Helpful Books

We hope these resources will help you as you seek to follow Jesus. This is not an exhaustive list but will provide a good foundation as you seek to follow Christ.

Bible Study

How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur, David Arthur, and Pete De Lacy

Missions

Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper

When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…And Ourselves by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett

A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne

Pray for the World

Christianity Rediscovered by Vincent J. Donovan

Theirs is the Kingdom: Celebrating the Gospel in Urban America by Robert Lupton

The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society by Henri Nouwen

Parenting

Grace Based Parenting: Set Your Family Free by Dr. Tim Kimmel

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change your Family by Paul David Tripp

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to your Adoptive Family by Karyn Purvis

Devotional

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Don’t Waste your Life by John Piper

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning

Spiritual Disciplines

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

Worship

Christ Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice by Bryan Chapell

Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper

Knowing Christ by Alister McGrath

Theology

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem

Christian Theology by Millard Erikcson

Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith by Wayne Grudem

Marriage

Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More than to make us Happy? by Gary Thomas

The Meaning of Marriage: A Vision for Married and Single People by Tim and Kathy Keller

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence by John Piper

Prayer

Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Tim Keller

The Practice of the Presence of God and the Spiritual Maxims by Brother Lawrence

Apologetics

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller

Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics by William Lane Craig

Evangelism

Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did by Randy Newman

The Art of Personal Evangelism: Sharing Jesus in a Changing Culture by Will McRaney Jr.

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