Book Quotes (by Category)

Quotes chosen by Doug  from books he has read to give an overview


A Biography of John Sung by Leslie Lyall

Amazing Grace (William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery) by Eric Metaxas

Amy Carmichael by Iain Murray

Andrew Fuller by John Piper

Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission by John Piper [2022]

Andrew Murray (Christ’s Anointed Minister to South Africa) by Vance Christie

Brother Indeed by Frank Holmes

C.T. Studd and Priscilla (United to Fight for Jesus) by Eileen Vincent

Call of Duty: The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee, edited by George Grant

Carry A Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore Roosevelt by George Grant

Chinese Whispers G Aylward Story by Carol Purves

Church History 101 by Sinclair Ferguson, Joel Beeke, & Michael Haykin

The Daring Mission of William Tyndale by Steven Lawson

DL Moody: His Message for Today by Charles Erdman

The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield by Stephen Lawson

Expendable [The Story of Prairie Bible Institute] by W. Phillip Keller new

FB Meyer by Bob Holman

Fierce Convictions : The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More by Karen Swallow

First We Have Coffee by Margaret Jensen

Five Great Evangelists by John Armstrong

Francis & Edith Schaeffer by L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.

George Mueller Delighted in God by Roger Steer

George Whitefield by Arnold Dallimore

Hudson Taylor: Lessons in Discipleship by Roger Steer

In Pursuit of God (The Life of AW Tozer) by James Snyder

In the Year of Our Lord by Sinclair Ferguson

J.C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone by Iain Murray

James Gilmore of Mongolia by R. Lovett

John G. Paton by Paul Schlehlein

John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock by Iain Murray

John Newton by Jonathan Aitken

Jonathan Edwards by Iain Murray

Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard

Martyn Lloyd Jones: Chosen by God, ed. Christopher Catherwood

Martin Lloyd-Jones: The Man and His Books by Frederick & Elizabeth Catherwood

A Marvelous Ministry: How the All-round Ministry of C.H. Spurgeon Speaks to Us Today by Tim Curnow, Erroll Hulse, David Kingdon, and Geoff Thomas

Matthew Henry: His Life and Influence by Allan Harman

Memories of Sandfields by Bethan Lloyd-Jones

Mountain Rain by Eileen Crossman

Pages from Church History by Stephen Nichols

Pastor Hsi by Mrs Howard Taylor

Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy

Real Life in Castro’s Cuba by Catherine Moses

Robert Chapman: Apostle of Love by Robert Peterson

Robert Murray M’Cheyne by Andrew Bonar

Singing in the Fire by Faith Cook

Spurgeon, a new biography by Arnold Dallimore

The St Andrew’s Seven by Stuart Piggin & John Roxborough

The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon by Steven Lawson

The Missionary Fellowship of William Carey by Michael A.G. Haykin

The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson & the Story That Sparked the Civil War by Jared A. Brock

Then Darkness Fled (The Liberating Wisdom of Booker T. Washington) by Stephen Manfield

This I Remember (Reminiscences of J. Oswald Sanders) by J. Oswald Sanders

This Was John Calvin by Thea B. Van HalsemaTo Fight Better: Biography of J.Oswald Sanders

To the Mountains of Sierra Madre by Florentino R. Santos

We Felt Like Grasshoppers by Dick Anderson

William Carey by Pearce Carey

William Carey: By Trade A Cobbler by Kellsye Finnie

Children in Crisis

Adopted for Life by Russell Moore

Children of Aids: Africa Orphan Crisis by Emma Guest

Daddy, Are We There Yet? by Sylvia Foth

The Hope Factor: Engaging the Church in the HIV/AIDS Crisis, editors: Tetsunao Yamamori, David Dageforde, & Tina Bruner

Reaching Children in Need by Patrick McDonald & Emma Gallow

Street Children by Andy Butcher

Christian Walk

5 Smooth Stones by D. John Richard

A New Look at Heroism [no author given]

