Learning to think reflectively and carefully about Christian faith and life requires a patient and disciplined apprenticeship to those of the past and present who model such thinking. The following list comprises an eclectic collection roughly divided between the devotional (Edwards, Allen), sermonic (McClendon, Rutledge, and Webster), and theological (Barth, Hauerwas, Hunter, Noll, and Tanner). Yet all of these books display hard-edged insight and wisdom in plumbing the mysteries of the faith and confessing that faith before the world. Some of these works are very accessible, others more challenging, but each exemplify sanctified reason in service to the Gospel and the church. They are exercises in discipleship set forth in thought and speech and, in turn, they may serve those who seek to love God with their entire existence—heart, soul, strength, and mind (Luke 10:27).