The 6 Best Beatitudes Books to Add to Your Reading List


Lord’s Library editors assembled this list of the best Beatitudes Books to add to your reading list.

The Beatitudes are a collection of eight declarations of blessedness spoken by Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount during the Gospel of Matthew. Each of the Beatitudes is aimed at different circumstances of life and how different types of Christians are blessed through faith.

The Beatitudes can be found in Matthew 5:3-12: “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

Our editors assembled this list of the best Beatitudes Books to consider reading. Perhaps you’re considering learning more about the Beatitudes and want to enhance your Bible study on the topic, or you want to share some literature with someone close to you who might benefit. In either case, the titles below represent the most popular available for purchase on the web.

Note: We only included the best Beatitudes books with a 4-star or better ranking and a minimum of 150 reviews.

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The Best Beatitudes Books

The Cross and the Beatitudes

Author/Publisher: Fulton J. Sheen

From the publisher: The Cross and the Beatitudes (1937) is a short volume by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Priest, philosopher, theologian, and educator, the Archbishop worked tirelessly to spread the word of Jesus Christ and to help those looking for clarity and inner peace in their lives and souls.”

The Eight Doors of the Kingdom

Author/Publisher: Jacques Philippe

From the publisher: “Fr. Jacques shares with us a profound clarity to the full scope of meaning behind Christ’s eight beatitudes, and in turn, outlines for us a way in which we can live them in our daily lives. We learn how each beatitude gives insight into how we can situate ourselves in an honest and fulfilling relationship with God, with oneself, and with others, and how to confront head-on the difficult realities of life.”

The Beatitudes

Author/Publisher: Charles Spurgeon 

From the publisher: “Some of the most comforting words a Christian could possibly hear from God are, “I want to bless you.” In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ told us that we can come to Him as we are—in need, mourning, oppressed, or hungering—and He will bless us. God has an excellent benefits package for His children. Discover the way to receive the rich treasures God wants you to have!”

The Beatitudes

Author/Publisher: Arthur W. Pink

From the publisher: “Christ’s first preaching seems to have been summarized in one short but crucial sentence. It is not appropriate in a brief study such as this to discuss that most interesting topic, the Kingdom of heaven—what it is and what the various periods of its development are—but these Beatitudes teach us much about those who belong to that Kingdom, and upon whom Christ pronounced its highest forms of benediction.”

The Beatitudes: Developing Spiritual Character

Author/Publisher: John Stott

From the publisher: “The beatitudes reveal to us eight qualities that bring God’s blessing: meekness and mercy, poorness in spirit and purity of heart, mourning and hunger, peacemaking and persecution. In this newly updated Bible study guide you can explore Scripture under his guidance, enhancing your own in-depth study with insights gained from his years of immersion in God’s Word.”

Set Apart: A 6-Week Study of the Beatitudes

Author/Publisher: Jennifer Kennedy Dean

From the publisher: “In this six-week Bible study through the Beatitudes, author Jennifer Kennedy Dean examines the promise of blessedness in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. Unlike a circumstance-driven emotion, such as happiness, blessedness is eternal and grounded in the reality of Christ in you. An accompanying DVD and online resources are available to enhance the study experience.”

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