Recommended Reading

In seeking to develop a culture of reading at our church, my first job was to point folks in the right directions. Books abound, as Solomon preached long ago. Bad books abound, as a visit to the local Christian book store will show. Here is a list of 40 books I put together for our congregation:


Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen - The True Story of the World

Greg Boyd - The Myth of a Christian Religion

Jerry Bridges – The Gospel for Real Life

Tim Chester - You Can Change

Tim Chester - The Everyday Gospel

Tim Chester - Ordinary Hero

Tim Chester - From Creation to New Creation

Tim Chester - Gospel Centered Work

Tim Chester and Steve Timmis - Total Church

Mark Dever - The Gospel and Personal Evangelism

Elyse Fitzpatrick – Idols of the Heart

Greg Gilbert - What is the Gospel?

J.D. Greear - Gospel

Josh Harris - Dug Down Deep

R. Kent Hughes – Disciplines of a Godly Man

Tim Keller - The Prodigal God

Tim Keller - The Meaning of Marriage

Tim Keller - Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering

Tim Keller - Every Good Endeavor

Tim Keller - Counterfeit Gods

Carolyn Mahaney - Feminine Appeal

C.J. Mahaney - Living the Cross-Centered Life

C.J. Mahaney – Humility

Paul Miller - A Praying Life

Paul Miller - A Loving Life

J.I. Packer - Knowing God

John Piper - Don't Waste Your Life

David Platt - Radical

Thom Rainer - I Am A Church Member

Vaughn Roberts - God's Big Picture

John Stott - Basic Christianity

Paul David Tripp - What Did You Expect?

Paul David Tripp - A Quest for More

Paul David Tripp - Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands

Paul David Tripp - Broken Down House

Paul David Tripp and Tim Lane - Relationships

Ted Tripp - Shepherding a Child's Heart

Kids Bibles that all will learn from:

Sally Lloyd-Jones - The Jesus Story Book Bible (4-8 Years)

David Helm – The Big Picture Story Bible (Age 2 & Up)

The Valley of Vision (a puritan prayer book)