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Top 10 Books that Have Influenced Tom Ascol

By September 13, 2011April 12th, 2016Blog
Tom Ascol

Tom Ascol

Master those books you have. Read them thoroughly. Bathe in them until they saturate you. Read and reread them, masticate and digest them. Let them go into your very self. Peruse a good book several times and make notes and analyses of it. A student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by twenty books he has merely skimmed. Little learning and much pride comes from hasty reading. Some men are disabled from thinking by their putting meditation away for the sake of much reading. In reading let your motto be “much not many.” ~  Charles Spurgeon

  1. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  2. Augustine’s Confessions
  3. Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther
  4. The Mortification of Sin by John Owen
  5. Charles Spurgeon’s Autobiography
  6. Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  7. Biography of Martyn Lloyd-Jones (2 vols.) by Iain Murray
  8. No Place for Truth, by David Wells
  9. Evangelicalism Divided by Iain Murray
  10. Trusting God, Even when Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges