Barry Sproles's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Barry Sproles's Bookshelf
Barry Sproles's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Barry Sproles

College Pastor

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus (9marks: Building Healthy Churches)
Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus (9marks: Building Healthy Churches)
by Mark Dever
WHY I LIKE IT
Pastor Mark Dever provides pastors with a helpful blueprint for implementing a 2 Timothy 2:2 model of ministry in the local church.
A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry
A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry
by Heath Lambert
WHY I LIKE IT
Dr. Lambert does a masterful job of connecting our Christian theology with the everyday work of counseling one another to become more like Christ.

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
Growing UP: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples
Growing UP: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples
by Robby Gallaty
WHY I LIKE IT
This book provides a practical plan to make disciples through the local church by having an accountable and multiplying group strategy.
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
by Timothy Keller
WHY I LIKE IT
An apologetic response to several classic questions of our skeptical age
Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity
by C. S. Lewis
WHY I LIKE IT
Lewis deals with common questions that unbelieving skeptics may have about Christianity
The Cross of Christ
The Cross of Christ
by John Stott
WHY I LIKE IT
This book provided a comprehensive look at the cross of Jesus and what it accomplished.
How People Change
How People Change
by Timothy S. Lane,Paul David Tripp
WHY I LIKE IT
This is a book that seeks to show how the gospel effects change in the life of the Christian
The Doctrine of God (A Theology of Lordship)
The Doctrine of God (A Theology of Lordship)
by John M. Frame
WHY I LIKE IT
A comprehensive work on the God of the Bible. This book will stretch and grow you.
Coleman, Robert & Graham, Billy, MASTER PLAN OF EVANGELISM
Coleman, Robert & Graham, Billy, MASTER PLAN OF EVANGELISM
by Robert E. Coleman
WHY I LIKE IT
A comprehensive book covering Disciple-Making and the role evangelism plays in it.
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (3rd Edition) (9Marks)
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (3rd Edition) (9Marks)
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Dever seeks to show the qualities embodies by Biblically healthy churches.
On Being a Pastor: Understanding Our Calling and Work
On Being a Pastor: Understanding Our Calling and Work
by Derek J. Prime,Alistair Begg
WHY I LIKE IT
Begg and his first Pastor he was on staff with in Scottland seek to discuss practical insights on shepherding God’s people well
Disciple: Getting Your Identity from Jesus (Re:Lit)
Disciple: Getting Your Identity from Jesus (Re:Lit)
by Bill Clem
WHY I LIKE IT
Clem seeks to use the Gospel and the Christian’s new identity as a means of motivation to live the life of the disciple through mirroring Jesus in Worship, Community, and Mission.
The Reformed Pastor
The Reformed Pastor
by Richard Baxter
WHY I LIKE IT
Practical insight from a Puritan pastor on what it means to truly shepherd God’s people
Democratic Religion: Freedom, Authority, and Church Discipline in the Baptist South, 1785-1900 (Religion in America)
Democratic Religion: Freedom, Authority, and Church Discipline in the Baptist South, 1785-1900 (Religion in America)
by Gregory A. Wills
WHY I LIKE IT
Will gives a comprehensive look at the antebellum South to the industrialization of the South. Helpful historical perspective that helps see how we got where we are today in the Baptist church
Christian Theology
Christian Theology
by Millard J. Erickson
WHY I LIKE IT
A comprehensive and well balanced systematic theology
Morning and Evening: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on The Holy Bible, English Standard Version
Morning and Evening: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on The Holy Bible, English Standard Version
by Charles H. Spurgeon
WHY I LIKE IT
A wonderful daily devotional from the prince of preachers
Spurgeon: A New Biography
Spurgeon: A New Biography
by Arnold A. Dallimore
WHY I LIKE IT
Dallimore tells the life of Charles Spurgeon from conversion to death but does so in a way that allows the reader to see the scope and breath of one of the earliest mega-churches of the 19th Century, the Metropolitan Tabernacle. Fascinating read for biography lovers.
What Is the Gospel? (9Marks)
What Is the Gospel? (9Marks)
by Greg Gilbert
WHY I LIKE IT
A Great and short primer on the nuts and bolts of the Gospel. Ideal for new converts.