Recommended Resources

to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.

Ephesians 4:12

If you are interested in learning more and getting serious about the Christian faith and way of life, and are looking for some recommendations, this is a good place to start. Recommending a book or site does not mean that we necessarily agree with all of its content. Rather, this is a list of resources that are largely accessible, generally solid, and particularly beneficial in their various categories. Making such recommendations is a central way our elders seek to equip our flock (Ephesians 4:11-13).

Study Bibles

  • HCSB Study Bible
  • Ryrie Study Bible

How to Study the Bible

  • Grasping God’s Word, by Duvall and Hays
  • Basic Bible Interpretation, by Roy Zuck

An Introduction to Theology

  • Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God, by Bruce Ware
  • Systematic Theology, by Norman Geisler
  • He Will Reign Forever: A Biblical Theology of the Kingdom, by Michael Vlach
  • Understanding End Times Prophecy, by Paul Benware

On Living the Christian Life

  • Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World, by Michael Horton
  • Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness, by Ed Welch
  • When People Are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man, by Ed Welch
  • Respectable Sins, by Jerry Bridges
  • The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges
  • Confessions of a Food Catholic, Douglas Wilson
  • Anger, Anxiety and Fear: A Biblical Perspective, by Stuart Scott
  • Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, by Heath Lambert

On Marriage and Family

  • Reforming Marriage, by Douglas Wilson
  • Building a Godly Home, by William Gouge
  • Why Children Matter, by Douglas and Nancy Wilson
  • Future Men: Raising Boys to Fight Giants, by Douglas Wilson

For Men:
  • Federal Husband, by Douglas Wilson
  • Man of the House, by C.R. Wiley
  • The Exemplary Husband, by Stuart Scott

For Women:
  • The Fruit of Her Hands: Respect and the Christian Woman, by Nancy Wilson
  • The Excellent Wife, by Martha Peace
  • Praise Her in the Gates: The Calling of Christian Motherhood, by Nancy Wilson
  • The Silver Lining: A Practical Guide for Grandmothers, by Nancy Wilson

On Salvation

  • Free Grace Theology on Trial, by Anthony Badger
  • Freely by His Grace, by Hixson, Whitmire, and Zuck
  • Grace, Salvation, and Discipleship: How to Understand Some Difficult Bible Passages, by Charles Bing

On the Life of Christ

  • The Words and Works of Jesus Christ, by J. Dwight Pentecost

On The Holy Spirit

  • The New Covenant Ministry of the Holy Spirit, by Larry Pettegrew
  • Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship, by John MacArthur
  • Truth or Territory, by Jim Osman

On The Church

  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, by Mark Dever
  • Church Membership, by Jonathan Leeman
  • Going Public, by Bobby Jamieson

On Ethics

  • An Introduction to Biblical Ethics, by Robertson McQuilkin and Paul Copan
  • Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning, by Wayne Grudem

Devotional

  • Valley of Vision, a collection of Puritan prayers from Banner of Truth
  • Morning and Evening, a devotional by Charles Spurgeon
  • The Puritans: Daily Readings, edited by Randall Pederson
  • Psalms for Trials: Meditations on Praying the Psalms, by Lindsey Tollefson
  • Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards, by Owen Strachan
  • Virtuous: A Study for Ladies of Every Age, by Nancy Wilson
  • Learning Contentment: A Study for Ladies of Every Age, by Nancy Wilson
  • The Psalter
  • Hymns to the Living God
  • Hymns of Grace

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