RECOMMENDED READING

Reading books is one of the most effective ways to grow in our walk with God.  But with millions of books available, and thousands more being written every year, how can you know which ones to read? In order to help you, we've compiled the following list of books and broken them into categories in the hopes that we might help you in finding your next great edifying and equipping book.  Please know this, as wonderful as we think these books are, no book should replace the authority and position that Scripture must have in your life.  As C.H. Spurgeon once said, "Visit many good books, but live in the Bible."   May the Lord bless your reading and study.
Last updated on 3/22/2022
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
This Momentary Marriage by John Piper
The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller
Your Home a Place of Grace by Susan Hunt
What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
MEN & MASCULINITY
Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes
Every Man's Battle by Stephen Arterburn

WOMEN & FEMININITY
Fearlessly Feminine: Boldly Living God's Plan for Womanhood by Jani Ortlund 
Enough About Me by Jen Oshman
CHILDREN
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Big Truths for little Kids by Susan & Richie hunt
Thoughts to Make Your heart Sing by Sally Ll
Reformation ABCs by Stephen J. Nichols
PROVIDENCE, PREDESTINATION AND HUMAN WILL
Chosen By God by R.C. Sproul
Putting Amazing back in Grace by Michael Horton
Chosen for Life: The Case for Divine Election by  Sam Storms
The Sovereignty of God by Arthur Pink
The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination by Loraine Boettner
Willing to Believe: Understanding the Role of the Human Will in Salvation by R.C. Sproul
ECCLESIOLOGY AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
I am a Church Member by Thom S Rainer
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Denver
The Church: The Gospel Made Visible by Mark Denver
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch
The Plurality Principle by Dave Harvey
CHRISTIAN CLASSICS
The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Confessions by St. Augustine
ESCHATOLOGY
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Kingdom Come by Sam Storms
SPIRITUAL GROWTH & DEVOTIONALS
All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon
Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund
The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges
Pleasures Forevermore by Sam Storms
Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
Overcoming Sin and Temptation (Redesign) by John Owen, Kelly Lapic, Justin Taylor
Desiring God by John Piper
For the Love of God (volume 1 & 2) by D.A. Carson
Living by the Book by Howard Hendricks
Prayer by Phillip Yancey
Prayer by Timothy Keller
GENERAL THEOLOGY
The Glory of Christ by John Owen
The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Basic Christianity by John Stott
The Mystery of the Holy Spirit by R.C. Sproul
Covenants Made Simple by Jonty Rhodes
THE GOSPEL
The Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler
Gospel Deeps: Revealing the Excellencies of Jesus by Jared Wilson
HURTING CHRISTIANS
When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada
A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards
Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper
Surprised by Suffering by R.C. Sproul
PREACHING AND PASTORING
Preaching and Preachers by Martin Lloyd Jones
Lectures to My Students by Charles Spurgeon
Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell
On Being a Pastor by Derek Prime & Alistair Begg
Lead by Paul David Tripp
The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper
Lead Like a Shepherd by Larry Osborn
The New Testament Deacon by  Alexander Strauch
Sticky Church by Larry Osborn
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman
Fault Lines by Voddie Baucham