Recommended Books

We love to read, and if you do too, here are some of our favorites that you might be interested in.  Click on a book’s title to visit the Amazon purchase page for it.

Theology

TitleAuthor
Erasing HellFrancis Chan & Preston Sprinkle
Forgotten GodFrancis Chan
The Transforming Power of the GospelJerry Bridges
Putting Jesus in His PlaceRobert M. Bowman Jr. and J. Ed Komoszewski
The Mystery of The Holy SpiritR.C. Sproul
Bitesize TheologyPeter Jeffery
Free of ChargeMiroslav Volf
Future GraceJohn Piper
The Bondage of the WillMartin Luther
ConfessionsAugustine
Institutes of the Christian ReligionJohn Calvin
Basic ChristianityJohn Stott
The Christ of the CovenantsO. Palmer Robertson
The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and IsN.T. Wright
HeavenRandy Alcorn
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian FaithTimothy Keller
Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should KnowWayne A. Grudem
Raised with Christ: How the Resurrection Changes EverythingAdrian Warnock
The Deep Things of GodFred Sanders
Sex, Romance, and the Glory of GodC.J. Mahaney
What Is the Gospel?Greg Gilbert
What’s In the BibleR.C. Sproul & Robert Wolgemuth
King’s CrossTimothy Keller
The Jesus Storybook BibleSally Lloyd-Jones

The Christian Life

TitleAuthor
Hearing God (Audio Book)Dallas Willard
Isaiah by the Day, A New DevotionalAlec Motyer
Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen WorldC.J. Mahaney
A Quest for GodlinessJ.I. Packer
Depression: A Stubborn DarknessEdward T. Welch
Growing in ChristJ.I. Packer
Family Driven FaithVoddie T. Baucham Jr.
My First Book of Questions and AnswersCarine Mackenzie
The Place of the LionCharles Williams
The Pursuit of GodA.W Tozer
The Cost of DiscipleshipDietrich Bonhoeffer
Pilgrim’s ProgressJohn Bunyan
Desiring GodJohn Piper
The Screwtape LettersC.S Lewis
The Hungering DarkFrederick Buechner
In His StepsCharles M. Sheldon
Ruthless TrustBrennan Manning
The Soul of PrayerP.T. Forsythe
Keep in Step with the SpiritJ.I. Packer
The Problem of PainC.S. Lewis
Faithful God: An Exposition of the Book of RuthSinclair Ferguson
Battling UnbeliefJohn Piper
Living the Cross Centered LifeC.J. Mahaney
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho RoadTimothy J. Keller
What Jesus Demands from the WorldJohn Piper
Never Mind the JonesesTim Stafford
Hard to BelieveJohn MacArthur
Total TruthNancy Pearcey
Wounded HealerHenri Nouwen
The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary RadicalShane Claiborne
In the Name of JesusHenri Nouwen
Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul CarePublished by the Institute for Spiritual Formation
I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian LifeGregg A. Ten Elshof
In His StepsCharles M. Sheldon
Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in ChristEugene H. Peterson
Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of ChristJohn Piper
Good to Great in God’s EyesChip Ingram
Humility: True GreatnessC. J. Mahaney
Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the SaintsJustin Taylor
The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus is the WayEugene H. Peterson
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through LossJerry Sittser
Lord, Heal My HurtsKay Arthur
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith for the American DreamDavid Platt
Faith on TrialMartyn Lloyd-Jones
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and CureMartyn Lloyd-Jones
Crazy LoveFrancis Chan
Radical TogetherDavid Platt
Just Do SomethingKevin DeYoung

Stewardship

TitleAuthor
When Helping HurtsSteve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
Total Money MakeoverDave Ramsey
Money, Possessions, and EternityRandy Alcorn

Christianity and Culture

TitleAuthor
When the Church Was a FamilyJoseph H. Hellerman
The Supremacy of Christ in a Post Modern WorldJohn Piper and Justin Taylor
Seeing Through CynicismDick Keyes
Intimate StrangersRichard Schnickel
Amusing Ourselves to DeathNeil Postman
American JesusStephen Prothero
Life the MovieNeal Gabler
PropagandaJacques Ellul
The Way of the Modern WorldCraig Gay
Culture MakingAndy Couch
DistractedMaggie Jackson
All God’s Children and Blue Suede ShoesKen Meyers
Resounding TruthJeremy Begbie
Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American ChurchMichael Horton
Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that MattersTimothy Keller
Art and the BibleFrancis A. Schaeffer
Do Hard ThingsAlex Harris
To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late ModernJames Davison Hunter
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural FormationJames K.A. Smith
Politics According to the BibleWayne Grudem
Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being DifferentTullian Tchividjian

Relationships

TitleAuthor
The Meaning of MarriageTimothy Keller
The Mystery of MarriageMike Mason
Lasting LoveAlistair Begg
Equipped To LoveNorm Wakefield
Shepherding a Child’s HeartTedd Tripp
Sacred MarriageGary Thomas
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage WorkJohn Gottman
The Peace MakerKen Sande
How We Love: Discover Your Love Style, Enhance Your MarriageMilan Yerkovich
This Momentary MarriageJohn Piper

Apologetics

TitleAuthor
Roman Catholics and EvangelicalsNorman L. Geisler & Ralph E. MacKenzie
Mere ChristianityC.S Lewis
OrthodoxyG.K. Chesterton
Reason To BelievePhillip Johnson
What We Can’t Not KnowJ. Budziszewski
Reinventing Jesus: What the Da Vinci Code and Other Novel Speculations Don’t Tell YouDan Wallace
Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian ConvictionsGregory Koukl
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of SkepticismTimothy Keller
What’s So Great about ChristianityDinesh D’Souza

Novels

TitleAuthor
The Lost Letters of PergamumBruce W. Longenecker
The Brothers KaramazovFyodor Dostoyevsky
The Curate’s AwakeningGeorge McDonald
Till We Have FacesC.S Lewis
Redeeming LoveFrancine Rivers
Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoy
The Great DivorceC.S. Lewis
A Severe MercySheldon Vanauken

Biography

TitleAuthor
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, SpyEric Metaxas
The Narnian, The Life and Imagination of C.S. LewisAlan Jacobs
Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim ElliotElisabeth Elliot
Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John BunyanFaith Cook

Poetry & Meditations

TitleAuthor
The Age of AnxietyW.H. Auden
Guerrillas of Grace: Prayers for the BattleTed Loder
The Selected Poems of Wendell BerryWendell Berry
Teaching a Stone to TalkAnnie Dillard
The Stream And The SapphireDenise Levertov
Streams in the DesertL.B. Cowman
Pilgrim at Tinker CreekAnnie Dillard
No Man is An IslandThomas Merton
Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and PrayersEugene H. Peterson
Christ Plays in Ten Thousand PlacesEugene H. Peterson

Other Resources

TitleAuthor
How to Read the Bible Book by BookGordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart
How to Read the Bible for All Its WorthGordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart