Recommended Reading

Christians should be readers. Reading good Christian books helps shape the mind so that you view all of life from a godly perspective. Believers who read biographies see that they are not the first to encounter trouble in this life. Believers who read church history see how God has been faithful to his people throughout time. Believers who read theology see how doctrine applies to life.

We recommend these books as a means of growing in grace and growing in love for the giver of all good gifts.


John Blanchard, Ultimate Questions

John MacArthur, The Gospel According to Jesus

Josh Mcdowell, Evidence for the Resurrection

Matthias Media, Two Ways to Live (Bible Study)

John Stott, Basic Christianity

Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ


God, The ESV Study Bible, Good News Publishers

God, The Reformation Study Bible, Ligonier Ministries

Fee & Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth

Howard Hendricks, Living By the Book

IVP New Bible Dictionary


Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle

Jerry Bridges, Respectable Sins

Jerry Bridges, The Discipline of Grace

Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress in Modern English

D. A. Carson, How Long, O Lord?

Jonathan Edwards, Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

Jim Elliff, Led by the Spirit

Wayne Grudem, Business for the Glory of God

Bill Hybels, Too Busy Not to Pray

Philip Jensen & Tony Payne, Guidance & the Voice of God

Douglas Kelly, If God Already Knows, Why Pray?

Kris Lundgaard, The Enemy Within

C. J. Mahaney, Humility

C. J. Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life

John Piper, Desiring God

John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

David Powlison, Seeing with New Eyes

J. C. Ryle, Holiness

Ted Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand

Ed Welch, When People are Big and God is Small

Don Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life


Thabiti Anyabwile, What is a Healthy Church Member

Jay Adams, Handbook of Church Discipline

D.A. Carson, Worship by the Book

John Dagg, Manual of Church Order

Mark Dever, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

Mark Dever, The Deliberate Church

Terry Johnson, Reformed Worship

Iain Murray, The Invitation System

John Piper, Brothers: We Are Not Professionals

Phil Ryken, Give Praise to God

Alexander Strauch, Biblical Eldership

Alexander Strauch, The New Testament Deacon

Greg Wills, Democratic Religion


Courtney Anderson, To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson

Roland Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

John Bunyan, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Arnold Dallimore, George Whitefield (2 Volumes)

John Foxe, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

George Muller, Autobiography of George Mueller

Iain Murray, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (2 volumes)

Iain Murray, Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography

John Piper, The Hidden Smile of God

John Piper, Legacy of Sovereign Joy

John Piper, Roots of Endurance

J. C. Ryle, Five English Reformers

Charles Spurgeon, C.H. Spurgeon, Autobiography (2 volumes)

Warren Wiersbe, 50 People Every Christian Should Know


Christopher Catherwood, Crash Course on Church History

Tim Dowley, Introduction to the History of Christianity

Timothy George & David Dockery-Ed., Theologians of the Baptist Tradition

Iain Murray, Evangelicalism Divided

Iain Murray, Revival & Revivalism

Tom Nettles, Teaching Truth, Training Hearts


Arthur Bennett, Valley of Vision

William Gadsby, Gadsby's Hymns

John Piper, Taste and See

Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening


Mark Dever, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism

Will Metzger, Tell the Truth

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

Mack Stiles, Speaking of Jesus


Sinclair Ferguson, The Big Book of Questions and Answers

Sinclair Ferguson, The Big Book of Questions and Answers about Jesus

David Helm, The Big Picture Story Bible

John Leuzarder, The Gospel for Children

Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Storybook Bible

Marian Schoolland, Leading Little Ones to God

Libby Weed, Read and Grow Picture Bible


Brian Chappell, Each for the Other

Wayne Mack, Sweethearts for a Lifetime

John Murray, Divorce

Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace

Douglas Wilson, Reforming Marriage


Wayne Gundersen, Your Child’s Profession of Faith

Ginger Plowman, Don't Make Me Count to Three

Mack Stiles, 17 Things My Kids Taught Me About God

Ted Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart

John Younts, Everyday Talk


Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion

Sinclair Ferguson, The Christian Life

Graeme Goldsworthy, According to Plan

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Peter Jeffrey, Bitesize Theology

Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will

Fred Malone, The Baptism of Believers Alone

John Murray, Redemption Accomplished & Applied

Schreiner/Ware, Still Sovereign

J. I. Packer, Knowing God

David Wells, God in the Wasteland

David Wells, Losing Our Virtue

David Wells, No Place For Truth


Mark Chanski, Manly Dominion

Mark Chanski, Womanly Dominion

John Crotts, Mighty Men

Lig Duncan & Susan Hunt, Women's Ministry in the Local Church

Wayne Grudem & John Piper, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Elizabeth Elliott, Passion and Purity

Fitzpatrick/Cornish, Women Helping Women

Carolyn Mahaney, Feminine Appeal

Martha Peace, Excellent Wife

Elizabeth Prentiss, Stepping Heavenward

Stuart Scott, The Exemplary Husband