My Puritan/Reformed Reading List

Below are some of my favorite Puritan/Reformed titles from my personal library. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, nor is it a ranking, nor are any selections from my collection of Puritan “Works” included.

  1. Keeping the Heart: Lessons on Maintaining a Pure Heart in All Seasons of Life John Flavel (1627-1691)
  2. The Abuse of God’s Grace — Nicolas Claget (1610-1663)
  3. The Duty and Blessing of a Tender Conscience — Timothy Cruso (1656-1697)
  4. The Doctrine of Repentance — Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
  5. Indwelling Sin in Believers — John Owen (1616-1683)
  6. A Body of Divinity — Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
  7. Searching Our Hearts in Difficult Times — John Owen (1616-1683)
  8. Grace: The Truth, Growth, and Different Degrees — Christopher Love (1618-1651)
  9. The Glorious Feast of the Gospel — Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)
  10. The Doubting Believer — Obadiah Sedgwick (1600-1658)
  11. The Duty of Self-Denial — Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
  12. The Evil of Evils — Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)
  13. A Treatise on Afflictions — Thomas Case (1598-1682)
  14. Christ Humbled Yet Exalted — John Flavel (1627-1691)
  15. Faith Unfeigned (Robert White translation) — John Calvin (1509-1564)
  16. The Mortification of Sin — John Owen (1616-1683)
  17. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners — John Bunyan (1628-1688)
  18. The Sinfulness of Sin — Ralph Venning (c.1621-1673/4)
  19. Personal Declension and Revival of Religion in the Soul — Octavius Winslow (1808-1878)
  20. The Bruised Reed — Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)
  21. The Everlasting Righteousness: How Shall Man Be Just With God? — Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
  22. The Christian in Complete Armor — William Gurnall (1616-1679)
  23. Overcoming Sin and Temptation — John Owen (1616-1683)
  24. The Mischief of Sin — Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
  25. Knowing and Growing in Assurance of Faith — Joel R. Beeke (1952-
  26. Institutes of the Christian Religion — John Calvin (1509-1564) Note: I prefer the Robert White translation of this work, which can be obtained at Banner of Truth.
  27. Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline Brian G. Hedges
  28. Following God Fully: An Introduction to the Puritans — Joel R. Beeke and Michael Reeves
  29. The Three Forms of Unity: The Belgic Confession of Faith, The Heidelberg Catechism, The Canons of Dort — Joel R. Beeke (1952-
  30. The Basis of Christian Unity — D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
  31. The Bond of Grace and Duty in the Soteriology of John Owen — Philip A. Craig
  32. Scripture Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine — R.C. Sproul (1939-2017)
  33. The Reformation of the Church: A Collection of Reformed and Puritan Documents on Church Issues — Iain H. Murray
  34. Faith Alone: The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught . . . and Why It Still Matters — Thomas Schreiner
  35. The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinominanism, & Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters — Sinclair B. Ferguson
  36. Practical Religion — J.C. Ryle (1816-1900)
  37. “Right Reason” and the Princeton Mind: An Unorthodox Proposal — Paul Kjoss Helseth
  38. Truths We Confess: A Systematic Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith — R.C. Sproul (1939-2017)
  39. The Church in History — Barend Klaas (B.K.) Kuiper (1877-1961)
  40. The Heart of Christ — Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680)
  41. Facing Grief: Counsel for Mourners — John Flavel (1627-1691)
  42. The Godly Man’s Picture — Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
  43. Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices — Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)
  44. A Lifting Up for the Downcast — William Bridge (1600-1670)
  45. All Things for Good — Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
  46. The Art of Divine Contentment — Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
  47. The Fear of God — John Bunyan (1629-1688)
  48. Flowers From a Puritan’s Garden — Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
  49. The Way to True Peace and Rest — Robert Bruce (1554-1631)
  50. The Crook in the Lot: What to Believe When Our Lot in Life is Not Health, Wealth, and Happiness — Thomas Boston (1676-1732)
  51. The Great Gain of Godliness — Thomas Watson (1620-1686)
  52. Holiness — J.C. Ryle (1816-1900)
  53. The Death of Death in the Death of Christ — John Owen (1616-1683)
  54. The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment — Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)
  55. The Incomparableness of God — George Swinnock (1627-1673)
  56. Calvin’s Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church — Matthew J. Tuninga
  57. The Pure in Heart — Thomas Watson (1620 – 1686)
  58. Triumphing Over Sinful Fear — John Flavel (1627-1691)
  59. The Church of Christ — James Bannerman (1807-1868)
  60. God’s Way of Holiness — Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
  61. The Mystery of Providence — John Flavel (1627-1691)
  62. The Christian Soldier or Heaven Taken By Storm — Thomas Watson (1620 – 1686)
  63. Duties of Christian Fellowship: A Manual for Church Members — John Owen (1616-1683)
  64. Preparations for Suffering — John Flavel (1627-1691)
  65. Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans (Prayers of the Church) Robert Elmer (editor)

One thought on “My Puritan/Reformed Reading List

  1. This is quite a list. I’m going to save it as I’m always looking to ad books to my reading list.

    Also, great work on the podcast. I am not a long time listener but I have enjoyed what I’ve heard so far.

    Blessings,

    James

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