Holiness of God - RC Sproul
Sproul’s classic offers an accessible exploration of history and Scripture that will help you understand—and live with—the tension between God's terrifying holiness and His inexplicable grace. How we understand the person and character of God the Father affects every aspect of our lives. So we must understand what the “holy” is. We dare not seek to avoid it. There can be no worship, no spiritual growth, no true obedience without it.
Knowing God - JI Packer
Packer’s work has become a classic of the Christian faith. Why? While it gives us information about God with clarity and grace, it does much more—it aids us in actually knowing Him, in building our relationship with Him, and helps draw us closer to Him in love and worship. More than a short theology textbook, this warm and worshipful work opens our eyes to Who God is.
What is the Gospel? - Greg Gilbert
What is the gospel? Beginning with Paul’s systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world. Both Christian and non-Christian readers will gain a clearer understanding of the gospel in this valuable resource.
Don't Waste Your Life - John Piper
In this provocative work, Piper challenges us to set aside the trivial pursuit of self-fulfillment so that we can develop a deeper passion for God. Piper believes that if we passionately submit the sufferings we endure, the risks we take, and the goals we set to the pursuit of God's glory, then not one moment of our lives will be wasted. This book will rekindle your passion for the cross of Christ and the glory of God.
The Cross of Christ - John Stott
What is the meaning of the cross of Christ? How does it deal with the pain and suffering of our world? Can we see triumph in tragedy, victory in shame? John Stott, a uniquely gifted pastor and scholar, find the majesty and love of God disclosed and the sin and bondage of the world exposed at the cross. Stott brings Scripture into living dialogue with Christian theology and our modern day.
What is a Healthy Church? - Mark Dever
This book guides both pastors and members to recognize key characteristics of a healthy church and then challenges each person to do his or her part in developing those characteristics in the local church body.
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God - J.I. Packer
If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? Packer shows how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it.
God's Big Picture-Vaughan Roberts
Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. A worldwide bestseller published in countless sizes and bindings, translations and languages. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments. The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole? In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts gives you the big picture--showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. And he points you to the Bible's supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.
Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
For more than three centuries both Christians and non-Christians, young and old, have been fascinated by the characters and story Bunyan portrays. When you encounter Evangelist, Hypocrisy, Faithful, and others, you'll better understand life's joys and sorrows on this side of heaven.
Changes That Heal - Henry Cloud
Many of us struggle with anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy. We know that God created us in his image, but how can we be loving when we feel burned out? How can we be free when we struggle with addiction? Will we ever enjoy the complete healing God promises? Dr. Henry Cloud offers a down-to-earth plan to help us recover from the wounds of the past and grow more and more into the image of God as He promises to complete His good work in us.
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life/Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health - Don Whitney
This rich work will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, it will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity.
How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth - Gordon Free & Doug Stuart
Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life. In clear, simple language, Fee & Stuart help you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.
Humble Roots - Hannah Anderson
Part theology of incarnation and part stroll through the fields and forest, and anchored in the teaching of Jesus, Anderson explores how cultivating humility—not scheduling, strict boundaries, or increased productivity—leads to peace. “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden,” Jesus invites us, “and you will find rest for your souls.” So come. Remember who you are and Who you are not, and rediscover the rest that comes from belonging to Him.
Radical - David Platt
It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being His disciple—then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.
Transforming Grace - Jerry Bridges
Grace is amazing because it is God’s provision for when we fall short of His standards. Unfortunately, too many of us embrace grace for our salvation but then leave it behind in our everyday lives. We base our relationship with God on our performance rather than on His love for us, even when we intuitively know that our performance cannot earn us the love we so desperately crave. Isn’t it time to stop trying to measure up and begin accepting the transforming power of God’s grace?
A Praying Life - Paul Miller
Prayer is so hard that unless circumstances demand it—an illness, or saying grace at a meal—most of us simply do not pray. We prize accomplishments and productivity over time in prayer. Even Christians experience this prayerlessness—a kind of practical unbelief that leaves us marked by fear, anxiety, joylessness, and spiritual lethargy. But prayer is all about relationship. In A Praying Life, Miller lays out a pattern for living in relationship with God and includes helpful habits and approaches to prayer that enable us to return to a childlike faith.
Confessions - Augustine
Written between 397 and 400 A.D., “The Confessions of Saint Augustine” is thought to be the first autobiography in Western civilization and is considered by many to be one of the most important religious works of all time. “The Confessions” are not simply a recount of the author’s life but a true exploration of what it is to be Christian and the struggles that one must overcome in order to find Christ and live a more devout life. “The Confessions of Saint Augustine” is often considered the all-time #1 Christian classic.
Plain Theology for Plain People - Charles Boothe (intro by Walter Strickland
In this handbook first published in 1890, Charles Octavius Boothe simply and beautifully lays out the basics of theology for common people. “Before the charge ‘know thyself,’” Boothe wrote, “ought to come the far greater charge, ‘know thy God.’” He brought the heights of academic theology down to everyday language, and he helps us do the same today. Walter R. Strickland II reintroduces this forgotten masterpiece for today.
The Master Plan of Evangelism - Robert Coleman
For more than 50 years, this classic, biblical look at Jesus’ method of evangelism and discipleship—what we call “disciple-making” as a whole—has challenged and instructed millions of readers. If we follow Jesus’ teachings so devoutly, shouldn’t we at least consider His methods as equally relevant?
What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage - Paul Tripp
Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle. Everyone’s marriage morphs into something they didn’t intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and, most importantly, you need grace.
The Gospel Comes with a House Key - Rosaria Butterfield
With the story of her radical conversion through the means of an ordinary, middle-class family’s dinner table as a backdrop, Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives—helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.
While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks - Tim Laniak
The realities and rewards of leadership are brought to life through this illuminating and insightful look at the ancient image of shepherds. Christians will experience a wondrous opportunity to think biblically about their calling to serve Jesus Christ and the expectations that come with being a shepherd leader. They will uncover the skills necessary to truly shepherd such as compassion, courage, commitment, guidance and leadership. Readers will take a forty-day journey and encounter a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ, the Divine Shepherd.
Know What You Believe - Paul Little
What does Christianity have to do with anything? What does the Christian faith teach about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? What do I need to know about angels, Satan, and demons? What place should the Bible or a church have in my life? By exploring these and other core questions, Little leads you into a greater appreciation of a God who has done great things to bring you into a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. He presents ten bottom-line, non-negotiable truths of Christianity using humorous, anecdotal illustrations gathered from years of experience helping believers share their faith with not-yet Christians. This contemporary edition is packed with illuminating answers to questions and misconceptions about the Christian faith, with study questions for each chapter.
Know Why You Believe - Paul Little
This work is a classic answer book on the Christian faith. Have you ever asked:
ο Do science and Scripture conflict?
ο Are miracles possible?
ο Is Christian experience real?
ο Why does God allow suffering and evil?
These questions need solid answers. That's what a million people have already found in this clear and reasonable response to the tough challenges to Christianity. This edition, revised by Marie Little in consultation with experts in science and archaeology, provides twenty-first-century information and offers solid ground for those who are willing to search for the Truth.
Respectable Sins - Jerry Bridges
The Christian journey is a life of practiced godliness, but too often we overlook, minimize, or tolerate sins that, while corrosive and destructive to ourselves and those around us, are overshadowed by more flashy, headline-grabbing sins. This classic book from Bridges helps readers understand and commit to a life of holiness by examining patterns of behavior we often accept as normal, rather than as violations of God’s law.