Recommended Reading

Our pastoral staff has compiled a wonderful collection to help you grow and mature in your faith. The various categories make it easy for you to find a book on a particular topic.

  • Biblical Studies

    How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth | Gordon Fee

    According to Plan | Graeme Goldsworthy

    Introduction to the Old Testament | Longman and Dillard

    Introduction to the New Testament | Carson and Moo

    Exegetical Fallacies | D.A. Carson

    Dispensationalism Today | Charles Ryrie

  • Theology

    Christian Beliefs | Elliot and Wayne Grudem

    Christian Theology | Millard Erickson

    Bible Doctrine | Wayne Grudem

    Salvation Belongs to the Lord | John Frame

    A Theology for the Church | ed, Daniel Akin

    Systematic Theology | Wayne Grudem

    System Theology | Lewis Sperry Chafer

    Reflections of  Disenchanted Calvinist | Ronnie W. Rogers

    Basic Theology | Charles C. Ryrie

  • Church History

    Turning Points | Mark Noll

    How Should We Then Live | Francis Schaeffer

    Church History in Plain Language | Bruce Shelley

    Eerdman's Handbook to the History of the Christian Church

    A History of Christianity | Kenneth Scott Latourette

  • Apologetics

    I'm Glad You Asked | Ken Boa and Larry Moody

    Apologetics to the Glory of God | John Frame

    Mere Christianity | C.S. Lewis

    Unshakable Foundations | Norm Geisler and Peter Boccino

    Encyclopedia of Apologetics | Norm Geisler

  • Philosophy

    The Consequence of Ideas | R.C. Sproul

    Life's Ultimate Questions | Ron Nash

    Scaling the Secular City | J/P/ Moreland

    Introduction to Philosophy | Norman Geisler and Paul Feinberg

    Foundations of a Christian Worldview | J.P. Moreland and William L. Craig

  • Worldview

    The Universe Next Door | James Sire

    Thinking Biblically | John MacArthur

    Worldviews in Conflict | Ron Nash

    Revolutions in Worldview | Andrew Hoffecker

    The Death of Man as Man | Ronnie W. Rogers

  • Evangelism and Missions

    The Gospel and Personal Evangelism | Mark Dever

    The Art of Personal Evangelism | Will McRaney Jr

    Bringing Your Faith to Work | Norm Geisler and Randy Douglas

    From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya | Ruth Tucker

    Let the Nations Be Glad | John Piper

    Operation World | Patrick Johnstone

  • Family/Relationships

    Sacred Marriage | Gary Thomas

    Shepherding a Child's Heart | Ted Tripp

    Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood | Wayne Grudem

    What the Bible Says About Parenting | John MacArthur

    God, Marriage, and Family | Andreas Kostenberger

    Love and Respect | Emerson Eggerichs

    When Sinners say "I Do" | Dave Harvey

  • Baptist Identity

    The Baptist Way | Stan Norman

    Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches | ed. Duessing, White, Yarnell

    The Baptist Reformation | Jerry Sutton

    Theologians of the Baptist Tradition | ed. Dockery and George

  • The Church

    Stop Dating the Church | Josh Harris

    Nine Marks of a Healthy Church | Mark Dever

    Spiritual Disciplines within the Church | Donald Whitney

    The Master's Plan for the Church | John MacArthur

    Biblical Eldership | Alexander Strauch

    Undermining the Gospel | Ronnie W. Rogers

  • Devotional/Spiritual Life

    Don't Waste Your Life | John Piper

    Humility | C.J. Mahaney

    Knowing God | J.I. Packer

    Pursuit of God | A.W. Tozier

    Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health | Don Whitney

    Valley of Vision, a collection of Puritan Prayers

    Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life | Don Whitney

  • Old Testament/New Testament Studies

    Introduction to Old Testament Theology | John Sailhamer

    The Message of the Old Testament | Mark Dever

    Introduction to New Testament Theology | Henry Theissen

    Making Sense of the New Testament | Craig Blomberg

    New Testament Theology | Tom Schreiner

    Paul and Hi Letters | John Polhill

    Dictionary of the Bible | Walter Elwell

  • Hermeneutics

    A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible | Robert Stein

    Living by the Book | Howard Hendricks

    Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics | Graeme Goldsworthy

    Rightly Divided, Readings in Hermeneutics | ed. Roy Zuck'

