RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Apologetics

  • Christ Among Other Gods- Erwin Lutzer
  • Kingdom of the Cults- Walter Martin
  • Mere Christianity- C.S. Lewis

Biography

  • A severe Mercy- Sheldon Van Auken
  • Calvery Road- Roy Hessian
  • George Whitefield- Arnold Dallimore
 

BIBLES

English Standard Version

ESV Study Bible

ESV Gospel Transformation Bible

ESV Reformation Study Bible

Holman Standard Version

New American Standard Bible

 

HOW TO READ THE BIBLE

How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

How to Study the Bible, John MacArthur

Knowing Scripture, R.C. Sproul

 

THE BIG PICTURE OF THE BIBLE

God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible, Vaughn Roberts

According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, Graeme Goldsworthy

The God Who is There, D.A. Carson

The Unfolding Mystery, Edmund Clowney

Far as the Curse is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption, Michael Williams 

 

APOLOGETICS

Christ Among Other Gods: A defense of Christ in an age of Tolerance, Erwin Lutzer            

Kingdom of the Cults, Walter Martin
Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis       

 

NEW TESTAMENT

The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept, Mark Dever

The Message of the New Testament, F.F. Bruce

The Story of the New Testament, John Stott, Stephen Motyer

An Introduction to the New Testament, D.A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson

The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, F.F. Bruce

 

OLD TESTAMENT

The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made, Mark Dever

Epic of Eden, Sandra Richter

Roots: Let the Old Testament Speak, Alec Motyer

The Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable and Relevant?, Walter Kaiser

 

THEOLOGY

Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem

Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof

A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith, Robert Raymond

Foundations of the Christian Faith, James Boice

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, Wayne Grudem

Knowing God, J.I. Packer

Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs, J.I. Packer

Basic Christianity, John Stott

Dug Down Deep, Joshua Harris

 

DOCTRINE

Almighty Over All, R. C. Sproul, Jr            
Basic Christianity, John Stott                    

Beyond Easy Believism, Gary Collins                       

Chosen by God, R. C. Sproul                     
Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God?,
Keith A. Mathison
Essentials of the Christian Faith,
R. C. Sproul            
Evangelical Truth,            
John Stott                    
Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification,
R. C. Sproul                      
Faith Works: the Gospel According to the Apostles,
John MacArthur                  
Future Grace,
John Piper             
Going Under: Discussions on Baptism, Jim Elliff          

Grace Unknown, R. C. Sproul                   
Knowing Christianity,
J. I. Packer                
Lordship: What does it mean?, Alan Day                  

Mission Accomplished, Michael Horton        
Our Sufficiency in Christ,
John MacArthur               
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace,
Michael Horton   
Renewing Your Mind,
R. C. Sproul             
The Attributes of God,
A. W. Pink  
The Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther       

The Character of God, R. C. Sproul            

The Doctrines That Divide, Erwin Lutzer                 

The Glory of God’s Grace, James M. Boice  
The God Who is There,
Francis Schaeffer   
The Holiness of God, R. C. Sproul              
The Holy Spirit,
Billy Graham                  

The Law of Perfect Freedom, Michael Horton                       

The Love of God, John MacArthur

The Serpent of Paradise, Erwin Lutzer         

The Sovereignty of God, A. W. Pink 

 

EXPLORING CHRISTIANITY

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, Timothy Keller

Christianity Explored, Rico Tice, Barry Cooper

Basic Christianity, John Stott

Why I Am a Christian, John Stott

Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

Every Thought Captive, Richard Pratt

The Battle Belongs to the Lord, K. Scott Oliphint

 

EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS

Let the Nations be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions, John Piper

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer

Tell the Truth, Will Metzger

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Mark Dever

Out of the Salt Shaker and Into the World, Rebecca Pippert

Evangelism as a Lifestyle, Jim Peterson                    

Hell’s Best Kept Secret, Ray Comfort                      

Share Jesus without Fear, Bill Fay                            

Wasted Faith, Jim Elliff               

Through Gates of Splendor, Elizabeth Elliot

 

