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Read for the Lord Programme

The Read for the Lord programme was devised for use at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. The books are selected for enjoyable reading, not laboured study. These lists vary the type of reading so that doctrinal, biographical and devotional books are intertwined, to give balance. › Find out more

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Books by Dr Peter Masters

Worship or Entertainment

Dr Peter Masters

Where will your church be five or ten years from now? – asks the author. With the adoption of contemporary music worship many have already changed beyond recognition. Yet more will do so.

The Real Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Dr Peter Masters

Is there a second blessing or baptism of the Spirit after conversion? Is the believer meant to struggle against sin, or does the Spirit sanctify by grace? What is the witness of the Spirit? And what is meant by the…

The Healing Epidemic

Dr Peter Masters

Dr Masters here answers the arguments used by healers in support of their methods. He explains Bible teaching on what demons can and cannot do, and how James 5 should be implemented in churches today. He also proves that the conscious mind…

Men of Destiny

Dr Peter Masters

Here are the lives of fourteen remarkable people having in common a personal spiritual experience which changed and moulded them. Given to unconverted people, these biographies challenge the heart and open the way to further spiritual influence. For the preacher,…

Steps for Guidance

Dr Peter Masters

In recent years the subject of how to find God’s guidance has become controversial. Some say that God does not have a specific plan for the lives of his people, but allows us to please ourselves. Others say God’s will…

Physicians of Souls

Dr Peter Masters

'Compelling, convicting, persuasive preaching, revealing God's mercy and redemption to dying souls, is seldom heard today. The noblest art ever granted to our fallen human race has almost disappeared.' Even where the free offer of the Gospel is treasured in…

‘You are Deaf’ – The Life of John Kitto

Andrew Owen

Written for Deaf readers and those for whom English is a second language. This illustrated biography traces the surprising and eventful life of John Kitto who lost his hearing in a childhood accident. Having travelled widely in missionary service he…

Signs of Life

Andrew Owen

This dictionary is for all who use British Sign Language (BSL) in Protestant churches. There are over 100 signs here and with glosses (other words that have the same sign) a vocabulary of over 250 words. This is an important…

One Among a Thousand – Interpreting in Christian settings

Andrew Owen

'If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness.' Job 33:23 Although there are many interpreters in Christian settings, often working as volunteers, there is very little in print to…

Not Hearers Only

Andrew Owen

This is a manual designed to help church leaders and members understand the needs of Deaf adults and children and to reach out to them effectively. It contains much practical help and information, drawing from the authors experience in founding…

God or Mammon? The Snare of the Prosperity Gospel

Robin Compston

'Who would have predicted that Christian churches would be infected by teaching as blatantly unbiblical as the Prosperity Gospel, an error which contradicts head-on the tenth commandment, and to which all believers should have an instinctive aversion? Yet this teaching…

Richard Dawkins’ Fictional World

Robin Compston

Richard Dawkins’ book The God Delusion has sold in millions, attacking the God of the Bible with a ferocity not seen since the heyday of aggressive communism. But these assaults contain numerous mistakes, as many noted reviewers have pointed out.…

Building an Outreach Sunday School

Jill Masters

This practical manual for the starting, enlargement and operation of Sunday Schools incorporates years of experience from one who has pioneered Sunday School work in a new town, and has been central for many years to the growth of Britain's…

Lessons for Life – Book 4

Jill Masters

Each of the 4 volumes in this series contains 46 lessons (supplemented with optional visual aid suggestions and drawings) ideal for home devotions or for a year's Sunday School lessons (allowing for special services and anniversaries). All the lessons have…

Lessons for Life – Book 3

Jill Masters

Each of the 4 volumes in this series contains 46 lessons (supplemented with optional visual aid suggestions and drawings) ideal for home devotions or for a year's Sunday School lessons (allowing for special services and anniversaries). All the lessons have…

Lessons for Life – Book 2

Jill Masters

Each of the 4 volumes in this series contains 46 lessons (supplemented with optional visual aid suggestions and drawings) ideal for home devotions or for a year's Sunday School lessons (allowing for special services and anniversaries). All the lessons have…