    Hermeneutics, Authority and Canon | D.A. Carson and John Woodbridge

  • Systematic Theology

    Basic Theology | Charles Ryrie

    Institutes of the Christian Religion | John Calvin

    Lectures in Systematic Theology | Henry Thiessen

    Systematic Theology (4 volume set) | Norm Geisler

    Christian Theology | Millard Erickson

    Chafer Systematic Theology (8 volume set) | Lewis Sperry Chafer

  • Doctrine of the Bible

    Christianity and Liberalism | J. Gresham Machen

    Doctrine of the Bible | David Dockery

    General Introduction to the Bible | Norm Geisler

    God, Revelation and Authority (6 volume set) | Carl Henry

    Inerrancy | Norm Geisler

    Knowing Scripture | R.C. Sproul

    The Inspiration of Authority of the Bible | B.B. Warfield

    Why I Believe the Bible | John Mac Arthur

  • Doctrine of God

    The Knowledge of the Holy | A.W. Tozer

    No One Like Him | John Feinberg

    Our Awesome God | John MacArthur

    The Doctrine of God | John Frame

    The Existence and Attributes of God | Stephen Charnock

    The Forgotten Trinity | James White

    Understanding the Trinity | Alister McGrath

  • Doctrine of Man and Sin

    Overcoming Sin and Temptation | John Owen

    The Bondage of the Will | Martin Luther

    The Christian View of Man | J. Gresham Machen

    The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness | John MacArthur

  • Christology

    On the Incarnation | Athanasius

    The Battle for the Resurrection | Norman Geisler

    The Cross of Christ | John Stott

    The Glory of Christ | John Owen

    The Resurrection of Jesus Christ | N.T. Wright

    The Virgin Birth of Christ | J. Gresham Machen

  • Doctrine of Salvation

    How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian? | Don Whitney

    Justification and the New Perspective on Paul | Guy Walters

    Our Sufficiency in Christ | John MacArthur

    The Cross-Centered Life | C.J. Mahaney

    The Gospel According to Jesus | John MacArthur

    The Great Exchange | Jerry Bridges

    Reflections of a Disenchanted Calvinist | Ronnie W. Rogers

  • Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

    Baptism, Filling, and Gifts of the Holy Spirit | W.A. Criswell

    God's Indwelling Presence | James Hamilton

    Showing the Spirit | D.A. Carson

    Spirit Life | Jerry Vines

    The Holy Spirit | Robert Gromacki

  • Ecclesiology (Doctrine of the Church)

    Ashamed of the Gospel | John MacArthur

    Believers Baptism | Tom Schreiner and Shawn Wright

    Elders and Congregational Life | Phil Newton

    Fresh Wind Fresh Fire | Jim Cymbala

    Membership Matters | Chuck Lawless

    Polity | Mark Dever

    Prophetic Untimliness | Os Guinness

    Surprising Insights from the Unchurched | Thom Rainer

    The Deliberate Church | Mark Dever

    Dining with the Devil | Os Guinness

    Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry | John MacArthur

  • Eschatology

    The Coming Prince | Sir Robert Anderson

    The Second Coming | John MacArthur

    Things to Come | Dwight Pentecost

    Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond | ed. Gundry and Bock

  • Church History

    Baker History of the Church (5 volumes) Woodbridge and Wright

    Christianity's Dangerous Idea | Alister McGrath

    Creeds of Christendom (3 volumes) Philip Schaff

    Getting to Know the Church Fathers | Brian Litfin

    Heresies | Harold Brown

    Surprising Word of God | Jonathan Edwards

    The History of the Christian Church (8 volumes) | Philip Schaff

    The Light and the Glory | Peter Marshall

    The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History |Curtis, Lang and Peterson

    The rise of Evangelicalism | Mark Noll

    Two Kingdoms |Clouse, Pierard and Yamauchi

    Eerdman's Handbook to the History of Christianity | ed. Tim Dowley

  • Baptist Distinctives

    A Hill on Which to Die | Paul Pressler

    Baptist Faith and Message 2000 | Blount and Wooddell

    Baptists and the Bible | Bush and Nettles

    The Anabaptist Story | William Estep

    The Baptists (3 volumes) | Tom Nettles

    Why I'm a Baptist | Nettles and Moore

  • Ministry and Preaching

    Biblical Preaching | Haddon Robinson

    Brothers We Are Not Professionals | John Piper

    Guidebook for Pastors | W.A. Criswell

    Expository Preaching | John MacArthur

    Lectures to My Students | Charles Spurgeon

    Pastoral Ministry | John MacArthur

    Preaching and Preachers | Martin Lloyd-Jones

    The Reformed Pastor | Richard Baxter

    A Parliamentary Guide for Church Leaders | C. Barry McCarty

    Leading and Managing Your Church | George and Logan

  • Counseling

    Introduction to Biblical Counseling | John MacArthur

    Christian Worker's Handbook | Billy Graham

    Boundaries | Cloud and Townsend

    Competent to Counsel | Jay Adams

    Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically | John MacArthur

    Fearing Death | Billy Graham

    Heaven | Criswell and Patterson

    Psychology as Religion | Paul Vitz

    Theology of Christian Counseling | Jay Adams

  • Evangelism/Missions

    An Enquiry | William Carey

    Exploring Evvangelism | Mendell Taylor

    Salvation to the Ends of the Earth | Andreas Kostenberger

    The Soul Winner | Charles Spurgeon

  • Worship

    The Ultimate Priority | John MacArthur

    Worship by the Book | D.A. Carson

    Worship Matters | Bob Kauflin

  • Apologetics

    Christian Apologetics | Norm Geisler

    New Evidence That Demands a Verdict | Josh McDowell

    To Everyone an Answer | Beckwith, Craig and Moreland

    Reasons for Faith | Scott Oliphint

    Reasonable Faith | William Lane Craig

    What if Jesus Had Never Been Born? | D.James Kennedy

    What if the Bible Had Never Been Written? | D. James Kennedy

    When Critics Ask | Norm Geisler

    When Skeptics Ask | Norm Geisler

    Christian Apologetics | Norm Geisler

    What's So Great about Christianity | Dinesh D'Souza

  • Culture (1 of 2)

    A Christian Manifesto | Francis Schaeffer

    Above All Earthly Powers | David Wells

    All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes | Kenneth Myers

    Amusing Ourselves to Death | Neil Postman

    Black and Right | Faryna, Stetson and Conti

    Cosmic Justice | Thomas Sowell

    Christ and Culture Revisited | D.A. Carson

    Fit Bodies Fat Minds | Os Guinness

    God in the Wasteland | David Wells

  • Culture (2 of 2)

    Losing our Virtue | David Wells

    No Place for Truth | David Wells

    Slouching Towards Gomorrah | Robert Bork

    The Courage to be Protestant | David Wells

    The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind | Mark Noll

    Total Truth | Nancy Pearcey

    How Now Shall We Live | Colson and Pearcey

    The Death of Man as Man | Ronnie W. Rogers

    Culture Shift | R. Albert Mohler Jr.

