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

My statement of faith

Below is the document Pastor Chris Meirose submitted for review prior to his Ordination.  While it is not binding that all church members must adhere to this document, it gives you an idea the direction Pastor Chris guides the church.