Lessons for Life – Book 1

Jill Masters

Lessons for Life 1-4 each contain a year's Sunday School lessons. These avoid the presentation of Bible narratives as mere stories, allowing the Word of God to speak powerfully to the young, pressing home the great arguments and appeals of…

Wonders of Grace

Hannah Wyncoll - Compiler

Drawn from the early years of Spurgeon's remarkable London ministry, these 138 testimonies of conversion form part of an archive of some 15,000 such accounts at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. Here is a powerful reaffirmation of the transforming power of the…

The Suffering Letters

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

These remarkable letters, written from a suffering pastor to his congregation, abound in exhortations to godliness, zeal and prayer. They provide a unique insight into Spurgeon’s life, and into the fervent soul-winning activity which was, alongside the preaching, a leading…

Nearly a Christian

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

An updated edition of CH Spurgeon's 'Around the Wicket Gate'. Ideal for personal witness and evangelism. From the original publisher's review of 'Around the Wicket Gate': 'The greatest of all tragedies must be that of the person who dies just…

Classic Counsels

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

A selection of edited messages suitable for our time. Some were originally given to the Tabernacle Prayer Meeting, and are missed by other selections of Spurgeon sermons. Topics included are: obtaining certain assurance; help for doubting seekers; encouraging outsiders and…

God’s Love for Muslims

Ibrahim Ag Mohamed

This enlightening manual on reaching Muslims for Christ is presented in three sections: The Muslim Faith (Islam), What Muslims Believe about the Christian Faith, and How to Help Muslims. Full of vital information, it is at the same time a…

What is Going on in Christian Crisis Pregnancy Counselling?

Dr E.S. Williams

We hear of very many expectant mothers seeking abortion advice, including girls under sixteen. Dr Ted Williams, a medical doctor of long experience, and a noted specialist in the public health field, shows that Christian counselling centres have adopted a…

The Dark Side of Christian Counselling

Dr E.S. Williams

It is amazing how rapidly the Christian counselling movement has spread through churches in the UK, teaching that hurts and depressions once considered part of normal life are illnesses to be treated. It implies that for 1900 years the Bible…

Christ or Therapy?

Dr E.S. Williams

It is not widely realised that there is an irreconcilable difference between the remedies for sadness and grief set out in the Bible, and those put forward by the world of psychotherapy. A gulf also exists between the biblical policy…

The New Calvinists

Dr E.S. Williams

Enmity between the church and the world dates from the Fall of man, so God says in Genesis 3.15. Satan's major strategy is the overthrow of the church by the world, through infiltration and contamination. But seldom has this battle…

Worthy the Lamb – A Collection of Hymn Tunes for Reformed Worship

Christopher Laws

A quality hardback with 53 recently-composed hymn tunes. The majority have been tried in the Metropolitan Tabernacle services, before being adopted into regular worship. Acceptance (or otherwise) by the large, multi-national ­congregation (rather than an editorial committee) has steered the…

Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship (Music Edition)

Christopher Laws - Editor

472 tunes including the best-loved compositions of the past, many new tunes, and fresh arrangements of some excellent `lost' tunes. Over 100 tunes will not be found in other British tune books in current use. The chief intention of this…

The Charismatic Illusion

Dr Peter Masters

Now with more answers to questions asked by people investigating the arguments, this veteran book contends for the biblical position on the gifts that prevailed for nearly 2,000 years before the charismatic movement came along. Here is the dynamic teaching…

The Goal of Brotherly Love

Dr Peter Masters

Brotherly love 'is something far higher and deeper than church rambles and other organised friendship activities, useful as these may be,' writes the author. The great goal is philadelphia love, a New Testament term indicating 'a depth and tenacity of…

What you should know about your conscience

Dr Peter Masters

What is the mysterious faculty of conscience, and how does it function? What happens when it is abused, or attempts are made to reprogramme it? Can it cause psychosomatic illness? Here are all the vital facts, together with the only…

The Rebellious Years – The Need for Self-Understanding

Dr Peter Masters

This booklet is intended to help readers from mid-teenage to late twenties to understand the source of the inner rebellion that urges us all away from God in the 'second quarter' of life. Do we understand this strong urge to…

Christian Stewardship – Our Calling

Ben Chewter

This booklet presents biblical principles under a series of helpful headings. All the main questions about stewardship are answered, as the author draws Christians into the full blessing of belonging to the Lord.

