Our greatest and most important investment in 2019 involves our personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The statement of the Apostle Paul found in Philippians 1:21, For to me to live is Christ, and in 3:8, 10, Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord . . . that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.
With that in mind, I want to share some resources to help you move forward in your walk with Christ, your growth in the knowledge of God and the application of the Word of God on a daily basis for 2019.
Besides your passion to read God’s Word in 2019, what else to you plan to read in this new year?
In this blog post, I am giving some book suggestions for men since my wife gave many helps in her Wednesday post for ladies: Suggestions for Books, Journals, Planners and More
The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men, Richard D. Phillips (Reformation Trust)
Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes (Crossway Books)
A Man After God’s Own Heart, Jim George, (Harvest House Publishers)
Like the Shepherd: Leading Your Marriage With Love and Grace, Robert Wolgemuth (Regnery Faith)
The Ministry of Marriage, Jim Binney (Faithful Life Publishers)
What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage, Paul David Tripp, (Crossway Books)
Finally Free: Fighting For Purity With the Power of Grace, Heath Lambert (Zondervan)
Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who Are Sick of Porn, Tim Challies (Cruciform Press)
The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges (NavPress)
Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father’s Role In Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood, Robert Lewis, (Tyndale House Publishers)
The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan (Charles Foster Publishing)
Parenting, 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, Paul David Tripp (Crossway Books)
Biblical Church Body Life
Trellis & the Vine: Colin Marshall & Tony Payne (Matthias Media)
The Vine Project: Shaping Your Ministry Culture Around Disciple-Making, Colin Marshall & Tony Payne (Matthias Media)
Letters to the Church, Francis Chan (David C. Cook)
Experiencing God Workbook: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Henry Blackaby (B & H Publishers)
Forgiveness: Discover the Power and Reality of Authentic Christian Forgiveness, Gary Inrig (Discovery House)
Power Through Prayer, E. M. Bounds
The Beauty of Intolerance: Setting a Generation Free to Know Truth & Love, Josh & Sean McDowell (Shiloh Run Press)
Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, James I. Robertson (MacMillan USA)
All Things For Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson, J. Steven Wilkins (Cumberland House)
This list could go on and on, and I even feel guilty for leaving them out, but this is just a mere sampling of some good, helpful reads. I would also encourage you to visit the online bookstore of christlifemin.org and check out their devotionals, books on prayer, parenting, manhood, etc.
Indeed, “Leaders are readers.” Men let’s go against the grain and be men who read and lead! Are you ready?