Recommended Books

 This list of books is intended to assist you in growing in your life as a disciple of Christ.  We do not covet the growth of knowledge alone, but for all to grow in their humility and in faith to look to Christ Alone as their Savior and Lord. 

"...Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies. If anyone supposes that he knows anything,

he has not yet known as he ought to know; but if anyone loves God,

 he is known by Him." (NASB, 1 Corinthians 8:1c-3).

 

Apologetics

  • Expository Apologetics: Answering objections with the power of the Word. - Voddie Baucham Jr.

  • Evidence that Demands a Verdict: Life changing truth for a Skeptical World - Josh & Sean McDowell

  • The Case for Christ: A Journalist's personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus - Lee Strobel

  • More than a Carpenter - Josh McDowell

Attributes of God

  • The Attributes of God - A.W. Pink

  • The Holiness of God - R.C. Sproul

  • The Pleasures of God - John Piper

  • The Knowledge of The Holy - A.W. Tozer

Bible

  • NASB

  • ESV

  • CSB

  • ESV Study Bible

  • Zondervan Study Bible

  • MacArthur Study Bible

  • Gospel Transformation Study Bible

Bible Interpretation

  • Basic Bible Interpretation: A Practical Guide to Discovering Biblical Truth - Roy B. Zuck

  • Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is knowable, necessary, and enough, and what that means for you and me. - Kevin Deyoung

  • The Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers - Abner Chou

  • Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical exegesis for preaching and teaching. - Walter C. Kiaser

  • Understanding and Applying the Bible - Robert McQuilkin

Bible Reference

  • A Harmony of the Gospels - R. Thomas, S. Gundry

  • The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary

  • The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

  • The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament - Walton, John H., Victor H. Matthews, et al.

  • The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament - Keener, Craig S.

  • A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament - Brown, Francis, Samuel R. Driver, and Charles A Briggs

  • An Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words - Vine, W. E., Merrill F. Unger, and William White

Biography

  • 21 Servants of Sovereign Joy: Faithful, Flawed, and Fruitful - John Piper

  • Here I Stand: A life of Martin Luther - Roland H. Bainton

  • Johnathan Edwards: A New Biography - Ian H. Murray

  • George Whitfield - Arnold Dalimore

  • Foxe's Book of Martyrs - John Foxe

  • Long Line of Godly Men (Book Series) - Stephen J. Lawson

  • Wesley and Men who Followed - Ian H. Murray

  • The Forgotten Spurgeon - Ian H. Murray

Children

  • Preschool

    • The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible - ​Jared Kennedy & Trish Mahoney

    • The Biggest Story ABC - Kevin DeYoung

  • Grade School

    • ​The Biggest Story: How the snake crusher brings us back to the garden - Kevin Deyoung

    • The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments - Marty Machowski

    • The Ology: Ancient truths, ever new - Marty Machowski & Andy McGuire

    • Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

Confessions / Catechisms

  • 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

  • The Baptist Faith and Message - 2000

  • The New City Catechism - Kathy Keller

  • The Apostles' Creed: Discovering authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits - R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Christian Classics

  • Confessions - Augustine

  • City of God - Augustine

  • Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan

  • Institutes of the Christian Religion - John Calvin

  • Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis

  • The Weight of Glory - C. S. Lewis

Creation / Science

  • Creation Q&A: Answers to 32 Big Questions about the Bible and Evolution - Institute for Creation Research

  • Theistic Evolution: A Scientific Philosophical, and Theological Critique - J.P Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer, et al

  • The Battle for the Beginning - John MacArthur

  • The Genesis Record - Henry M. Morris

  • Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive origin of animal life and the case for Intelligent Design - Stephen C. Myer

  • The Lie: Evolution - Ken Ham

  • Pocket Guide to Astronomy - Answers in Genesis

  • https://www.icr.org

  • https://answersingenesis.org/

Discipleship

  • Partners 1on1 Discipleship - Mike Farbarez

  • The Master Plan of Evangelism - Robert E. Coleman

  • Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus - Mark Dever

Devotionals

  • New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional - Paul David Tripp

  • Morning and Evening - Charles H. Spurgeon

  • The Valley of Vision: A collection of Puritan prayers and devotions - Arthur Bennett

Ecclesiology (Church)

  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church - Mark Dever

  • Biblical Eldership: An urgent call to restore biblical church leadership - Alexander Strauch