A Proverbs-Driven Life by Anthony Selvaggio

A Quest For Godliness by J.I. Packer

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller

Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear by Scott Saul

Brave by Faith by Alistair Begg

Can I Smoke Pot? Marijuana in Light of Scripture by Tom Breedan and Mark Ward, Jr

Character Counts: Quotes by Os Guinness

Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age by Erik Raymond

Christian Excellence: Alternative to Success by Jon Johnston

Christianity and Social Justice: Religions in Conflict by Jon Harris

Counted Righteous in Christ by John Piper

Decision Making God’s Way by Gary T. Meadors

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper

Enough Is Enough (Learn How to be Content) by Mel Caparros

Every Life a Plan of God by J Oswald Sanders

Find Yourself Give Yourself by Dick Wulf

Fit Bodies, Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don’t Think and What to Do about It by Os Guinness

For a Time We Cannot See by Crawford Loritts

God Has Never Failed Me, But He’s Scared Me to Death a Few Times by Stan Toler & Martha Bolton

God Isn’t in a Hurry: Learning to Slow Down and Live by Warren Wiersbe

How to Finish the Christian Life by Donald & George Sweeting

Humility, the Forgotten Virtue by Wayne & Joshua Mack

Iron Sharpens Iron: Friendship and the Grace of God by Michael A. G. Haykin

Laugh Like a Kid Again by Phil Callaway

Lord of What’s Left by Vance Havner

Made for His Pleasure: Ten Benchmarks of a Vital Faith by Alistair Begg

Marriage & Mystery of Gospel by Ray Ortlund

Mind Renewal in a Mindless Age by James Boice

Modest: Men and Women Clothed in the Gospel by Tim Challies & RW Glenn

Never Beyond Hope by J.I. Packer

Not By Sight by Jon Bloom

Out of the Ordinary by David Roper

Playing Marbles with Diamonds by Vance Havner

Puritan Daily Devotional Chronicles by I.D.E. Thomas

Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times by Os Guinness

Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges

Sanctification by John MacArthur

Seeing the Unseen by Randy Alcorn

Serious Times by James Emery White

Social Justice Pharisees: Woke Church Tactics and How to Engage Them by AD Robles

Stop Dating the Church by Joshua Harris

Surplus: Fearless Generosity in 2 Corinthians 8-9 by Bryan Elliff

Thankfulness, Even When It Hurts by Susan Lutz

That Hideous Strength: How the West Was Lost by Melvin Tinker

The Best of Vance Havner

The Blessing of Humility by Jerry Bridges

The Christian Husband: God’s Job Description for a Man’s Most Challenging Assignment by Bob Lepine

The Dangerous Duty of Delight by John Piper

The Gospel-Driven Life (Being Good News People in a Bad News World), by Michael Horton

The Grace of Repentance by Sinclair Ferguson

The Great Commission Lifestyle by Robert Coleman

The Hand of God by Alistair Begg

The Integrity Crisis by Warren Wiersbe

The Lord Is My Shepherd by Robert J. Morgan

The Road to Character by David Brooks

The Roots of Endurance by John Piper

The Power of Weakness by Dan Schaeffer

The Secret of Contentment by Dr. William Barcley

The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn

The Vanishing Conscience: Drawing the Line in a No-fault, Guilt-free World by John MacArthur

Trusting God in a Twisted World by Elizabeth Elliot

War of Words by Paul D. Tripp

Where in the World is the Church? A Christian View of Culture and Your Role in It by Michael S. Horton

Who Put the Skunk in the Trunk? Learning to Laugh When Life Stinks by Phil Callaway


Exploring the Evidence for Creation by Dr. Henry Morris III


5 Minutes in Church History by Stephen J. Nichols

A Few Quotes from Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders

Agape Leadership: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership from the Life of RC Chapman by Robert Peterson & Alexander Strauch

