I grew up as a kid who hated to read. But when I was 18 and became a believer the Lord used my love of reading His Word to kindle in me a love for reading. I believe that a Christian is shaped by what they read and that leaders are readers. Below is a list (in no particular order) of books that I think every Christian teenager would benefit greatly from by reading before they graduate. They represent a variety of book sizes and content. If you come chat with me, I’ll probably even buy you one if you’ll read it!

  1. Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will by Kevin DeYoung
  2. Humility by CJ Mahaney
  3. Worldliness by CJ Mahaney
  4. Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris
  5. Radical by David Platt
  6. Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
  7. Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges
  8. Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by J.D. Greear
  9. Am I Really a Christian by Mike McKinley
  10. What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
  11. Who is Jesus? by Greg Gilbert
  12. The Reason for God by Tim Keller
  13. Stop Dating the Church by Joshua Harris
  14. What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality by Kevin DeYoung
  15. True Beauty by Carolyn Mahaney
  16. The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler
  17. Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
  18. The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
  19. Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
  20. One to One Bible Reading by David Helm
  21. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Don Whitney
  22. What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him by Byron Yawn
  23. Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian
  24. Lies Young Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
  25. Uncompromising by Hannah Farver
  26. Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliot
  27. Sex is Not the Problem: Lust Is by Joshua Harris
  28. Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris
  29. Bible Study by John Neilson
  30. Thriving at College by Alex Chediak
  31. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  32. Taking God At His Word by Kevin DeYoung
  33. Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
  34. Life’s Big Questions by Vaughan Roberts
  35. Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman
  36. What is a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
  37. What is a Healthy Church Member by Thabiti Anabwile
  38. 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible by Robert Plummer
  39. Onward by Russell Moore
  40. Glory Hunger by JR Vassar

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