Recommended Books

"God is the source. Everything else is a resource." (Dr. Tony Evans)

While the Word of God is to be our primary and constant "go-to" book to Know God and Make Him Known, God is using other literature to help equip the saints.  Below are some recommended resources organized by topic.  

Apologetics

A Ready Defense -- Josh McDowell

Answering Tough Questions – Josh McDowell

Mere Christianity – CS Lewis

More than a Carpenter -- Josh McDowell

The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel

The Case for Faith – Lee Strobel

 

Bible Study

How to Read the Bible for All it's Worth -- Fee & Stuart

Living by the Book -- Howard Hendricks

Meditation -- Jim Downing

 

Biblical Worldview

Escape from Reason – Francis Schaeffer

How Now Shall We Live? – Colson & Pearcey

How Should We Then Live? – Francis Schaeffer

The God Who is There – Francis Schaeffer

 

Church

Gaining by Losing – JD Greear

The Emotionally Healthy Church – Peter Scazzero

The Prevailing Church -- Randy Pope

 

College Prep

The Fuel and the Flame – Steve Shadrach

 

Dating

Choices – Stacy Rinehart

Passion and Purity – Elisabeth Elliot

 

Discipleship

Disciples are Made Not Born – Walter Hendrickson

Discipleship – Allen Hadidian

The Lost Art of Disciple Making – Leroy Eims

The Master Plan of Evangelism – Robert Coleman

 

Doctrine

A Journey in Grace: A Theological Novel -- Richard Belcher

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith – R.C. Sproul

Systematic Theology -- Wayne Grudem

Systematic Theology – Louis Berkof

The Westminster Confession of Faith for Study Classes -- G. I. Williamson

 

End Times

Heaven -- Randy Alcorn

The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views – Robert Clouse

 

Engagement

Catching Foxes – John Henderson

 

Evangelism

Becoming a Contagious Christian – Bill Hybels

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

Let the Nations be Glad -- John Piper

Living Proof – Jim Peterson

Out of Salt Shaker – Rebecca Pippert

Taking Men Alive – Charles Trumbull

Tell it Often, Tell it Well -- McCloskey

 

Finding God’s Will

Finding the Will of God:  A Pagan Notion? -- Brucke Waltke

Just Do Something -- Kevin DeYoung

 

God

Knowing God -- J.I. Packer

None Like Him -- Jen Wilkin

Ten Lies About God – Erwin Lutzer

The Attributes of God – A.W. Pink

The God You Can Know – Dan Dehaan

The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul

The Knowledge of the Holy – AW Tozer

The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer

 

Grief

Grieving with Hope -- Samuel J Hodges

 

Leadership

Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be – Leroy Eims

Developing the Leader Within You – John Maxwell

Ordering your Private World – Gordon Macdonald

Spiritual Leadership – Oswald Sanders

Teaching to Change Lives – Howard Hendricks

The 7 Laws of the Learner -- Bruce Wilkenson

The Making of a Leader – Robert Clinton

 

Marriage

His Needs, Her Needs – Willard Harley

Love & Respect -- Emerson Eggerichs

Power of a Praying Wife -- Stormie Omartian

 

Men

The Man in the Mirror -- Patrick Morley

The Silence of Adam – Larry Crabb

To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing Up Without a Father – Donald Miller

 

Missionary Biographies

Born Again – Chuck Colson

Bruchko - Life of Bruce Olson – Bruce Olson

Daws – Betty Lee Skinner

George Muller – Roger Steer

George Muller:  Man of Faith and Miracles -- Basil Miller

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther – Roland Bainton

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret – Howard Taylor

Living on the Devil's Doorstep – Floyd McClung

Peace Child – Don Richardson

Stanley Tam's Incredible Adventures with God – Stanley Tam

The Autobiography of George Muller -- George Muller

The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd – John Piper

The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God’s Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin – John Piper

The Life of David Livingstone – JH Worcester

The Navigator -- Riobert Foster

The Shadow of the Almighty – Elisabeth Elliot

They Found the Secret:  20 Transformed Lives… -- V. Raymond Edman

 

Missions

A Mind for Missions – Paul Borthwick

Revolution in Word Missions -- KP Yohannan

 

Overcoming Temptation

Bondage Breaker – Neil Anderson

Breaking Free -- Beth Moore

Tempted & Tried -- Russell Moore

 

Parenting

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity – Joiner & Neeuwhof

Shepherding a child’s heart -- Tedd Tripp

 

Politics

God & Government – Chuck Colson

Kingdoms in Conflict – Chuck Colson

Politics According to the Bible – Wayne Grudem

 

Position in Christ

The Search for Significance – Robert McGee

 

Prayer

Hunger for God -- John Piper

If God Already Knows Why Pray? – Douglas Kelly

Operation World – Jason Mandryk

Power through Prayer -- E.M. Bounds

Pray with your Eyes Open – Richard Pratt

Too Busy Not to Pray – Bill Hybels

 

Salvation

Chosen by God – RC Sproul

Fifty Reason Why Jesus Came to Die – John Piper

Religious Affections – Jonathan Edwards

The Answer – Randy Pope

The Gospel According to Jesus – John MacArthur

The Gospel According to the Apostles – John MacArthur

 

The Holy Spirit

Baptism and Fullness – John Stott

Keeping in Step with the Spirit – J.I. Packer

 

Vocation

God at Work – Gene Edward Veith Jr.

 

Walk with Christ

Basic Discipleship -- Floyd McClung

Desiring God – John Piper

Disciplines of Grace – Jerry Bridges

Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper

Future Grace – John Piper

Practice of Godliness -- Jerry Bridges

Sacred Romance -- Curtis & Eldredge

Spiritual Discipleship -- J Oswald Sanders

Spiritual Disciplines – Donald Whitney

The Calvary Road – Roy Hession

The Gospel for Real Life – Jerry Bridges

The Pursuit of Holiness – Jerry Bridges

 

Women

Come Walk with Me -- Carole Mayhall

Strong Women Soft Hearts – Paula Rinehart

 

Worship

Doxology & Theology -- Matt Boswell

Rhythms of Grace -- Mike Cosper

 

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