Reading Lists

Reading Lists

At Church Acadiana we encourage our members to never stop growing, and one of the fastest ways to grow is to read solid Christian literature.  Pick one of the Reading Lists below and start reading.

Apologetics & Worldview 101

  1. Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
  2. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, by Frank Turek
  3. How Now Shall We Live, by Charles Colson
  4. Why You Think the Way You Do: The Story of Western Worldviews from Rome to Home, by Glenn Sunshine
  5. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, by Nancy Pearcy

Apologetics & Worldview 201

  1. The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, by Lee Strobel
  2. Know Why You Believe, by Paul E. Little
  3. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, by Nabeel Qureshi
  4. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, by Timothy Keller
  5. The Lie: Evolution, by Ken Ham

Doctrine 101

  1. Basic Christianity, by John Stott
  2. Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, by Wayne Grudem
  3. Knowing God, by J.I. Packer
  4. Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today, by John Stott
  5. Don’t Call it a Comeback:  The Old Faith For a New Day, by Kevin DeYoung

Doctrine 201

  1. Against Calvinism, by Roger E. Olson
  2. What is the Mission of the Church: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission, by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert
  3. The Apocalypse Code: Find out What the Bible Really Says About the End Times and Why It Matters Today, by Hank Hanegraaff
  4. The Last Days According to Jesus: When Did Jesus Say He Would Return, by R. C. Sproul
  5. The Bible and the Future, by Anthony A. Hoekema

Marriage 101

  1. His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage, by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
  2. Love Busters: Protecting Your Marriage From Habits That Destroy Romantic Love, by Willard Harley, Jr.
  3. Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs, by Emerson Eggerichs
  4. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, by Gary Chapman
  5. Every Man’s Marriage (For Men), by S. Arterburn, OR Every Woman’s Marriage (For Women), by S. Ethridge

Parenting 101

  1. The Duties of Parents: Parenting Your Children God’s Way, by J.C. Ryle
  2. Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk With God, by Voddie Baucham Jr.
  3. 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid: Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life, by Tim Elmore
  4. Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp
  5. The New Dare to Discipline, by James C. Dobson

Personal Growth 101

  1. Margin:  Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives, by Richard Swenson
  2. Boundaries:  When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  3. Ask It:  The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions, by Andy Stanley
  4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:  Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen Covey
  5. The Total Money Makeover:  A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, by Dave Ramsey

Personal Growth 201

  1. The Servant:  A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership, by James C. Hunter
  2. Over the Top:  Moving From Survival to Stability, from Stability to Success, from Success to Significance, by Zig Ziglar
  3. How to Win Friends and Influence People:  The Only Book You Need to Lead You to Success, by Dale Carnegie
  4. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:  Follow Them and People Will Follow You, by John C. Maxwell
  5. First Things First, by Stephen R. Covey

Politics & Culture 101

  1. Indivisible:  Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late, by James Robison and Jay W. Richards
  2. Why Pro-Life?  Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers, by Randy Alcorn
  3. Money, Greed, and God:  Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem, by Jay W. Richards
  4. What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?  by Kevin, DeYoung
  5. We Still Hold These Truths:  Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future, by Matthew Spalding

Spiritual Growth 101

  1. The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters, by Charles Colson
  2. Loving God, by Charles Colson
  3. The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn
  4. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For, by Rick Warren
  5. Too Busy Not to Pray, by Bill Hybels

Spiritual Growth 201

  1. Becoming a Contagious Christian, by Bill Hybels
  2. Being The Body, by Charles Colson
  3. The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer
  4. The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges
  5. I am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference, by Thom Rainer

Spiritual Growth 301

  1. Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper
  2. Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, by John Piper
  3. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, by John Piper
  4. What Jesus Demands from the World, by John Piper
  5. Secrets of the Vine: Breaking Through to Abundance, by Bruce Wilkinson

Spiritual Growth 401

  1. Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus, by Kyle Idleman
  2. The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, by Timothy Keller
  3. The Ten Commandments, by Thomas Watson
  4. The Good Life: Seeking Purpose, Meaning, and Truth in Your Life, by Charles Colson
  5. How to Give Away Your Faith, by Paul E. Little

Spiritual Growth 501

  1. Keeping the Ten Commandments, by J. I. Packer
  2. Written in Stone: The Ten Commandments and Today’s Moral Crisis, by Philip Graham Ryken
  3. Thirsting for God: Spiritual Refreshment for the Sacred Journey, by Gary L. Thomas
  4. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan
  5. Hell’s Best Kept Secret, by Ray Comfort