The 4 Best Sermon on the Mount Books for Your Reading List


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

Christ’s Sermon on the Mount is one of the most fundamental teachings in the New Testament, with Jesus delivering the sermon to a large crowd of followers on a hill near the Sea of Galilee. The Sermon on the Mount location is unknown, but it is believed to have taken place near Capernaum. The Sermon on the Mount is recorded in Matthew 5 through 7. The Beatitudes, which open the Sermon on the Mount, are a collection of eight declarations of blessedness spoken by Jesus Christ. During His Sermon, Jesus also talks about fasting and prayer, as well as the importance of living a righteous life.

As one of the most significant teachings in the New Testament, the Sermon on the Mount has been a source of inspiration and guidance for Christians throughout the ages. Its teachings are simple yet profound, and they speak to the deepest needs and desires of the human heart.

Our editors assembled this list of the best Sermon on the Mount Books to consider reading. Perhaps you’re considering learning more about the Sermon on the Mount 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 Sermon on the Mount books with a 4-star or better ranking and a minimum of 500 reviews.

The Gospel

The Best Sermon on the Mount Books

The Life and Times of Jesus

Author/Publisher: Michael J. Ruszala and Wyatt North 

From the publisher: “To write a book about Jesus is a challenging task; to live a life like Jesus’ is more challenging still. Though not primarily a work of theology or of spirituality, this popular history intends to help the words and deeds of Jesus come alive for contemporary readers. In Jesus’ day, he was a polarizing figure; one was either for him or against him. Today, even many who are familiar with the story of Jesus are unmoved.”

Studies in the Sermon on the Mount

Author/Publisher: David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

From the publisher: “With characteristic vigor and emotional vitality Dr. Lloyd-Jones presents a brilliant and detailed exposition of one of the best known but most frequently misunderstood passages of Scripture. The author brought a wealth of devoted study as well as a profound spiritual appreciation to the work of interpreting this greatest address of our delightful experience in meditation.”

Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven

Author/Publisher: Amy-Jill Levine

From the publisher: “In Sermon on the MountDr. Amy-Jill Levine introduces the major topics in the Sermon on the Mount, explains historical and theological contexts, and shows how the words of Jesus echo his Jewish tradition and speak forward to reach hearts and minds today. This book provides a rich and challenging learning experience for the individual reader and also makes a wonderful, six-week group study with the additional Leader Guide, DVD, and 40-day readings.”

Jesus’ Alternative Plan: The Sermon on the Mount

Author/Publisher:  Richard Rohr O.F.M.

From the publisher: “Acclaimed spiritual leader and Franciscan priest Richard Rohr explores the implications of this vision in Jesus’ Alternative Plan. Rohr goes through the teachings of the sermon, explaining the historical and cultural context of each verse and offering guidance for what it means for Christians today. This updated edition of Jesus’ Plan for a New World will inspire Christians desiring a transformative understanding of Jesus’ teachings and seeking the true heart of their faith.”

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