  • Art

    Art and the Bible | Francis Schaeffer

    Modern Art and the Death of a Culture | H.R. Rookmaaker

    State of the Arts | Gene Veith

  • Politics/Government

    Beyond Good Intentions | Doug Bandow

    Citizen Christians | Land and Moore

    Coercing Virtue | Robert Bork

    Democracy by Decree | Sandler and Schoenbrod

    Evangelicals in the Public Square | J. Budziszewski

    God and Government | Chuck Colson

    Has Democracy Had Its Day? | Carl Henry

    Scalia Dissents | Kevin Ring

    The Clash of Civilizations | Samuel Huntington

    The Culture of Disbelief | Stephen Carter

    The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism | Carl Henry

    Why Religion Still Matters | Huston Smith

    Indivisible | Robison and Richards

  • Reading

    How to Read a Book | Mortimer Adler

    How to Read Slowly | James Sire

    Reading Between the Lines | Gene Veith

  • Education

    The Closing of the American Mind | Allan Bloom

    Left Back | Diane Ravitch

    Psychology as Religion | Paul Vitz

    Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning | Doug Wilson

    The Case for Classical Christian Education | Doug Wilson

    The Language Police | Diane Ravitch

    Tyranny Through Public Education | William Cox

  • Economics/Finances

    Basic Economics | Thomas Sowell

    Money, Possessions and Eternity | Randy Alcorn

    The Complete Financial Guide for Young Couples | Larry Burkett

    The Total Money Makeover | Dave Ramsey

    The Treasure Principle | Randy Alcorn

    Money, Greed, and God | Jay Richards

  • Ethics

    Christian Ethics | Norm Geisler

    Evangelical Ethics | John Jefferson Davis

    How to be a Christian in a Brave New World | Cameron and Tada

    The Doctrine of the Christian Life | John Frame

  • Abortion

    Abortion and the Sanctity of Human Life | Francis Beckwith

    Politically Correct Death | Francis Beckwith

    Po-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments | Randy Alcorn

    The Hand of God | Bernard Nathanson

    Why Pro-Life? | Randy Alcorn

  • Homosexuality

    The Homosexual Agenda | Sears and Osten

    The Truth About Same Sex Marriage | Erwin Lutzer

  • Alcohol and Drinking

    The Useful Lie | William L. Playfair

    To Drink or Not to Drink? | Norman Geisler

    Shaken Not Stirred | Dan Fisher

    The Biblical Approach to Alcohol | Reynolds and Butler

    The Bible and Its Wines | Charles Wesley Ewing

  • Science (1 of 2)

    Darwin on Trial | Phillip Johnson

    Dawkins' GOD | Alister McGrath

    Defeating Darwinism | Phillip Johnson

    In Six Days | John Ashton

    Law, Darwinism, and Public Education | Francis Beckwith

    Limitations of Scientific Truth | Nigel Brush

    Redeeming Science | Vern Poythress

    Refuting Compromise | Jonathan Sarfati

  • Science (2 of 2)

    The Battle for the Beginning | John MacArthur

    The Dawkins Delusion | Alister McGrath

    The Design Revolution | William Dembski

    The Devil's Delusion | David Berlinski

    The Reenchantment of Nature | Alister McGrath

    The Soul of Science | Nancy Pearcey

    The Spiritual Brain | Beauregard and O'Leary

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions | Thomas Kuhn

  • Environment

    Environmental Stewardship: Acton Institute

  • Other Religions/Cults

    Kingdom of the Cults | Walter Martin

    Mormonism Unmasked | Phil Roberts

    Roman Catholics and Evangelicals | Norm Geisler

    The Secret Teachings of the Masonic Lodge | Ankerberg and Weldon

    Unmasking the New Age | Doug Groothuis

    What You Need to Know About Islam and Muslims | George W. Braswell

    Answering Islam | Norman Geisler


  • Open Theism

    Beyond the Bounds | John Piper

    God's Lesser Glory | Bruce Ware

    No Other God | John Frame

  • Pluralism/Relativism

    The Gagging of God | D.A. Carson

    Relativism | Beckwith and Koukl

  • Postmodernism/Emerging Church

    Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church | D.A. Carson

    Postmodern Times | Gene Veith

    The Challenge of Postmodernism | David Dockery

    Truth and the New Kind of Christian | R. Scott Smith

    Why We're Not Emergent | DeYoung and Kluck

  • The Charismatic Movement

    Charismatic Chaos | John MacArthur

    Christianity in Crisis | Hank Hanegraaff

    The Agony of Deceit | ed. Michael Horton

    Tongues in Biblical Perspective | Charles Smith

    Understanding Spiritual Gifts | Robert Thomas


  • Spiritual Life (1 of 2)

