Recommended Reading

Understanding the Gospel

  1. What is The Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
  2. Salvation Belongs to the Lord by John Frame
  3. A Gospel Primer for Christians by Milton Vincent
  4. The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur
  5. The Cross-Centered Life by C. J. Mahaney
  6. Redemption: Accomplished and Applied by John Murray
  7. The Doctrines of Grace by James Montgomery Boice and Philip Ryken

Sharing the Gospel

  1. Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly By Grace Communicated Truthfully and Loivingly by Will Metzger
  2. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer
  3. Soul Winner: Advice on Effective Evangelism by Charles Spurgeon
  4. The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever
  5. Today’s Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic by Walter Chantry
  6. Conquer Your Fear, Share Your Faith by Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort
  7. The Gospel for Children by John B. Leuzarder
  8. Reason to Believe: A Response to Common Objections To Christianity by R.C. Sproul

Understanding Theology

  1. Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
  2. Basic Christianity by John Stott
  3. Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  4. Institutes of the Christian Religion vol. 1 & 2 by John Calvin
  5. Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  6. Bitesize Theology by Peter Jeffrey
  7. The Doctrine of God by John Frame
  8. Theology of the Reformers by Timothy George
  9. Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

Maturing in Christ

  1. The Pleasures of God by John Piper
  2. Humility by C.J. Mahaney
  3. Trusting God by Jerry Bridges
  4. Keep in Step with the Spirit by J.I. packer
  5. Guidance and the Voice of God by Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne
  6. Keys to Spiritual Growth by John MacArthur
  7. Seeing With New Eyes by David Powlison
  8. A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller
  9. Expository Listening by Ken Ramey

Studying the Bible

  1. How to Read the Bible For All It’s Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
  2. The Message of the Old Testament by Mark Dever
  3. The Message of the New Testament by Mark Dever
  4. Basic Bible Interpretation by Roy B. Zuck
  5. An Introduction to the New Testament by D.A. Carson and Douglas Moo
  6. How to Study the Bible by John MacArthur
  7. The New How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur, David Arthur and Pete De Lacy

Glorifying God in Church Ministry

  1. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
  2. The Master’s Plan for the Church by John MacArthur
  3. No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? by David F. Wells
  4. Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch
  5. Understanding Spiritual Gifts by Robert Thomas
  6. What Christ Thinks of the Church by John Stott
  7. Disciple-Making Church by Bill Hull
  8. Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman

Strengthening Families

  1. Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
  2. God, Marriage, and the Family by Andreas Kostenberger and David Jones
  3. The Faithful Parent by Stuart Scott and Martha Peace
  4. Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp
  5. The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo
  6. Gospel-Powered Parenting by William P. Farley
  7. Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce Ware
  8. The Fulfilled Family by John MacArthur
  9. Lost in the Middle: Mid-Life and the Grace of God by Paul David Tripp

Fortifying God’s Men

  1. Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes
  2. The Exemplary Husband by Stuart Scott
  3. Point Man by Steve Farrar
  4. Fatherhood by Tony Payne
  5. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem
  6. Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey
  7. Tender Warrior by Stu Weber
  8. The Gospel at Work by Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert
  9. The Complete Husband by Lou Priolo

Equipping the Women of God

  1. The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
  2. Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney
  3. Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes
  4. Becoming a Woman of Excellence by Cynthia Heald
  5. Shopping for Time by Carolyn Mahaney
  6. A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George
  7. Fine China Is for Single Women Too by Lydia Brownback
  8. Women in the Church by Andreas Kostenberger and Thomas Schreiner
  9. Women Helping Women by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Carol Cornish
  10. Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Transforming Marriages

  1. What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp
  2. God, Marriage, and the Family by Andreas Kostenberger and David Jones
  3. This Momentary Marriage by John Piper
  4. Solving Marriage Problems by Jay E. Adams
  5. Forgiveness by John MacArthur
  6. Can Our Differences Be Settled? by Wayne Grudem and John Piper
  7. Divine Design by John MacArthur

Defending the Faith

  1. Apologetics to the Glory of God by John Frame
  2. Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith by Greg Bahnsen
  3. Five Views on Apologetics ed. Steven Cowan
  4. Christian Apologetics by Cornelius Van Til
  5. Every Thought Captive by Richard L. Pratt Jr.
  6. The Portable Presuppositionalist by Jamin Hubner
  7. The Consequence of Ideas by R. C. Sproul

Learning from Church History

  1. Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley
  2. The Story of Christianity vol. 1 & 2 by Justo Gonzalez
  3. Evangelicalism Divided by Iain Murray
  4. Essence of the Reformation by Kirsten Birkett
  5. Introduction to the History of Christianity ed. Tim Dowley

Giving Solid Biblical Counsel

  1. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp
  2. How People Change by Timothy Lane
  3. How to Help People Change by Jay E. Adams
  4. Spiritual Depression: It’s Causes and Cure by Martyn Loyd-Jones
  5. When People Are Big and God Is Small by Ed Welch
  6. Competent to Counsel by Jay E. Adams

Serving the Cause of World Missions

  1. Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
  2. The Missionary Call by M. David Sills
  3. Overcoming the World Missions Crisis by Russell Penney
  4. For the Sake of His Name by David M. Doran
  5. Theology and Practice of Mission: God, the Church and the Nations, ed. Bruce Riley Ashford
  6. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally by David J. Hesselgrave