Friday, October 15, 2010

Resources for Daily Dwelling in the Gospel

I decided to compile a list of resources that would supplement and facilitate one's Bible reading toward daily dwelling in the gospel for inclusion in my next book. Then I asked for more suggestions on Twitter and learned of some new ones. Here's the expanded list. (Again, keep in mind that the aim of these works is not just devotional but gospel-rich.)

Devotionals and Prayer Books

Augustine. Daily Readings with Saint Augustine. Templegate, 1987.

Bennett, Arthur, editor. The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. Banner of Truth Trust, 1997.

Bridges, Jerry. Holiness Day by Day. NavPress, 2008.

Carson, D.A. For the Love of God. Multiple volumes. Crossway.

Fitzpatrick, Elyse M. Comforts from the Cross. Crossway, 2009.

Piper, John. A Godward Life. Multiple volumes. Multnomah.

Spurgeon, Charles. Morning and Evening. Crossway, 2003.

Tabletalk. Devotional magazine from Ligonier Ministries. Available for subscription via

Tripp, Paul. Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy. Crossway, 2008.

Study Guides

Keller, Tim. Gospel in Life. Zondervan, 2010.

Thune, Bob and Will Walker. The Gospel-Centered Life. World Harvest Mission, 2009.

Wilson, Jared C. Abide: Practicing Kingdom Rhythms in a Consumer Culture. Threads Media, 2010.


Lloyd-Jones, Sally. The Jesus Storybook Bible. ZonderKidz, 2007.

Mahaney, C.J. The Cross-Centered Life. Multnomah, 2002.

Piper, John. 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die. Crossway, 2006.

Thomas, Ian. The Indwelling Life of Christ: All of Him in All of Me. Multnomah, 2006.

Thorn, Joe. Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself Every Day. Crossway, coming 2011.

Vincent, Milton. A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love. Focus, 2008.

Other Resource website.

Of First Importance. Weblog.

Ortlund, Ray. Christ is Deeper Still. Weblog.

Stanley, Milton. Transforming Sermons. Weblog.


Mookie said...

Thanks for the list!

Can you recommend any resources you've used with your children?

We already have the Jesus Storybook Bible and have just finished up the 10 Gospel Truths from Children Desiring God.

rdsmith3 said...

J. I. Packer's book "Knowing God" is very meaningful for me.

R. C. Sproul's daily radio program "Renewing Your Mind" (available as a free podcast) is also very helpful.

Becky said...

I know you're probably done with this list, but personally, I have found John Baillie's "A Diary of Private Prayer" very helpful. A classic.

Jamie Bickel said...

"Complete in Him" by Dr. Michael Barrett. Truly a hidden gem.

Jared said...

Can you recommend any resources you've used with your children?

We've been using "Jesus and Me," which is, I think, from the Good News company for our children's ministry curriculum at church. Gospel-centered Bible story lessons, basically.

At home we are currently using "God and Me! Devotions for Girls Ages 6-9," but we have to lay a gospel context over it ourselves.

Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for sharing the list, and humble thanks for including TS. Peace.

Life with Littles said...

I know this is an old post but your blog came up on my search for a gospel centered devotional for my 10 year old daughter. Have you found anything that speaks the gospel to kids that I would not have to add anything to? I'm coming up with nothing!

Jared said...

LwL, I really haven't. I know there are some good folks working on gospel-centered curriculum for kids, but I don't know when we'll start seeing it.

The JSBB people are doing a curriculum that's coming out in January, but I think it's more for kids' ministry use, not necessarily family/kid devotionals.