Last week on Facebook, I asked for recommendations for Men’s Bible study resources, specifically thinking in terms of material for group studies. Thanks to everyone who chipped in. Here are some of the recommendations. Hope you find them helpful as well. Please write further suggestions in the comments box and I’ll add them to the list.
What He Must Be: …If He Wants to Marry My Daughter by Voddie Baucham Jr. Recommended by Doug.
Reformed Confessions Harmonized by Beeke and Ferguson. Suggested by Psyche.
How Should Men Lead Their Families? by Joel R. Beeke. Suggested by Scott whose church is going through it with their men’s group.
Men of the Word by Nathan Busenitz. Recommended by John.
Manly Dominion by Mark Chanski. Recommended by Mark (not Chanski!).
The Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson. Suggested by Brandon. He says it’s great for pacing at a chapter a week.
Let’s Study the Letters of John by Ian Hamilton. “Any of the Let’s Study Series” is a suggestion from Steven.
Hit List: Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins by Brian G. Hedges. Recommended by John. His study group is going through this one.
Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes. Recommended by Gordon.
Twelve Ordinary Men by John Macarthur. Suggested by Sally whose husband is leading a men’s group through the book.
The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men by Richard D. Phillips. Recommended by Steven, William, Whitt, and Brian who heard the author speak at a conference and is looking forward to reading the book.
The Thought of the Evangelical Leader edited by John H. Pratt. Recommended by Christopher who finds this book “fascinating.”
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change by Paul David Tripp. Recommended by Sherif.
33 Series on Authentic Manhood. Recommended by John and Mark. Authentic Manhood/Men’s Fraternity has several resources to choose from. This is pitched towards young Christians.
Ann suggested sermons by Paul Washer on marriage and family.
Refik uses Reformation Heritage Book Talk as his go-to for finding study resources.
There’s the full range of Ligonier’s video teaching series. Our congregation’s Men’s Bible Study is just starting R. C. Sproul’s Pleasing God.
Puritan Books and Resources
Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks. Recommended by Doug
The Christlike Husband by William Gouge, extracted from Of Domestical Duties. Recommended by James.
The Holy Spirit by John Owen. Recommended by Joseph. He read it through with a group of men and described their experience like this: “We would read John Owen Volume III on the Holy Spirit (you could probably substitute any of his learned volumes) and we would take turns reading a paragraph at a time. But after reading a paragraph we would discuss what he meant. I doubt this would work with many other writers, but we weren’t discussing the content so much as just trying to understand what he was saying. It was like wrestling with an angel. At least that’s what I’d compare it to. It was very rewarding when we ‘got it’. We were all young single men. Though most of us were theologically literate we did not have a ‘discussion leader’ who gave us the answers – we had to figure it out. We had lots of time. We spent about 5-10 minutes on each paragraph.”
The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes. Recommended by Doug.
The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson. Recommended by John who has found that this book has stirred some good discussion.
Please write further suggestions in the comments box and I’ll add them to the list.