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be by LeRoy Eims

Change Is Like a Slinky by Hans Finzel

Character Counts: The Power of Personal Integrity by Charles Dyer

Charles Spurgeon on Spiritual Leadership by Steve Miller

Courageous Churchmen: Leaders Compelling Enough to Follow by Jerry Wragg

Faithful Leaders [And the Things That Matter Most] by Rico Tice

Gospel Eldership : Equipping a New Generation of Servant Leaders by Robert Thune

How to Motivate Yourself and Others by Dennis E. Hensley

Knocking Over The Leadership Ladder by Paul Ford

Leaders Learning Leadership from Some of Christianity’s Best by Harold Myra

Leaders Who Last by David Kraft

Leadership is an Art by Max duPree

Leadership Lessons of Jesus by Bob Briner & Ray Pritchard

Leadership: Influence That Inspires by Chuck Swindoll

Leadership… Biblically Speaking by David Cottrell

Learning Leadership from Nehemiah by Dave Kraft

Nehemiah: Learning to Lead by James M. Boice

Never Lick a Moving Blender by Marvin Phillips

Shepherds & Sheep: A Biblical View of Leading and Following by Jerram Barrs

Spiritual Influence: The Hidden Power Behind Leadership by Mel Lawrenz

Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda by Dr. Henry Blackaby

Spirituality and Leadership (Harnessing the wisdom, guidance, and power of the soul) by Alan E. Nelson

The 15 Descriptions of Love by Alexander Strauch.

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John Maxwell

The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day by John Maxwell

The Book On Leadership by John MacArthur

The Compelling Community by Mark Dever & Jamie Dunlop

The Everyday, Anytime Guide to Christian Leadership by Walt Kallestad

The Hidden Price of Greatness by Ray Beeson & Mack Hunsicker

The Lost Art of Disciple Making by LeRoy Eims

The People You Meet and the Books You Read, edited by Charles Jones

Vision Building by Peter Brierley

You and Your Network: 8 Vital Links to an Exciting Life by Fred Smith


5 Reasons I’m Grateful I Raise Support by Richard Malm

AIDS and You by Dr. Patrick Dixon

A Distant Grief by Kefa Sempangii (indexed)

Anthology from MissioNexus rev

Biblical Charity by Robert Smith

Catch the Vision 2000 by Bill & Amy Stearns

A Church for the 21st Century by Leith AndersonThe Church is Bigger Than You Think by Patrick Johnstone

Cities: Missions New Frontier by Roger Greenway and Timothy Monsma

Commission To Every Nation by Richard Malm

Find Yourself Give Yourself by Dick Wulf

Gaining by Losing by J.D. Greear

Getting with God’s Program — Expats in International Ministry by David Befus

Go and Make Disciples: An Introduction to Christian Missions by Roger Steer

Going and Growing by Dick & Thea Van Halesma

Here to There: How to Get to Your Mission Field by David Meade

The Great Omission: A Biblical Basis for World Evangelism by Robertson McQuilkin

Have We No Rights by Mabel Williamson

Hope for Africa and What the Christian Can Do by George Kinoti

Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung & Josh Harris

Let the Whole World Know: Resources for Preaching Missions by R DeRidder & R Greenway

Marching to a Different Drummer by Jim Raymo

MISSIONS: How the Local Church Goes Global by Andy Johnson

Missions in the Third Millennium by Stan Guthrie

Not Just A Soup Kitchen: How Mercy Ministry in the Local Church Transforms Us All by Dr. David Apple

Out of the Comfort Zone, Grace! Vision! Action! by George Verwer

Released: Inspiration from the First Local Church Venture into Worldwide Missions by Steve Burchett

Stop Sending Missionaries [Six Reasons We Should Stop Sending Missionaries and Why They Are All Wrong] by Richard Malm

The Compassion Revolution by Dave Donaldson

Serving With Eyes Wide Open by David Livermore

Six Dangerous Questions To Transform Your View of the World by Paul Borthwick

A Vision For Missions by Tom Wells

What on Earth Are We Doing by John Fischer

Preaching/Pastoral Ministry

125 Quotes and Illustrations compiled by Doug Nichols

A Frank Boreham Treasury compiled by Peter Gunther

A New Breed: Call for a New Generation of Pastoral Leaders by Philip C.Flores

After 50 Years of Ministry by Bob Russell

Calvin’s Wisdom by J. Graham Miller

How Small A Whisper by Roger Carswell

Illustrations for Biblical Preaching, edited by Michael Green

King Came Preaching by Dr Mervyn Warren

Let Me Illustrate by Albert Stauderman

Love or Die by Alexander Strauch

Making Sense of the Ministry by David Wiersbe and Warren Wiersbe

On Being A Servant of God by Warren Wiersbe

One Minute Answers to Skeptics by Charkes Campbell

The Pastor Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Vision by Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson

Pepper ‘n Salt by Vance Havner

Preaching Sermons That Connect by Craig Loscalzo

Proclaiming the Truth, Guides to Scriptural Preaching by Donald E. Demaray

Read Any Good Books By Sinclair Ferguson

Spurgeon Gems, compiled by Emmett O’Donnell

Standing for God — the Story of Elijah by Roger Ellsworth

The Courage to Be Protestant by David Wells

The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper

The Upside Down Church by Greg Laurie & David Kopp

The Vanishing Ministry in the 21st Century: Calling a New Generation to Lifetime Service by Woodrow Kroll

Slavery/Race Reconciliation

A Biblical Answer for Racial Unity by H.B. Charles, Jr, et al.

Before Freedom (48 Oral Stories of Former North & South Carolina Slaves by Belinda Hurmence

Beyond the Soiled Curtain (Project Rescue’s Fight for the Victim of the Sex-Slave Industry) by David & Beth Gran

Bound for Canaan [The Spiritual Journey of Africans in America…] (No Author)

A Crime So Monstrous by E. Benjamin Skinner

Fault Lines (The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe) vy Voddie Baucham, Jr.

Free At Last by Carl Ellis, Jr

God Has Soul: Inspiring Stories That Celebrate the Indomitable Spirit of African Americans [No Author]

Gods Name In Vain by Stephen Carter

The Gospel in Black and White by Dennis Okholm

Hidden Heroism: Black Soldiers in America’s Wars by Robert B. Edgarton

Let’s Get to Know Each Other by Tony Evans

A Mighty Long Journey: Reflections of Racial Reconciliation by Timothy George and Robert Smith

No Easy Walk: The Dramatic Journey of African Americans by Harry Louis Williams II

On Being Black and Reformed by Anthony Carter

Prejudice and the People of God by A. Charles Ware

Slavery & Christianity by John Robbins

The Ties That Bind by Bertice Berry

True Grit: Women Taking on the World, for God’s Sake by Deborah Meroff

Winning the Race to Unity (Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working?) by Clarence Shuler


After Life: What the Bible Really Says by Douglas Connelly

Blood Work: How the Blood of Christ Accomplishes Our Salvation by Anthony J. Carter

Christless Christianity by Michael Horton

City on a Hill by Dr. Philip Ryken

Cries From the Cross by Erwin Lutzer

Give Me That Book: A Treasury of Truth for Troubled Times by Gary Rieben

Grace and Truth Paradox by Randy Alcorn

He Speaks to Me Everywhere by Philip Ryken

Hero of Heroes: Seeing Christ in the Beatitudes by Iain M. Duguid

Hidden in the Gospel by William Farley

If God Is Good (Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil) by Randy Alcorn

In Light of Eternity by Randy Alcorn

It’s All About Jesus by Randy Alcorn

Seeing Christ in All of Scripture edited by Peter A. Lillback

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper

Seven Convincing Miracles by Erwin Lutzer

Sola Scriptura!: The Protestant Position on the Bible, edited by Don Kistler

Spurgeon vs Hyper-Calvinism by Ian Murray

The Body by Charles Colson

The Glory of Gods Grace by James M. Boice

The Last Days are Here Again by Richard Kyle

The Law of Rewards by Randy Alcorn

The Legacy of Sovereign Joy by John Piper

The Person of Jesus by J. Gresham Machen

The Prayer of Our Lord by Dr. Philip Ryken

The Truth War by John MacArthur

Why We’re Not Emergent (by two guys who should be) by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck


Real Worship by Warren Wiersbe

Room for God? A Worship Challenge for a Church-growth and Marketing Era by Robert Wenz

Worship: Its Priority, Principles, and Practice by J.C. Ryle