Monday, November 09, 2015

Reading List

Pastor's Favorites 
Tips for reading your Bible. 
ESV Study Bible (though we do use a mix in church currently) 
Why I Am a Church Member | Thom Rainer
Crazy Love | Francis Chan
Forgotten God | Francis Chan
Too Busy Not to Pray | Bill Hybels
The Peacemaker | Ken Sande
The Divine Mentor | Wayne Cordeiro
Simple Church | Thom Rainer
Desiring God | John Piper
The Love Dare | Stephen & Alex Kendrick
If You Want to Walk On Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat | John Ortberg
The Reason For God | Tim Keller
The Treasure Principle | Randy Alcorn
Scandalous:  The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus | D.A. Carson

Introductory Reading
Christian Beliefs | Wayne Grudem
God's Big Picture | Vaughan Roberts

Intermediate Reading
Attributes of God | Arthur Pink
Church History in Plain Language | Bruce Shelly
Conformed to His Image | Ken Boa 
Desiring God | John Piper
Finally Alive | John Piper
Historical Theology |  Alister E. McGrath
Holiness of God | R. C. Sproul
How People Change | Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp
In Christ Alone | Sinclair Ferguson
Just Do Something | Kevin DeYoung
Knowing God | J. I. Packer
Knowing Scripture | R. C. Sproul
Living the Cross Centered Life | C. J. Mahaney
Prayer and the Knowledge of God | Graeme Goldsworthy
Putting Amazing Back Into Grace | Michael Horton
The Trellis and the Vine |  Colin Marshall & Tony Payne
The Great Theologians:  A Brief Guide | Gerald R. McDermott
When Helping Hurts:  Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor | Brian Fikkert & Steve Corbett 

Advanced Reading
Chosen for Life | Sam Storms
Courage to be Protestant | David Wells
Systematic Theology | Wayne Grudem

Devotional Reading
My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers 
Grace for the Moment | Max Lucado
Forty Loaves | C. D. Baker
Experiencing God Day-by-Day Devotional | Richard & Henry Blackaby
Breakfast With Jesus | Greg Laurie
Long Story Short:  Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God | Marty Machowski
The Daily Bible in Chronological Order:  365 Daily Readings |  Harvest House
Our Daily Bread | Available in print form at church or read online 

Love and Respect | Emerson Eggerichs
His Needs, Her Needs For Parents | Willard F. Harley, Jr.
For Couples Only | Jeff & Shaunti Feldhahn
The Marriage Bed | Ray Rhodes, Jr.
Sacred Marriage | Gary Thomas
Prayers of an Excellent Wife | Andrew Case

Raising Children
Seeds Family Worship | web site for family worship 
Sex Has A Price Tag | Pam Stenzel
The Talk:  What Your Kids Need to Hear from You About Sex | Sharon Maxwell, Ph.D
How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex | Stan & Brenna Jones
Parenting Today's Adolescent | Dennis Rainey
Preparing for Adolescence | James Dobson, Ph.D

Children's Books
Big Truths for Little Kids | Susan & Richie Hunt
Jesus Storybook Bible | Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Big Picture Story Bible |  David R. Helm
Training Hearts, Teaching Minds | Starr Meade

Student's Books
Teen Study Bible | Zondervan  (Jr. & Sr. High age)
NIV Discoverer's Bible | Zondervan  (Elementary School age 8-12)
Chronicles of Narnia set | C.S. Lewis
How to Stay Christian in College | J. Budziszewski
Do Hard Things | Alex Harris

Evangelism and Apologetics
Always Ready | Greg Bahnsen
Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God | J. I. Packer
Gospel and Personal Evangelism | Mark Dever
Let the Nations Be Glad | John Piper
Reason for God | Tim Keller
Tell the Truth | Will Metzger
Who Made God? | Edgar Andrews
Handbook of Christian Apologetics | Peter Kreeft & Ronald K. Tacelli
The Case for Christ | Lee Strobel

Study Bibles
Study Bibles provide insightful notes and clarifying articles along the way to help you understand Scripture more deeply.
ESV Study Bible | Crossway
NIV Study Bible | Zondervan
Life Application Study Bible NIV | Zondervan

Bible Study Aides
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth | Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart
Grasping God's Word | J. Scott Duvall & J. Daniel Hays

Reference Works
Commentary on the N.T. use of the O.T. | G.K. Beale & D. A. Carson
Introduction to the Old Testament | Tremper Longman & Raymond Dillard
Introduction to the New Testament | D. A. Carson & Douglas Moo
New Dictionary of Biblical Theology | T. Desmond Alexander & Brian Rosner
Early Christian Doctrines |  J.N.D. Kelly

Bondage of the Will | Martin Luther
Bruised Reed | Richard Sibbes
Confessions | St. Augustine
Freedom of the Will | Jonathan Edwards
Institutes of the Christian Religion | John Calvin
Mortification of Sin | John Owen
Religious Affections | Jonathan Edwards
Pilgrim's Progress | John Bunyan 
Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton

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