Episode 55: On the Ministry of Good Christian Books

On the Ministry of Good Christian Books

Good books help us follow Jesus. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss instrumental books in Mark’s conversion, what books every prospective pastor should read, and what books church leaders should hand out to their people.

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Notable books:

—Charles Bridges, The Christian Ministry
—Mark Dever, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
—Jonathan Leeman, Don’t Fire Your Church Members: The Case for Congregationalism
—Iain Murray, Reformation of the Church
—Mark Dever, Polity: Biblical Arguments on How to Conduct Church Life
—Jonathan Leeman, Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus
—J. I. Packer, Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God
J. C. Ryle, Thoughts for Young Men
J. I. Packer, Knowing God
John Piper, The Pleasures of God
Don Carson, Praying with Paul
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Spiritual Depression

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan (@JonathanLeeman) edits the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal. He is also the author of several books on the church. Since his call to ministry, Jonathan has earned a master of divinity from Southern Seminary and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiology from the University of Wales. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Cheverly, Maryland, where he is an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church.

Mark Dever

​Mark Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C., and the President of 9Marks. You can find him on Twitter at @MarkDever.