Reading Recommendations


Recommended Resources


TRUTH MATTERS Andreas J. Köstenberger, Darell Bock, and Josh Chotraw,
Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World
MERE C C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
51ucOdePkRL F.F. Bruce,
The New Testament Documents: Are they Reliable?
THE GOD WHO IS Francis Schaeffer,
The God Who is There 
NEW EVID Josh Mcdowell,
The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict
40 Questions Ken Keathley and Mark Rooker,
40 Questions About Creation and Evolution
REASON FOR GOD Timothy Keller, Reason for God
REASONABLE F William Lane Craig,
Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics



Christian Life

INFINITE Andrew Davis, An Infinite Journey:
Growing toward Christlikeness
Humility C.J. Mahaney,
Humility: True Greatness 
Cost of d Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship
spiritual discp Donald Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life
knowing god J.I. Packer, Knowing God
desiring god John Piper, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
future grace John Piper, Future Grace: The Purifying Power of the Promises of God 
religious a Jonathan Edwards, Religious Affections
taking god at Kevin DeYoung,
Taking God at His Word:
Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough,
and What that Means for You and Me
meaning of Timothy Keller,
Meaning of Marriage:
Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God



31u7VCLASjL Bob Kauflin, Worship Matters:
Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God
supremecy of god preach John Piper, The Supremacy of God in Preaching
church membership Jonathan Leeman, Church Membership:
How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus
surprising offense Jonathan Leeman, The Church and Surprising Offense of God’s Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline 
9 marks Mark Dever, 9 Marks of a Healthy Church
gospel made visible Mark Dever, The Church: The Gospel Made Visible
rhythms of grace Mike Cosper, Rhythms of Grace:
How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel
tim keller preaching Timothy Keller, Preaching:
Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism
what is healthy church member Thabiti Anyabwile, What is a Healthy Church Member?



side by side Ed Welch, Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love
give them grace Elyse Fitzpatrick, Give Them Grace:
Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
pastor counseling Jeremy Pierre, The Pastor and Counseling:
The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need
instruments redeemers hands Paul Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands:
People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change
shepherding child heart Ted Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart
how people change Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp, How People Change


Evangelism and Missions

what is the gospel Greg Gilbert, What is the Gospel?
evangelism J. Mack Stiles, Evangelism:
How the Church Speaks about Jesus
operation world Jason Mandryk, Operation World:
The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation
evangelism and sovereignty of god J.I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
let the nationsbe glad John Piper, Let the Nations be Glad!:
The Supremacy of God in Missions
gospel and personal evangelism Mark Dever, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism
questioning evangelism Randy Newman, Questioning Evangelism:
Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did
gospel for muslims Thabiti Anyabwile, The Gospel for Muslims:
An Encouragement to Share Christ with Confidence
tell the truth Will Metzger, Tell the Truth:
The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully and Lovingly 


Current Issues

counter culture David Platt, Counter Culture:
A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty,
Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion,
Persecution, Orphans and Pornography
homosex Kevin DeYoung, What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?
onward Russell Moore, Onward:
Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel
case for life Scott Klusendorff, The Case for Life:
Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture



 life together Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together:
The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community
 bloodlines John Piper, Bloodlines:
Race, Cross, and the Christian
 when helping hurts Steve Corbett and Brian Fikert, When Helping Hurts:
How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself



god there D.A. Carson, The God Who Is There:
Finding Your Place in God’s Story
theology for church Daniel Akin ed., Theology for the Church 
nt biblical theology G.K. Beale, A New Testament Biblical Theology:
The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New 
baptist churches John Hammett, Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches:
A Contemporary Ecclesiology
doctrine word of god John Frame, Doctrine of the Word of God
cross of christ John Stott, The Cross of Christ 
Biblical_Theology_in_the_Life_of_the_Church-_A_Guide_for_Ministry Michael Lawrence, Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church:
A Guide for Ministry
the king Thomas Schreiner, King and His Beauty:
A Biblical Theology of Old and New Testaments
systematic theology Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology:
An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine 
theologians baptist tradition Timothy George and David Dockery ed., Theologians of the Baptist Tradition


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