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We live in an age rich with access to literature that can aid us in the understanding of our God and His Word. Sadly, not all books that claim to help us in this endeavor actually do. Therefore, we have put together a list of book recommendations to help guide you in your pursuit of the true Author of all things.
 
Bible Study Aids
  • Fee & Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth
  • Kaiser, Toward an Exegetical Theology
  • Carson, Exegetical Fallacies 
  • MacArthur, The MacArthur Bible Commentary
  • MacArthur, The MacArthur Bible Handbook
  • Pink, Profiting from the Word 
Biographies
  • Bainton, Here I Stand (Martin Luther)
  • Bunyan, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
  • Carey (Pearce S.), William Carey 
  • Marsden, Jonathan Edwards: A Life
  • Murray, A Scottish Christian Heritage
  • Murray, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (2 volumes)
  • Parker, Calvin-A Biography
  • Piper, Hidden Smile of God (John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd)
  • Piper, Legacy of Sovereign Joy (Augustine, Luther, and Calvin)
  • Piper, Roots of Endurance (John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce)
  • Piper, Contending for our All (Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen)
  • Piper, Filling up the Afflictions of Christ (William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton)
  • Ryle, Five English Reformers
  • Spurgeon, C.H. Spurgeon, Autobiography (2 volumes)
 Evangelism and Missions 
  • Dever, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism
  • Doran, For the Sake of His Name
  • Gilbert, What is the Gospel?
  • Metzger, Tell the Truth
  • Murray, The Old Evangelicalism
  • Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
  • Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad
  • Spurgeon, The Soul Winner
Christian Living
  • Bridges, Trusting God
  • Brooks, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices
  • Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation
  • DeYoung, The Hole in Our Holiness
  • Edwards, Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
  • MacArthur, Truth War
  • MacArthur, The Gospel According to Jesus
  • Mahaney, Cross-Centered Life
  • Mahaney, Humility
  • Owen, Mortification of Sin
  • Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life
  • Powlison, Seeing with New Eyes
  • Ryle, Holiness
  • Sande, Peacemaker
  • Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand
  • Welch, When People are Big and God is Small
  • Wells, The Courage to be Protestant
  • Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
  • Wragg, Exemplary Spiritual Leadership: Facing the Challenges, Escaping the Dangers
 Church
  • Dever and Alexander, The Deliberate Church
  • DeYong and Kluck, Why we Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion
  • Harris, Stop Dating the Church
  • MacArthur, The Master’s Plan for the Church
  • Zemek, Doing God’s Business God’s Way: A Biblical Theology of Ministry
History 
  • D'Aubigne, The English Reformation
  • Gonzales, The Story of Christianity (2 volumes)
  • Murray, Evangelicalism Divided
  • Shelley, Church History in Plain Language
 Marriage & Family
  • Harvey, When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage
  • Mack, Preparing for Marriage God’s Way
  • Peace, The Excellent Wife
  • Priolo, The Heart of Anger
  • Scott, The Exemplary Husband
  • Tripp, Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens
  • Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart
  • Tripp, What did you Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
  • Ware, Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God
  • Younts, Everyday Talk: Talking Freely and Naturally about God with your Children
 Theology and Apologetics 
  • Bahnsen, Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith
  • Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • Grudem, Systematic Theology
  • Berkhof, Systematic Theology
  • Kaiser, The Promise Plan of God
  • Murray, Spurgeon vs. Hyper-Calvinism
  • Packer, Knowing God
  • Pink, Attributes of God
  • Piper, The Pleasures of God
  • Schreiner, The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law
  • Sproul, The Holiness of God
  • McManus, Biblical Apologetics
  • Van Til, Defense of the Faith
Other Reputable Resources not Listed in Specific Categories
  • The Gospel According to Jesus- MacArthur
  • The Gospel According to the Apostles- MacArthur
  • The Power of Integrity- MacArthur
  • The Vanishing Conscience- MacArthur
  • Ashamed of the Gospel- MacArthur
  • The Sovereignty of God- Pink
