The local evangelical book shop has recently started the in-store advertising of recommendations by local pastors. These recommendations to date consist of spiritual self-help books (you know the sort: "5 Steps to Becoming a Victorious Christian" etc) and evangelism books based on decision theology (which teach would-be evangelists to exhort people to "give their hearts to Jesus" or the contemporary equivalent of same). I'm going to try and get a gig doing this and I've already got my first recommendation picked: The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther. Of course, this will be a subversive act. Just as when it was first written (1525), so also now Luther's tract is a direct attack against the sort of theology that is so popular yet soul-destroying in times of spiritual declension, whether it be found emanating from Roman Catholics like Erasmus or Baptists like Billy Graham or the latest of their ilk, who posit something good in man that can respond positively and co-operatively to God's grace.
For the uninitiated, here's a taste:
"I say that man, before he is renewed into the new creation of the Spirit's kingdom, does and endeavours nothing to prepare himself for that new creation and kingdom, and when he is re-created has does and endeavors nothing towards his perseverance in that kingdom; but the Spirit alone works both blessings in us, regenerating us, and preserving us when regenerate, without ourselves..."
Pure spiritual dynamite for blasting away false notions of the spiritual ability of man.