Here are some books I have been reading this summer that I would recommend to you.
How Does Sanctification Work? by David Powlison
I really appreciate that in this short book Powlison makes clear that there is not one “silver bullet” to sanctification. Instead, the Bible offers an arsenal of truths to use in our war with sin as we seek to work out what God is working within us (Phil. 2:12-13). This book will not only serve you in your sanctification but will also better equip you to help others follow Jesus.
Conversion: How God Creates a People by Michael Lawrence
Again, this is another short book…two cheers for short books! Lawrence wants us to understand what conversion truly is…God making us new in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). However, he understands that while many people can rightly state the doctrinal truth of conversion, our practice doesn’t always match our creed. Therefore, the majority of the book is devoted to working out the theological implications in our practice both individually and corporately.
God Is: A Devotional Guide to the Attributes of God by Mark Jones
With 26 short chapters, this book is designed to be digested one bite at a time each day. Jones is a theologian extraordinaire, but also a pastor which makes him a great guide into such deep waters. He is rigidly faithful to the truth but is pastorally sensitive in his approach, showing how these truths are applicable in everyday life. One of the first Bible verses Jones quotes is Hosea 6:3, “Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord.” That is certainly applicable to the life of our church right now.