Resources and Recommended Reading


Disclaimer: It would be impossible to 100% agree on all things with every author and every word appearing in the following books. I don’t even agree with my own self 100% of the time. How many of us have learned and grown in our understanding of different things and found ourselves disagreeing with ideas and thoughts we may have held only a short time ago? With that being said, we believe that this is a solid list of resources to read and reference, the opinions and theology may vary, and we don’t hold every opinion of every author’s every word. Keep checking back. As we grow more, we’ll post more books.



Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Tactics by Greg Kokul
Meet the Skeptic by Bill Foster
The Big Book of Christian Apologetics by Norman Geisler
The Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin
Cold-Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace
The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman
Died He for Me by Dr. Mark A. Marinella
I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek
The School of Biblical Evangelism (manual) by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi
Another Gospel? By Alisa Childers
Discerning Truth by Dr. Jason Lisle
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
Before You Share Your Faith by Matt Smethurst


IVP NT Bible Background Commentary by Craig Keener
The Wiersbe Bible Commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe
The Bible Knowledge Commentary by John Walvoord and Roy Zuck
The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays
Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary by Ronald F. Youngblood and F.F. Bruce

F.F. Bruce
Craig Keener
G. Campbell Morgan
R. Kent Hughes
William Newell
John Stott
J.C. Ryle
Harry Ironside
Leon Morris
R.C.H Lenski
F.B. Meyer
J.A. Motyer
Charles Hodge
H.C.G Moule
John Walvoord
Alan Redpath

Church Life

Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church by Michael J. Kruger
A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards
Body Life by Ray C. Stedman

Christian Living

We Would See Jesus by Roy Hession
The Christian in Complete Armour by William Gurnall (vols. I-III)
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller
Holiness by J.C. Ryle
Spiritual Depression by Martin Lloyd-Jones
The Crucified Life by A.W. Tozer
How to be Free from Bitterness by Jim Wilson
Authentic Christianity by Ray Stedman
Spiritual Warfare by Ray Stedman
Teaching that Changes Lives by Howard Hendricks
Have No Fear by John C. Lennox
How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit by A.W. Tozer
Baptism of the Holy Spirit by R.A. Torrey
Spirit Rising by Jim Cymbala
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
Of The Mortification of Sin in Believers by John Owen
Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen
Amazing Love by Corrie ten Boom
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien
Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray
Secret Power by D.L. Moody
Why Grace Changes Everything by Chuck Smith
Finding God by D.L. Moody
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by J.D. Greear
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
Before You Open Your Bible by Matt Smethurst


The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield
Is God Anti-Gay? by Sam Allberry
You & Me Forever by Francis and Lisa Chan
The Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller
Sexual Detox: A Guide For Guys Who Are Sick of Porn by Tim Challies


The Fundamentals by R.A. Torrey
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Determined to Believe by John C. Lennox
What the Bible Teaches by R.A. Torrey
Theology for Ordinary People by Bruce L. Shelley
Christian Theology by Adam Harwood
The Five Points of Calvinism by George L. Bryson
Foundations of the Christian Faith by James Montgomery Boice
Basic Theology by Charles C. Ryrie
Gift & Giver by Craig Keener
Law and Grace by Alva J. McClain
The Power of the Spirit by William Law
Old-Earth Creationism on Trial by Tim Chaffey and Jason Lisle
Wuest’s Word Studies in the Greek New Testament by Kenneth Wuest
Difficulties in the Bible by R.A. Torrey
Word Pictures in the New Testament by A.T. Robertson
Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley


How to Pray by R.A Torrey
Power in Prayer by Charles Spurgeon
Only A Prayer Meeting by Charles Spurgeon
Pray Big by Allister Begg
Andrew Murray on Prayer by Andrew Murray


Whatever Happened to Worship by A.W. Tozer
Sing! by Keith and Kristyn Getty

The Persecuted Church

Dreams and Visions by Tom Doyle
Killing Christians by Tom Doyle
Standing in the Fire by Tom Doyle
Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand
Foxes’ Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
Jesus Freaks by D.C. Talk


Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
Reading Between the Lines by Glen Scrivener (OT vol I/ NT vol II)
Seven for Seven by Richard Cathers

Children’s Books and Bibles

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Garden the Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton
The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones
A Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
Thoughts for Young Men by J.C. Ryle
Mama Bear Apologetics by Hilary Morgan Ferrer
Rose Publishing also puts out good products. Often reference books or pamphlets that vary in length.
Alisa Childers also makes solid recommendations for books and resources.
Tim Challies also has a website and though he comes from a perspective to which we don’t hold (Reformed, Calvinist, Ceassationist), he’s very fair in his book reviews and makes solid recommendations.

A Word of Caution

I caution people against reading Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. The format of the book places the author in the first person place of Jesus Christ. In short, it puts words in Jesus' mouth. The promises given are done in the voice of Jesus Christ, but they are the words of the author. Faith in the words of these devotionals is a faith in Sarah Young, not Jesus Christ, not matter how encouraged we might feel when we read them.

"Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar." (Proverbs 30:5–6, ESV)