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Christian Standard Bible

English Standard Version

New King James Version

*Note: Any English translation that helps you better understand God's word is a good translation. 


Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology
Danny Akin, A Theology for the Church
J. I. Packer, Knowing God*
Mark Dever & Jonathan Leeman, Baptist Foundations 

Church History

Bruce Shelley, Church History in Plain Language*
Joel Beeke, Meet the Puritans
Winfield Bevins, Creed


Arnold Dallimore, Spurgeon
Arnold Dallimore, Whitefield
John Piper, The Legacy of Sovereign Joy
Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer

Spiritual Disciplines

Donald Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
John Piper, When I Don’t Desire God
Jerry Bridges, Respectable Sins
Jerry Bridges, The Gospel for Real Life*
C.J. Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life
C.J. Mahaney, Humility

Attributes of God

A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy*


Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart
Tedd Tripp, Instructing a Child’s Heart
Sinclair Ferguson, Big Book of Questions and Answers
C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia**
Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Story Book Bible**
Bruce Ware, Big Truths for Young Hearts

Paul Tripp, Parenting

Adoption & Orphan Care

Russell Moore, Adopted for Life*
Tony Merida & Rick Morton, Orphanology

Church Planting

Timothy Keller, Church Planting Manual

Ed Stetzer, Planting Missional Churches
Darrin Patrick, Church Planter


Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching
Tony Merida, Faithful Preaching*
John Piper, The Supremacy of God in Preaching*
Jim Shaddix, The Passion-Driven Sermon*
Danny Akin, Engaging Exposition
Tony Merida, Proclaiming Jesus

Grant Osborne, The Hermeneutical Spiral*

Andreas Kostenberger, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation

Greg Gilbert & Mark Dever, Preach



Mark Dever, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism
Will Metzger, Tell the Truth

John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad*

J. Mack Stiles, Evangelism

J.I. Packer, Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God


Tim Keller, The Reason for God*

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The Gospel

Tim Keller, The Prodigal God*
Tim Keller, Counterfeit Gods
John Piper, God Is the Gospel
Trevin Wax, Counterfeit Gospels
Matt Chandler, Explicit Gospel*

Jared Wilson, Gospel Deeps**


Baptist Foundations edited by Dever & Leeman** 

Mark Dever, 9 Marks of a Healthy Church*

Timothy Keller, Center Church* 

John Hammett, Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches*
Larry Osborne, Sticky Church
Larry Osborne, Sticky Teams
Colin Marshal and Tony Payne, The Trellis and the Vine

Pastoral Ministry

John Piper, Brothers We Are Not Professionals
Charles Spurgeon, An All-Round Ministry
Alistair Begg, On Being a Pastor*


C. J. Mahaney, Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God
Dave Harvey, When Sinners Say I Do
Paul Tripp, What Did You Expect?
Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage*

Bible Study

Logos Software
New Bible Dictionary (Packer, ed.)
D.A. Carson, Introduction to the New Testament*
Tremper Longman III, Introduction to the Old Testament
Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth*
Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen, The Drama of Scripture