Recommended Reading

bible studyThe Gospel

  • The Bookends of the Christian Life  by Jerry Bridges
  • The Gospel Primer  by Milton Vincent
  • Justification by Faith Alone  edited by Don Kistler
  • What Ever Happened to the Gospel of Grace  by James Boice
  • Getting the Gospel Right  by R.C. Sproul
  • Faith Alone  by R.C. Sproul
  • Counted Righteous in Christ  by John Piper
  • The Great Exchange  by Jerry Bridges & Bob Bevington
  • The Gospel According to Jesus  by John MacArthur
  • Faith Works  by John MacArthur
  • What is the Gospel?  by Greg Gilbert & D.A. Carson

Evangelism and Discipleship

  • How to Give Away Your Faith  by Paul Little
  • The Gospel & Personal Evangelism  by Mark Dever
  • Telling the Truth  edited by D.A. Carson
  • The Soul Winner  by Charles Spurgeon
  • Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God  by J.I. Packer
  • Reasoning From the Scriptures With Catholics  by Ron Rhodes
  • Growing Your Faith  by Jerry Bridges
  • Spiritual Discipleship  by J. Oswald Sanders
  • The Lost Art of Disciplemaking  by Leroy Eims
  • Christ’s Call to Discipleship  by James Montgomery Boice
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life  by Donald Whitney
  • 7  Secrets to Spiritual Success  by Wood Kroll
  • A Christian Growth & Discipleship Manual – Vols. 1-3  by Wayne Mack

Christian Living

  • The Glory of God’s Grace  by James Montgomery Boice
  • Living by the Book  by James Montgomery Boice
  • Enjoying Intimacy with God by J. Oswald Sanders
  • Kingdom Living: Here and Now  by John MacArthur
  • Welcome to the Family  by John MacArthur
  • Our Sufficiency in Christ  by John MacArthur
  • Think Biblically!  by John MacArthur & The Master’s College Faculty
  • Words from the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the 10 Commandments by Al Mohler
  • In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life  by Sinclair Ferguson
  • Desiring God  by John Piper
  • Idols of the Heart  by Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • The Bookends of the Christian Life  by Jerry Bridges
  • The Pursuit of Holiness  by Jerry Bridges
  • The Practice of Godliness  by Jerry Bridges
  • The Fruitful Life  by Jerry Bridges
  • The Joy of Fearing God  by Jerry Bridges
  • The Disciplines of Grace  by Jerry Bridges
  • Trusting God  by Jerry Bridges
  • Respectable Sins  by Jerry Bridges
  • The Pursuit of God  by A.W. Tozer
  • Holiness  by J.C. Ryle

Apologetics

  • Know Why You Believe  by Paul E. Little
  • Reasons to Believe  by R.C. Sproul
  • You Can Trust the Bible  by John MacArthur
  • Standing on the Rock  by James Montgomery Boice
  • Mere Christianity   by C.S. Lewis
  • Above All Earthly Powers  by David Wells
  • Basic Christianity   by John Stott
  • Evidence that Demands a Verdict   by Josh McDowell
  • I’m Glad You Asked: In-depth Answers to Difficult Questions about Christianity  by Ken Boa & Larry Moody

Creation vs. Evolution

  • Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology  by R. C. Sproul
  • Creation or Chaos: Modern Science and the Existence of God  DVD by R. C. Sproul
  • The Battle for the Beginning by John MacArthur
  • Should Christians Embrace Evolution edited by Norman C. Nevin
  • Evolution Impossible by John Ashton
  • Exploring the Evidence for Creation  by Henry Morris III

Biblical Interpretation

  • How to Get the Most from God’s Word  by John MacArthur
  • Knowing Scripture  by R.C. Sproul
  • How to Interpret the Bible  by Dick Mayhue
  • How to Study the Bible  by Dick Mayhue
  • Living by the Book  by Howard Hendricks & William Hendricks

Church & Body Life

  • Stop Dating the Church  by Joshua Harris
  • Life in the Father’s House  by Wayne Mack & David Swavely
  • Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church  by Don Whitney
  • What is a Healthy Church Member  by Thabiti M. Anyabwile
  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church  by Mark Dever
  • The Deliberate Church  by Mark Dever & Paul Alexander
  • The Master’s Plan for the Church  by John MacArthur
  • The Crisis of Caring  by Jerry Bridges
  • Ashamed of the Gospel  by John MacArthur
  • Worship Matters  by Bob Kauflin