Should Christians Drink?

Dr Peter Masters

What are the biblical arguments which have convinced the majority of Bible believers during the last two centuries that the Lord wants His people to abstain? Are alcoholic drinks right or wrong for a Christian? Why should something ‘right’ for…

The Purposes of the Lord’s Supper

Dr Peter Masters

The Saviour calls His people to observe His Supper regularly. But do we have a clear awareness of all that the Lord's Supper means? Here are nine purposes behind the Lord's Supper, providing a rich basis for thought and prayer…

The Power of Prayer Meetings

Dr Peter Masters

The Power of Prayer Meetings shows why corporate prayer is commanded by Christ and given unique promises. Includes practical advice on the form of the meeting, and the style and content of prayer. An appendix shows why women should participate.

Stand for the Truth

Dr Peter Masters

This booklet gives the biblical arguments for separation from false teaching, and shows the positive value of this. Ten commonly-heard arguments in defence of 'inclusivism' (co-operating in Bible-denying denominations, or with false teachers in evangelism, etc) are answered.

Your Reasonable Service

Dr Peter Masters

It is a sad fact that many Bible-believing Christians do not engage in any real service for the Lord. They loyally attend meetings for worship and ministry, and often give generous financial support, but they do very little. This booklet…

Vanity of Vanities

Dr Peter Masters

Presents the experience of King Solomon, who experimented with every conceivable kind of pleasure, and concluded that life is pointless and predictable, unless people seek and find the Lord God, and know His power and guidance in their lives.

Remember the Lord’s Day

Dr Peter Masters

Why was the sabbath day instituted by the Lord, and does it continue now as the Lord’s Day? If so, in what way has it changed with the coming of Christ? How should it be kept? This booklet responds to…

Baptism – the Picture and its Purpose

Dr Peter Masters

The Lord insists on baptism. Why? Here is the fourfold pictorial message of baptism intended by God for the believer, the church, and the world. And here also are the biblical reasons why baptism is for believers only, by immersion.

Seven Certain Signs of True Conversion

Dr Peter Masters

Are there recognisable signs that true conversion has occurred? How can seekers tell if God has worked in their hearts? Or how can Christian workers discern the spiritual standing of a seeker or inquirer? This is a guide to the…

How to Seek and Find the Lord

Dr Peter Masters

This is for people who want to find the Lord. The author shows that finding God is not a vague matter, for there is a definite way of salvation provided by God, and revealed in the Bible. Responding to this…

A Seeker’s Problems

Dr Peter Masters

This booklet answers ten problems encountered by serious seekers. These are not questions or doubts about the faith, but personal hindrances in approaching Christ, by faith. Many seekers have been helped by the advice given here.

Proving charismatic gifts have ceased

Dr Peter Masters

Does the Bible teach definitively that the charismatic gifts have ceased? Can cessationism (the view that they have ended) be proved? This booklet shows that the ceasing of revelatory and sign-gifts in the time of the apostles is clearly derived…

The Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689

Dr Peter Masters

C. H. Spurgeon said of this great Confession – "Here the youngest members of our church will have a body of Truth in small compass, and by means of the scriptural proofs, will be able to give a reason of…

Paul’s Ten Point Design for Church Health and Growth

Dr Peter Masters

What are our aims for the shaping of our church fellowship, and for its growth? Do we have an agenda or framework of desired objectives? The apostle Paul had a very definite policy, and called it his 'purpose', using a…

The Faith

Dr Peter Masters

This is a popular, non-technical sweep through key themes of the Christian faith, highlighting very many inspiring and enlivening points. It often takes an oblique and unusual approach to a topic in order to bring out the full wonder and…

