Resources

Recommendations

Below are listed some internet resources, books, and music that we believe will help you grow in your knowledge, understanding, and application of the Scriptures.  Though we will not agree with every point in every book, or with every doctrinal position of every ministry, organization or song, we still believe these will be beneficial for your sanctification. We have assigned each book a number indicating the level of difficulty.  Books labeled "1" are easy to read, books labeled "3" are challenging reads.

MINISTRIES & WEBSITES
9 Marks Ministries
Between the Times: SEBTS Faculty Blog
Desiring God Ministries (The Ministry of John Piper)
The Gospel Coalition
The International Mission Board of the SBC
The North American Mission Board of the SBC
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Southern Baptist Convention
Together for the Gospel

BOOKS & BOOK STORES


Westminster Book Store


Apologetics
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (1.5)
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel (2)
The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel (2)

Bibles & Bible Interpretation
ESV Study Bible
Building a Theological Library By Daniel Akin (1)
Living by the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible by Howard Hendricks (1)
Gods Big Picture by Vaughen Roberts (1.5)
Let the Reader Understand by McCartney and Clayton (1.5)
According to Plan by Grame Goldsworthy (2)
 

Childrens Books & Bibles
The Jesus Bible Storybook by Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Big Picture Story Bible by David Hellm
God's Names by Sally Michael
God's Providence by Sally Michael
God’s Promises by Sally Michael
The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin Deyoung

Christian Biography
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton (1)
Spurgeon: A New Biography by Arnold A. Dallimore (1)
Through the Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot (1)
The Confessions of St. Augustine by St. Augustine (2)
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards (2)
The Swans are Not Silent biography series by John Piper (1)

Church/Baptist Studies
What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever (1.5)
The Deliberate Church by Mark Dever (1.5)
What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile (1)
Spiritual Disciplines within the Church by Don Whitney (1)
The Reformed Pastor By Richard Baxter (1.5)
reThink: Is Student Ministry Working? by Steve Wright (1.5)
Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches by John Hammett (2)
Believer's Baptism by Tom Schreiner & N.T. Wright (2.5)
The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline by Jonathan Leeman
Why I am a Baptist by Tom Nettles

Church Leadership/Pastoral Ministry
A Display of God's Glory (booklet about congregationalism) by Mark Dever
The Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne
Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry by Tom Ascol

Christ, the Cross, and the Gospel
What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert (1)
Reinventing Jesus by Ed Komoszewski (1.5)
Pierced for our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution by Steve Jeffery (2)
In My Place Condemned He Stood: Celebrating the Glory of the Atonement by J.I. Packer
The Person of Christ by Donald Macleod (2)
The Cross of Christ by John Stott (2.5)
Scandalous: The Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus by D.A. Carson
The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul
The Death of Death in the Death of Christ by John Owen

Christian Fiction
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (1.5)
The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan (2)

Christian Living
The Cross-Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney (1)
The Gospel For Real Life by Jerry Bridges (1)
Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney (1)
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney (1)
An Approach to the Extended Memorization of Scripture by Andy Davis (1)
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1)
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper (1.5)
How People Change by Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp (1.5)
Uprooting Anger by Bob Jones
Desiring God by John Piper (1.5)
The Mortification of Sin by John Owen
The Doctrine of the Christian Life by John Frame

Cults and World Religions
The Challenge of the Cults by Ron Rhodes (2)

Devotional
Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper (1)
The Hope of Glory: 100 Daily Meditations on Colossians by Sam Storms (1)
The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions edited by Arthur G. Bennett (1.5)
ESV Daily Devotional New Testament by Crossway

Doctrine and Theology
Basic Christianity by John Stott (1)
Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem (1.5)
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem (2.5)

Eschatology/End Times
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views by Robert Clouse
The Bible and the Future by Anthont Hoekema

God
Knowing God by J.I. Packer (2.5)
The Doctrine of God by John Frame (3)
The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

Guidance and the Will of God
Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will by Kevin DeYoung (1)
Decision Making and the Will of God by Garry Friesen and Robin Maxson (1.5)
The Modified Wisdom View of Guidance by Pastor Kyle Smith (2)
Guidance and the Voice of God by Phillip D. Jensen and Tony Payne (2)

Marriage, Family, Parenting, Biblical Manhood & Womanhood
Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood by Carolyn Mahaney (1)
ApParent Privilege by Steve Wright (1)
Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp (1.5)
Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul Tripp (1.5)
Peacemaking for Families by Ken Sande (1.5)
Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack (1.5)
God on Sex: The Creator's Ideas about Love, Intimacy, and Marriage by Danny Akin
Evangelical Feminism & Biblical Truth by Wayne Grudem (2)
God, Marriage & Family by Andreas Kostenberger (2.5)
Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem (2.5)
Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage by Ed Wheat
Sex and the Supremecy of Christ by John Piper

Missions, Evangelism & Gospel Tracts
Two Ways to Live (Gospel Tract) by Matthias Media (.5)
The Story (Gospel Tract) by Spread Truth Ministriers
For Your Joy (Gospel Tract) by Desiring God (1)
The Master's Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman (1)
Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman (1.5)
The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever (1.5)
Ministries of Mercy: Call to the Jericho Road by Tim Keller (1.5)
Restorers of Hope: Reaching the Poor in Your Community with Church-Based Ministries that Work by Amy Sherman (1.5)
Tell the Truth by Will Metzger (1.5)
Let the Nations be Glad! by John Piper (2)
Salvation to the Ends of the Earth by Andreas Kostenberger (2.5)
Breaking the Missional Code: How Your Church Can Be A Missionary in Your Community by Ed Stetzer
10 Who Changed the World by Danny Akin
The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken

Scripture/Hermeneutics
The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made by Mark Dever
The Message of the New Testament by Mark Dever

Worship
Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin (1.5)
Engaging with God by David Peterson (2)
Worship by the Book by D.A. Carson (2)

Youth Books
Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris (1)
Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper (1.5)
Bible Doctrine for Students by Wayne Grudem (2)

MUSIC

Acoustic/Folk/Contemporary Hymns
Indellible Grace
Matthew Smith
Caedmon's Call
The Gettys
Sovereign Grace Music
Bob Kauflin
Stuart Townend
Red Mountain Music
Andrew Peterson
Contemporary Worship
Shane & Shane
Jeff Capps Band
Daniel Renstrom
Chris Tomlin
Hip Hop/Rap
Shai Linne
LeCrae


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