Resources on Reading

Jun 14, 2018

Why Should Christians Today Read Jonathan Edwards? by Jeremy Kimble

While challenging, Edwards will greatly benefit those who persevere in reading his works.

Jul 10, 2019

Why I Like to Read Biographies, and Why You Should Too by Jason K. Allen

As one who is entrusted with a leadership position, I find it profitable to read of others who have led.

Sep 13, 2018

Why Every Christian Should Read Mere Christianity by Jason G. Duesing

Every Christian should read this old book, at the very least, to grow in the knowledge and enjoyment of the timeless One to whom it directs their thoughts.

Jun 5, 2018

Trevin Wax on Other Kinds of Books Pastors Should Read

Series: Conversations asks Trevin Wax, Bible and Reference Publisher at Lifeway Christian Resources, "What kind of books should pastors read that they may not normally be drawn to?"

Sep 30, 2019

The Page That Changed My Life by Jared C. Wilson

These words gave me permission to wonder at God and to deepen in enjoyment of the true story of his Son’s reigning forevermore.

May 2, 2017

The Imperfect Disciple

The New Book from Jared C. Wilson

by Staff

Read the book Matt Chandler says "demystifies discipleship."

Mar 12, 2019

'The Gospel-Driven Church' Releases Today! by Staff

This new book from FTC managing editor Jared C. Wilson promises to help you introduce your dreams for church growth to the biblical metrics of grace.

Jan 14

'The Gospel According to Satan' Releases Today

Get the New Book from Jared C. Wilson

by Staff

A new book from one of our profs called by Matt Smethurst 'one of the most thought-provoking writers in the Christian world today.'

Dec 10, 2019

The 2019 FTC Book Awards by Staff

Announcing the winners of the 3rd annual FTC Book Awards.

Dec 13, 2018

The 2018 FTC Book Awards by Staff

Announcing the winners of the 2nd annual FTC Book Awards.

Dec 28, 2017

The 2017 FTC Book Awards by Staff

Introducing the first annual FTC Book Awards!

Jan 23, 2018

Supernatural Power for Everyday People

The New Book from Jared C. Wilson

by Staff

This new book shows readers how to rely more fully on the power of the Holy Spirit for growth and satisfaction in their lives.

Nov 15, 2017

Pre-Order 'Supernatural' for Free Resources

The New Book from Jared C. Wilson

by Staff

Thomas Nelson is offering some exclusive resources for all pre-orders of Jared Wilson's upcoming book Supernatural Power for Everyday People.

Dec 4, 2019

Pastor, Read A Poem by Avery Thorn

I feel in my bones the common temptation to professionalize ministry, as if tools for effective ministry cannot be found in Narnia, only seminary.

Jan 9

Packer’s Dusty Puritan Discovery Still Guides and Helps by Jason G. Duesing

May a new generation continue to follow Packer to make new discoveries like his of their own.

Jun 5, 2019

Old Books, New Books, and Trends That Fade Away

Lessons Learned from a Book Sale

The waves of trends beat against the rocks of God’s Word. They make quite a noise, but they can never change it.  

Mar 13, 2018

Nathan Finn on the Kinds of Books Pastors Should Read asks Nathan Finn, Dean of The School of Theology and Missions at Union University, "What kind of books should pastors read?"

Aug 10, 2018

Matt Capps on Books Pastors Should Read by Matt Capps

Series: Conversations

What kind of books should pastors read that they normally don’t?

Jan 14

Jason K. Allen on Why Pastors Should Read Biographies by Jason K. Allen

Series: Conversations asks Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Seminary and Spurgeon College, "Why should pastors consider reading biographies?"

Jul 3, 2018

How to Make the Most of Your Daily Bible Reading by David McLemore

For many, “joy” and “reading plan” don’t jive. How many of us have set out January 1 with Genesis 1 only to fail somewhere around Leviticus 10?

Feb 19, 2019

Get FREE Resources When You Pre-Order 'The Gospel-Driven Church' by Staff

Pre-order the new book from Jared Wilson and get free bonus resources!

Jul 10, 2019

Episode 061: Pastors' Reading Habits

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss what they're reading, what pastors are reading, and what pastors should be reading.

Dec 20, 2017

Building A Theological Library (Part 3) by Jeff Straub

Either way, whether you choose books or digital, make the acquisition and assimilation of a good library a part of your ministerial journey. 

Dec 13, 2017

Building A Theological Library (Part 2) by Jeff Straub

Purpose to become a lifelong “collector” of theological and biblical books.

Dec 6, 2017

Building A Theological Library (Part 1) by Jeff Straub

How then does a minister, especially a young minister, go about building a good theological library for a lifetime of ministry? 

Jan 29, 2018

Being a Christian: How Jesus Redeems All of Life

The New Book from Jason K. Allen

by Staff

The new release from Jason K. Allen is a guide to living as a Christian every day.

Jul 20, 2018

A Pastor’s Thoughts on Reading Augustine by Jonathon Woodyard

The progress I’ve made in Augustine is minimal, but I would like to offer my current thoughts on reading this intellectual giant.

Jan 11, 2017

8 Books That Have Influenced Me by Sam Bierig

 I would argue that a book is only truly influential in so far as it somehow moves into your life without you asking it to.

Feb 7, 2019

5 Reasons Why I Enjoy Reading Biographies by Jason K. Allen

In the spirit of Hebrews 11, reading good biographies summons forth a veritable chorus of cheers, encouraging us to lay aside every encumbrance and sin that so easily entangles us and to run with endurance the race set before us.

Jul 13, 2018

3 Reasons to Give Away Our Books by Taylor Cain

Christians who are building personal libraries should be utilizing these resources for the purpose of being conformed to the image of Christ and helping others to follow suit.

Apr 23, 2018

20 Quotes from 'The Imperfect Disciple' by Jared C. Wilson

“Do you know why there are a thousand fresh self-help books every year? It’s because they don’t work.”

Feb 6, 2017

10 Books for Your Church's Book Table by Jared C. Wilson

I have composed this list thinking of the kinds of needs and interests most Christians seek out answers for in the sorts of books that sell most often at Christian bookstores.