The following is a list of books & resources put together to help you grow in your understanding of God. While the list is not extensive, these books are a great start at growing in your love and pursuit of God, through Jesus Christ.

*Disclaimer – As with all pastors, theologians and authors, we cannot approve all positions of every one, since we are all stained by sin. The only one resource that can be completely trusted in all positions and doctrines is the only book that God Himself wrote – the Bible. Please enjoy this list of resources, but always read and listen through the lens of God’s Word alone.

Hymns

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The Gospel

  • What Is the Gospel?, Greg Gilbert
  • Who is Jesus?, Greg Gilbert
  • The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur
  • God is the Gospel, John Piper
  • The Gospel’s Power and Message, Paul Washer
  • Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper
  • In My Place, Condemned He Stood, JI Packer & Mark Dever
  • Christ our Penal Substitute, Robert Dabney
  • The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, John Owen
  • The Cross: The Vindication of God, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The New Birth

  • Ashamed of the Gospel, John MacArthur
  • Hard to Believe, John MacArthur
  • Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, J.D. Greear
  • Puritan’s on Conversion, Soli Deo Gloria
  • The Doctrine of Regeneration, Stephen Charnock
  • Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards
  • How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian? Don Whitney
  • The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Preseverance and Assurance, Thomas Schreiner and Ardel Caneday
  • Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray
  • Regeneration and Justification, Charles Leiter
  • Thoughts on Religious Experience, Archibald Alexander

Evangelism

  • Words to Winners of Souls, Horatius Bonar
  • Speaking of Jesus, Mack Stiles
  • Evangelism, Mack Stiles
  • Tell the Truth, Will Metzger
  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer
  • God-Centered Evangelism, R.B. Kuiper
  • The Soul Winner, Charles Spurgeon
  • The Invitation System, Iain Murray
  • Advice for Seekers, Charles Spurgeon
  • Seeking God: Jonathan Edwards’ Evangelism Contrasted with Modern Methodologies, William C. Nichols
  • A Pastor’s Sketches, Ichabod Spencer
  • A Call to the Unconverted, Richard Baxter
  • Select Sermons of George Whitefield, J.C. Ryle

The Christian Life

Sanctification

  • Desiring God, John Piper
  • Future Grace, John Piper
  • Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper
  • Holiness, J.C. Ryle
  • The Christian in Complete Armor, William Gurnall
  • Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
  • Humility, C.J. Mahaney
  • Sin and Temptation, Johhn Owen
  • The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, Sinclair Ferfuson
  • Sanctification, J.C. Ryle
  • How People Change, Timothy Lane & Paul David Tripp

Prayer and Fasting

  • A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts
  • The Call to Prayer, J.C. Ryle
  • Do You Pray? J.C. Ryle
  • Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church, John Onwuchekwa
  • Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life, Charles Spurgeon
  • Praying Successfully, Charles Spurgeon
  • Only a Prayer Meeting, Charles Spurgeon
  • The Hidden Life of Prayer, David Macintyre
  • A Hunger for God, John Piper
  • Complete Works of E.M. Bounds
  • Prayer, Timothy Keller
  • Prayer, John Bunyan

Worship

  • Does God Care How We Worship? Ligon Duncan
  • Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin
  • Worship by the Book, D.A. Carson
  • Give Praise to the Lord, Ligon Duncan
  • Engaging with God, David Peterson
  • Worship in Spirit and Truth, John Frame
  • Gravity and Gladness, John Piper

Finances

  • Money, Possesions, and Eternity, Randy Alcorn
  • The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn

Common Trials & Struggles

  • When People are Big and God is Small, Ed Welch
  • God’s Grace in Your Suffering, David Powlison

Various Sin Battles

  • Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace, Heath Lambert

Devotionals

  • Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon
  • Valley of Vision: Puritain Prayers, Banner of Truth
  • Pierced by the Word, John Piper
  • Life as a Vapor, John Piper
  • Taste and See, John Piper
  • Mornings with Jesus, William Jay
  • Evenings with Jesus, William Jay
  • My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers

Church

General

  • A Display of God’s Glory, Mark Dever (Free eBook)
  • Manual of Church Order, J.L. Dagg
  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever
  • Deliberate Church, Mark Dever
  • Church Membership, Jonathan Leeman
  • What is a Healthy Church? Mark Dever
  • Life in the Father’s House, Wayne Mack
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Church, Don Whitney
  • Why I Am A Baptist, ed. Tom Nettles

Leadership

  • Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch
  • Biblical Eldership, John Piper
  • Elders in Congregational Life, Phil Newton
  • Answering Key Questions about Elders, John MacArthur
  • The New Testament Elder, Alexander Strauch
  • The New Testament Deacon, Alexander Strauch
  • Deacons: Answering Key Questions, John MacArthur
  • Polity, Mark Dever

Discipline

  • Handbook of Church Discipline, Jay Adams
  • Democratic Religion, Gregory Wills
  • Biblical Church Discipline, Daniel Wray
  • Peacemaker, Ken Sande
  • Church Discipline, Jonathan Leeman

