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10 Christian Books to Look Out for in 2019

Which Christian books should you read in 2019? I’ve put together a list of 10 books for you to consider reading this year. I’m going to try to read a few of these myself, although time may fail me to read the whole list. You can find the list below.

Christian books 2019

Below you can find some books to check out. I’m not sure if these will end up as the top Christians books of 2019 or the bestselling Christians books of 2019, but they are, I think, books that are worth checking out.

1. Why I Love the Apostle Paul: 30 Reasons by John Piper

John Piper on why he loves the Apostle Paul. I’m grateful for both men, which to me makes this book look interesting.

2. 7 Myths about Singleness by Sam Allberry

I’m glad to see more books written on the subject of Christian singleness. There seems to be more attention to this area which is a good thing. Here is Alberry’s contribution in which he debunks seven common myths about the single life.

3. The Life and Faith Field Guide for Parents: Help Your Kids Learn Practical Life Skills, Develop Essential Faith Habits, and Embrace a Biblical Worldview by Joe Carter

Joe Carter has been a prolific blogger for quite some time now. In this book he takes on the subject of parenting and provides practical tips for those of you with children.

4. A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God’s Word by Tim Challies and Josh Byers

I’m an advocate of this idea — combining words with something visual to communicate something truthful. That’s what Challies and Byers are doing with their Visual Theology ministry, in which they have dedicated a previous book, a site, and now this book. They are engaging people not just with the mind, but also the heart and imagination.

5. Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God by Kevin DeYoung

I try to read everything Kevin DeYoung writes, although I haven’t read much from him in two years (sigh). I clearly have some catching up to do as he seems to release one or two books a year. Here, he goes back to the 17th century and examines the Canons of Dort, a work that summarizes the Christian faith from a Reformed perspective.

6. Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age by Tony Reinke

We live in an increasingly distracted world. You know that. I know that. And so does Reinke, who writes this book in part to help us learn how to treasure Christ amidst distractions.

7. Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion by Rebecca McLaughlin

A book on apologetics. Seems like the Christian publishing industry has been publishing tons of good books on evangelism and apologetics in the past 5-10 years. I’m glad to see this trend. This book looks good.

8. J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life by Paul Miller

Absolutely loved Miller’s book A Praying Life as it has been one of the most influential books I have read. I enjoy Miller’s work, and with this book he seeks to teach his readers a thing or two about personal discipleship.

9. Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship by Andrew Wilson

The outworkings of charismatic practice and a serious devotion to the sacraments are often divided. Wilson in this book attempts to unite the two, something he calls “Eucharismatic.”

10. The Hand of God: Finding His Care in All Circumstances by Alistair Begg

Begg has been a faithful preacher for decades. In The Hand of God, he examines the life of Joseph and writes on God’s providential care for those who are hurting.

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About David Qaoud

David Qaoud (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary) is associate pastor of Bethesda Evangelical Church in St. Louis, Missouri, and founder of gospelrelevance.com. His work has appeared on The Gospel Coalition, For the Church, and Banner of Truth. He lives in St. Louis with his wife and son. Learn more>