  • The Attributes of God- Pink 
  • Chosen for Life- Storms
  • My Heart for Thy Cause- Borgman
  • Counted Righteous in Christ- Piper
  • 50 Reasons why Christ Came to Die- Piper
  • Supremacy of God in Preaching-Piper
  • Let the Nations be Glad- Piper
  • The Justification of God- Piper 
  • The Death of Death in the Death of Christ- John Owen
  • Reformed Pastor- Baxter
  • Mortification of Sin-Owen
  • Sin and Temptation -Owen
  • The Sovereignty of God- Sproul
  • Lectures to My Students-Spurgeon
  • Works of John Owen
  • Christian Ministry-Bridges
  • Redemption: Accomplished and Applied-Murray
  • Religious Affections-Edwards
  • Revivals and Revivalism-Murray
  • Expository Thoughts on the Gospels-Ryle
  • Preaching and Preachers-Lloyd-Jones
  • Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God-Edwards
  • Systematic Theology-Hodge
  • The Forgotten Spurgeon-Murray
  • Body of Divinity-Watson
  • Works of Edwards- Edwards             
  • Systematic Theology-Berkhof
  • A Quest for Godliness-Packer
  • Bondage of the Will-Luther
  • Puritans-Lloyd-Jones
  • Pursuit of Holiness-Bridges
  • Reformed Doctrine of Predestination-Boettner
  • Spiritual Authority-Lloyd-Jones
  • Ten Commandments-Watson
  • The New Coveannt Ministry of the Holy Spirit- Pettigrew
  • A Biblical Critique of Infant Baptism- Waymeyer
  • Revelation 20 and the Millenial Debate- Waymeyer
  • An All Round Ministry-Spurgeon
  • Ashamed of the Gospel-MacArthur
  • Christian Directory-Baxter
  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God-Packer
  • New Park Street Pulpit Sermons-Spurgeon
  • Old Paths-Ryle
  • Practical Religion-Ryle
  • The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible-Warfield
  • The Knowledge of the Holy-Tozer
  • All of Grace-Spurgeon
  • Beatitudes-Watson
  • Knowing the Times-Lloyd-Jones
  • Lord's Prayer-Watson
  • Memoir and Remains of R.M. M'Cheyne-Bonar
  • Mystery of Providence-Flavel
  • On Preaching-Dabney
  • The Existence and Attributes of God-Charnock
  • Thoughts on Preaching-Alexander
  • Treasury of David-Spurgeon
  • A User's Guide to Preaching-Adams
  • All Things for Good-Watson
  • Assurance-Ryle
  • Bad Record and Bad Heart-Martin
  • Baptism: Its Mode and Subjects-Carson
  • Biblical Deacon-Strauch
  • Biblical Eldership-Strauch
  • Biblical Interpretation-Berkhof
  • Biblical Theology-Vos
  • By His Grace and For His Glory-Nettles
  • Charismatic Chaos-MacArthur
  • Chosen by God-Sproul
  • Competent to Counsel-Adams
  • Created in God's Image-Hoekema
  • Critical Evaluation of Paedobaptism-Welty
  • Doctrine of the Knowledge of God-Frame
  • Doctrine of the Word of God-Frame
  • Essential Truths of the Christian Faith-Sproul
  • Exegetical Fallacies-Carson
  • Expository Encyclopedia-Spurgeon
  • Faith Alone-Sproul
  • Faith Works-MacArthur
  • God's Indwelling Presence- Hamilton
  • Grace Unknown-Sproul
  • Has the Church Replaced Israel?- Vlach 
  • Heading for Heaven-Ryle
  • History of Christian Doctrines-Berkhof
  • History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century-D'Aubigne
  • Introduction to the Old Testament-Longman
  • Invitation System-Murray
  • Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and Hell-Gerstner
  • Jonathan Edwards on Revival-Edwards
  • Morning and Evening-Spurgeon
  • Our Sufficiency In Christ-MacArthur
  • Pursuit of Holiness-Packer
  • Putting Amazing Back Into Grace-Horton
  • Reading the Scriptures in Public-McComiskey
  • Rediscovering Biblical Counseling-MacArthur
  • Rediscovering Expository Preaching-MacArthur
  • Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry-MacArthur
  • Reformation-Murray
  • Revival-Lloyd-Jones
  • Saved by Grace-Hoekema
  • Sermon on the Mount-Lloyd-Jones
  • Shepherding-Adams
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart-Tripp
  • Spiritual Depression-Packer
  • Spiritual Depression: It's Causes and Cure- Lloyd-Jones
  • The Canon of Scripture-Bruce
  • The Christian Life-Ferguson
  • The Cross-Lloyd-Jones
  • The Discipline of Grace-Bridges
  • The Doctrine of Everlasting Punishment-Shedd
  • The Doctrine of Repentance-Watson
  • The Evil of Evils-Burroughs
  • The Exceeding Sinfulness of Sin-Burroughs
  • The Holy War-Bunyan
  • The Life and Times of Martin Luther-D'Aubigne
  • The Lord's Prayer-Watson
  • The Ten Commandments-Watson
  • The New Man-Lloyd-Jones
  • The Pleasures of God-Piper
  • The Plight of Man and the Power of God-Lloyd-Jones
  • The Pursuit of Holiness-Bridges
  • The Sermon on the Mount-Lloyd-Jones
  • Transforming Grace-Bridges
  • Ultimate Questions-Blanchard
  • Walking with God-Ryle
  • What is a Biblical Christian-Martin
  • Whatever Happened to Hell-Blanchard