1. The Transforming Power of the Gospel by Jerry Bridges. Jerry is a member of Village Seven, but he was one of my favorite authors before I ever met him. This book will teach you how to apply the gospel to your life so that you are growing in grace every day. Also, Bookends of the Christian Life by Jerry Bridges. This is a very brief “gift book” size book that summarizes how the righteousness of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit are key elements in your spiritual walk. Other
2. Holiness by Grace by Bryan Chapell. This is a book that I refer back to time and time again. It is readable and practical, teaching you how to live by grace in all that you do.
3. Desiring God by John Piper. Piper calls us to live a life of pure hedonism where we find our pleasure and delight in God. When I first read this book, it gave me a glimpse of what it meant to follow Christ out of delight rather than mere duty.
4. The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification by Walter Marshall. While this book is short, not everyone will find it easy to read. Written by Marshall, a Puritan, during the 17th century, this book does an outstanding job of showing how the gospel leads to holiness and joy.