Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Apologetics & Worldview

  1. How Now Shall We Live, by Charles Colson
  2. The Lie: Evolution, by Ken Ham
  3. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, by Timothy Keller
  4. Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
  5. Know Why You Believe, by Paul E. Little
  6. The Secret Battle of Ideas About God: Overcoming the Outbreak of Five Fatal Worldviews, by Jeff Myers
  7. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, by Nancy Pearcy
  8. Finding Truth, by Nancy Pearcy
  9. Love Thy Body, by Nancy Pearcy
  10. How Should We Then Live?, by Francis A. Schaeffer
  11. Making a Difference: Impacting Culture and Society as a Christian, by R.C. Sproul
  12. The Consequences of Ideas: Understanding the Concepts That Shaped Our World, by R.C. Sproul
  13. The Universe Next Door, by James W. Sire and Jim Hoover
  14. Why You Think the Way You Do: The Story of Western Worldviews from Rome to Home, by Glenn Sunshine
  15. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, by Frank Turek


  1. Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Old Faith For a New Day, by Kevin DeYoung
  2. Christian Theology, by Millard J. Erickson
  3. What is the Mission of the Church: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission, by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert
  4. Christian Ethics, by Norman GeislerChristian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, by Wayne Grudem
  5. Systematic Theology, by Wayne Grudem
  6. Five Views on Sanctification, by Stanley N. Gundry
  7. God, Marriage, and Family, by Andreas J. Kostenberger and David W. Jones
  8. Knowing God, by J. I. Packer
  9. Essential Truths of the Christian Faith, by R. C. Sproul
  10. The Holiness of God, R. C. Sproul
  11. The Truth of the Cross, R. C. Sproul
  12. Basic Christianity, by John Stott
  13. Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today, by John Stott

Soteriology (Arminianism & Calvinism)

  1. Against Calvinism, by Roger E. Olson
  2. Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities, by Roger E. Olson
  3. Why I Am Not A Calvinist, by Jerry L. Walls and Joseph R. Dongell

Eschatology (Bible Prophecy and End Times)

  1. Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church, by Gary DeMar
  2. End Times Fiction: A Biblical Consideration of the Left Behind Theology, by Gary DeMar
  3. Is Jesus Coming Soon?, by Gary DeMar
  4. The Apocalypse Code: Find out What the Bible Really Says About the End Times and Why It Matters Today, by Hank Hanegraaff
  5. The Last Days According to Jesus: When Did Jesus Say He Would Return, by R. C. Sproul
  6. The Bible and the Future, by Anthony A. Hoekema
  7. The Promise of the Future, by Cornelis P. Venema
  8. Navigating the Book of Revelation, by Kenneth L. Gentry
  9. Perilous Times, by Kenneth L. Gentry
  10. Have We Missed the Second Coming, by Kenneth L. Gentry


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


  1. Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk With God, by Voddie Baucham Jr.
  2. The New Dare to Discipline, by James C. Dobson
  3. 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid: Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life, by Tim Elmore
  4. Home Court Advantage: Preparing Your Children to be Winners in Life, by Kevin Leman
  5. To Train Up a Child: Child Training for the 21st Century, by Michael & Debi Pearl 
  6. The Duties of Parents: Parenting Your Children God’s Way, by J.C. Ryle
  7. Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp
  8. Family Worship, by Donald S. Whitney

Politics & Culture

  1. A Free People’s Suicide, by Os Guinness
  2. Last Call for Liberty, by Os Guinness
  3. Why Pro-Life?  Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers, by Randy Alcorn
  4. God & Government, by Charles Colson
  5. America: Imagine a World Without Her, by Dinesh D’Souza
  6. United States of Socialism:  Who’s Behind it. Why It’s Evil.  How to Stop It., by Dinesh D’Souza
  7. What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?  by Kevin, DeYoung
  8. We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong, by R. Albert Mohler Jr.
  9. 1984, by George Orwell
  10. Indivisible:  Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late, by James Robison and Jay W. Richards
  11. Money, Greed, and God:  Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem, by Jay W. Richards
  12. How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps, by Ben Shapiro
  13. We Still Hold These Truths:  Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future, by Matthew Spalding
  14. The 1776 Report, by Larry P. Arnn

