Fighting Sin and Temptation

Summer is almost here, and before you fill your reading calendar I wanted to encourage you to read at least one of the following books. As followers of Jesus we are daily confronted with our own corruption. If we are to grow in grace we must soberly, aggressively, and thoroughly address our sin and temptations. But what is the best way to do that? Here are just a few resources that have been helpful to me as I have sought to believe the gospel, fight sin, and resist temptation. Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ, Russell Moore This is one of the best book on the subject. Seriously worth your time and money.

The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin, Kris Lundgaard You're justified and being sanctified, but sin still indwells you. You get that, right? Probably not, but this book will help you understand, and respond in faith. Short, insightful, powerful.

Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry, Mike Wilkerson Exodus, idolatry, redemption, gospel. This is a must read for yourself, and for you to help others. Go get it.

Porn Again Christian (PDF), Mark Driscoll A short, free eBook that addresses sexual sin and pornography. It's free, so go get it now.

Overcoming Sin and Temptation, John Owen Owen's writing on sin and temptation is unmatched. This is a helpful edit of his work. Get it.

Licensed to Kill, Brian G. Hedges Okay, this isn't coming out until later this summer, but I have read the manuscript and it is excellent. Pre-order it. While you're waiting for it to be released read his other book, Christ Formed in You.

The Sinfulness of Sin, Ralph Venning A puritan classic that will help you see the the ugly reality and danger of sin while pointing you to the hope of the gospel. One of my wife's favorite books! (That's an endorsement you can trust!)

I'm cutting my list off here, but there are others great volumes. You can suggest others you have found to be helpful below.