Book Recommendations


Apologetics

Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe

The Reason for God, Tim Keller

Tactics: A Game plan for Discussing Your Christian Conviction, Gregory Koukl

God in the Dock, C.S. Lewis

Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions, Nichols, George, Mather, and Schmidt

Defending Your Faith, R.C. Sproul

Jesus Among Other God’s: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message, Ravi Zacharias


Biblical Studies and The­ol­ogy

Biblical Teaching on the Doctrines of Heaven and Hell, Edward Donnelly

Sys­tem­atic The­ol­ogy, Wayne Gru­dem

The Prodi­gal God: Recov­er­ing the Heart of the Chris­t­ian Faith, Tim Keller

Bib­li­cal The­ol­ogy in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Min­istry, Michael Lawrence

Know­ing God, J.I. Packer

God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Story-Line of the Bible, Vaughan Roberts

How We Got the Bible, John Sailhamer

How to Understand Your Bible, T. Norton Sterrett

Basic Christianity, John Stott

The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer


Biography and History

William Tyndale, David Daniell

Through the Gates of Splendor, Elizabeth Elliot

131 Christians Everyone Should Know, Mark Galli

Faithful Witness, Timothy George

The Story of Christianity (Volume 1 and 2), Justo Gonzalez

Prophet Without Honour: the Billy Graham Story, William Martin

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas

Turning Points, Mark Noll

For the Glory of God, Rodney Stark

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, Howard and Geraldine Taylor

 

Children’s Books

The Big Pic­ture Story Bible, David Helm

Jesus Story Book Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones

Big Truths for Small Hearts, Bruce Ware


The Church

Christ Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon, Bryan Chapell

9 Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever

The Deliberate Church, Mark Dever and Paul Alexnder

Church Discipline, Jonathan Leeman

Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

 

Discipleship

Holi­ness Day by Day, Jerry Bridges

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate, Jerry Bridges

The Discipline of Grace, Jerry Bridges

Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

You Can Change: God’s Trans­form­ing Power for Our Sin­ful Behav­ior and Neg­a­tive Emo­tions, Tim Chester

Discipling, Mark Dever

Because He Loves Me, Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

Jesus Continued, J. D. Greear

Rid of My Dis­grace: Hope and Heal­ing for Vic­tims of Sex­ual Assault, Justin and Lind­sey Hol­comb

Disciplines of a Godly Man, Kent Hughes

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

How Peo­ple Change, Tim­o­thy Lane and Paul David Tripp

Truth for Today, John MacArthur

Humility, Wayne Mack

Now That I’m a Christian, C. Michael Patton

Total Truth, Nancy Pearcy

Desir­ing God, John Piper

Morn­ing and Evening, Charles Spur­geon

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

Ten Ques­tions to Diag­nose Your Spir­i­tual Health, Don­ald Whit­ney

Spir­i­tual Dis­ci­plines for the Chris­t­ian Life, Don­ald Whit­ney

Redemp­tion: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Wor­ship and the Wounds We Carry, Mike Wilk­er­son

 

Evan­ge­lism and Missions

A Meal with Jesus: Dis­cov­er­ing Grace, Com­mu­nity, and Mis­sion Around the Table, Tim Chester

When Help­ing Hurts: How to Alle­vi­ate Poverty with­out Hurt­ing the Poor And Your­self, Steve Cor­bett and Brian Fikkert

The Gospel and Per­sonal Evan­ge­lism, Mark Dever

Com­mu­nity: Tak­ing Your Small Group Off Life Sup­port, Brad House

Gen­er­ous Jus­tice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, Tim Keller

Ministries of Mercy, Tim Keller

Serv­ing with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short Term Mis­sions with Cul­tural Intel­li­gence, David Livermore

Tell the Truth, Will Metzger

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

Let the Nations be Glad, John Piper

Evangelism, J. Mack Stiles

The Soul Win­ner, Charles Spurgeon

Total Church, Steve Tim­mis and Tim Chester

Why Cities Mat­ter, Steven Um and Justin Buzzard

 

Finding God’s Will

The Greener Grass Con­spir­acy: Find­ing Con­tent­ment on Your Side of the Fence, Stephen Altrogge

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, Tim Challies

Just Do Some­thing: A Lib­er­at­ing Approach to Find­ing God’s Will, Kevin DeYoung

The Call, Os Guiness

 

The Gospel
The Gospel for Real Life, Jerry Bridges

What is the Gospel?, Greg Gilbert

Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, J. D. Greear

Am I Really a Chris­t­ian, Mike McKin­ley

The Cross of Christ, John Stott

A Gospel Primer for Chris­tians: Learn­ing to See the Glo­ries of God s Love, Mil­ton Vin­cent
 

Lead­er­ship
Do More Better, Tim Challies

Good Sol­diers: A Bib­li­cal Approach to Lead­er­ship Devel­op­ment, Allen Duty

Mis­takes Lead­ers Make, Dave Kraft

Sticky Teams: Keep­ing Your Lead­er­ship Team and Staff on the Same Page, Larry Osborne

Spir­i­tual Lead­er­ship: Prin­ci­ples of Excel­lence for Every Believer, J. Oswald Sanders

Basic Chris­t­ian Lead­er­ship: Bib­li­cal Mod­els of Church, Gospel and Min­istry, John Stott

Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch


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

Date Your Wife, Justin Buz­zard

When Sin­ners Say, I Do: Discover­ing the Power of the Gospel for Mar­riage, Dave Har­vey

The Mean­ing of Mar­riage: Fac­ing the Com­plex­i­ties of Com­mit­ment with the Wis­dom of God, Tim and Kathy Keller

Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack

Did I Kiss Mar­riage Good­bye: Trust­ing God with a Hope Deferred, Car­olyn McCulley

Sacred Mar­riage, Gary Thomas

Exemplary Husband, Paul David Tripp

What Did You Expect?, Paul David Tripp

Fidelity, Douglas Wilson

 

Money
Money, Pos­ses­sions, and Eter­nity, Randy Alcorn

The Trea­sure Prin­ci­ple: Dis­cov­er­ing the Secret of Joy­ful Giv­ing, Randy Alcorn

Money: God or Gift?, Jamie Mun­son


On Being a Baptist

Bap­tism: Help­ful Answers to Com­mon Ques­tions, Allen Duty

Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches, John Hammett

The Baptism of Disciples Alone, Fred Malone

Why I am a Baptist, Tom J. Nettles, Russell Moore

The Lord’s Sup­per: Remem­ber­ing and Pro­claim­ing Christ Until He Comes, Thomas

Schreiner and Matthew Crawford

Believer’s Bap­tism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ edited, Thomas Schreiner and Shawn Wright

 

Orphan Care

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family, David R. Cross, Karyn B. Purvis, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Adopted For Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches, Russell Moore


Parenting/Family Dis­ci­ple­ship

Fam­ily Shep­herds: Call­ing and Equip­ping Men to Lead their Homes, Vod­die Baucham

Help­ing Chil­dren to Under­stand the Gospel, Chil­dren’s Desir­ing God

Gospel Pow­ered Par­ent­ing: How the Gospel Shapes and Trans­forms Par­ent­ing, William P. Far­ley

The Three Big Ques­tions for the Fran­tic Fam­ily, Patrick Lencioni

Sacred Par­ent­ing: How Rais­ing Chil­dren Shapes Our Souls, Gary Thomas

Age of Opportunity, Paul David Tripp

Shep­herd­ing a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp

Instruct­ing a Child’s Heart, Tedd and Margy Tripp

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


Prayer

A Call to Spir­i­tual Ref­or­ma­tion: Pri­or­i­ties from Paul and His Prayers, D. A. Car­son

Praying Backwards, Bryan Chapell

Prayer, Tim Keller

A Praying Life, Paul Miller

 

Sexuality

God on Sex, Danny Akin

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, Rosaria Butterfield

God and the Transgender Debate, Andrew Walker

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel, Christopher Yuan

Homosexuality, Kevin DeYoung

 

Suffering

Trusting God, Jerry Bridges

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

When God Weeps, Joni Eareckson Tada and Steve Estes

Suffering, Paul David Tripp

Depression a Stubborn Darkness, Ed Welch

Running Scared, Ed Welch

 

Vocational Min­istry
The New Pastor’s Handbook, Jason Helopoulos

Cen­ter Church, Tim Keller

Dan­ger­ous Call­ing, Paul David Tripp


Work and Government

Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, Andy Crouch

Work, Daniel Doriani

Busi­ness for the Glory of God, Wayne Gru­dem

Politics According to the Bible, Wayne Grudem