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I got the idea for this post from The Gospel Coalition. If you’re anything like me, you enjoy finding out what books, sermons, and articles have made a lasting impression on the lives of pastors and theologians.

So, for what it’s worth, here are some of the books, sermons, and articles that have made a lasting impression on me. By “lasting impression,” I mean that they have shaped my theology and philosophy of ministry, as well as encouraged my heart in the Lord.

My hope is that you will listen to and read some of these for yourself.

Arthur W. Pink, The Attributes of God.

Augustine, Confessions (Make sure you purchase this translation).

Paul Miller, A Praying Life.

Jack Miller, The Heart of a Servant Leader.

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 2, God and Creation.

John Piper, “Boasting Only in the Cross”

Kevin Smith, “God’s Open Call”

J. R. Vassar, “What If or If God?”

Carl Trueman, “The Calvary Option?”

Jonathan Edwards, “Christ the Example of Ministers”

John Frame, “Inerrancy: A Place to Live”

Ligon Duncan, “The Ordinary Means of Growth”

Michael Brown, “Ordinary Means”

James K. A. Smith, “I’m a Philosopher. We Can’t Think Our Way Out of This Mess.”

Kevin DeYoung, “The Glory of Plodding.”