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Looking for a place to start engaging with the Bible? Try these helpful tools.

Christmas Worship Guide 2016

1. ESV Study Bible 

2. NIV Study Bible 

3. Bible Gateway Online Bible Resources 

4. E-Sword Free Bible Software

5. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones 

6. The Strong's Concordance of the Bible

7. Journal for Notes

Christ Church Bookshelf 

Most books we read one time and then put back on the shelf, but not the Bible. We want you to read the Bible over and over again. That is what Christians do: we read God's Word. We read it, study it, memorize it, obey it, love it, and repeat. God has spoken, and, by grace, we listen. Then there are books that God uses in our lives to help us to know God and the Bible better. Below is a list of books that have helped our pastors over the years. We pray this list will be helpful for you.


Family Resources

This is a list of books for the whole family. 

1. Esv Study Bible by Crossway 

2. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

3. Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp

4. Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp

5. Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem

6. Let Me Be A Woman by Elisabeth Elliot

7. The Mark of a Man by Elisabeth Elliot

8. The Ology by Marty Machowski and Andy McGuire

9. Matthew Henry's Commentary of the Whole Bible

10. Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing by C.J. Mahaney

11. Morning and Evening Devotional by Charles Spurgeon 

12. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 


The Trustworthiness of the Bible

1. Scripture Alone: Exploring the Bible's Accuracy, Authority and Authenticity by Dr. James White

2.  Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me by Kevin DeYoung 

3. Unbreakable: What the Son of God Said About the Word of God by Andrew Wilson 


Christian Living

These Books will be helpful for you to know and love God in your everyday life. 

1. The Transforming Power of the Gospel by Jerry Bridges

2. True Community by Jerry Bridges

3. Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper

4. Counsel from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick

5. Knowing God by J.I. Packer

6. Glory Hunger by JR Vassar

7. Proof by Daniel Montgomery

8. Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson

9. Spiritual Depression by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

10. The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

11. The Praying Life by Paul Miller 

12. Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller 

13. The Prodigal God by Tim Keller 

14. Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

15. Echoes of Eden by Jerram Barrs

16. The Art of Divine Contentment by Thomas Watson 

17. When People are Big and God is Small by Ed Welch 

18. The God You Can Know by Dan DeHaan 

19. Seeing and Savoring Jesus by John Piper 

20. The Dangerous Duty of Delight by John Piper 

21. Seeing With New Eyes by David Powlison 

22. 1000 Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp 



We live in a gender and sexually confused world. These books will help you gain a biblical understanding on these topics. 

1. Recovering the Roles of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem

2. God, Marriage, & Family by Andreas J. Köstenberger

3. Manhood Restored by Eric Mason

4. The Dude's Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick

5. The Gospel-Centered Woman by Wendy Horger Alsup

6. Is God Anti-Gay by Sam Allberry

7. The Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler 

8. The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller 

9. Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson 

10. Bringing up Girls by James Dobson 

11. Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick 

12. What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? by Kevin Deyoung 


Church History and Biographies

1. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation by Justo L. Gonzalez

2. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 2: The Reformation to the Present Day by Justo L. Gonzalez

3. C. H. Spurgeon Autobiography: The Early Years, 1834-1859 by Charles Spurgeon

4. C. H. Spurgeon Autobiography, Volume 2: The Full Harvest 1860-1892 by Charles Spurgeon

5. David Martyn Lloyd-Jones the First Forty Years 1899-1939 by Iain Murray

6. David Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Fight of Faith 1939-1981 by Iain Murray

7. To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson by Courtney Anderson

8. Amy Carmichael: Beauty For Ashes by Iain Murray

9. The Unquenchable Flame by Michael Reeves 



These are books that will challenge you to share the Gospel of Jesus and to dig deeper into the bible.

1. Evangelsim and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer

2. Let the Nations be Glad by John Piper

3. Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

4. The Gospel-Centered Life by Bob Thune

5. Just for Starters by Matthias Media

6. Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden

7. The Spiritual Disciples of the Christian Life by Don Whitney 

8. The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman 

9. Operation World by Jason Mandryk 



These books deal with church life and government.

1. Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age by Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman

2. 9 Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever

3. Doxology and Theology by Matt Boswell

4. Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin and Paul Baloche

5. True Community by Jerry Bridges

6. Community by Brad House

7. Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch

8. Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell

9. Christ-Centered Worship by Bryan Chapell

10. Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

11. The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper

12. Rhythms of Grace by Mike Cosper

13. Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion by Kevin Deyoung


Pastoral and Larger Theological Works

1. The Pastors Justification by Jared Wilson

2. Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson

3. Lectures to my Students by Charles Spurgeon

4. All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon

5. Christ's Doctrine of the Atonement by George Smeaton

6. The Apostles Doctrine of the Atonement by George Smeaton

7. The Death of Death in the Death of Christ by John Owen

8. Desiring God by John Piper

9. Gospel Mystery of Sanctification by Walter Marshall

10. Joy Unspeakable by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

11. Revival by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

12. Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem

13. Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

14. Religious Affection by Jonathan Edwards

15. The End for Which God Created the World by Jonathan Edwards

16. The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology by Pascal Denalt

17. The Cross of Christ by John Stott

18. The Pleasures of God by John Piper

19. Confessions by Augustine