Theology

  • Christian Theology  by Millard J. Erickson (unabridged)
  • Introducing Christian Theology  by Millard J. Erickson (abridged)
  • Foundations of the Christian Faith  by James M. Boice
  • Great Doctrines of the Bible  by David Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Systematic Theology  by Wayne Grudem
  • Knowing God  by J.I. Packer
  • God’s Words  by J.I. Packer
  • The Attributes of God  by Arthur W. Pink
  • The Knowledge of the Holy  by A.W. Tozer
  • God, I Don’t Understand  by Kenneth Boa
  • Essential Truths of the Christian Faith  by R.C. Sproul
  • The Holiness of God   by R.C. Sproul
  • Scripture Alone  by R.C. Sproul
  • One Holy Passion  by R.C. Sproul
  • Sola Scriptura  edited by Don Kistler
  • Standing on the Rock by James M. Boice
  • The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment  by Tim Challies

Leadership & Pastoral Ministry

  • Spiritual Leadership  by  J. Oswald Sanders
  • The Reformed Pastor  by Richard Baxter
  • The Book on Leadership  by John MacArthur
  • Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry  edited by John MacArthur
  • Conviction to Lead  by Albert R. Mohler
  • Leading With Love  by Alexander Strauch
  • Biblical Eldership  by Alexander Strauch
  • The Disciplemaking Pastor  by Bill Hull

Preaching

  • Preaching & Preachers  by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Between Two Worlds  by John Stott
  • Lectures to My Students  by Charles Spurgeon
  • Famine in the Land  by Steven J. Lawson
  • The Kind of Preaching God Blesses  by Steve J. Lawson
  • Preaching the Cross by Mark Dever, J. Ligon Duncan, Al Mohler, John MacArthur
  • Rediscovering Expository Preaching  edited by John MacArthur
  • The Supremacy of God in Preaching  by John Piper
  • Preaching With Passion  by Alex Montoya
  • Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching  by Al Mohler, James Boice, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, John Piper

Men & Husbands 

  • Thoughts for Young Men  by J.C. Ryle
  • Disciplines of a Godly Man  by R. Kent Hughes
  • A Man of God  by Jack Graham
  • The Measure of a Man  by Gene Getz
  • Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face  by John D. Street
  • Twelve Ordinary Men  by John MacArthur
  • The Complete Husband  by Lou Priolo
  • What He Must Be… if he wants to marry my daughter  by Voddie Baucham

Women & Wives

  • Lies Women Believe  by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
  • Becoming a Woman of Spiritual Passion   by Donna Morley
  • Trust: A Godly Woman’s Adornment  by Lydia Brownback
  • Joy: A Godly Woman’s Adornment  by Lydia Brownback
  • Choosing Forgiveness: Your Journey to Freedom  by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
  • Twelve Extraordinary Women  by John MacArthur
  • Disciplines of a Godly Woman  by Barbara Hughes
  • The Excellent Wife  by Martha Peace
  • Becoming a Titus 2 Woman by Martha Peace
  • The Excellent Wife Day by Day  by Karen Eiler
  • Women’s Ministry in the Local Church  by J. Ligon Duncan & Susan Hunt
  • Women Helping Women  by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Carol Cornish
  • Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Women by Patricia A. Miller

 Singlehood & Dating

  • The Rich Single Life  by Andrew Farmer
  • Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is)  by Joshua & Shannon Harris
  • Boy Meets Girl  by Joshua Harris
  • Losing That Lovin’ Feeling  by Lou Priolo
  • Idols of the Heart  by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Family Life & Roles

  • The Family  by John MacArthur
  • Your Family God’s Way  by Wayne Mack
  • Equal Yet Different  by Alexander Strauch
  • Rediscovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood  edited by John Piper & Wayne Grudem
  • Family Shepherds  by Voddie Baucham

Marriage

  • Strengthening Your Marriage  by Wayne Mack
  • Love Life for Every Married Couple  by Ed Wheat
  • Intended for Pleasure  by Ed & Gaye Wheat
  • Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage in the Bible  by Jay Adams

Parenting (General)

  • Proverbs for Parenting  by Barbara Decker
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart  by Tedd Tripp
  • Teach Them Diligently  by Lou Priolo
  • The Heart of Anger  by Lou Priolo
  • Everyday Talk  by John Younts
  • Instructing a Child’s Heart  by Tedd Tripp
  • What the Bible Says About Parenting  by John MacArthur
  • When Good Kids Make Bad Choices  by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jim Newheiser
  • Withhold Not Correction  by Bruce Ray
  • Teach Your Children to Pray  by Denise George

