All posts tagged: Mark Dever

DisciplingFree Ebook—Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever (with Crossway opt-in)

Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to “make disciples of all nations.” But what does this command actually entail? What does it look like for Christians to care for one another’s spiritual well-being and growth? In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author Mark Dever uses biblical definitions and practical examples to show how Christians can help one another become more like Christ every day. The eighth volume in the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series, this short book explains how discipling should function in the context of the local church, teaching pastors and church leaders how to cultivate a culture of edification and growth in their congregations.

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Mark Dever - Overview Sermons of Bible Books

In the late 90s and early 2000s, Mark Dever preached sermons at Capitol Hill Baptist Church giving an overview of each book of the Bible. Those sermons have been compiled into two books by Crossway: The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made and The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept. Below are links to the overview sermons, serving as virtual free audiobooks of each book. [See a huge list of books Mark Dever recommends.] Click on each sermon to download it.

Sermon: What Does God Want of Us? The Message of the Bible

UPDATE: You can listen to the Old Testament sermons on our YouTube Channel!

Mark Dever - The Message of the New Testament AudiobookNew Testament Overview Sermons

Mark Dever Recommended Books on Ministry, Church History, Theology, Apologetics, Evangelism

This post lists Mark Dever’s recommended books on ministry, church history, theology, apologetics, ecclesiology, evangelism, missions, theology, biography, and more for the building of the church to the glory of Christ.

The goal of this post to honor a man who has inspired and encouraged many, all the while pointing to great books that grow faith promote faithfulness in ministry.

Scroll to the bottom for helpful audio/video resources that make this post a little more enjoyable (at least for the book nerd).

A short biography of Mark Dever from Wikipedia:

Mark E. Dever (born August 28, 1960) is the senior pastor of the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and the president of 9Marks (formerly known as the Center for Church Reform), a Christian ministry he co-founded “in an effort to build biblically faithful churches in America.” He is known as a Calvinist preacher.

A brief word on free books and multiple versions/editions:

Some of the books listed below may be found and read for free online (mainly the older ones, and in multiple formats) if you Google the title. You may also want to check our massive list of free Kindle books, Desiring God, or Monergism for more free options (pdf, .mobi, or .epub). Other times when multiple versions are available, we link to the Amazon search page to show options.

Mark Dever’s Christian Classics Curriculum

The following reading list was created for The Gospel Coalition, a fellowship of Gospel-centered evangelical churches in North America. The readings listed here are some of the key texts which have shaped the movement and its current leaders, and offer an historical sense and context to the current movement, particularly in North America. It hardly assumes to be universal, representative, or global in its sampling of church history.

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Mark Dever Christian Classics Curriculum - Recommended Books on Ministry, Church History, & Theology

January (Early Church):

February (Augustine):

March (Martin Luther):

April (John Calvin):

May (Richard Sibbes and Richard Baxter):

June (John Bunyan and John Owen):

July (Jonathan Edwards):

August (Charles H. Spurgeon):

September (B. B. Warfield):

October (D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones):

November (C. S. Lewis and Blaise Pascal):

December (Contemporary Authors):

Books read by many interns at Capitol Hill Baptist Church (source)

9Marks Book Series (from Crossway and others)

Why these Nine Marks?

Browse All Books Written by Mark Dever

Recommended Books on Biblical Theology For Church Members (source)

Books on Biblical Theology recommended by 9Marks:

Other Favorite Books of Mark Dever: (Source)

More Recommended Books from Mark Dever (sources: 1, 2)

APOLOGETICS

BIOGRAPHY

CATECHISMS

CHURCH DISCIPLINE/MEMBERSHIP

CHURCH HISTORY

DATING

DEVOTIONAL

DISCIPLESHIP

EVANGELISM

LEADERSHIP

MARRIAGE & DIVORCE

MISSIONS

NEW TESTAMENT

OLD TESTAMENT

PARENTING

PRAYER

PREACHING

STUDY TOOLS

SUFFERING

SYSTEMATICS

THEOLOGY

WORSHIP

 Mark Dever: creating a reading culture in your church

Take a Tour of Mark Dever’s Study

The Trellis and the Vine Reviewed by Mark Dever

Mark Dever’s interview with Tim Keller on Life, Ministry, and Books (Parts 1, 2, and 3)

Books and Discipleship: A Conversation across Five Continents (source)

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