As Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” There is no greater subject to study than God: who He is, what He has done, and what He wants. There is nothing more life changing than coming to know the truth about the One who gave/gives you life.
The Singing God | Sam Storms (Easy). Often times we hear that we should adore and delight in God, but how often do we hear about how God adores and is delighted in us? A great book that brilliantly shows God’s great affection for His people.
The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God | D.A. Carson (Easy). Ever had problems in reconciling God’s wrath with His love? This short little book will help you understand and rejoice in both God’s dreadful wrath and glorious love. You can get a free pdf here along with a few other titles by Carson.
The Pleasures of God | John Piper (Medium). What does God Himself take pleasure in and what does that show us about the kind of God He is? What makes God happy? John Piper writes, that it’s only when we know what makes God glad that we’ll know the greatness of His glory. You can access free Piper books here, here, and here.
The Holiness of God | R.C. Sproul (Medium). A lot of people love talking about God’s love, mercy, grace, and kindness, but avoid speaking of His wrath or justice because they (a) don’t like it or (b) don’t know what to do with it. Dr. Sproul helps tremendously in this book by putting, “the holiness of God in its proper and central place in the Christian life. He paints an awe-inspiring vision of God that encourages Christian to become holy just as God is holy.”
Chosen by God | R.C. Sproul (Easy to Medium). Ever stumble across the word predestination in your Bible? Would you like some understanding as to what it means and why it’s important? Start here and revel in the glory of the God who chooses to love the very unlovely.
The Attributes of God | A.W. Pink (Easy to Medium). Any true relationship must be built on correct knowledge. You cannot love someone you do not know. This short book is a fantastic introduction to who the God of the Bible is and why it’s important. You can access it free here.
Knowledge of the Holy | A.W. Tozer (Medium to Advanced). I still remember where I was when I read the infamous first line of this book, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” It’s short, but packs a punch of theological goodness. You can read it for free here, but I highly recommend marking up a hard copy of your own.
Knowing God | J.I. Packer (Medium). Packer unpacks (intended) who is God and how we are to relate to Him. In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals! It’s sold over a million copies. Nuff said.
The Father, Son, and Spirit | Bruce Ware (Medium). “God cares that we know who he is, and he longs for us to understand him better.” A short, helpful book that unpacks the doctrine of the Trinity with an eye to how it relates to everyday life and relationships.
Delighting in the Trinity | Michael Reeves (Medium). I think the Amazon description says it well, “Why is God love? Because God is a Trinity. Why can we be saved? Because God is a Trinity. How are we able to live the Christian life? Through the Trinity. In this lively book, we find an introduction to Christianity and the Christian life that is from start to finish rooted in our triune God–Father, Son and Spirit.”
The Deep Things of God | Fred Sanders (Medium). Clear, compelling, charitable, and gracious. Sanders does a fantastic job communicating the centrality of the Triune God in all of Christian life and experience.