The Book That Transforms Nations by Loren Cunningham

THEOLOGY

God is the Gospel by John Piper

CALLING

Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby
Is That Really You God? by Loren Cunningham
Know Your Why by Ken Costa
Giving It All Away by David Green
The Power of a Whisper by Bill Hybels
Anonymous by Alicia Chole
Daring to Live on the Edge by Loren Cunningham
The Fellowship of the Burning Heart: Sermons of AW Tozer

PRAYER

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Power Through Prayer by E. M. Bounds
Pursuit of God by AW Tozer
Revival Praying by Leonard Ravenhill
The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

EVANGELISM

Becoming a Contagious Christian by Mark Mittelberg
The Unexpected Adventure by Lee Strobel/Mark Mittelberg
Unbelievable Gospel by Jonathan Dodson

CHURCH

Outcry by Ryan Romeo

CHURCH HISTORY

The Next Christendom by Philip Jenkins
The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins
Church History by Eusebius

LEADERSHIP

Emotionally Healthy Leader by Pete Scazzerro
Soul Keeping by John Ortberg
5 Gears by Steve Cochram/Jeremie Kubicek
Visioneering by Andy Stanley
The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make by Hans Finzel