Books We Recommend

Below you will find a list of recommended books.  We have many of these books in our church library, where you will also find many other titles. 

Theology  

  • T. D. Alexander – From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • D. A. Carson – The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story
  • Wayne Grudem – Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
  • Wayne Grudem – Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith
  • Wayne Grudem – Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know
  • James Hamilton – What is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns
  • Tim Keller – Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
  • J. Gresham Machen – Christianity and Liberalism
  • John MacArthur – Parables
  • J. I. Packer – Knowing God
  • John Piper – The Pleasures of God: Meditation of God’s Delight in Being God
  • John Piper – Future Grace: The Purifying Power of the Promises of God
  • Michael Reeves – Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith
  • Michael Reeves – Rejoicing in Christ
  • Vaughn Roberts – God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible
  • R. C. Sproul – The Holiness of God
  • John R. W. Stott – The Cross of Christ

Bible Study 

  • John Currid and David Barrett – ESV Bible Atlas
  • D. A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo – An Introduction to the New Testament
  • David Helm – One-to-One Bible Reading
  • Tremper Longman III and Raymond B. Dillard – An Introduction to the Old Testament
  • John MacArthur's Commentaries
  • J.A. Motyer and John R.W. Stott – The Bible Speaks Today Series
  • Robert L. Plummer – 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible
  • Ekhard Schnabel – 40 Questions about the End Times
  • Tom Schreiner – 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law
  • Robert H. Stein – Playing by the Rules: A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible
  • Various Authors (The Good Book Company) – God’s Word for You Series

Spiritual Growth/Christian Living 

  • Sam Alberry:  Lifted—Experiencing the Resurrection Life
  • Arthur Bennett (Editor) – The Valley of Vision
  • Jerry Bridges – The Discipline of Grace
  • Jerry Bridges – Pursuit of Holiness
  • Jerry Bridges – Respectable Sins
  • D. A. Carson – For the Love of God (Vols. 1-3)
  • Matt Chandler – To Live is Christ To Die is Gain
  • Matt Chandler – Explicit Gospel
  • Kevin DeYoung – Taking God at His Word
  • Kevin DeYoung – Just Do Something
  • Kevin DeYoung – The Hole in Our Holiness
  • Gary Friesen – Decision Making and the Will of God
  • Michael Horton – Ordinary
  • Michael Horton – The Things of Earth
  • Tim Keller – Counterfeit Gods
  • Tim Keller – Prayer
  • Tim Keller – Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering
  • C.S. Lewis – Mere Christianity
  • C.S. Lewis – The Screwtape Letters
  • C.S. Lewis – The Weight of Glory
  • Kris Lundgaard – The Enemy Within
  • John MacArthur – The Gospel According to the Apostles
  • John MacArthur – Worship; The Ultimate Priority
  • Paul Miller – A Praying Life
  • David Murray – The Happy Christian
  • Matt Papa – Look and Live
  • John Piper – Desiring God
  • John Piper – Finally Alive
  • Joe Rigney – The Things of Earth
  • Paul David Tripp – Sex and Money
  • Thomas Watson – The Godly Man’s Picture
  • Donald S. Whitney – Praying the Bible
  • Donald S. Whitney – Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
  • Jared Wilson – Gospel Wakefulness; Gospel Deeps
  • N. D. Wilson – Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl
  • N. D. Wilson – Death by Living
  • Mike Wittmer – Becoming Worldly Saints

Children

  • John Bunyan – Dangerous Journey (Pilgrim’s Progress)
  • David C. Cook – The Action Bible
  • David R. Helm – The Big Picture Story Bible
  • Susan Hunt – Big Truths for Little Kids
  • Dave and Neta Jackson – Hero Tales Vol. 1-4
  • C.S. Lewis – The Chronicles of Narnia Series
  • Sally Lloyd-Jones – The Jesus Storybook Bible
  • Marty Machowski – The Gospel Story Bible
  • Starr Meade – The Mighty Acts of God 

