Timothy Shay Arthur
*Most faithful author
John MacDuff *Best devotional
J. R. Miller
*Best author on practical Christian living
J. C. Philpot *Most
experimental & insightful author
Arthur W. Pink
*Best modern author
Ryle *Simplest author to
*Best evangelistic author
*Sweet Puritan author
*Most comforting author
Wilhelmus A'Brakel "The Fear of God"
Thomas Adams, "The Passion of Christ"
American Tract Society
Abbott, "The Christian Mother"
James Alexander, "The
Cultivation of Personal Piety"
James Alexander, "Uses of Chastisement"
Alford, "May Your will be done"
Alleine, "The Gospel in a Map"
David Black, "The Deceitfulness of the Heart"
"Seeking the Things Which Are Jesus Christ's"
Robert Bolton, "Heart-Surgery"
Archibald Bonar, "Genuine Piety"
"The Cup of Wrath!"
Thomas Boston, "Death"
Thomas Boston, "Hell"
Bradbury, "Comfort My People"
Thomas Brooks, "Christ's Love for us"
Archibald Brown, "The Devil's Mission of
Bunyan, "Visions of Heaven and Hell"
Joseph Caryl, "Confession of Sin"
Charles, "Affliction, Its Use And Benefits"
Clarkson, "Soul Idolatry"
Theodore Cuyler, "God often removes our children!"
"Christian Recreation and Unchristian Amusement"
Doolittle, "Motives to Love Jesus"
Thomas Doolittle, "Eternity"
Anne Dutton's Letters on
Spiritual Subjects *Best female
John Eadie, "The Love of God"
John Eadie, "The Ultimate Purpose
of Christ's Love and Death"
John Eadie, "The Savior's Sympathy
with the Afflicted"
Ebenezer Erskine, "The
Groans Of Believers Under Their Burdens"
"Practical Wisdom for Calvinists"
John Flavel, "Christ Altogether Lovely"
Flavel, "The Christian View of Death"
Gadsby, "Waiting at Wisdom's Gates"
Gospel Standard, "Deliverance from
Andrew Gray, "A Door Unto Everlasting Life"
A. Hall, "Distress of Mind"
Joseph Hart's Spiritual Autobiography
Hawthorne, "The Celestial Railroad"
John Kershaw, "Spiritual Blessings in Christ"
F. W. Krummacher, "The
F. W. Krummacher, "The
Abuse of the Doctrine of Free Grace"
Law, "I Am That I Am"
Lawson, "God's Agency in War"
Robert Leighton, "Practical Commentary on 1
MacKenzie, "Once Upon a Time"
Mackintosh, "God in Everything"
Manning, "Christ, Our Only Rest"
Manning, "Worldly Affections Destructive of Love to God"
Martin, "Joyous Spirituality of Christian Pilgrimage"
Robert Murray M'Cheyne, "Conviction of Sin"
"The Power of Grace in Weaning the Heart from the World"
Matthew Mead, "A Name in Heaven, the
Truest Ground of Joy"
F. B. Meyer, "The
F.C. Monfort, "Mysteries Made
Hannah More, "The
Pilgrims" (an allegory)
"The Real Power of the Pastor Is in His Earnest Godliness"
Harvey Newcomb, "A Guide
to Bible Study"
Newton, "The Present and Future Rest of True Believers"
Newton, "The imminent danger and the only sure resource of this nation"
Newton, "More than a Calvinist"
"The School Of Suffering"
John Philip, "The Burden of Sorrow"
John Philip, "The Sorrows of Care"
"Job's Trials and Mercies"
"The Mystery of Sanctification"
William Plumer, "How God's people may
make great attainments"
William Plumer, "A Sad but Instructive History"
Philip Bennett Power, "The Shadowed Face"
Philip Bennett Power, "Divine Guidance"
Phillip Bennett Power, "Self-Denial"
Elizabeth Prentiss, "Thoughts Concerning the King"
Richmond, "The Dairyman's Daughter"
"The Young Cottager"
Philip Schaff, "Immortality"
William Sprague, "Treatment
Due to Young Converts"
"The Mission of Sorrow"
Spring, "Death and Heaven"
Spurgeon, "Spiritual Worship"
Talmage, "The Ministry Of Tears"
William Thompson, "Habit, and
the Formation of Character"
William Thoseby, "Foot-prints
on the Sands of Time"
Thoseby, "Heavenly Dew Drops"
Robert Trench, "The Beneficent
Design of Affliction"
Thomas Vincent, "Fire and
Brimstone in Hell, to Burn the Wicked"
Vincent, "The Only Deliverer from the Wrath to Come!"
Vincent, "Christ's Manifestation of Himself"
Vincent, "The Vain Securities of the Wicked"
William Walters, "The
Jared Waterbury, "Joy in
Thomas Wilcox, "Honey Out of the Rock"
Whitmore Winslow, "The
The reading of good sermons is the most underrated
kind of Christian literature on the market today. In former centuries,
the reading of sermons was the bulk of the mature Christian's reading
diet. Most Puritan books, for example, are sermons edited for print.
Sermon reading keeps believers in the Word, matures the soul, and whets
the appetite for good preaching. It promotes Christ-centered thinking,
healthy self-examination, and godly piety in every sphere of life.
Though nothing can replace the Word preached, sermon reading has one
advantage over preaching—the sermons that made it into print
are usually the minister's best! Tolle Lege—"pick up and
read" great sermon books, especially those of past centuries that are
packed with spiritual meat." —Joel Beeke