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Church Reading List


Church Reading List


Allison, G. R. (2018). 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books: A Division of Baker Publishing Group.

Davis, A. (2014). An approach to extended memorization of scripture. Greenville, SC: Ambassador International.

Ware, B. A. (2009). Big truths for young hearts: teaching and learning the greatness of god. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

VanDrunen, D. (2009). Bioethics and the Christian Life: A Guide to Making Difficult Decisions. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Ferguson, S. B. (2010). By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me. Lake Mary, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing.

Carson, D. A. (1992). A call to spiritual reformation: priorities from Paul and his prayers. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

Kruger, M. J. (2012). Canon revisited: establishing the origins and authority of the new testament books. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Grudem, W. A. (2005). Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know. (E. Grudem, Ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Frame, J. M. (2018). Christianity Considered: A Guide for Skeptics and Seekers. (T. Hains, M. L. Ward Jr., & E. Vince, Eds.). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Shelley, B. L. (1995). Church history in plain language (Updated 2nd ed.). Dallas, TX: Word Pub.

Owen, J., & Vanhoozer, K. J. (2007). Communion with the triune god (foreword by kevin j. vanhoozer). (J. Taylor & K. M. Kapic, Eds.). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Packer, J. I. (1993). Concise theology: a guide to historic Christian beliefs. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House.

Naselli, A. D., & Crowley, J. D. (2016). Conscience: What It Is, How to Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Lawrence, M. (2017). Conversion: How God Creates a People. (M. Dever & J. Leeman, Eds.). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Fitzpatrick, E., & Johnson, D. E. (2009). Counsel from the cross: connecting broken people to the love of christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

DeYoung, K. (2013). Crazy busy: a (mercifully) short book about a (really) big problem. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Stott, J. R. W. (2006). The Cross of Christ. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books.

Vroegop, M. (2019). Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Buzzard, J. (2012). Date your wife. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Bridges, J. (2006). The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

Dever, M. (2016). Discipling: how to help others follow jesus. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Challies, T. (2015). Do more better: a practical guide to productivity. Adelphi, MD: Cruciform Press.

Lovelace, R. F. (1979). Dynamics of Spiritual Life: An Evangelical Theology of Renewal (Expanded Edition). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.

Cole, G. A. (2008). Engaging with the Holy Spirit: Real Questions, Practical Answers. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Strachan, O., & Sweeney, D. (2010). The essential edwards collection: set of five books. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

Sproul, R. C. (1992). Essential truths of the Christian faith. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House.

Younts, J. A. (2005). Everyday talk: talking freely and naturally about god with your children. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press.

Thompson, J., & Fitzpatrick, E. (2014). Exploring grace together: 40 devotionals for the family. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Fitzpatrick, E. (2013). Found in him: the joy of the incarnation and our union with christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Beeke, J. R. (2012). Friends and lovers: cultivating companionship and intimacy in marriage. Adelphi, MD: Cruciform Press.

Bridges, J. (2006). The Fruitful Life: The Overflow of God’s Love Through You. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

Furman, G. (2013). Glimpses of grace: treasuring the gospel in your home. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Baxter, R., & Packer, J. I. (2010). The godly home. (R. J. Pederson, Ed.). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Saxton, D. W. (2015). God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books.

MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2000). The Gospel according to Jesus: what does Jesus mean when he says “follow me” (Electronic ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Academic and Professional Books, Zondervan Pub. House.

Traeger, S., Gilbert, G. D., & Platt, D. (2018). The gospel at work: how the gospel gives new purpose and meaning to our jobs. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Butterfield, R. (2018). The gospel comes with a house key: practicing radically ordinary hospitality in our post-christian world. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Ortlund, R. (2014). The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ. (M. Dever & J. Leeman, Eds.). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Ferguson, S. B. (2011). The grace of repentance (repackaged edition). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Lewis, C. S. (1996). A Grief Observed. HarperOne.

Bridges, J. (2004). Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

Murray, D. (2015). The happy christian: ten ways to be a joyful believer in a gloomy world. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Spring, G., Tripp, T., & Gardner Spring, G. E. B. T. T. (2004). Hints for parents. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press.

Ryle, J. C. (1999). Holiness: it’s nature, hinderances, difficulties and roots (electronic ed. based on the Evangelical Press reprinting, with new forward, 1995.). Simpsonville, SC: Christian Classics Foundation.

