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My Big Recommended Reading List

“When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas,
also the books,
and above all the parchments.”
2 Timothy 4:13 A famous C. H. Spurgeon quote dovetails from this verse:
Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read. … We are quite persuaded that the very best way for you to be spending your leisure time, is to be either reading or praying. You may get much instruction from books which afterwards you may use as a true weapon in your Lord and Master’s service. Paul cries, “Bring the books” — join in the cry. This list represents books that I’ve read and recommend for the Body of Christ on a variety of subjects.  Many of them were required reading in college and seminary, so some are header than others (see “Ten[ish] Books Every Christian Should Read” for an introductory list).   This list…