Recommended Reading

The following books have significantly shaped the members of Redeeming Grace Church, both personally and corporately.  

 

downloadGod's Passion for His Glory

John Piper

"Piper demonstrates the relevance of Jonathan's Edwards' ideals for the personal and public lives of Christians today through his introduction to Edwards's The End for Which God Created the World."

 

 

 

download (1)Constrained By His Love: A New Biography of Robert Murray McCheyne

LJ Van Valen

"[Robert McCheyne] stands today as one of the outstanding preachers in the history of Scotland. His spirituality, and focus on the work of Christ was immediately apparent - with hostile crowds melting as they realised the sincerity of the man and the power of his message. His life is a lesson to us all, that when we submit to our Sovereign Lord and his plan, he can and will use our bodies, no matter how weak, our gifts, no matter how limited and our lives, no matter how short."

 

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Rejoicing in Christ

Michael Reeves

"God created us 'to glorify and enjoy him forever.' But what does it mean to enjoy God? Michael Reeves has a knack not only for making great truths accessible, but for leading us to bask in the warmth of Christ. Our mediator not only in salvation, but in creation and the consummation, Christ isn't just a gift-giver—he is the Gift. As an example of devotional theology, this book stands out. If you want to love Christ more, you need a better view of him. Rejoicing in Christ gives you a front-row seat."

 - Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology,
                                   Westminster Seminary California

 

                            

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A Call to Prayer

J. C. Ryle

"According to J.C. Ryle, private prayer is the most neglected of all Christian duties. That is most unfortunate because private prayer is the true measure of a Christian’s walk before God and ‘the pith and marrow of practical Christianity’. To bestir his readers to the practice and privilege of private prayer, Ryle points out both the blessings of prayer and the grave dangers of prayerlessness."

 

 

download (4)Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

J. I. Packer 

"If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all?  J. I. Packer shows how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it."