Recommended Reading

Fantastic Discipleship Books

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One to One Bible Reading
David Helm - Helpful book with tips for one to one Bible reading.

What is a Healthy Church
Mark Dever - Covers essentials of what a church should be about.


Asking the Right Questions:  A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible
Matthew Harmon - Really helpful tool that focuses on the centrality of Christ in understanding and applying Scripture.


God's Big Picture
Vaughn Roberts - Short overview of the big picture of the whole Bible and how it fits together.


The Walk
Stephen Stallman - One of the most helpful books for believers, new and old.

The Cross-Centered Life
CJ Mahaney - Helps us keep the main thing the main thing.


Rock Solid: 12 Gospel Truths to Live By
Trevor Archer and Tim Thornborough - A short, accessible look at the theological truths. Has section for Bible study, application, and history in roughly 10 pages a chapter.


Total Church
My favorite book on ministry, but really just a book on the Christian life.


Knowing God
J.I. Packer - Modern day classic. Devotional theology.

Desiring God
John Piper - Another modern classic on God's glory and our joy.


You Can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions
Tim Chester - Book on sanctification with a focus on the gospel of the heart.

Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart
J.D. Greer- Great treatment of the gospel, assurance, and perseverance.

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
J.I. Packer - Gospel, character of God, evangelism.

Basic Christianity
John Stott - Great for all, but especially new believers or unbelievers.


The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Tim Keller - Devotional look at the prodigal Son.


Fear Not: Death and the Afterlife from a Christian Perspective
Ligon Duncan - A look at the gospel, death and heaven.  A practical eschatology.


The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness
JerryBridges - Devotional book on the centrality of grace.

Humility: True Greatness
C.J. Mahaney - Practical theology with a view to enlarging God and minimizing us.


Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith
Wayne Grudem - Abridgement of his Systematic Theology.

Shepherding a Child's Heart
Ted Tripp - Best book on parenting available (key for young years).


Amazing Grace: God's Pursuit, Our Response
Timothy George - Good little intro to the doctrine of grace.

Chosen By God
R.C. Sproul - Excellent handling of a crucial doctrine (with implications for many other doctrines).


The Holiness of God
R.C. Sproul - Modern classic on the key attribute of our great God.

The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses
Chris Bruno - Looks at key trees with the forest in view.

Praying the Bible
Donald S. Whitney

Family Worship
Donald S. Whitney


A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today's World
John Stonestreet - Helpful book on understanding contemporary culture from a biblical point of view.


Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice
Owen Strachan - Short book on who we are as men and women.

The Problem of God: Answering a Skeptic's Challenges to Christianity
Mark Clark - Answering contemporary objects to the Christian faith.

Men's Books

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Disciplines of a Godly Man
Kent Hughes - Key disciplines for Godly men.

Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family
Steve Farrar - This bestselling classic encourages and equips Christian men to lead their families successfully through hazards and ambushes like divorce, promiscuity, suicide, and drug addiction.

Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family
Steve Farrar - This bestselling classic encourages and equips Christian men to lead their families successfully through hazards and ambushes like divorce, promiscuity, suicide, and drug addiction.

Manly Dominion
Mark Chanski God’s call on men to have manly dominion over the various spheres of their lives.




Women's Books

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Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother
Caroline Mahaney - Great book on biblical femininity.

The Excellent Wife
Martha Peace - Great book on biblical femininity.

(A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ
Abigail Dodds - A good book on God's calling to women.

Eve in Exile: The Restoration of Femininity
Rebekah Merkle - Great book on biblical femininity.  Eve in Exile sets aside all stereotypes of mid-century housewives, of China-doll femininity, of Victorians fainting, of women not allow to think for themselves or talk to the men about anything interesting or important.

Praise Her in the Gates: The Calling of Christian Motherhood
Nancy Wilson - This book is part of the Canon Press series of books on the family, which has helped many people trying to deal with the on the ground messes that come with sinners trying to live under the same roof.



Kids' Books

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The Biggest Story ABC
(2-5 years old)


The Biggest Story
(9-12 years old)


God's Very Good Idea
(8-12 years old)

The Gospel Story Bible
(8-12 years old)


The Bible's Big Story
(4-5 years old)

The Radical Book for Kids
(8-12 years old)

The Ology
(6-11 years old)

Dangerous Journey
(8-12 years old)


Martin Luther
(4-8 years old)


Chronicles of Narnia
(8 & up years old)