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Christianity is a lot bigger than us. Thanks to the faithful work of other believers throughout history and around the world, there is a vast landscape of great Christian books just waiting to be explored. Take a look at our recommended reading list for a great start.



GOD

JESUS

HOLY SPIRIT

THE TRINITY

THEOLOGY

THE BIBLE

INTERPRETING THE BIBLE

LAW AND GOSPEL

THE GOSPEL

HEAVEN AND HELL

TRUSTING GOD IN TRIALS AND DIFFICULTIES

DEALING WITH DEPRESSION AND SORROW

GROWTH IN CHRIST

  • Holiness by J.C. Ryle
  • The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges
  • The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
  • The Enemy Within by Kris Lundgaard
  • God’s Way of Holiness by Horatius Bonar
  • The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification by Walter Marshall
  • Humility by Wayne Mack

MARRIAGE

  • Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack
  • When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey
  • Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by William Cutrer and Sandra Glahn

FAMILY

  • Your Family God’s Way by Wayne Mack
  • Disciplines of a Godly Family by Kent and Barbara Hughes
  • Family Worship by Donald Whitney

PARENTING

  • Don’t Make Me Count to Three: A Mom’s Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline by Ginger Plowman
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp
  • Withhold Not Correction by Bruce A Ray
  • Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp (for parents of teens)
  • Everyday Talk by John A. Younts
  • Truth Made Simple by John Todd
  • Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd and Margy Tripp

THE CHURCH

  • The Baptism of Disciples Alone (contra infant baptism) by Fred Malone
  • The Deliberate Church by Dever and Alexander
  • Life in the Body of Christ by Curtis Thomas
  • How to Behave in Church by Peter Jeffery
  • Principles and Practices for Baptist Churches by Edward Hiscox
  • Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches by John Hammett
  • The Lords Supper as a Means of Grace by Richard Barcellos
  • Polity edited by Mark Dever
  • The Church by Ed Clowney
  • The Courage to be Protestant by David F. Wells

BAPTIST COVENANT THEOLOGY

  • The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology by Pascal Denault
  • Recovering a Covenantal Heritage edited by Richard Barcellos

VOCATION, WORK, AND CULTURAL MANDATE

  • God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life by Gene Edward Veith
  • The Callings: The Gospel in the World by Paul Helm
  • Redeeming the Time: A Christian Approach to Work and Leisure by Leland Ryken
  • The Call (on all callings) by Os Guiness

EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS

  • A Vision for Missions by Tom Wells
  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer
  • Today’s Evangelism by Ernest Reisinger
  • God-Centered Evangelism by R.B. Kuyper
  • The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever
  • Tell the Truth by Will Metzger
  • Christian Mission by John Stott

BIOGRAPHY

  • C.H. Spurgeon Autobiography by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Martin Lloyd-Jones by Iain Murray (2 vols)
  • Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers by Lewis Drummond
  • Here I Stand (on Martin Luther) by Roland Bainton
  • Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography by Iain Murray
  • A Life of John Calvin by Alistair McGrath
  • Life and Letters of John A Broadus by A. T. Robertson
  • William Tyndale by David Daniell
  • The Life and Diary of David Brainerd edited by Jonathan Edwards
  • Faithful Witness (William Carey) by Timothy George
  • In the Shadow of the Almighty by Elizabeth Elliot
  • Through the Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot

IN DEFENSE OF THE FAITH

  • Who Made God? by Edgar Andrews
  • The Reason for God by Tim Keller
  • If You Could Ask God One Question by Paul Williams and Barry Cooper
  • Every Thought Captive by Richard Pratt
  • Always Ready by Greg Bahnsen
  • Apologetics for the Glory of God by John Frame
  • Defending Your Faith by R.C. Sproul
  • God in the Dock by C.S. Lewis
  • Darwin on Trial by Phil Johnson
  • Darwin’s Black Box by Michael Behe
  • More Than Meets the Eye by Richard A. Swenson
  • Trilogy by Francis Schaeffer

CULTS AND WORLD RELIGIONS

  • A Guide to New Religious Movements edited by Ronald Enroth
  • The Compact Guide to World Religions edited by Dean C. Halverson
  • The Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions edited by Nichols, George, Mather, and Schmidt
  • The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions by Ron Rhodes
  • Scripture Twisting: Twenty Ways Cults Misread the Bible by James W. Sire
  • Christianity at the Religious Roundtable: Evangelicalism in Conversation with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam by Timothy C. Tennent
  • Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message by Ravi Zacharias

CHURCH HISTORY

  • Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley
  • Sketches From Church History by S.M. Houghton
  • Turning Points by Mark Noll
  • Our Legacy by John Hannah
  • The History of Christian Doctrines by Louis Berkhof
  • By His Grace and for His Glory: A Historical, Theological, and Practical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life by Tom Nettles
  • Theology of the Reformers by Timothy George
  • The Story of Christianity (Volume 1) (Volume 2) by Justo L. Gonzalez
  • Exploring Church History by James Eckman
  • A History of Christianity (Volume 1) (Volume 2) by Kenneth Scott Latofurette

IMPORTANT CLASSICS

  • Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin (2 Vols)
  • The Christian’s Great Interest (on assurance) by William Guthrie
  • The True Bounds of Christian Freedom (on law, gospel, covenants) by Samuel Bolton
  • Preaching and Preachers (on preaching) by D. Martin Lloyd-Jones
  • The Christian Ministry (on pastoral ministry) by Charles Bridges
  • The Religious Affections (on genuine conversion) by Jonathan Edwards
  • The Works of John Bunyan by John Bunyan (3 Vols)
  • The Works of Andrew Fuller by Andrew Fuller
  • A Body of Doctrinal Divinity by John Gil
  • A Body of Practical Divinity by John Gill
  • The Cause of God and Truth by John Gill
  • Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon (devotional
  • The Valley of Vision by Authur Bennett (devotional)
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • God, Revelation, and Authority by Carl F.H. Henry (5 Vols)

REFORMED CONFESSIONS

  • The Theology of the Westminster Standards by JV Fesko
  • A Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms by Richard Muller
  • An Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith by Robert Shaw
  • A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith by Samuel Waldron
  • A Defense of Confessionalism by Arden L. Hodgins, Jr