What makes a good library? If your like me (my wife says, “hopefully not many are”), you’re continuously trying to improve the contents of your shelves. With the mass production of Christian literature hitting the racks today, that task can be very time-consuming and expensive. One of the purposes of my posts will be to offer my take on books in my library and my future purchases.
While I enjoy reading books that offer biblical advice to Christians for living, I agree with John MacArthur’s instructions from his “Foundations of the Faith” series. He encourages believers to fill their libraries with reusable resources. While this of course includes commentaries, dictionaries, concordances, etc…, there are also some authors who publish writings that are beneficial not only for one-time reading, but to revisit. It’s kind of like the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns. They never get old. My favorite authors that fit this description are D. A. Carson, R. C. Sproul, Mark Dever, and Philip Mauro (how many have heard of him?).