Modern-Day Reformation

  • Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Carl Trueman
  • Reclaiming the Gospel and Reforming Churches, Tom Ascol
  • The Old Evangelicalism, Ian Murray
  • Evangelicalism Divided, Ian Murray
  • Ready for Reformation, Tom Nettles

History

  • The Reformers and Their Stepchildren, Leonard Verduin
  • The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation, Michal Reeves
  • Theologians You Should Know: An Introduction: From the Apostolic Fathers to the 21st Century, Michael Reeves
  • By His Grace & For His Glory: A Historical Theological, and Practical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life, Tom Nettles
  • Sketches in Church History, S.M. Houghton
  • Torch of the Testimony, John Kennedy

Controversies in the Church

  • Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, D.A. Carson
  • The Truth War, John MacArthur
  • Evangelicalism Divided, Iain Murray
  • The Gagging of God, D.A. Carson
  • Does God Believe in Atheists? John Blanchard
  • God in the Wasteland, David Wells
  • No Place for Truth, David Wells
  • Above All Earthly Powers, David Wells

Attributes of God

  • Behold Your God – DVD / Workbook Study, John Snyder
  • Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer
  • Knowing God, J.I. Packer
  • The Attributes of God, A.W. Pink
  • Pleasures of God, John Piper
  • The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul
  • God’s Passion for His Glory, John Piper
  • The Grandeur of God, Sam Storms
  • The One True God, Paul Washer

Jesus Christ

The Holy Spirit

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation

  • A Journey in Grace, Richard Belcher
  • By His Grace and For His Glory, Tom Nettles
  • Southern Baptists and the Doctrine of Election, Robert Selph
  • Southern Baptist Sermons on Sovereignty and Responsibility, Tom Nettles
  • The Forgotten Spurgeon, Iain Murray
  • Spurgeon Against Hyper-Calvinism, Iain Murray
  • Amazing Grace, Timothy George
  • Still Sovereign, Schreiner/Ware
  • Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility, D.A. Carson
  • The Sovereignty of God, A.W. Pink
  • Chosen by God, R.C. Sproul
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, Loraine Boettner
  • The Cause of God and Truth, John Gill
  • The Justification of God, John Piper
  • Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther
  • Freedom of the Will, Jonathan Edwards

Systematic Theology

  • Abstract of Systematic Theology, James P. Boyce
  • Manual of Theology, J.L. Dagg
  • Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof
  • A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith, Robert Reymond
  • Foundations of the Christian Faith, James Boice
  • Abstract of Principles, James P. Boyce
  • A Body of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity, John Gill
  • Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Wayne Grudem

Marriage and Family

Courtship and Marriage

  • Her Hand in Marriage, Douglas Wilson
  • Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God, C.J. Mahaney
  • Reforming Marriage, Douglas Wilson
  • Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack
  • Sweethearts for a Lifetime, Wayne Mack

Men and Husbands

  • Exemplary Husband, Stuart Scott
  • Complete Husband, Lou Priolo
  • Fidelity, Douglas Wilson
  • A Godly Man’s Picture, Thomas Watson
  • The Masculine Mandate, Richard Phillips
  • Family Shepherds, Voddie Baucham
  • Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes

Women and Wives

  • You Who: Why You Matter & How to Deal with It, Rachel Jankovic
  • Feminine Appeal, Carolyn Mahaney
  • By Design, Susan Hunt
  • Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild, Marry Kassian
  • God’s High Calling For Women, John MacArthur
  • Women Helping Women, Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Become a Titus 2 Woman, Martha Peace
  • Praise Her in the Gates, Nancy Wilson
  • The Excellent Wife, Martha Peace
  • Marriage to a Difficult Man, Elizabeth Dodds
  • Stepping Heavenward, Elizabeth Prentiss
  • Women’s Ministry in the Local Church, Ligon Duncan and Susan Hunt

Parenting

  • Old Paths for Little Feet, Carol Brandt
  • Your Child’s Profession, Denis Gunderson
  • Treasuring God in our Traditions, John Piper
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp
  • Instructing a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp
  • This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years, Jaquelle Crowe
  • Age of Opportunity, Ted Tripp
  • Training Hearts, Teaching Minds, Starr Meade
  • Future Men, Douglas Wilson
  • Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children Into the Joy of Worship, Robbie Castleman
  • The Duties of Parents, J.C. Ryle

Children’s Books

Pastoral Ministry

General

  • Foundations for the Flock, Conrad Mbewe
  • Christian Ministry, Charles Bridges
  • The Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter
  • Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon
  • Pastoral Ministry, John MacArthur
  • The Cross and Christian Ministry, D.A. Carson
  • Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, John Piper
  • Dear Timothy, Tom Ascol
  • Am I Called? (Perspectives Series Booklet), Dave Harvey

Preaching

  • Famine in the Land, Steven Lawson
  • Toward an Exegetical Theology, Walter Kaiser
  • Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • Preaching, John MacArthur
  • Supremacy of God in Preaching, John Piper
  • Between Two Worlds, John Stott
  • Spirit Empowered Preaching, Arturo Azurdia
  • Feed My Sheep, Sproul, Piper, Macarthur, Mohler, etc.
  • Preaching with Bold Assurance, Hershel York

