Enjoying the Journey

In Thomas Jefferson’s Library at the Library of Congress

This week a dear pastor friend and I corresponded about helpful books to share with others. As we near the end of the year I would challenge you to create a reading list for the next twelve months. Be intentional. Begin collecting the ones you do not have. Make a plan to read purposefully in the coming year.

I have always found it helpful to read on a variety of subjects and to read both older and newer books. With that in mind, I would like to recommend twelve older books and twelve newer books for you to consider. While I cannot give a blanket endorsement of every author, I can tell you that each of these books has made a profound impact on my life in some way. Perhaps they will be a blessing to you…
Older Books
They Found The Secret by V. Raymond Edman
In Tune With Heaven by Vance Havner
The Soulwinner by Charles Spurgeon
The Secret Of Guidance by F.B. Meyer
The Greatest Thing In The World by Henry Drummond
Heart Cry For Revival by Stephen Olford
Borden Of Yale by Mrs. Howard Taylor
The Calvary Road by Roy Hession
Quiet Talks On Power by S.D. Gordon
The Saving Life Of Christ by Ian Thomas
The Present Tenses Of The Blessed Life by F.B. Meyer
The Example Of Jesus Christ by James Stalker
Newer Books
Disciplines of A Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes
Secrets Of The Secret Place by Bob Sorge
Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln by James C. Humes
Point Man by Steve Farrar
The Stewardship Of Life by Clarence Sexton
50 People Every Christian Should Know by Warren Wiersbe
Robert E. Lee On Leadership by H.W. Crocker
Praying The Scriptures by Judson Cornwall
Ordering Your Private World by Gordon McDonald
Tally Ho The Fox by Herb Hodges
Mondays With My Old Pastor by Jose Luis Navajo
All Things For Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson by J. Steven Wilkins
What books would you add to this list? I would love to hear from you.
Happy reading!


  1. Tammy Skaggs on December 6, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Thank you for these. Often you will reference a book when you speak and it’s good to have a collective list! Good reading for the New Year.

  2. Justin Green on December 6, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you for the recommendations! I would also add, “The Life of the Christian” by G. Campbell Morgan.

    • Scott Pauley on December 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Morgan is one of my favorite authors. Thanks!

  3. Delbert Hawley on December 6, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    The Garments of Christ by Ian R. K. Paisley

  4. Beth Hickman on December 7, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Clovis G. Chappell “If I Were Young”

    • Scott Pauley on December 7, 2018 at 11:02 am

      I was just reading something out of that recently! All of his books are great. Thanks so much.

  5. Steve Fincher on December 7, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Thanks for the good list Bro Scott! I saw where you listed “Tally Ho the Fox” by Herb Hodges. Someone gave me that to read a few years back. I can truly say that outside of Scripture, it is the most detailed and effective strategy book on fulfilling the Great Commission. Both personally and through the local church body. If someone feels their heart growing cold regarding evangelism and discipleship this will get that fire burning again! As always thanks my friend!

    • Scott Pauley on December 7, 2018 at 11:01 am

      It is powerful for sure! Good to hear from you.

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