Parenting (Teens)

  • Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens  by Paul David Tripp
  • The Purity Principle  by Randy Alcorn
  • Get Outta My Face! How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens  By Rick Horne
  • The Myth of Adolescence  by David Alan Black

Family Worship

  • Family Worship  by Donald Whitney
  • Parenting in the Pew  by Robbie Castleman
  • Thoughts on Family Worship  by James Alexander
  • A Catechism for Boys & Girls  by Tom Nettles
  • Big Truths for Young Hearts b y Bruce Ware
  • Training Hearts, Teaching Minds  by Starr Meade
  • The Family Worship Book  by Terry Johnson
  • The Big Book of Questions & Answers  by Sinclair Ferguson
  • The Gospel for Children  by John Leuzarder

Missions

  • Let the Nations Be Glad  by John Piper
  • Christian Mission in the Modern World  by John Stott
  • A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Islam  by Patrick Sookhdeo

 Counseling (General)

  • Introduction to Christian Counseling  edited by John MacArthur
  • Women Helping Women  by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Carol Cornish
  • Seeing With New Eyes  by David Powlison
  • Speaking the Truth In Love  by David Powlison
  • Competent to Counsel   by Jay Adams
  • Ready to Restore: A Layman’s Guide to Christian Counseling  by Jay Adams
  • A Theology of Christian Counseling  by Jay Adams
  • The Christian Counselor’s Manual  by Jay Adams
  • Rediscovering Biblical Counseling e dited by John MacArthur
  • Christian Psychology’s War on God’s Word  by Jim Owen
  • Psychology & Christianity: 4 Views  edited by Eric Johnson
  • How People Change  by Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp
  • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands  by Paul Tripp
  • A Homework Manual for Biblical Living, volumes 1,2, & 3  by Wayne Mack
  • Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling  by John G. Kruis

Counseling (Anger, Addiction, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Conflict)

  • The Peacemaker  by Ken Sande
  • War of Words  by Paul Tripp
  • Relationships: A Mess Worth Making  by Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp
  • Anger & Stress Management God’s Way  by Wayne Mack
  • The Heart of Anger  by Lou Priolo
  • Uprooting Anger  by Robert Jones
  • Anger: Escaping the Maze  by David Powlison
  • When People Are Big & God Is Small  by Edward Welch
  • Depression: A Stubborn Darkness  by Edward Welch
  • Blame It on the Brain  by Edward Welch
  • Homosexuality  by Edward Welch
  • Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave  by Edward Welch
  • Spiritual Depression  by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Suffering

  • Suffering and the Sovereignty of God  by John Piper
  • Is God Really in Control?  by Jerry Bridges
  • Surprised by Suffering  by R.C. Sproul
  • If God is Good  by Randy Alcorn
  • The Goodness of God  by Randy Alcorn (Abridged version of If God is Good)
  • Suffering: Eternity Makes a Difference  by Paul David Tripp

Devotional

  • Morning and Evening  by Charles Spurgeon
  • My Utmost for His Highest  by Oswald Chambers
  • Godward Life  by John Piper
  • The ABC’s of Wisdom  by Ray Pritchard
  • The Heart of the Cross  by James Montgomery Boice & Phillip G. Ryken
  • Daily Readings From All Four Gospels  by J.C. Ryle
  • Comforts from the Cross – Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time  by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

 Study Bibles

  • MacArthur Study Bible
  • ESV Study Bible
  • Ryrie Study Bible

Prayer

  • Lord, Teach Me to Pray  by John MacArthur
  • A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers  by D.A. Carson
  • A Call to Prayer  by J.C. Ryle
  • Only a Prayer Meeting  by Charles Spurgeon
  • The Valley of Vision  edited by Arthur Bennett
  • At the Throne of Grace by John MacArthur

Decision-making

  • Decision Making and the Will of God  by Garry Friesen
  • Found: God’s Will  by John MacArthur

Stewardship

  • Whose Money Is it,  Anyways?   by John MacArthur
  • The Treasure Principle  by Randy Alcorn

Spiritual Gifts

  • Understanding Spiritual Gifts  by Robert Thomas
  • Charismatic Chaos  by John MacArthur
  • Strange Fire by John MacArthur
  • Baptism & Fullness  by John Stott

 Social Issues

  • Abortion: An Emotional Issue  by R.C. Sproul
  • When Is It Right to Die?  by Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Culture Shift  by Albert Mohler

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