Counseling

  • Counseling, John MacArthur
  • Competent to Counsel, Jay Adams
  • A Theology of Christian Counseling, Jay Adams
  • Christian Counselor’s Manual, Jay Adams
  • Ready to Restore, Jay Adams
  • Quick Scripture Reference Guide for Counseling, John G. Kruis
  • Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible, Jay Adams

Helps for the Pastor

  • Encouragement for Today’s Pastors, Joel Beeke
  • Spiritual Depression, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • The Crook in the Lot, Thomas Boston
  • The Dejected Soul’s Cure, Cristopher Love
  • When People are Big and God is Small, Ed Welch

Puritans

  • Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were, Leland Ryken
  • A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life, J.I. Packer
  • The Puritans: Their Origens and Successors, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • A Guide to the Puritans, Robert Martin
  • Meet the Puritans, Joel Beeke and Randall J. Peterson

Revival

  • Revival and Revivalism, Iain Murray
  • Pentecost Today? Iain Murray
  • Jonathan Edwards: On Revival, Jonathan Edwards
  • Rut, Rot, or Revival, A.W. Tozer
  • Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill
  • Revival God’s Way, Leonard Ravenhill
  • Revival Praying, Leonard Ravenhill
  • Revival: A People Saturated with God, Brian Edwards
  • Revival, Richard Owen Roberts
  • Sounds from Heaven: The Revival on Lewis, 1949-1952, Colin and Mary Peckham

Missions

  • Ten Who Changed the World, Daniel Akin
  • Let the Nations be Glad! John Piper
  • A Vision for Missions, Tom Wells
  • Operation World, Patrick Johnstone
  • The Church is Bigger than You Think, Patrick Johnstone
  • From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, Ruth Tucker
  • Salvation to the Ends of the Earth, Andreas Kostenberger
  • Chance to Die, Elizabeth Elliot
  • The Faithful Witness: William Carey
  • To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson, Courtney Anderson
  • Through Gates of Splendor, Elizabeth Elliot
  • Bruchko, Bruce Olson
  • To Die is Gain: The Triumph of John and Betty Stam, Mrs. Howard Taylor
  • Praying Hyde, Captain E.G. Carré
  • Mountain Rain: A Biography of James O. Fraser, Eileen Crossman
  • Life and Diary of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards
  • The Puritan Hope, Iain Murray
  • HeartCry Missionary Society (resources, sermons, and more)

Biographies

  • The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, Steven Lawson
  • The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield, Steven Lawson
  • The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards, Steven Lawson
  • The Expository Genius of John Calvin, Steven Lawson
  • The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon, Steven Lawson
  • Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, Roland Bainton
  • Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography, Iain Murray
  • Whitefield, Arnold Dallimore
  • Daniel Rowland, Eifion Evans
  • Memoirs and Remains of Robert Murray McCheyne, Andrew Bonar
  • Spurgeon, Arnold Dallimore
  • C.H. Spurgeon, Autobiography (Volumes 1 & 2)
  • Autobiography of George Muller
  • Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Volumes 1 & 2), Iain Murray
  • The Life of Arthur W. Pink, Iain Murray
  • Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd, John Piper
  • Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God’s Triumphant Grace in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce, John Piper
  • Contending for our All: Defending Truth and Treasuring Christ in the Lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen, John Piper
  • Diary and Journal of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards
  • Hudson Taylor (Volumes 1 & 2), Mrs. Howard Taylor
  • John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides, Autobiography
  • Pastor Hsi, Mrs. Howard Taylor
  • In Light of Eternity: Life of Leonard Ravenhill, Mack Tomlinson
  • Heroes, Iain Murray
  • Wesley and the Men who Followed, Iain Murray
  • To Die is Gain: The Triumph of John and Betty Stam, Mrs. Howard Taylor
  • Amazing Grace: The Life of John Newton, Jonathan Aitken
  • Pilgrim of the Heavenly Way: Biography of Dan Smith, Granted Ministries
  • Sound of Trumpets, Faith Cook
  • John Bunyan, Faith Cook
  • Archibald G. Brown: Spurgeon’s Successor, Iain Murray

Recommend Authors

  • Randy Alcorn
  • Archibald Alexander
  • Joel Beeke
  • Horatius Bonar
  • Jerry Bridges
  • John Bunyan
  • Mark Dever
  • Kevin DeYoung
  • Ligon Duncan
  • Sinclair Ferguson
  • Nancy Guthrie
  • Matthew Henry
  • Susan Hunt
  • Marry Kassian
  • Steven Lawson
  • Jonathan Leeman
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • John MacArthur
  • Albert Mohler
  • Iain Murray
  • John Murray
  • John Newton
  • Ray Ortlund
  • Dane Ortlund
  • J.I. Packer
  • Martha Peace
  • A.W. Pink
  • John Piper
  • David Powlison
  • J.C. Ryle
  • Francis Schaeffer
  • Charles Spurgeon
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Paul David Tripp
  • Ted Tripp
  • Edward Welch

Recommended Audio / Video / Blog Resources

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