Parenting 

  • Voddie Baucham – Family Driven Faith
  • Voddie Baucham – Family Shepherds 
  • Starr Meade – Training Hearts, Teaching Minds
  • Marian M. Schoolland – Leading Little Ones to God
  • Tad Thompson – Intentional Parenting
  • Paul David Tripp – Age of Opportunity
  • Tedd Tripp – Shepherding a Child's Heart
  • Tedd and Margy Tripp – Instructing a Child's Heart
  • Bruce A. Ware – Big Truths for Young Hearts
  • Douglas Wilson – Future Men
  • Douglas Wilson – Standing on the Promises

Marriage/Relationships 

  • Bryan Chapell – Each for the Other
  • Tim Chester – Gospel-Centered Marriage
  • Timothy Keller – The Meaning of Marriage
  • Andreas J. Köstenberger – Marriage and the Family
  • C. J. Mahaney – Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God
  • John Piper – This Momentary Marriage
  • John Piper and Wayne Grudem – Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
  • Gary Thomas – Sacred Marriage
  • Paul David Tripp – What Did You Expect?
  • Douglas Wilson – Fidelity
  • Douglas Wilson – Reforming Marriage

Evangelism/Missions

  • Jerram Barrs – Learning Evangelism from Jesus
  • Mark Dever – The Gospel and Personal Evangelism
  • Greg Gilbert – What is the Gospel?
  • John MacArthur – The Gospel According to Jesus
  • Will Metzger – Tell the Truth
  • Randy Newman – Questioning Evangelism
  • J. I. Packer – Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
  • John Piper – Let the Nations Be Glad!
  • J. Mack Stiles – Speaking of Jesus

Apologetics and Worldview

  • Sam Alberry – Is God Anti-Gay?
  • Matthew Lee Anderson – The End of Our Exploring
  • D. A. Carson – How Long, O Lord?
  • D. A. Carson – The Intolerance of Tolerance
  • C. John Collins – Science and Faith—Friends or Foes?
  • John M. Frame – Apologetics to the Glory of God
  • Douglas Groothuis – Christian Apologetics
  • Os Guinness – The Case for Civility
  • Os Guinness – Fit Bodies Fat Minds
  • Os Guinness – The Call
  • Phillip E. Johnson – Darwin on Trial
  • Tim Keller – The Reason for God
  • Scott Klusendorf – The Case for Life
  • Ken Myers – All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes
  • Nancy Pearcey – Total Truth
  • Nancy Pearcey – Saving Leonardo
  • James Sire – The Universe Next Door
  • Lee Strobel – The Case for Christ

The Church

  • Thabiti Anyabwile – What Is a Healthy Church Member?
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Life Together
  • Tim Chester and Steve Timmis – Total Church
  • Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert – When Helping Hurts
  • Mark Dever – Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
  • Mark Dever – The Church
  • Mark Dever and Lee Alexander – Deliberate Church
  • Keving DeYoung and Greg Gilbert – What Is the Mission of the Church?
  • Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck – Why We Love the Church
  • Tim Keller – Center Church; Ministries of Mercy
  • John MacArthur – Ashamed of the Gospel
  • Colin Marshall and Tony Payne – The Trellis and the Vine
  • Benjamin Merkle – 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons
  • Ken Sande – The Peacemaker
  • John R.W. Stott – Living Church
  • Paul David Tripp – Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

Worship

  • D. A. Carson (editor) – Worship by the Book
  • Bob Kauflin – Worship Matters
  • David Peterson – Engaging with God
  • Vaughan Roberts – True Worship

Church History and Biographies

  • Timothy George – Faithful Witness:The Life and Mission of William Carey
  • Jonathan Hill – What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us?
  • S. M. Houghton – Sketches from Church History
  • Eric Metaxas – Amazing Grace
  • Eric Metaxas – Bonhoeffer
  • Eric Metaxas – Seven Men
  • Eric Metaxas – Seven Women
  • Stephen J. Nichols – Pages From Church History
  • Stephen J. Nichols – The Reformation
  • Mark Noll – Turning Points
  • J. I. Packer – A Quest for Godliness
  • John Piper – The Swans Are Not Silent series
  • Alvin Schmidt – How Christianity Changed the World
  • Rodney Stark – How the West Was Won; The Triumph of Christianity; For the Glory of God
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