Paul’s Ten Point Design for Church Health and Growth

Dr Peter Masters

What are our aims for the shaping and growth of our church? Do we have an agenda of objectives? The apostle Paul had a very definite purpose, using a Greek word which means 'a plan or strategy visibly displayed'. Here…

The Meaning and Purpose of the Book of Job

Dr Peter Masters

The chief theme of Job is salvation by grace alone, but this 'patriarchal Bible' reveals many other topics, including the attributes of God, especially His sovereignty, the errors of 'works' religion, the aims of Satan, the purpose of suffering, the…

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. Here are four essential principles which Jesus…

Compassion for Souls

Dr Peter Masters

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 aware that the Lord Jesus Christ employed distinctive strategies for…

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…

Popular Christian life titles

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…

Faith, Doubts, Trials, Assurance

Dr Peter Masters

Ongoing faith is essential for answered prayer, effective service, spiritual stability and real communion with God. How can faith be strengthened? How should difficult doubts be handled? What is the biblical attitude to trials? How can we tell if troubles…

Hallmarks of Christian Character

Dr Peter Masters

Here are great themes for the Christian life. Beginning with the foundation of humility, these pages show the strong sense of pilgrimage shared by true Christians, their outgoing helpfulness, their sense of closeness to God, their attitude to serving the…

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…

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 plan for his people's lives, but allows us to please ourselves. Others say God’s will is known by…

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…

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…

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…

Vital issues for today

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…

Not Like Any Other Book

Dr Peter Masters

A new approach to interpretation has gripped many evangelical seminaries and Bible colleges, an approach based on the ideas of unbelieving critics, stripping the Bible of God's message and leaving pastors impoverished in their preaching.

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 more advanced readers

Devotional/Bible study

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…

Joshua’s Conquest

Dr Peter Masters

What is the spiritual message of Joshua's conquest for today? How can we account for the 'problem' portions and passages which evoke questions on, for example, the morality of so much killing, and the apparent responsibility of God in hardening…

History and biography

Missionary Triumph over Slavery

Dr Peter Masters

We are told today that Christian missionaries of the past were tools of colonial oppression. The story of missionary William Knibb shows how wildly wrong this is. Persecuted by British rulers in Jamaica because he opposed settlers’ abuses, he was…

Men of Destiny

Dr Peter Masters

Here are the biographies of fourteen people sharing a personal spiritual experience which changed them. Given to unconverted people, they challenge the heart and open the way to further spiritual influence. For the preacher, youth leader or Sunday School teacher,…

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…


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…

Long-established titles

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…

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.…

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