Some books which have helped in my Christian walk:

The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur

What is the Gospel by Greg Gilbert (a short but powerful book)

Holiness by J.C. Ryle

Foundations of the Christian Faith by James Montgomery Boice

Studies In The Sermon on the Mount by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Charismatic Illusion by Dr. Peter Masters

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney 

Mike Riccardi, a pastor at Grace Church in California (, has done a wonderful 26-part devotional study on The Pilgrim's Progress, available here:

It is also available for free download via Sermon Audio: 

Pastor/teachers whose sermons have taught me much:

Tom Pennington,

Dr. Peter Masters,

Dr. John MacArthur,

Sermons also available at

My daily bible reading and devotional:

     I read through the bible every year with The Daily Walk Bible, a compilation of daily devotionals from Walk Thru The Bible Ministry's 1970's "Daily Walk" magazine, combined with the New International Version text.  It gives historical context to each day's reading, interesting insights about the characters, place, and happenings, and Your Daily Walk -- how the reading applies to one's life in our current age.  

     Since I'm unfamiliar with the current teaching of Walk Thru the Bible Ministry I can't recommend newer editions, but the original Daily Walk Bible -- first published in 1995 -- is wonderful.  

ISBN numbers are important; they ensure purchase of the right edition.  You can always find them at the beginning of any published book, on the copyright page.

Hardcover version:  ISBN-13: 978-0-8423-2227-0

Softcover version:   ISBN-13: 978-0-8423-2226-3