Spiritual Growth

  1. The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn
  2. The Purity Principle, by Randy Alcorn
  3. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan
  4. The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters, by Charles Colson
  5. Being The Body, by Charles Colson
  6. Loving God, by Charles Colson
  7. The Good Life: Seeking Purpose, Meaning, and Truth in Your Life, by Charles Colson
  8. Hell’s Best Kept Secret, by Ray Comfort
  9. Too Busy Not to Pray, by Bill Hybels
  10. Becoming a Contagious Christian, by Bill Hybels
  11. The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges
  12. The Practice of Godliness, by Jerry Bridges
  13. Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus, by Kyle Idleman
  14. The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, by Timothy Keller
  15. How to Give Away Your Faith, by Paul E. Little
  16. Words From the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the 10 Commandments, by R. Albert Mohler Jr.
  17. Keeping the Ten Commandments, by J. I. Packer
  18. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, by John Piper
  19. Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper
  20. What Jesus Demands from the World, by John Piper
  21. Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, by John Piper
  22. I am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference, by Thom Rainer
  23. Holiness, by J. C. Ryle
  24. Written in Stone: The Ten Commandments and Today’s Moral Crisis, by Philip Graham Ryken
  25. Thirsting for God: Spiritual Refreshment for the Sacred Journey, by Gary L. Thomas
  26. The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer
  27. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For, by Rick Warren
  28. A Body of Practical Divinity, by Thomas Watson
  29. The Ten Commandments, by Thomas Watson
  30. The Lord’s Prayer, by Thomas Watson
  31. The Beatitudes, by Thomas Watson
  32. A Divine Cordial, by Thomas Watson
  33. The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Best Life, by Bruce Wilkinson
  34. Secrets of the Vine: Breaking Through to Abundance, by Bruce Wilkinson
  35. A Life God Rewards: Why Everything You Do Today Matters for Eternity, by Bruce Wilkinson
  36. Set Apart:  Discovering Personal Victory Through Holiness, by Bruce Wilkinson

History & Biography

  1. Amazing Faith: The Authorized Biography of Bill Bright, Founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, by Michael Richardson
  2. Heir to a Dream, by Pete Maravich and Darrel Campbell
  3. No Compromise:  The Life Story of Keith Green, by Melody Green
  4. The Cross and the Switchblade, by David Wilkerson
  5. Through Gates of Splendor, by Elisabeth Elliot
  6. Unshackled, by Harold Morris
  7. Revolution in World Missions, K.P. Yohannan
  8. C. T. Studd: Cricketer & and Pioneer, by Norman P. Grubb
  9. Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation, by Erwin W. Lutzer
  10. Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness, by Eric Metaxas
  11. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, by Nabeel Qureshi
  12. The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, by Lee Strobel
  13. The Light and the Glory for Young Readers: 1492-1787, by Peter Marshall
  14. From Sea to Shining Sea for Young Readers: 1787-1837, by Peter Marshall
  15. Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers:  1837-1860, by Peter Marshall
  16. America: The Last Best Hope: From the Collapse of Communism to the Rise of Radical Islam, by William J. Bennett
  17. Pocket History of Theology, by Roger E. Olson
  18. Pocket History of the Church: A History of New Testament Times, by D. Jeffrey Bingham
  19. Pocket History of Evangelical Theology, Roger E. Olson
  20. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, by Mark A. Noll

Church Health

  1. Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive, by Thom S. Rainer
  2. Who Moved my Pulpit, Leading Change in the Church, by Thom S. Rainer
  3. Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples, by Thom S. Rainer
  4. Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
  5. The Purpose Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message & Mission, by Rick Warren


  1. Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda, by Henry and Richard Blackaby
  2. The Servant:  A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership, by James C. Hunter
  3. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:  Follow Them and People Will Follow You, by John C. Maxwell
  4. Next Generation Leader, by Andy Stanley
  5. Making Vision Stick, by Andy Stanley