What are your top 5 books clarifying the Doctrines of Grace?

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Puritan Board Sophomore
What would be your top 5 books other than the Bible which specify what the Doctrines of Grace are? I have several books on the subject, but would put these as my top five, in order:

1) Elisha Coles - A Practical Discourse on the Sovereignty of God
2) Philip Doddridge - Practical Discourses on Regeneration and on the Scripture Doctrine of Salvation by Grace through Faith
3) John Owen - Justification by Faith
4) John Bunyan - The Doctrine of the Law and Grace unfolded
5) Thomas Boston - The Fourfold State of Man

What would yours be?


Staff member
Martin Luther's The Bondage of the Will and John Murray's Redemption Accomplished and Applied were both instrumental in my embracing a reformed perspective on the doctrines of grace.


Puritan Board Post-Graduate
I recommend "The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel" by Philip Graham Ryken and James Montgomery Boice
R. C. Sproul wrotethe Foreword


Puritan Board Sophomore
Here are three that I have read (at least in part) and have benefitted from greatly. Each of these are broken up in an organized and focused manner. They are pretty clear cut and simple. I would recommend them be given to someone investigating Calvinism for the first time.

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination (Boettner)
The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented (Steele, Thomas, and Quinn)
Living for God's Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism (Beeke)
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