  • Church Membership - Jonathan Leeman

Evangelism

  • Evangelism - J. Mack Stiles

  • Tell Someone - Greg Laurie

Ethics

  • Christian Ethics - Norman L. Geisler

Gospel

  • The Gospel According to Jesus: What is authentic faith? - John MacArthur

  • The Gospel According to God: Rediscovering the most knowable chapter in the old testament - John MacArthur

  • God is the Gospel: Meditations on God’s love as the gift of himself - John Piper

  • A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to see the glories of God’s love - Milton Vincent

History

  • Long Before Luther: Tracing the heart of the gospel from Christ to the Reformation - Nathan Busenitz

  • 2,000 Years of Christ's Power (4 volume Set) - Nick Needham

  • Christianity Through the Centuries: A History of the Christian Church - Earle R. Cairns

Homosexuality / Same Sex Attraction

  • Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: The surprising plausibility of the celibate life - Ed Shaw

  • Is God anti-gay?: And other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction - Sam Allberry

Hymnals

  • Hymns of Grace - The Master's Seminary Press

  • The Baptist Hymnal

Marriage

  • The Excellent Wife: A Biblical perspective - Martha Peace

  • The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical perspective - Stuart Scott

  • Strengthening Your Marriage - Wayne A. Mack

  • What did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage - Paul David Tripp

  • When Sinners Say "I Do": Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage - Dave Harvey

  • Preparing for Marriage God's Way: A Step-by-step guide for Marriage success Before and after the Wedding - Wayne A. Mack

Manhood and Womanhood

  • Family Shepherds: Calling and equipping men to lead their homes - Voddie Baucham Jr.

  • Thoughts for Young Men - J.C. Ryle

  • Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - John Piper

  • Men and Women: Equal yet Different - Alexander Strauch

  • Disciplines of a Godly Man - R. Kent Hughes

  • Disciplines of a Godly Woman - Barbara Hughes

Parenting

  • Family Driven Faith: Doing what it takes to raise sons and daughters who walk with God - Voddie Baucham Jr.

  • Your Child’s Profession of Faith - Dennis Gundersen

  • Family Worship: In the Bible, in history, and in your home - Donald S. Whitney

  • When Good Kids Make Bad Choices: Help and Hope for Hurting Parents - Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jim Newheiser

  • Parenting: 14 Gospel principles that can radically change your family - Paul David Tripp

  • Tying Their Shoes: A Christ-centered approach to preparing for parenting - Rob & Stephanie Green

  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart - Tedd Tripp

  • Raising Men not Boys - Mike Fabarez

  • Don't Make me Count to Three - Ginger Hubbard

Politics

  • The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton

  • A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians in the Higher and Middle Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. - William Wilberforce

  • The Religious Beliefs of America's Founders: Reason, Revelation, and Revolution - Gregg L. Frazer

Prayer

  • A Call to Prayer - J.C. Ryle

  • Praying The Bible - Donald S. Whitney

  • Transforming Prayer: How everything changes when you seek God’s face - Daniel Henderson

  • The Valley of Vision: A collection of Puritan prayers and devotions - Arthur Bennett

  • Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation - D.A. Carson

Preaching

  • The Supremacy of God in Preaching - John Piper

  • Preaching & Preachers - Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • Lectures to My Students - Charles H. Spurgeon

  • Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon - Bryan Chapel

  • The Reformed Pastor - Richard Baxter

Providence

  • The Sovereignty of God - A.W. Pink

  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God - J.I. Packer

  • Chosen by God - R. C. Sproul

Sin and Repentance

  • Spectacular Sins: and their global purpose in the Glory of Christ - John Piper

  • The Doctrine of Repentance - Thomas Watson

  • Passions of The Heart: Biblical counsel for stubborn sexual sins. - John D. Street

Suffering / Grief

  • Good Grief: A companion for every loss - Granger E. Westberg

  • Suffering: Gospel hope when life doesn’t make sense - Paul David Tripp

Technology

  • The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place - Andy Couch

  • 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You - Tony Reinke

Theology

  • Systematic Theology - Wayne Grudem

  • What is Reformed Theology: Understanding the Basics - R.C. Sproul

  • The Death of Death in the Death of Christ - John Owen

  • The Heart of Christ - Thomas Goodwin

  • The Whole Christ - Sinclair B. Ferguson

Trinity

  • The Forgotten Trinity: Recovering the heart of Christian belief - James White

  • On The Trinity - Augustine

Worship

  • Strange Fire: The danger of offending the Holy Spirit with counterfeit worship - John MacArthur

  • Charismatic Chaos - John MacArthur

  • Let The Children Worship - Jason Helopoulos

  

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