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. Doctrinal, biographical and devotional books are intertwined, to give balance.

See the Starter list designed for those new to the faith
See the Sequel list for our advanced readers


Books by Dr Peter Masters

New titles

Compassion for Souls

Peter Masters

Following Christ's approach for witnessing to different kinds of unbeliever It is amazing how much detailed and practical guidance is stored in the Gospels and the Book of Acts for all who engage in personal witness and preaching. Are we…

Worship or Entertainment?

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

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…

Paul’s Ten Point Design for Church Health and Growth

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…

Popular Christian life

Steps for Guidance

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…

The Faith

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

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

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

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…

God’s Rules for Holiness

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…

Church Membership in the Bible

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…

The Lord’s Pattern for Prayer

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…

Vital issues for today

Physicians of Souls

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…

Not Like Any Other Book

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…

Devotional/Bible study

The Mutual Love of Christ and His People

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…

Joshua’s Conquest

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…

History and biography

Men of Destiny

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,…

Men of Purpose

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

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…

Apologetics

Heritage of Evidence in the British Museum

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…

Long established titles

The Healing Epidemic

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…

The Charismatic Illusion

Peter Masters and John Whitcomb

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 Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689

Edited by 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…

Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship

Edited by 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.…

Published by Wakeman Trust and available from Tabernacle Bookshop. All royalties go to Christian causes.