The 20 Best Christian Books For Men


Being a godly man isn’t easy. We’re faced with temptations and challenges, and our culture is trying to redefine what it means to be a man.

How can we stand against this tide? First and foremost, we read God’s word again and again. In addition to that, we read books written for men that will push us to pursue God harder.

To help you do that, I’ve put together a list of the best Christian books for me.

ESV Men’s Devotional Bible – Yes, this is a Bible…and I said this was all about books. But this is a great devotional Bible for men and includes devotionals by some very well-respected and godly men. Highly recommend.

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ESV Men's Devotional Bible
ESV Bibles by Crossway - Publisher: Crossway - Hardcover: 1616 pages
$34.99 - $9.80 $25.19

Desiring God: Meditations Of A Christian Hedonist by John Piper – This is a must-read for every guy. It reminds us that we are called not just to follow God, but to delight in him.

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Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
John Piper - Publisher: Multnomah - Edition no. 0 (01/18/2011) - Paperback: 368 pages
$15.99 - $1.60 $14.39

Knowing God by J.I. Packer – Another must-read for every guy. Packer unpacks the attributes of God in a simple, easily readable way. You’ll find your love for God growing deeper.

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Knowing God
J. I. Packer - Publisher: InterVarsity Press - Edition no. 20 (07/24/1993) - Paperback: 286 pages
$20.00 - $8.40 $11.60

The Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent – Short, yet powerful reminders of the beauty of the gospel. This one is a great devotional and can be read in short snatches.

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A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God's Love
Milton Vincent - Publisher: Focus Publishing (MN) - Edition no. 122008 (02/01/2008) - Paperback: 97 pages
$10.95 - $0.02 $10.93

The Gospel For Real Life by Jerry Bridges – I love this book. It is such a refreshing reminder of how the gospel affects every area of our life. It is a great book to help keep the gospel central.

Ordinary: Sustainable Faith In A Radical, Restless World by Michael Horton – We’re told that we need to do something big and amazing and powerful to be real men. This book is a refreshing corrective that will remind you of how to live a godly life.

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Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World
Michael Horton - Publisher: Zondervan - Paperback: 224 pages
$17.99 - $5.94 $12.05

The Gospel At Work by Sebastian Traeger – It can be challenging for us as men is how to honor God in the workplace. This book is a really helpful resource, giving insight as to how the gospel transforms the way we work.

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The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs
Sebastian Traeger, Greg D. Gilbert - Publisher: Zondervan - Paperback: 160 pages
$16.99 - $4.77 $12.22

Thoughts for Young Men by J.C. Ryle – This book isn’t just for young men. It’s a stirring call to holiness that will help us pursue holiness as we pursue Christ.

Thoughts For Young Men
J. C. Ryle - GLH Publishing - Kindle Edition

Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life by Donald Whitney – One of the primary ways we grow as men is through the practice of spiritual disciplines. Through prayer, scripture reading, meditation, and more, we know God more. Whitney walks us through how to make these things a reality.

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Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
Donald S. Whitney - Publisher: NavPress - Edition no. 0 (07/01/2014) - Paperback: 352 pages
$15.99 - $5.84 $10.15

The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson – Don’t be intimidated by the fact that this was written by a Puritan. It’s a wonderful, compelling call to pursue Jesus and walk in holiness. It can be read in small chunks too, which is helpful.


[(The Godly Man's Picture : Drawn with a Scripture Pencil)] [By (author) Thomas Watson] published on (December, 1992)
Thomas Watson - The Banner of Truth Trust - Paperback - Edition no. 0 (01/01/1970)
$45.62

Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks – Another very helpful Puritan book. Brooks goes on a deep dive into the various ways that Satan tempts us and how we can fight against them.

Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices
Thomas Brooks - Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Paperback: 198 pages
$6.99

The Exemplary Husband by Stuart Scott – A helpful book for men who are married or are about to be married. Marriage is challenging. We need the wisdom of those like Scott, who draws upon biblical principles.

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The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective
Stuart Scott - Publisher: Focus Pub - Edition no. 0 (11/30/2002) - Paperback: 372 pages
$13.95 - $3.30 $10.65

Family Worship by Donald Whitney – As men, we are called to lead our families. Donald Whitney provides a really helpful guide on what family worship should look like and how to implement it.

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Family Worship
Donald S. Whitney - Publisher: Crossway - Paperback: 80 pages
$7.99 - $0.02 $7.97

A Guide To Biblical Manhood by Randy Stinson – Our culture has zero idea what it means to be a man. This little book provides a clear, crisp picture of what it means to a biblical man. Don’t let your view be shaped by culture, let it be shaped by God’s word.

A Guide to Biblical Manhood
Randy Stinson - Publisher: SBTS Press - Paperback: 112 pages
$4.49

Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes – This classic is a helpful, stirring reminder of what God has called us to be as men. Hughes calls us to prayer, fellowship, confession, accountability, and more. Read this one to help you grow in holiness.

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Disciplines of a Godly Man (Paperback Edition)
R. Kent Hughes - Publisher: Crossway - Edition no. 0 (01/10/2006) - Paperback: 304 pages
$16.99 - $7.52 $9.47

Manhood Restored by Eric Mason – This book is a very helpful reminder of how God makes us into the image of the true man, Jesus Christ. Mason also helpfully unmasks the different personas we chase after as men, and then points us to our true identity in Christ.

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Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole
Eric Mason - Publisher: B&H Books - Paperback: 224 pages
$14.99 - $0.02 $14.97

The Masculine Mandate by Richard D. Philips – If you need a refresher in what it means to be a biblical man who is neither overly macho nor overly soft, this is a helpful book.

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The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men
Richard D. Phillips - Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing - Edition no. 0 (01/29/2010) - Hardcover: 163 pages
$18.00 - $15.01 $2.99

The Dude’s Guide To Manhood by Darrin Patrick – Even though Patrick went through a rough patch, that doesn’t diminish the value of this book. It is a really easy to read book about what it means to be a man of God. If you want a clear picture of what God has called you to, this is a great resource.

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The Dude's Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits
Darrin Patrick - Publisher: Thomas Nelson - Paperback: 208 pages
$15.99 - $5.45 $10.54

What Did You Expect? by Paul Tripp – This is one of the best books on marriage I’ve read. It reminds us of what marriage is really like and how God meets us as men in the midst of our marriages.

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What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
Paul David Tripp - Publisher: Crossway - Hardcover: 288 pages
$21.99 - $4.27 $17.72

50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem – This little book has been really helpful for me in terms of clarifying my understanding of what it means to be a biblical man. It’s especially useful in our confused age.

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Family Worship
Donald S. Whitney - Publisher: Crossway - Paperback: 80 pages
$7.99 - $0.02 $7.97

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