Recommended Books

In the beginning was the Word, and therefore we are students of words. To be a disciple is be one who learns. Here are some great books to help you love God and people, to understand His work in history and equip you for the work of ministry.


  • ESV Study Bible
  • New King James Bible
  • New American Standard Version Bible

Bible Study

  • Knowing Scripture, R.C. Sproul
  • A House for My Name, Peter Leithart
  • The Four, Peter Leithart
  • Exegetical Fallacies, D.A. Carson
  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart
  • Through New Eyes, James Jordan
  • Deep Exegesis, Peter Leithart

Intro to Christianity

  • Knowing God, J.I. Packer
  • Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
  • Basic Christianity, John Stott
  • Why & What, Douglas Jones

Marriage & Family

  • Reforming Marriage, Douglas Wilson
  • Everyday Talk, John Younts
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp
  • Standing on the Promises, Douglas Wilson
  • The Case for Classical Christian Education, Douglas Wilson
  • Future Men, Douglas Wilson
  • Father Hunger, Douglas Wilson
  • Adopted for Life, Russell Moore
  • To You & To Your Children, ed. Benjamin Wikner
  • Loving the Little Years, Rachel Jankovic


  • Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton
  • Saving Leonardo, Nancy Pearcey
  • Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, N.D. Wilson
  • Angels in the Architecture, Douglas Jones and Douglas Wilson
  • Evangelical Ethics, John Jefferson Davis
  • An Experiment in Criticism, C.S. Lewis
  • The Discarded Image, C.S. Lewis


  • On the Incarnation, Athanasius
  • Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin
  • The Cross of Christ, John Stott
  • The Unfolding Mystery, Edmund Clowney
  • The Deep Things of God, Fred Sanders
  • Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof
  • The Westminster Confession of Faith with Proof Texts
  • All Things for Good, Thomas Watson
  • How God Became King, N.T. Wright
  • Surprised by Hope, N.T. Wright
  • Heaven Misplaced, Douglas Wilson


  • The Canon of Scripture, F.F. Bruce
  • The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, F.F. Bruce
  • The Shape of Sola Scriptura, Keith Mathison
  • A Shot of Faith to the Head, Mitch Stokes
  • God in the Dock, C.S. Lewis
  • Is Christianity Good for the World? Christopher Hitchens & Douglas Wilson
  • Always Ready, Greg Bahnsen
  • The Case for Christ, Strobel
  • The Reason for God, Tim Keller
  • Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe
  • Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer


  • Twelve Ordinary Men, John MacArthur
  • Golden Mouth, J.N.D. Kelly
  • Galileo, Mitch Stokes
  • Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
  • The Humanness of John Calvin, Richard Stauffer
  • George Whitefield, Arnold Dallimore
  • The Forgotten Spurgeon, Ian Murray
  • Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton, Kevin Belmonte
  • Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis
  • Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxis


  • Church History in Plain Language, Bruce Shelley
  • The Rise of Christianity, Rodney Stark
  • The Triumph of Christianity, Rodney Stark
  • History of the Christian Church, Philip Schaff
  • Light from Old Times, J.C. Ryle
  • The Reformation in England, J.H. Merle d’Aubigne
  • Calvin, Geneva and the Reformation, Ronald Wallace
  • Revival and Revivalism, Ian Murray
  • The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom

Children’s Books

  • The Child’s Story Bible, Catherine Vos
  • Favorite Parables from the Bible, Nick Butterworth
  • The Children’s Illustrated Bible, Selina Hastings
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • ESV Grow Bible
  • ESV Student Study Bible
  • Wise Words, Peter Leithart
  • In the Time of Noah, N.D. Wilson
  • The Dragon and the Garden, N.D. Wilson
  • Trial and Triumph, Richard Hannula
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
  • Leepike Ridge, N.D. Wilson

Church & Mission

  • Everyday Church, Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
  • Ministries of Mercy, Tim Keller
  • The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer
  • Principles of War, Jim Wilson
  • The Next Christendom, Philip Jenkins

Fiction & Poetry

  • The Collected Works of Flannery O’Connor
  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Space Trilogy, C.S. Lewis
  • The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Home, Marilynne Robinson
  • The Sacrifice of Praise, James H Trott and Larry Woiwode