recommended readings

book recommendations

Check out these book recommendations organized by topic!

  • christianity

    Discovering Christianity

    1. “Encounters with Jesus” by Timothy Keller
    2. “The Reason for God” by Timothy Keller
    3. “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis
    4. “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel

    The Gospel

    1. “The Explicit Gospel” by Matt Chandler
    2. “What is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert
    3. “Gospel” by J.D. Greear
    4. “Prodigal God” by Timothy Keller

    Growing in Christ

    1. “Counterfeit God” by Timothy Keller
    2. “A Praying Life” by Paul Miller
    3. “When I Don’t Desire God” by John Piper
    4. “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands” by Paul Tripp

    How to Read the Bible

    1. “CrossTalk” by Michael Emlet
    2. “How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth” by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
    3. “The Jesus Storybook Bible” by Sally Lloyd Jones
    4. “God’s Big Picture” by Vaughan Roberts

    Being Reformed and Presbyterian

    1. “Welcome to a Reformed Church” by Daniel Hyde
    2. “On Being Presbyterian” by Sean Michael Lucas
    3. “What is a Reformed Church?” by Stephen Smallman
    4. “What is Reformed Theology?” by R.C. Sproul

    Creeds and Confession

    1. “Westminster Confession of Faith for Study Classes” by G.I. Williamson
    2. “The Creedal Imperative” by Carl Trueman
    3. “The Good News We Almost Forgot” by Kevin DeYoung
    4. “Affirming the Apostle’s Creed” by J.I. Packer
  • Church


    1. “Jesus Loves the Little Children” by Daniel Hyde
    2. “What is Baptism?” by R.C. Sproul
    3. “Lord’s Supper: Eternal Word in Broken Bread” by Robert Letham
    4. “What is the Lord’s Supper?” by Richard Phillips

    Ecclesiology (Doctrine of the Church)

    1. “Church” by Edmund Clowney
    2. “What is a Healthy Church?” by Mark Dever
    3. “Why We Love the Church” by Kevin DeYoung
    4. “What is the Mission of the Church?” by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert

    Church Membership

    1. “What is a Healthy Church” by Thabiti Anyabwile
    2. “Church Membership” by Jonathan Leeman
    3. “I am a Church Member” by Thom Rainer
  • relational ministry

    Missions and Mercy

    1. “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
    2. “Generous Justice” by Timothy Keller
    3. “Operation World” by Jason Mandryk
    4. “Let the Nations be Glad” by John Piper


    1. “When Sinner Say I Do” by Dave Harvey
    2. “The Meaning of Marriage” by Timothy and Kathy Keller
    3. “Marriage Matters” by Winston Smith
    4. “What did you Expect” by Paul Tripp


    1. “Gospel Powered Parenting” by William Farley
    2. “Age of Opportunity” by Paul Tripp
    3. “Instructing a Child’s Heart” by Tedd Tripp
    4. “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Tedd Tripp