Hallmarks of Christian Character

Dr Peter Masters

Here are great themes for the Christian life, combining devotional, encouraging and practical views of the distinctive characteristics, aims and way of thinking of sincere believers. Beginning with the foundation of humility, these pages show the strong sense of pilgrimage…

Faith, Doubts, Trials, Assurance

Dr Peter Masters

Ongoing faith is essential for answered prayer, effective service, spiritual stability and real communion with God. This book answers many questions about faith, such as: How may we assess the state of our faith? How can faith be strengthened? What…

The Personal Spiritual Life

Dr Peter Masters

From the personal indwelling of the Holy Spirit to living a life of commitment these chapters stir and encourage readers to advance spiritually. In what sense may we ‘feel’ the presence of the Lord? What was the apostle Paul’s method…

The Mutual Love of Christ and His People

Dr Peter Masters

The courtship of the Song of Solomon provides fascinating scenes and events designed to show the love of Christ for His redeemed people, and theirs for Him. Here, also, are lessons for Christians when they become cold or backslidden, showing…

God’s Rules for Holiness

Dr Peter Masters

Taken at face value the Ten Commandments are binding on all people, and will guard the way to Heaven, so that evil will never spoil its glory and purity. But the Commandments are far greater than their surface meaning, as…

Biblical Strategies for Witness

Dr Peter Masters

It is not widely realised just how much practical guidance is stored in the Gospels and the Book of Acts for all who engage in personal witness and preaching. Are we aware, for example, that the Lord Jesus Christ employed…

Church Membership in the Bible

Dr Peter Masters

Christ has designed a ‘home’ or family for his people, described in these pages as an accomplishment of divine genius. This is a magnificent subject, vital to spiritual growth and blessing and also to our service for the Saviour. This…

Not Like Any Other Book

Dr Peter Masters

Faulty Bible interpretation lies at the root of every major mistake and 'ism' assailing churches today, and countless Christians are asking for the old, traditional and proven way of handling the Bible to be spelled out plainly. A new approach…

Men of Purpose

Dr Peter Masters

A book to enrich the programme and devotions of homeschoolers, and a challenge and inspiration for young people for over 30 years. With many illustrations, it presents the lives of pioneer scientists along with historical and unique figures, each providing…

Missionary Triumph over Slavery

Dr Peter Masters

We are being told today that Christian missionaries of the past were tools of colonial oppression and destroyers of culture. For this reason Christianity is called a ‘white man’s religion’, best shunned by Afro-Caribbean and Asian people. The story of…

World Dominion

Dr Peter Masters

Reconstructionism is a movement among evangelical Christians which claims that, alongside evangelism, Christians have a mandate to secure dominion over the world, bringing all governments and social institutions under the authority of the civil law of Moses. This book describes…

Joshua’s Conquest

Dr Peter Masters

Joshua's Conquest is a book for reading, rather than a commentary, but in order to relate the material to the Book of Joshua, chapter and verse references are shown throughout. Not all of Joshua is covered (such as the allocation…

The Lord’s Pattern for Prayer

Dr Peter Masters

This volume is almost a manual on prayer, providing a real spur to the devotional life. The Lord's own plan and agenda for prayer - carefully amplified - takes us into the presence of the Father, to prove the privileges…

Heritage of Evidence in the British Museum

Dr Peter Masters

In today’s atheistic climate most people have no idea how much powerful evidence exists for the literal accuracy and authenticity of the biblical record. The British Museum holds a huge number of major discoveries that provide direct corroboration and background…

Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship

Dr Peter Masters

This collection of metrical psalms and hymns was inspired by the spiritual riches of Our Own Hymn Book, compiled by C.H. Spurgeon in 1866, and once widely used among Particular Baptist Churches – especially causes pastored by Spurgeon's numerous students.…

Great Hymns & Psalms of the Faith – CD recording

Metropolitan Tabernacle

The glories of 'traditional' praise are often swept aside by 'contemporary' compositions lacking depth and spiritual quality. This selection of 26 well-known hymns includes many sung to tunes of recent composition, or older tunes revived in recent years. All are…

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