Recommended Reading

In addition to reading God’s inspired Word, the Bible – the most important book – here are some recommended reading resources.

Practical Help:

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem, Kevin DeYoung

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will, Kevin DeYoung

Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts, Jerry Bridges

What is a Healthy Church Member?, Thabiti Anyabwile

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, Ken Sande

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself, Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert


Sacred Marriage, Gary L. Thomas

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence, John Piper. Free online

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, Timothy Keller


Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp and David Powlinson

Give them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus, Elyse M. Fitzpatick and Jessica Thompson

Christian Growth and Discipleship:

The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges

Holiness, J. C. Ryle

The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges

A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, Paul E. Miller

The Greener Grass Conspiracy: Finding Contentment on Your Side of the Fence, Stephen Altrogge

Humility: True Greatness, C. J. Mahaney

Humility: The Journey Toward Holiness, Andrew Murray

Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing, C. J. Mahaney

Radical, David Platt

How People Change, Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp

Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper. Free online

The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer

Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Phil Ryken

Basic Christian Beliefs:

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, Wayne Grudem

Knowing God, J. I. Packer

Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis

What is the Gospel?, Greg Gilbert

Money and Finances:

Your Money Counts: The Biblical Guide to Earning, Spending, Saving, Investing, Giving, and Getting Out of Debt, Howard Dayton

Children’s books:

The Big Picture Story Bible, David Helm

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name, Sally Lloyd-Jones

Apostolic Christian Church:

Heritage of Faith: A History of the Church With An Apostolic Christian Focus

Choosing to Suffer Affliction, Kathleen Nenadov

A Treasure of Praise, A History of the Zion’s Harp Hymnal, Perry A. Klopfenstein

The Nazarenes, Karoly Eotvos

General Devotional:

Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

Morning & Evening, Charles Spurgeon

Heaven, Randy Alcorn

God’s Promises for Your Every Need


The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Lee Strobel

The God Conversation: Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith, J. P. Moreland

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, Timothy Keller

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. I. Packer

Bible overview:

God’s Big Picture, Vaughn Roberts

Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God (also titled “King’s Cross”), Timothy Keller