As a full time physician, husband, and father of 3 young children, it is hard for me to discipline myself to read even one book a month. I am thankful for men like Tim Challies who are taken the time to read thousands of books over the last 20 years and has summarized his book recommendations.

Below are some of Tim Challies’ recommended books on popular subjects and topics of the Christian faith and Christian living. Books in bold are books I have already read and highly recommend.

Books on Adoption

Books on Apologetics

Books on Assurance

Books on Bible Study


  • Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan by Faith Cook
  • Calvin by Bruce Gordon (John Calvin)
  • Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God by David McCasland
  • Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George Marsden
  • Lady Jane Grey by Faith Cook
  • C.S. Lewis – A Life by Alister McGrath
  • Servant of the Word and Flock by Iain Murray
  • D.L Moody: A Life by Kevin Belmont
  • John Newton by Jonathan Aitken
  • J.I. Packer: An Evangelical Life by Leland Ryken
  • Francis Schaeffer: An Authentic Life by Colin Duriez
  • Spurgeon by Arnold Dallimore (Charles Spurgeon)
  • A.W. Tozer: A Passion for God by Lyle Dorsett
  • William Tyndale: A Biography by David Daniell
  • George Whitefield by Arnold Dallimore
  • Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas (William Wilberforce)

Books on the Church

Books on the Cross

Books on Dating and Courtship

Books on Death

Books on Discipleship

Books on the Gospel

Books on Heaven and Hell

Books on Holiness

Books on Homosexuality

Books on Leadership

Books on Marriage

Books on Money

Books on Parenting

Books on Pornography

Books on Prayer

Books on Sex

Books on Suffering

Books for Women

Books on Work

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