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"Visit many good books, but live in the Bible" (Charles Spurgeon).

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 ESV).

We are often asked to recommend books on particular subjects within the realm of Christian belief and practice. We hope this page will point people in the right direction. 

We want you to know, however, that the Bible is sufficient to make us "complete, equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:17). Everything we need for life and godliness is given to us by God in His Word (2 Peter 1:3). The Bible stands alone, and before any other book, we highly encourage you to read it with intent to know God. If you need any help getting into the Scriptures, check out our Bible Reading page or send us an email.

Other books can, however, help us better understand the Scriptures and our response to God's commands. Along with making the Scriptures a priority, we recommend several other books in different areas pertaining to spiritual growth.

Check out some of the discipleship resources that our elders and staff recommend below. Many of these titles are available in the church library.

Bibles and Bible Studies


English Standard Version (we preach from this translation)

Christian Standard Bible

New American Standard Bible

Bible Study

40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible by Robert Plummer

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart

Introducing the New Testament by D. A. Carson & Douglas Moo

Introducing the Old Testament by Tremper Longman III

Journey Into God’s Word by J. Scott Duvall & J. Daniel Hays

Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament by Christopher J. H. Wright

Knowing Scripture by R. C. Sproul

The New Testament: Its Background and Message by Thomas Lea & David Alan Black


Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary

God's Word For You

New American Commentary

New International Commentary on the New Testament

New International Commentary on the Old Testament

NIV Application Commentary

Pillar New Testament Commentary

The Treasury of David

Word Biblical Commentary

The Gospel and Spiritual Growth

The Gospel

The Cross of Christ by John Stott

The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler & Jared Wilson

God is the Gospel by John Piper

Gospel by J. D. Greear

The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges

What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

The Big Story (Biblical Theology)

Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence

The Drama of Scripture by Craig Bartholomew & Michael Goheen

God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts

The Goldsworthy Trilogy by Graeme Goldsworthy

What is Biblical Theology? by James Hamilton

The Big Truths (Systematic Theology) 

Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem

Concise Theology by J. I. Packer

The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul

The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

Knowing God by J. I. Packer

Name Above All Names by Alistair Begg & Sinclair Ferguson

The New City Catechism

Systematic Theology by John Frame

A Theology for the Church by Daniel Akin

The Christian Life 

Basic Christianity by John Stott

By Grace Alone by Sinclair Ferguson

The Cross-Centered Life by C. J. Mahaney

Desiring God by John Piper

The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper

Follow Me by David Platt

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund

Holiness by J. C. Ryle

The Imperfect Disciple by Jared Wilson

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp

Look and Live by Matt Papa

Ordinary by Tony Merida

A Praying Life by Paul Miller

Radical by David Platt

Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

Worldview & Apologetics

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Counter Culture by David Platt

Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller

Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell

Expository Apologetics by Voddie Baucham

Generous Justice by Timothy Keller

Onward by Russell Moore

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

The Church

The Church

Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch

Center Church by Timothy Keller

Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson, & Eric Geiger

The Church: The Gospel Made Visible by Mark Dever

Deep Church by Jim Belcher

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A Meal with Jesus by Tim Chester

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever

Reverberation by Jonathan Leeman

Sticky Church by Larry Osborne

Total Church by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis

What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile

The Great Commission

Dare 2 Share by Greg Stier

Evangelism by J. Mack Stiles

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever

Let the Nations Be Glad! by John Piper

The Mission of God by Christopher J. H. Wright

Planting Churches Cross-Culturally by David Hesselgrave

Church History & Biography

131 Christians Everyone Should Know by Mark Galli

Documents of the Christian Church by Henry Bettenson & Chris Maunder

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth Tucker

Here I Stand by Roland Bainton

The Legacy of Sovereign Joy by John Piper

The Story of Christianity, Volume 1 by Justo Gonzalez

The Story of Christianity, Volume 2 by Justo Gonzalez

Men, Women, Marriage, and Family


Gospel-Centered Marriage by Tim Chester

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

This Momentary Marriage by John Piper

What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp

When Sinners Say “I Do” by Dave Harvey


Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce Ware

A Church in the House by Matthew Henry

Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson

Gospel-Centered Family by Ed Moll & Tim Chester

Gospel-Powered Parenting by William Farley

Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd & Margy Tripp

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

For Men

Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes

Family Shepherds by Voddie Baucham

Manhood Restored by Eric Mason

The Shepherd Leader at Home by Timothy Witmer

For Women

Alive in Him by Gloria Furman

Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Martha Hughes

The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace

From Good to Grace by Christine Hoover

Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman

Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman

Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler

Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

For Kids

Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up by Betsy Childs Howard

The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm

The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

The Donkey Who Carried a King by R. C. Sproul

The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross by Carl Laferton

God's Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

The New City Catechism for Kids

Tales that Tell the Truth (series)


How to Manage Your Money by Larry Burkett

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn