Top 55 Christian Must-Read Books For Men (2023)

Welcome to the ultimate collection of Christian books for men!

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey through 55 handpicked pageturners that’ll revolutionise your faith walk.

From tackling tough challenges to discovering your purpose, these must-reads are tailored to empower men like you to level up as the man of God you are called to be and unleash your true potential.

Let’s dive in.

1. Wild At Heart (Top Pick)

Wild At Heart

First on the list is this all-time classic by John Eldredge.

Wild At Heart is a transformative book that explores the desires and longings of men, encouraging them to embrace their true masculinity.

Through biblical principles and personal experiences, Eldredge guides men on a journey of self-discovery, inspiring them to live with courage, passion, and purpose.

2. Man’s Search For Meaning

Man’s Search For Meaning

Man’s Search For Meaning is a poignant account of Viktor Frankl’s time in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

Frankl delves into the human pursuit of meaning, showing how even in the harshest circumstances, individuals can find purpose.

Through personal stories and philosophical reflections, Frankl offers a timeless reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the significance of finding meaning in our lives.

3. Stand Strong: 365 Devotions For Men By Men

Stand Strong: 365 Devotions For Men By Men

Life’s a battle, and as a man, you need some divine backup.

Well, get ready to amp up your faith with this action-packed devotional. Packed with 365 short but powerful readings, it’s your daily dose of spiritual strength training.

You’ll hear from men who’ve faced life’s challenges head-on and come out victorious. Their wisdom and real-life stories will supercharge your faith and ignite your purpose.

4. Family Shepherds

Family Shepherds

Attention all dads! Time to level up your leadership game.

Voddie Baucham’s no-nonsense guide empowers you to shepherd your family like a pro.

From protecting your marriage to raising kingdom-minded kids, he’s got you covered.

With practical wisdom and a touch of humour, Baucham shows you how to navigate the challenges of family life.

No heavy theology, just straight-up biblical principles to help you excel. This book is a must-read for every Bible-believing dad out there.

5. How God Makes Men

How God Makes Men

Join Patrick Morley on a wild ride through epic biblical stories and discover the proven principles that’ll shape you into the man God designed you to be.

This is a must-read book for every man, but especially for those who find themselves lost in the wilderness…

Morley’s words will quench your spiritual thirst and guide you back to a place of purpose, power, and fulfilment.

6. The Dude’s Guide To Manhood

The Dude’s Guide to Manhood

Get ready to embark on an epic adventure towards true manhood with this book by Darrin Patrick.

It’ll act as a trusty companion as you navigate the confusing and mixed-up world we live in because let’s face it…

Being a man today can be downright perplexing.

And our families and communities are suffering as a result.

But now is not the time to throw in the towel – it’s time to reclaim true masculinity and embark on an adventurous journey of strength, purpose, and clarity.

This book is filled to the brim with practical advice, timeless wisdom, and accessible insights that will help you find your footing in today’s crazy culture.

7. Disciplines Of A Godly Man

Disciplines Of A Godly Man

Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes is your personal trainer for the soul, delivering practical insights and real-life examples that will make you go, ‘Aha! That’s exactly what I needed!’

With wit and wisdom, Hughes reveals the key disciplines you need – prayer, worship, integrity and purity – in a concise and captivating way.

So get ready to flex your faith, build spiritual muscles, and embrace the disciplines that transform you into a godly man.

8. Top 70 Christian Dad Jokes

Top 70 Christian Dad Jokes

This book by Anna Pluschakov is a hilarious faith-filled ride.

It’s a laugh-out-loud collection of clean and clever jokes that’ll have Christian dads rolling on the floor – and sharing with their loved ones.

From punny wordplay to playful biblical humour, these jokes bring lightheartedness to church life and Christian culture.

9. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

The Masculine Mandate

This powerful book by Richard D. Phillips explores biblical principles and teachings to illuminate the unique calling of men in society, family, and relationships and challenges men to embrace their God-given roles.

Through practical insights and thought-provoking examples, Phillips inspires men to pursue godly character, servant leadership, and intentional discipleship.

This book serves as a compelling guide, urging men to live out their calling with purpose, integrity, and a heart devoted to God’s plan.

10. Beautiful Outlaw

Beautiful Outlaw

Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge is not your average Jesus book…

Eldridge paints a vivid picture of Jesus as the ultimate rebel with a heavenly cause so get ready for a wild adventure full of unexpected twists and a whole lot of love.

Beautiful Outlaw will leave you laughing, inspired and longing for a personal encounter with the Jesus you never knew existed.

So buckle up, hold on tight, and prepare to have your faith turned upside down (in the best possible way).

11. 52 Things Kids Need From A Dad

52 Things Kids Need from a Dad

52 Things Kids Need From A Dad by Jay Payleitner is a powerful playbook for becoming the superhero dad your kids deserve.

Packed with relatable stories and actionable advice, the book encourages dads to actively invest in their children’s lives and make a lasting positive impact

12. Make The Call

Make the Call

Make the Call by Mark Richt is a 40-day power-packed journey for men who are ready to make courageous decisions and live with godly conviction.

It’ll equip you with practical tools and biblical insights to deepen your faith and make a meaningful impact.

From leadership and integrity to relationships and purpose, it covers all the bases to help you embark on a transformative adventure with God.

13. Manhood Restored

Manhood Restored

This book tackles the earthly crisis within manhood head-on and points men toward the transformative power of the Gospel.

Starting with “The Scope of Manhood,” Mason explores God’s purpose in creating men and the divine differences between men and women.

Then he delves into “The Problems in Manhood,” exposing the false icons that lead to cultural caricatures of masculinity.

From the businessman to the playboy, Mason examines the pitfalls men face and addresses the fatherhood crisis that often arises from broken relationships with dad or God and points to Jesus as the true standard of biblical manhood.

14. The Resolution For Men

The Resolution for Men

In this concise and impactful book, Kendrick presents a challenge for men to live with purpose, integrity and godly leadership.

It’s basically a handbook filled with practical wisdom, heartfelt stories and biblical truths that will inspire you to step up and make a difference in your life, family, and community.

This book is your invitation to join a brotherhood of men who are resolved to live for something greater, honour God in every aspect of their lives and leave a lasting legacy.

15. It’s Good To Be A Man

It's Good to Be a Man

I can’t recommend It’s Good to Be a Man by Michael Foster and  Dominic Tennant highly enough – especially as we navigate the complexities of modern times.

It’s time to shatter the notion that being a proper man is somehow “bad” and embrace our God-given masculinity to thrive.

God created men to embody the awe-inspiring traits of boldness, adventure and a courageous spirit our society needs.

16. A Guide To Biblical Manhood

A Guide to Biblical Manhood

A Guide to Biblical Manhood by Randy Stinson and Dan Dumas explores genuine manhood through a biblical perspective.

Divided into four sections, the book examines various aspects of manhood, including marriage, fatherhood, and the role of pastors.

Drawing lessons from biblical figures like Adam, Job, David, Solomon, Paul, and Jesus Christ, the authors provide practical theology and insights for cultivating authentic manhood.g

17. The Intentional Father

The Intentional Father

The Intentional Father by Jon Tyson is a practical guidebook that addresses the challenges faced by young men in today’s world.

Tyson encourages fathers, grandfathers, and other male mentors to lead by example and guide their boys toward becoming men of courage and integrity who possess a clear sense of identity, beliefs, and the ability to counter negative cultural influences.

18. The Men We Need

The Men We Need

In The Men We Need, Brant Hansen tackles the confusion surrounding the concept of a “real man” in today’s world.

With humour and insight, Hansen presents a compelling and specific vision of what it means to be a man: “Keepers of the Garden.”

Regardless of interests or backgrounds, he calls on men to embrace their role as protectors and defenders.

19. Jesus Is My Stunt Double

Jesus Is My Stunt Double

Jesus Is My Stunt Double by Wally Crowder is a captivating biography that explores Wally’s 45-year career as a stunt coordinator and director in the film industry.

Through thrilling anecdotes and behind-the-scenes experiences, Wally takes readers into the exhilarating world of Hollywood, sharing close calls and the dedication required for success.

Alongside his career, Wally weaves in the transformative power of his faith, revealing how his belief in Jesus Christ provided strength and guidance throughout his journey.

20. 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos

12 rules for life by jordan peterson

12 Rules for Life” by Jordan B. Peterson is a practical and enlightening guide that offers 12 profound principles for living a meaningful and responsible life.

Drawing on his expertise as a clinical psychologist and timeless wisdom from ancient stories, Peterson provides valuable insights to navigate the challenges of our chaotic world.

This book presents deep and realistic principles to help individuals find purpose and contribute to the betterment of themselves and society.

21. Six Battles Every Man Must Win

Six Battles Every Man Must Win

In “Six Battles Every Man Must Win” by Bill Perkins, the inspiring story of David’s mighty men serves as a powerful analogy for the challenges faced by Christian men.

Perkins explores the six battles that these men fought and that men today must also conquer to become effective warriors in God’s kingdom.

This book emphasizes the importance of fighting for matters of the heart, family, and faith and encourages men to stand strong and avoid passivity in their lives.

Recommended for men seeking to engage in the good fight and experience a more fulfilling life in alignment with God’s plan.

22. Uncommon Manhood

Uncommon Manhood

Uncommon Manhood by Tony Dungy is a book celebrating men of character, integrity, and courage.

Drawing from his own experiences as a Super Bowl-winning coach, Dungy offers insights for those seeking a life of uncommon significance.

This is a must-read for dads, sports fans, young men and anyone looking to live a meaningful life.

23. Think Like A Warrior

Think Like a Warrior

Think Like a Warrior by Darrin Donnelly is an inspirational fable that teaches the reader how to develop a “warrior mindset” and achieve their biggest dreams.

Through the story of Chris McNeely, a college football coach facing adversity, the book shares wisdom from five legendary coaches including John Wooden and Vince Lombardi.

It offers practical guidance on building self-confidence, developing mental toughness, and maintaining a positive attitude.

With its engaging narrative and empowering lessons, this book is a compelling read that will motivate readers to overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.

24. The Man In The Mirror

The Man in the Mirror

The Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley is a practical guide for men, offering insights and advice to overcome common challenges in life.

With its thought-provoking questions and biblical wisdom, this book helps readers improve their relationships, address financial concerns, conquer negative emotions, and make wise decisions.

Morley’s honest and relatable approach makes this book a valuable resource for personal and spiritual growth to help you become the best version of yourself.

25. God’s Smuggler

God's Smuggler

God’s Smuggler is a gripping true-life story of a young man’s dangerous mission to smuggle Bibles into closed nations.

In this anniversary edition, readers are captivated by Brother Andrew’s remarkable journey and his unwavering faith in God’s protection.

From his humble beginnings in Nazi-occupied Holland to becoming a fearless Bible smuggler, Andrew’s experiences behind the Iron Curtain and the incredible stories of God’s provision and intervention inspire and challenge believers.

This book serves as a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made for the sake of sharing the love of Jesus, the resistance of the persecuted church and the importance of living out our faith with unwavering dedication.

26. 8 Miraculous Months In The Malayan Jungle


This is a gripping first-hand account of Humphrey’s incredible journey as a WWII pilot stranded in the unforgiving Malayan jungle.

It’s a rollercoaster of emotions as he navigates the perils of war, relying on faith, courage, and sheer determination to survive against all odds.

This book is not just a historical memoir—it’s a testament to the power of the human spirit and the unwavering strength of faith.

Brace yourself for a riveting adventure where miracles become the norm and hope shines even in the darkest of times.

27. For Men Only

For Men Only

This is a book for men who want to understand women on a deeper level.

Feldhahn provides practical insights to help men decode the complexities of female emotions, thoughts, and desires, enabling men to navigate relationships with empathy and understanding.

From unravelling the mysteries of communication to appreciating the unique qualities of women, this book serves as a roadmap for creating stronger connections and fostering healthier relationships with the women in your life.

28. Masculine Christianity

Masculine Christianity

In this book, Garris challenges the notion that spirituality is solely for the meek and passive, emphasizing the importance of embracing the strength and leadership qualities that men possess.

Through biblical insights and personal anecdotes, Garris encourages men to step into their God-given roles as leaders, protectors and providers, while also emphasising the significance of humility, compassion, and servant-heartedness.

Masculine Christianity offers practical guidance and encouragement for men seeking to live authentic Christian lives and inspires them to embrace their masculinity as a powerful force for good in the world.

29. The Measure Of A Man

The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man is a timeless guide that has influenced countless men for four decades.

The book presents twenty attributes of a godly man, derived from the teachings of the Apostle Paul to Timothy and Titus.

It offers inspiration, encouragement, and practical advice on how men can fulfil their roles as fathers, husbands, and mentors. This book is a valuable resource for any man seeking to align his life with God’s standards.

30. Stepping Up

Stepping Up A Call To Courageous Manhood

Stepping Up addresses the need for embracing godly values in our nation and families head-on.

Rainey emphasizes the importance of acknowledging our dependence on our Creator and provides practical steps and priorities that men can take to contribute to a stronger nation and counteract the prevalent confusion and self-centeredness in today’s world.

31. Twelve Ordinary Men

Twelve Ordinary Men

Twelve Ordinary Men goes back in time and explores the backgrounds and flawed personalities of Jesus’ twelve disciples.

Through careful examination of biblical accounts, MacArthur reveals how Jesus transformed these seemingly ordinary men into devoted followers, equipped to carry out His mission.

This book serves as an inspiring reminder that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things when they surrender themselves to His purpose.

32. What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him

What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him

Yawn dives into the often uncharted territory of father-son relationships, exploring the impact of absent or flawed father figures and the unmet needs that result.

Drawing from personal experiences, biblical wisdom, and psychological insights, Yawn provides guidance and wisdom for men seeking healing, understanding and growth.

He offers practical advice on how to navigate the complexities of fatherhood, encouraging men to become the fathers they wish they had while also finding forgiveness and healing for their own father wounds.

33. Every Man’s Battle

Every Man's Battle

Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn is a transformative and candid book that addresses the battle against sexual temptation and addiction many men face.

With compassion and understanding, Arterburn offers a roadmap for men seeking to overcome the struggles associated with lust and pornography.

Drawing from biblical principles and real-life stories, he provides practical strategies, tools, and encouragement to help men develop integrity, purity, and self-control in their thought life and relationships with God’s grace.

34. Kingdom Man

Kingdom Man

Kingdom Man is about how God has called men to greatness and challenges them to step out of passivity, rise up and take hold of their biblical authority.

Dr Tony Evans, a respected pastor and founder of The Urban Alternative, encourages men to leave the past behind, embrace prayer as a powerful weapon, align themselves with God’s plan for manhood, and confidently exercise their authority while reflecting God’s character.

35. Man Of God

Man of God

In this book, Dr Charles Stanley talks about how being a man of God does not require perfection but rather a commitment to spiritual growth and maturation.

It delves into various aspects of manhood, addressing topics such as leadership, following God’s lead, balancing strength with gentleness and providing for your family.

36. Lies Men Believe

Lies Men Believe

This is a captivating and eye-opening book that confronts the lies that often hold men back from living their best lives.

With wit and wisdom, Wolgemuth tackles common misconceptions and falsehoods that men tend to believe about themselves, their children, relationships, work and more.

37. Self Discipline


Self-Discipline by John Winters is a no-nonsense guide that will kick your motivation into high gear and help you achieve your goals like a pro.

Winters cuts through the fluff and gets straight to the practical strategies you can use to overcome procrastination, develop positive habits, stay focused and cultivate self-discipline in your life.

This book isn’t about wishful thinking or quick fixes; it’s about rolling up your sleeves and applying the elbow grease needed to smash your goals.

Whether you want to improve your productivity, boost your mental toughness, or break free from destructive habits, this is a great book for unlocking your full potential.

38. Men’s Devotional For Dads

Men's Devotional for Dads

Here is a year-long guide offering prayers, wisdom, and scripture for fathers.

Written by experienced Christian counsellors, it provides support and guidance for dads in their journey of fatherhood.

With uplifting affirmations and professional insights, this devotional helps fathers find strength and wisdom through their faith in God.

39. Man Up

Man Up

Man Up by Jody Burkeen is a game-changer for men who are tired of the status quo and ready to rise above the challenges of our modern culture.

With a bold and unapologetic approach, Burkeen confronts the issues that men face in today’s society and provides practical guidance for stepping up and becoming the men God designed them to be.

His no-nonsense style cuts through the noise and offers a clear roadmap for men to live with purpose, passion and godly character and acts as a compelling call to action.

This is a book that will you challenge you to reject passivity and embrace your calling to be a difference-maker in a world that desperately needs godly leadership.

40. The 5-Minute Bible Study for Men

The 5-Minute Bible Study for Men: Pursuing God

This easy minute-by-minute breakdown of how to do devotions by Quentin Guy offers a practical solution for men who struggle to find time for Bible study.

This book provides a simple format that allows you to engage with God’s Word in just five minutes.

Each study includes a short passage, thoughtful questions for reflection, a devotional based on the scripture and a prayer starter to help you establish a daily habit of studying and applying God’s Word, leading to meaningful life transformation.

41. Play The Man

Play the Man

Play the Man by Mark Batterson is a book that addresses the confusion and lack of definition surrounding manhood in today’s culture.

Batterson explores the roles, responsibilities, relationships and purpose of men, emphasizing the importance of embracing one’s identity as a man of God.

The book focuses on seven virtues of manhood and shares inspiring stories, including that of Polycarp, a hero and martyr who exemplified true manhood.

Batterson also provides practical ideas for discipling the next generation of men, encouraging readers to fulfil their highest calling and embrace their roles as men and fathers.

More than just a book, this aims to spark a movement among men who are committed to living out their God-given destinies and becoming the men they were created to be.

42. Mission Possible

Mission Possible

Drawing from his own experiences as an athlete, philanthropist, and follower of Christ, Tebow shares powerful stories and valuable insights that will encourage and motivate readers to live out their faith in bold and meaningful ways.

Through engaging anecdotes and practical advice, Tebow shows that no dream is too big and no obstacle is too daunting when we have faith in God and are willing to step out in obedience.

Mission Possible is a rallying cry to embrace a life of significance, to use our gifts and talents to make a positive impact on the world and to never settle for mediocrity.

It’s a reminder that with God on our side, all things are possible, and we have the power to change lives and shape history.

43. The Power Of A Praying Husband

The Power of a Praying Husband

Another all-time classic, The Power Of A Praying Husband is a must-read for every married Christian man out there.

It’s a heartfelt and powerful guide for husbands seeking to strengthen their marriages and deepen their connection with God.

With warmth and wisdom, Stormie Omartian shares personal stories, biblical insights, and practical tips to help husbands pray effectively for their wives and families.

44. Facing Your Giants

Facing Your Giants

Facing Your Giants is a faith-filled book by Max Lucado that draws inspiration from the biblical story of David and Goliath.

Lucado encourages readers to confront and overcome the challenges they face with God’s strength and guidance.

It serves as a reminder that no obstacle is too big for God to conquer and He can turn our weaknesses into strengths.

45. Don’t Waste Your Life

Don't Waste Your Life

Don’t Waste Your Life is a timely reminder to seize every moment and invest our lives in what truly counts.

It’s a book that challenges readers to live with a purpose that goes beyond seeking success, comfort, and pleasure.

Piper calls on the next generation to take risks, make sacrifices, and live with a passion for God’s glory in every aspect of their lives.

46. Becoming A King

Becoming a King

Becoming a King combines wisdom from the lives of great heroes of faith and personal stories to inspire men to embark on a heroic journey of restoration.

While acknowledging the challenges of this path, Snyder highlights the potential for men to become pillars of strength and bring healing to a broken world.

Drawing from his own experiences and the lives of over seventy-five men, Snyder challenges conventional beliefs about God, masculinity and the meaning of life.

The book serves as an invitation for men to reassess their roles and embrace their calling as kings in God’s kingdom.

47. The Warrior Within

The Warrior Within

The Warrior Within by James Denney explores the concept of becoming complete in the four crucial dimensions of manhood.

In a world that lacks strong leaders and dedicated fathers, the book emphasizes the need for men who are fearlessly committed to godliness, righteousness, and excellence.

The author introduces Asher, a figure found in the Old Testament genealogies, as a role model who exemplifies the qualities of a leader, warrior and father.

The book highlights Asher’s legacy and how he left a significant imprint on generations to come:

According to 1 Chronicles 7:40, Asher was the father of 26,000 incredible men who were dedicated fathers, men of character, courageous warriors and outstanding leaders.

48. A Wanted Man

A Wanted Man

A Wanted Man is a powerful and eye-opening book that delves into the spiritual battle men face against the forces of evil.

Cruise reveals the relentless tactics of Satan and his desire to bring destruction to every aspect of a man’s life. From relationships to finances to personal well-being, no area is exempt from his schemes.

However, Cruise offers hope and practical strategies for men to stand strong and overcome the enemy’s attacks.

With a call to action and a reminder of God’s power, this book is a must-read for any man seeking to navigate the spiritual warfare and emerge victorious.

49. The Barbarian Way

The Barbarian Way

The Barbarian Way by Erwin Raphael McManus challenges the accepted norms of following Christ and shows men a path filled with adventure, uncertainty and limitless possibilities.

It encourages readers to wholeheartedly love and surrender to God and live out a life of passionate and untamed faith – no matter the cost.

50. MANdentity


MANdentity is a powerful and practical handbook for men seeking healing and transformation.

Adam French draws from his years of counselling and pastoral experience to give guidance on overcoming addiction, anxiety, trauma and anger.

51. Gun Lap

Gun Lap

This book by Robert Wolgemuth urges men (particularly those in their later stages of life) to pay close attention to the strides they have left and run their race with determination and intentionality.

52. Waking The Dead

Waking the Dead

In this book, Eldredge emphasises the fact Christianity is not meant to be a mere religion, but a transformative encounter with God that brings restoration, transformation and freedom.

Waking the Dead offers a compelling invitation to seek a deeper connection with God, discover the path to a fully alive heart, and pursue the abundant life promised by Jesus.

53. The Journals Of Jim Elliot

The Journals of Jim Elliot

This book is a collection of captivating personal journals written by Jim Elliot, a missionary who tragically lost his life while serving the Auca Indians.

Edited by his wife Elisabeth Elliot, the journals offer a glimpse into Jim Elliot’s inner struggles, victories and unwavering faith.

The journals cover a span of years and provide insights into Jim’s quest to understand God’s plan for his life, his missions work, and his love for Elisabeth, who would later become his wife.

The book serves as a testament to Jim Elliot’s courage, determination, and commitment to following God’s calling, even in the face of great sacrifice.

54. The 5 Masculine Instincts

The 5 Masculine Instincts

In The 5 Masculine Instincts: A Guide to Becoming a Better Man, Chase Replogle examines the lives of five biblical figures to explore the instincts of sarcasm, adventure, ambition, reputation and apathy.

This book offers insights on understanding oneself to discover how your instincts can be transformed through faith to help you become a better man.

55. Every Man’s Bible

Every Man's Bible

This list wouldn’t be complete without a solid man’s Bible.

The Every Man’s Bible is a comprehensive study Bible explicitly tailored for men.

With its focus on addressing the unique challenges men encounter, this Bible aims to deepen their relationship with Jesus by providing valuable insights and guidance.

Packed with thousands of notes covering topics like work, sex, competition, integrity, and more, it equips men with the knowledge and wisdom to navigate life’s complexities.

What’s The Christian Book For Men You’ve Read?

Or is there a book that should be on this list but isn’t?

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2 thoughts on “Top 55 Christian Must-Read Books For Men (2023)”

  1. I started a couple of the books during the highlight of Promise Keepers!
    :Wild at Heart, Stand Strong: 365
    Devotionals for Men by Men,
    God’s Calling for Men,
    The Masculine Mandate,
    The Men We Need!


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