Books

Here is a suggested book list, in two parts.

Books in the first list are available for checkout from the church library.  The second list is suggested reading.  Any of them are worthy additions to your own library.  None of them replace or supercede God’s Word, the Bible.

We recommend only excellent books.  Consider this quote by R.C. Sproul:

“I’ve often wondered where Jesus would apply His hastily made whip if He were to visit our culture. My guess is that it would not be money-changing tables in the temple that would feel His wrath, but the display racks in Christian bookstores.”

  • A Tale of Two Sons: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder – John MacArthur
  • Am I Really a Christian? – Mike McKinley
  • Anne Bradstreet: Pilgrim and Poet – Faith Cook
  • Are We Together?: A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism – R.C. Sproul
  • Christian Beliefs – Wayne Grudem
  • Christless Christianity – Michael Horton
  • Daily Readings from the Life of Christ (vol 3) – John MacArthur
  • Down, but Not Out – Wayne Mack
  • Fear Not! – Ligon Duncan
  • God in the Manger: The Miraculous Birth of Christ – John MacArthur
  • Hard to Believe – John MacArthur
  • How People Change – Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp
  • Hudson Taylor: Gospel Pioneer to China – Vance Christie
  • Lives Turned Upside Down: Ordinary People of Extraordinary Faith – Faith Cook
  • Loving the Church – John Crotts
  • Men and Women, Equal Yet Different: A Brief Study of the Biblical Passages on Gender – Alexander Strauch
  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church – Mark Dever
  • Nothing but the Truth: the inspiration, authority and history of the Bible explained – Brian H. Edwards
  • Saved Without a Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation – John MacArthur
  • The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-Image – Jay Adams
  • The Complete Husband – Lou Priolo
  • The Cross-Centered Life – C.J. Mahaney
  • The Fulfilled Family: God’s Design for Your Home – John MacArthur
  • The Glory of Heaven – John MacArthur
  • The Peacemaker – Ken Sande
  • The Treasure Principle: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving – Randy Alcorn
  • The Way of the Master – Ray Comfort
  • Trusting God – Jerry Bridges
  • Uneclipsing the Son – Rick Holland
  • Wasted Faith – Jim Elliff
  • What is Reformed Theology? – R.C. Sproul
  • What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace – Richard Phillips
  • Whose Money Is It, Anyway? – John MacArthur

  • A Gospel Primer for Christians – Milton Vincent
  • Addictions: a Banquet in the Grave – Ed Welch
  • Adopted for Life – Russell Moore
  • Age of Opportunity – Paul Tripp
  • Ashamed of the Gospel – John MacArthur
  • Because He Loves Me – Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Biblical Eldership – Alexander Strauch
  • Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church – Michael Lawrence
  • Big Truths for Young Hearts – Bruce Ware
  • By Grace Alone – Sinclair Ferguson
  • Charismatic Chaos – John MacArthur
  • Chosen By God – R.C. Sproul
  • Christian Living in the Home – Jay Adams
  • Competent to Counsel – Jay Adams
  • Convert: from Adam to Christ – Emilio Ramos
  • Culture Shift – Albert Mohler
  • Delivered By Desire – Daryl Wingerd
  • Each for the Other – Bryan Chapell
  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God – J.I. Packer
  • Exemplary Spritual Leadership – Jerry Wragg
  • Fair Sunshine – Jock Purves
  • Family Driven Faith – Voddie Baucham
  • Family Worship – Don Whitney
  • Feminine Appeal – Carolyn Mahaney
  • Foundations of Grace – Steven Lawson
  • Getting a Grip – Lou Priolo
  • God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life: The Myth of the Modern Message – Ray Comfort
  • He Is Not Silent – Albert Mohler
  • Hell On Trial – Robert Peterson
  • How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian? – Don Whitney
  • Humility – C.J. Mahaney
  • Idols of the Heart – Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • In My Place Condemned He Stood – J.I. Packer and Mark Dever
  • Institutes of the Christian Religion – John Calvin
  • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – Paul Tripp
  • It Is Well – Mark Dever and Michael Lawrence
  • Lies Women Believe – Nancy DeMoss
  • Living the Cross Centered Life – C.J. Mahaney
  • Maximum Impact – Wayne Mack
  • Mighty Men – John Crotts
  • No Place for Truth – David Wells
  • Only One Way: Reaffirming the Exclusive Truth Claims of Christianity – Richard Phillips (ed.)
  • Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  • Pillars of Grace – Steven Lawson
  • Preparing Catholics for Eternity – Mike Gendron
  • Pulpit Crimes – James White
  • Putting Your Past in Its Place – Steve Viars
  • Reasons We Believe – Nathan Busenitz
  • Relationships: A Mess Worth Making – Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp
  • Respectable Sins – Jerry Bridges
  • Reverberation – Jonathan Leeman
  • Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong – John MacArthur
  • Safe in the Arms of God – John MacArthur
  • Saved Without a Doubt – John MacArthur
  • Scandalous – D.A. Carson
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Tedd Tripp
  • Slave – John MacArthur
  • Speaking Truth in Love – David Powlison
  • The Attributes of God – A.W. Pink
  • The Battle for the Beginning – John MacArthur
  • The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love – Jonathan Leeman
  • The Deliberate Church – Mark Dever & Paul Alexander
  • The Doctrines of Grace – James Boice & Philip Ryken
  • The Enemy Within – Kris Lundgaard
  • The Excellent Wife – Martha Peace
  • The Five Points of Calvinism – David Steele, Curtis Thomas, Lance Quinn
  • The God Who is There – D.A. Carson
  • The Gospel According to Jesus – John MacArthur (perhaps the most important book written in the last 50 years)
  • The Heart of Anger – Lou Priolo
  • The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul
  • The Jesus You Can’t Ignore – John MacArthur
  • The Joy of Fearing God – Jerry Bridges
  • The Lie – Ken Ham
  • The New Testament Deacon – Alexander Strauch
  • The Purity Principle – Randy Alcorn
  • The Pursuit of Holiness – Jerrry Bridges
  • The Trellis and the Vine – Colin Marshall & Tony Payne
  • The Unquenchable Flame – Michael Reeves
  • The Valley of Vision – Arthur Bennett (ed.)
  • The Way of Purity – Mike Cleveland
  • Truth War – John MacArthur
  • What Did You Expect? – Paul Tripp
  • What is a Healthy Church Member? – Thabiti Anyabwile
  • What is the Gospel? – Greg Gilbert
  • Whatever Happened to Hell? – John Blanchard
  • When People are Big and God is Small – Ed Welch
  • Withhold Not Correction – Bruce Ray
  • Women’s Ministry in the Local Church – Ligon Duncan
  • You Never Stop Being a Parent – Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jim Newheiser