THE GOSPEL AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

The Gospel for Real Life: Turn to the Liberating Power of the Cross… Every Day, Jerry Bridges

Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love, Jerry Bridges

Disciplines of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges

God is the Gospel: Meditations on God’s Love as the Gift of Himself, John Piper

The Cross of Christ, John Stott

Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, Timothy Keller

Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters, Timothy Keller

Gospel in Life, Timothy Keller

The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing, C.J. Mahaney

The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel, James Boice, Philip Ryken

The Gospel According to the Apostles, John MacArthur

 

LIVING THE BASICS

Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, John Piper   
God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the vision of Jonathan Edwards,
John Piper     
In the Face of God,
Michael Horton                       
Keeping off the Casualty List,
Leroy Eims     

Knowing God, J. I. Packer             
Led by the Spirit: How the Holy Spirit guides the believer, Jim Elliff         

Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan    

Pleasing God: Discovering the meaning and importance of Sanctification, R. C. Sproul             
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Don Whitney         

The Cost of Discipleship, Deitrich Bonhoeffer          

The Enemy Within: Straight talk about the power and defeat of sin, Kris Lundgaard           
The Practice of Godliness, Jerry Bridges        

The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges                      

Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health, Don Whitney

 

MAKING DISCIPLES

Disciples are Made, Not Born, William Henrichson   

The Lost Art of Disciple-Making, Leroy Eims                      

Personal Disciplemaking, Christopher Adsit  

 

DEVOTIONAL OR “QUIET TIME” BOOK

A Godward Life, John Piper        

Absolute Surrender, Andrew Murray          

The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer       

The Pursuit of God            , A. W. Tozer    

The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God’s delight in being God, John Piper                      

How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?, Don Whitney              

Simplify Your Spiritual Life , Don Whitney

Spiritual Disciplines within the Church            , Don Whitney

 

CHURCH HISTORY

One Year Book of Christian History, Michael & Sharen Ruston  

Sketches from Church History, S.M. Houghton                     

Church History in Plain Language, Bruce L. Shelley

The Story of our Nation’s Heritage, John Hudson Tiner        

 

BIOGRAPHY

A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Van Auken – about C. S. Lewis

Calvary Road, Roy Hessian                      

George Whitefield, Arnold Dallimore

Here I Stand: a life of Martin Luther, Roland Bainton           

Jonathan Edwards: A Life, George M. Marsden      
Shadow of the Almighty: the life and testament of Jim Elliot, Elizabeth Elliot          

Surprised by Joy: the shape of my early life, C. S. Lewis  

Susannah Wesley: her remarkable life, Ray Comfort & Trish Ramos                                                                

The Hidden Smile of God, John Piper

The Legacy of Sovereign Joy,             John Piper
The Roots of Endurance
, John Piper

Through Gates of Splendor, Elizabeth Elliot

 

CURRENT ISSUES

101 Frequently Asked Questions about Homosexuality, Mike Haley

A Tale of Three Kings, Gene Edwards

Christianity in Crisis, Hank Hannegraff      
Counterfeit Revival,
Hank Hannegraff         
Kingdoms in Conflict, Chuck Colson                       

God and Government, Chuck Colson         

How Now Shall We Live?, Chuck Colson  

How to be a Christian in a Brave New World, Joni E. Tada & Nigel Cameron  

On Two Wings, Michael Novak

ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments, Randy Alcorn                     

Reckless Faith, John MacArthur               
Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood,
John Piper & Wayne Grudem      

Standing on the Rock, James M. Boice                    
The Body, Chuck Colson            

The Coming Evangelical Crisis, Michael Horton, ed   
The Compromising Church,
John Armstrong, ed.      

The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis 

The Truth War, John MacArthur             

The Vanishing Conscience, John MacArthur 

Total Truth, Nancy Pearcy

When Choice Becomes God, F. LaGard Smith

When God Moves, John Armstrong                       

When Is It Right to Die Joni Eareckson Tada

Who are You to Judge? Erwin W. Lutzer

 

CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel, Edward T. Welch

CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet, Michael Emlet

How People Change, Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change, Paul Tripp

People Pleasing: How Not to be an Approval Junkie, Lou Priolo

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, Timothy Lane, Paul Tripp

Resolving Everyday Conflict, Ken Sande

Speaking the Truth in Love, David Powlison

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, Ken Sande

Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help for a Common Problem, Robert Jones

War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles, Paul Tripp

 

SUFFERING

A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis

If God is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil, Randy Alcorn

Is God Really in Control?: Trusting God in a World of Hurt, Jerry Bridges

Spiritual Depression, D. Martin Lloyd-Jones

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, John Piper, Justin Taylor

The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis

Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts, Jerry Bridges

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, Timothy Keller

When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty, Joni Eareckson Tada

 

MARRIAGE

Each for the Other: Marriage as It’s Meant to Be, Bryan Chapell

Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs, Emerson Eggerichs

Men and Women, Equal yet Different: A Brief Study of the Biblical Passages on Gender, Alexander Strauch

Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage in the Bible, Jay Adams                    

Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?, Gary Thomas

The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective, Stuart Scott

The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective, Martha Peace

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, Timothy Keller

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence, John Piper

Treasuring God in our Traditions, Noel Piper

What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage, Paul Tripp

What Wives wish their Husbands knew About Women, James Dobson

When Sinners say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage, Dave Harvey

 

WOMEN

Attitudes of a Transformed Heart, Martha Peace

Becoming a Titus 2 Woman, Martha Peace

Comforts from the Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time, Elyse Fitzpatrick

Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the love of Christ, Elyse Fitzpatrick 

Hearing Jesus Speak Into your Sorrow, Nancy Guthrie

Lies Women Believe, Nancy Leigh Demoss

 

MEN

Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes

Lost in the Middle: Midlife and the Grace of God, Paul Tripp

Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, John Piper, Wayne Grudem

Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is), Joshua Harris

 

PARENTING

A Gift from God, Larry Mercer    

Age of Opportunity, Paul Tripp

Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God, Bruce Ware

Don’t Make me Count to Three: A Mom’s Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline, Ginger Plowman

Give them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus, Elyse FItzpatrick

How to Really Love Your Child, Ross Campbell       

How to Really Love Your Teenager, Ross Campbell   

Instructing a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp

Peacemaking for Families, Ken Sande

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp

Successful Christian Parenting: Raising Your Child with Care, Compassion and Common Sense, John MacArthur

 

CHILDREN

Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers Series, Joey Allen

Long Story Short: Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, Marty Machowski

Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God, Marty Machowski

The Big Picture Story Bible, David Helm and Gail Schoonmaker

The Jesus Story Book Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name, Sally Lloyd-Jones

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, Sally Lloyd-Jones

 

VOCATION 

Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business, Wayne Grudem

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work, Timothy Keller

God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life, Gene Edward Veith

The Gospel at Work, Sebastian Traeger, Greg Gilbert

What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way you Get Things Done, Matthew Perman

 

DISCOVERING GOD’S WILL

Decision Making and the Will of God: A Biblical Alternative to the Original View, Gary Friesen

Discovering God’s Will, Sinclair Ferguson

Just Do Something, Kevin DeYoung

Step by Step: Divine Guidance for Ordinary Christians, James Petty

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, Os Guiness

 

PRAYER

A Praying Life: Connecting With God in A Distracting World, Paul Miller

A Simple Way to Pray, Martin Luther

Pray with Your Eyes Open, Richard Pratt

Prayer, O. Hallesby                    

Praying Backwards, Bryan Chapell

The Power of Prayer, R. A. Torrey              

 

SPIRITUAL CLASSICS

A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer, John Piper

Body of Divinity, Thomas Watson

Confessions, St. Augustine

Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, John Piper

Life Together, Dietrich Bonheoffer

On Knowing Christ, Jonathan Edwards

Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis

The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis

The Life of God in the Soul of Man, Henry Scougal

The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

The Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter

The Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards

The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, Arthur Bennett

Words to Winners of Souls, Horatius Bonar