Recommended Read List

by Rev. Jacob Smith

Everyone should have a subscription to Modern Reformation magazine. It is full of amazing articles and will help you become a theologically informed Christian. Also the White Horse Inn radio program should be listened to religiously. This will help you learn what we believe and why believe it.

Church History

  • 2000 years of Amazing Grace, Paul F.M. Zahl
    This is an amazing book which looks at the history of the church through the theological lens of Law and Gospel.
  • The Protestant Face of Anglicanism, Paul F.M. Zahl
    It is better to say that there are Anglicanisms than an Anglicanism and nobody paints a clear picture of the Protestant face of Anglicanism than Zahl.
  • Five Women of the English Reformation, Paul F.M. Zahl
    Often times when we think of the English Reformation we think of Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer and forget that women played a very important role in the establishment of Protestantism in England.
  • Original Sin, Allen Jacobs
    Allen Jacobs walks us through the history of this very powerful dcotrine of the Christian faith and demonstrates that it is the only truth that makes any sense of this messy old world.
  • Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance: Renewing the Power to Love, Ashley Null
    Null paints a clear picture of who Thomas Cranmer was, and what he was trying to accomplish in the English Reformation. Ashley “lands the plane” on the meaning of Via Media in Anglicanism. He decisively shows that 16th century Anglicanism is a Protestant Church with its “middle way” between Wittenberg and Geneva as opposed to Protestantism and Rome.
  • A Church to Believe In, Peter C. Moore
    This book describes the best of Anglicanisms.
  • An Outline of An Anglican Life, Louis R. Tarsitano
    This book is a really good book articulating what high-church Anglicans believe and teach.
  • The Arm Chair Theologian Series
    These are quick reads and give you overviews of some of the major theologians and events in church history. They include Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, etc.
  • Revival and Revivalism: the Making and Marring of American Evangelicalism, Iain H. Murray
    This book not only gives you a powerful overview of early American Christianity, but Murray demonstrates where it went deeply wrong when it lefts its Reformational roots. Murray does an excellent job of treating Charles G. Finney.