Sproul, R. C. (1993). The holiness of God. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

Powlison, D. (2017). How does sanctification work?. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Piper, J. (1997). A hunger for God: desiring God through fasting and prayer. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

DeYoung, K. L., & Harris, J. (2009). Just do something: a liberating approach to finding god’s will or how to make a decision without dreams, visions, fleeces, impressions, open doors, random bible verses, casting lots, liver shivers, writing in the sky, etc. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

Piper, J. (2016). Lessons from a Hospital Bed. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Reinke, T. (2011). Lit! a christian guide to reading books. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Jones, M. (2020). Living for God: A Short Introduction to the Christian Faith. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Carson, D. A. (2002). Love in Hard Places. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Ricucci, G. A. B., Mahaney, C. J., & Mahaney, C. (2006). Love that lasts (foreword by cj and carolyn mahaney): when marriage meets grace. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Hunter, D., & Ortlund, R. (2018). Made for friendship: the relationship that halves our sorrows and doubles our joys. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Powlison, D. (2017). Making all things new: restoring joy to the sexually broken. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Ortlund, R. (2016). Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. (D. C. Ortlund & M. Van Pelt, Eds.). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Strauch, A. (1999). Men And Women: Equal Yet Different. Littleton, CO: Lewis and Roth Publishers.

Owen, J., Kapic, K. M., & Taylor, J. J. (2006). Overcoming sin and temptation (foreword by john piper): three classic works by john owen. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Storms, S. (2015). Packer on the Christian Life: Knowing God in Christ, Walking by the Spirit. (S. J. Nichols & J. Taylor, Eds.). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Tripp, P. D. (2016). Parenting: The 14 Gospel Principles that Can Radically Change Your Family. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Elmer, R. (Ed.). (2019). Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Bunyan, J. (1995). The pilgrim’s progress: From this world to that which is to come. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

Onwuchekwa, J. (2018). Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church. (M. Dever & J. Leeman, Eds.). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Miller, P. E., & Powlison, D. (2017). A praying life: connecting with god in a distracting world. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

Whitney, D. S. (2015). Praying the Bible. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Hill, M. (2016). Praying together: the priority and privilege of prayer. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Bridges, J. (1978). The pursuit of holiness. Colorado Springs: Navpress.

Packer, J. I. (1990). A quest for godliness: the Puritan vision of the Christian life. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Murray, J. (1955). Redemption: Accomplished and Applied. Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Wilson, D. (1995). Reforming marriage. Moscow, ID: Canon Press.

Murray, D., & Murray, S. (2017). Refresh: embracing a grace-paced life in a world of endless demands. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Lane, T. S., Tripp, P. D., & Timothy S. Lane, P. D. T. (2006). Relationships: a mess worth making. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press.

McCullough, M., & Moore, R. (2018). Remember death: the surprising path to living hope. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Harvey, D., & Mahaney, C. J. (2010). Rescuing ambition. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Murray, D. (2017). Reset: living a grace-paced life in a burnout culture. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Bridges, J. (2007). Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

Frame, J. M. (2006). Salvation belongs to the Lord: an introduction to systematic theology. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing.

Piper, J. (2004). Seeing and savoring Jesus Christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Palmer, N. (2010). Servanthood as worship: the privilege of life in a local church. Adelphi, MD: Cruciform Press.

Carson, D. A. (1987). Showing the Spirit: a theological exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

Whitney, D. S. (1991). Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

Elliot, E. (2019). Suffering is never for nothing. Nashville, TN: B&H Books.

DeYoung, K. (2014). Taking god at his word: why the bible is knowable, necessary, and enough, and what that means for you and me. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Bridges, J. (2008). Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

Kauflin, B. (2015). True worshipers: seeking what matters to god. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Brauns, C. (2008). Unpacking forgiveness: biblical answers for complex questions and deep wounds. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Reeves, M., & Dever, M. (2010). The unquenchable flame: discovering the heart of the reformation. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic.

Nichols, S. J. (2011). Welcome to the story: reading, loving, and living god’s word. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Tripp, P. D. (2010). What did you expect? redeeming the realities of marriage. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

DeYoung, K. (2015). What does the bible really teach about homosexuality?. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Guthrie, N. (2016). What grieving people wish you knew about what really helps (and what really hurts). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Onwuchekwa, J. (2020). What If I Don’t Desire to Pray? (p. 48). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Anyabwile, T. M. (2008). What Is a Healthy Church Member?. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Perman, M. A. (2016). What’s best next: how the gospel transforms the way you get things done. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Harvey, D. (2007). When sinners say “i do”: discovering the power of the gospel for marriage. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press.

Tripp, P. D. (2008). Whiter than snow: meditations on sin and mercy. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Duguid, I. M. (2019). The Whole Armor of God: How Christ’s Victory Strengthens Us for Spiritual Warfare. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Ferguson, S. B. (2016). The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Philip, W. (2015). Why We Pray. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Hamilton, J. M., Jr. (2017). Work and Our Labor in the Lord. (D. C. Ortlund & M. V. Van Pelt, Eds.). Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Kauflin, B. (2008). Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

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