    A Hunger for God | John Piper

    A Passion for Prayer | Tom Elliff

    Desiring God | John Piper

    Pursuit of Holiness | Jerry Bridges

    Respectable Sins | Jerry Bridges

    Simplify Your Spiritual Life | Don Whitney

    Spiritual Depression | Martin Lloyd-Jones

    The Call | Os Guinness

  • Spiritual Life (2 of 2)

    The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer | E.M. Bounds

    The Godly Man's Picture | Thomas Watson

    The Keys to Spiritual Growth | John MacArthur

    The Purity Principle | Randy Alcorn

    The Pursuit of God | A.W. Tozer

    When God Doesn't Make Sense | James Dobson

  • Leadership

    Spiritual Leadership | J. Oswald Sanders

    The Book on Leadership | John MacArthur

  • Discipleship

    Basic Christianity | John Stott

    Master Plan of Evangelism | Robert Coleman

    Spiritual Discipleship | J. Oswald Sanders

    The Cost of Discipleship | Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    The Training of the Twelve | A.B. Bruce

  • Men

    Disciplines of a Godly Man | R. Kent Hughes

    Every Man's Battle | Steven Arterburn

    Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is) | Josh Harris

    Tender Warrior | Stu Webber

  • Women

    Evangelical Feminism | Wayne Grudem

    Fearlessly Feminine | Jani Ortlund

    Feminine Appeal | Carolyn Mahaney

    Passion and Purity | Elisabeth Elliot

  • Marriage/Family/Parenting

    Bringing Up Boys | James Dobson

    Raising a Modern-Day Knight | Robert Lewis

    Sacred Parenting | Gary Thomas

    Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God | C.J. Mahaney

    The Act of Marriage | Tim LaHaye

    The Marriage Builder | Larry Crabb

    When Sinners Say 'I Do' | Dave Harvey

    God on Sex: The Creator's Ideas About Love, Intimacy, and Marriage | Daniel Akin

  • Christian Classics/Literature

    Abolition of Man | C.S. Lewis

    City of God | Augustine

    Confessions | Augustine

    Great Books of the Christian Tradition | Terry Glaspey

    Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton

    Pensees | Blaise Pascal

    Pilgrims Progress | | John Bunyan

    Screwtape Letters | C.S. Lewis

    The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Kostoevsky

    The Chronicles of Narnia | C.S. Lewis

    Till We Have Faces | C.S. Lewis

    More Than Conquerors | ed. John Woodbridge

  • Work/Vocation

    God at Work | Gene Veith

    Family Vocation | Gene Veith

    Business for the Glory of God | Wayne Grudem

    Work Matters | Tom Nelson

    Integrity at Work | Geisler and Douglass

  • Biography (1 of 3)

    Augustine

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    David Brainerd

    John Bunyan

    John Calvin

    William Carey

    Amy Carmichael

    Chuck Colson

    Jonathan Edwards

    Jim Elliot

    Billy Graham

  • Biography (2 of 3)

    John "Praying Hyde"

    Carl Henry

    Adoniram Judson

    John Knox

    C.S. Lewis

    David Livingston

    Martin Luther

    J. Gresham Machen

    D.L. Moody

    George Mueller

    John Newton

  • Biography (3 of 3)

    John Paton

    Francis Schaeffer

    Charles Spurgeon

    C.T. Studd

    The Cambridge Seven

    Hudson Taylor

    William Tyndale

    John Wesley

    George Whitefield

    William Wilberforce

    John Wycliffe