BOOK AND ARTICLE RECOMENDATIONS

Bible Study

  • Fee & Stuart, How to Read the Bible for all it’s Worth
  • The Good Book Guides from The Good Book Company

Basics

  • Greg Gilbert, What is the Gospel?
  • Matthias Media, Just for Starters
  • Matthias Media, Christian Living for Starters

Devotional

  • John Piper, Seeing & Savoring Jesus Christ
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Fellowship with God
  • Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed

Personal Holiness

  • C. J. Mahaney, Humility
  • J. I. Packer, Weakness is the Way
  • John Owen (Kapic & Taylor, eds.), Overcoming Sin & Temptation
  • Don Whitney, Personal Spiritual Disciplines
  • Don Whitney, 10 Questions to Diagnose your Spiritual Health
  • J. I. Packer, A Quest for Godliness
  • John Piper, Don’t Waste your Life

General Discipleship

  • Robert E. Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism
  • Marshall & Payne, The Trellis and the Vine
  • Paul Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands
  • David Powlison, Seeing with New Eyes

Various Life Issues

  • CCEF mini books cover a wide range of issues

Conflict / Resolution

  • Ken Sande, The Peacemaker

Decision-Making/Discerning God’s Will

  • Payne & Jensen, Guidance and the Voice of God
  • Kevin DeYoung, Just do Something

Evangelism

  • Mack Stiles, Speaking of Jesus
  • Mack Stiles, Marks of the Messenger
  • Mark Dever, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism
  • J. I. Packer, Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God
  • Randy Newman, Questioning Evangelism & Corner Conversations
  • Matthias Media, 2 Ways to Live (tract, training guide and leader’s guide)
  • Christianity Explored (study guide, leader’s guide, course training)

Finances

  • Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle
  • Jones & Woodbridge, Health, Wealth, and Happiness: Has the Prosperity Gospel Overshadowed the Gospel of Christ?

Leadership

  • Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership

Pain and Suffering

  • Tim Keller, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering
  • Dave Furman, Being There

Prayer

  • D. A. Carson, A Call for Spiritual Reformation
  • Paul Miller, A Praying Life

Gender/Sexuality

  • John Piper & Wayne Grudem, eds., 50 Crucial Questions on Manhood & Womanhood
  • John Piper, What’s the Difference?
  • Sam Allberry, Is God Anti-Gay?

Men

  • J.C. Ryle, Thoughts for Young Men
  • Richard Philips, The Masculine Mandate
  • Kent Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Man

Women

  • Carolyn Mahaney, Feminine Appeal
  • Carolyn McCulley, Radical Womanhood
  • Gloria Furman, Glimpses of Grace

Dating/Courtship

  • Joshua Harris, Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship

Marriage

  • Gary & Betsy Ricucci, Love that Lasts
  • Bryan & Kathy Chapell, Each for the Other
  • John Piper, This Momentary Marriage
  • Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage

Parenting

  • Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart
  • Tedd Tripp, Instructing a Child’s Heart
  • Ginger Plowman, Don’t Make me Count to Three

Church

  • Mark Dever, What is a Healthy Church?
  • Mark Dever, The Church: The Gospel Made Visible
  • Gilbert & DeYoung, What is the Mission of the Church?
  • Jonathan Leeman, The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love

Church Membership

  • Thom Rainer, I am a Church Member
  • Thabiti Anyabwile, What is a Healthy Church Member?
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

Theology

  • J. I. Packer, Knowing God
  • Wayne Grudem, Bible Doctrine
  • John Piper, The Pleasures of God
  • Jonathan Leeman, Reverberation: How God’s Word brings light, freedom, and action to His people
  • Michael Lawrence, Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church
  • D. A. Carson, The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

Church History

  • Michael Reeves, The Unquenchable Flame
  • Timothy George, Theology of the Reformers
  • Bruce Shelley, Church History in Plain Language
  • Carl Trueman, Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Biography

  • John Piper, many short biographies, including: Hidden Smile of God, Legacy of Sovereign Joy, Roots of Endurance
  • Courtney Anderson, To the Golden Shore (about Adoniram Judson, first American Baptist missionary)
  • George Marsden, A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards
  • Roger Steer, George Muller: Delighted in God
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