Pastor’s Bookshelf


What is Pastor Josh reading?

In his sermons, teaching, conversations and writings, Pastor Josh sometimes mentions books that he is reading or has read. On this page you will find some of the best books he has read. You don’t have to read every book Pastor Josh reads, but you may want to read of few of these books that he highly recommends. 

Distractions are not new to humanity, but Smartphones are. How are smartphones impacting our spiritual lives? How should Christians handle this new distraction? This is a challenging and enlightening work by Tony Reinke. 
This is one of Pastor Josh’s favorite daily devotionals. 
A.W, Tozer’s The Pursuit of God is a classic work on Christian spirituality and our daily Christian walk. This is definitely a book to read and re-read. 
If you are looking for background information about Bible passages, people, and places, this Bible handbook is what you want. It is filled with quick, easy-to-read articles that are perfect for understanding the context of the Scripture.

If you are looking for a tool that will help you systematically teach your children, grandchildren, or yourself the basic beliefs of the church, this catechism from the New City Church is perfect. Pastor Josh wrote about this book in the article linked below.
If you are going to buy one commentary on Revelation as we study the Seven Churches, this is a great one. Paige Patterson is faithful to the text, provides excellent background information, and writes in a very accessible way. 
This book is a must-read for anyone who holds a leadership position, inside or outside of the church. 
There are very few books on Christian humility. This short book by C.J. Mahaney is absolutely the best. Pride is one of the greatest tools used by the enemy of the church. We should do everything we can to overcome our pride and live humbly before our God. 

This is the next book in Pastor Josh’s to-read stack.
A collection of seven short biographies of men who accomplished great things through personal humility and sacrifice.
The follow-up to Seven Men focusing on seven women who accomplished great things through personal humility and sacrifice.