A Great Big List of Recommended Books

A friend made the request. He’s looking for books to read and to recommend to others. “Give me a list of 50 or 60 authors you’ve read and a representative book by each of them.” His wish is my command. Here are 50 or 60 contemporary authors I’ve read and a book by each of them you may enjoy. (I’ll work on classic authors next.) As far as possible, I’ve made that book representative, by which I mean I chose a book that will give you a good feel for who he or she is as an author. *

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Randy Alcorn

Hannah Anderson

Thabiti Anyabwile

Christopher Ash

Joel Beeke

James Montgomery Boice

Jerry Bridges

Denny Burk

Rosaria Butterfield

D.A. Carson

Anthony Carter

Bryan Chapell

H.B. Charles Jr

Vance Christie

Arnold Dallimore

Mark Dever

Kevin DeYoung

Sinclair Ferguson

Elyse Fitzpatrick

Wayne Grudem

Os Guinness

James Hamilton

David Helm

Michael Horton

Susan Hunt

Mark Jones

Peter Jones

Tim Keller

Heath Lambert

Steve Lawson

John MacArthur

David Mathis

Paul Miller

Albert Mohler

Russell Moore

David Murray

Iain Murray

Andy Naselli (and J.D. Crowley)

Stephen Nichols

Ray Ortlund

J.I. Packer

Tony Payne (and Colin Marshall)

Nancy Pearcey

Richard Phillips

John Piper

David Platt

David Powlison

Tony Reinke

Michael Reeves

R.C. Sproul

John Stott

Derek Thomas

Joe Thorn

Paul David Tripp

Tedd Tripp

Kimberly Wagner

Trevin Wax

Ed Welch

James White

Donald Whitney

Jen Wilkin

Jared Wilson

Michael Wittmer

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Christopher Yuan

*Don’t be mad if I forgot you or your favorite author. I just kind of went from memory until I ran out of names. By then I had already well surpassed my limit.