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Recommended Resources and Reading List

Are you interested in helping another to grow in their knowledge of Christ and the Word of God? Grace Church recommends some resources you can begin with to learn more yourself and as aides to teaching others.

Table of Contents

Bible Studies



Bible Studies



  1. Christianity Explained
  2. Christianity Explored
  3. Test of True Belief
  4. Mark Study
  5. One on One Reading Through Mark


Establishing in the Faith

  1. Rooted and Grounded Book I (contact church office Email: to have book printed and bound)
  2. Rooted and Grounded Book II (contact church office Email: to have book printed and bound)
  3. Healthy Church Study Guide
  4. Praying With Paul Study Guide



  1. Precepts Bible Studies
  2. Knowing the Bible Series





  1. Pilgrim’s Progress — John Bunyan
  2. Chronicles of Narnia — S. Lewis
  3. The Lord of the Rings — J.R. Tolkien


Apologetics and Culture

  1. Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
  2. Apologetics to the Glory of God – John Frame
  3. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism – Tim Keller


Bible, How to Study the

  1. Living by the Book — Hendricks
  2. Improving My Quiet Time­— Simon J. Robinson



  1. Early Christian Martyr Stories: — Bryan M. Litfin
  2. Augustine of Hippo — Peter Brown
  3. Life of Martin Lloyd-Jones – Ian Murray
  4. Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther — Roland H. Bainton
  5. Calvin — Bruce Gordon
  6. John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace – Jonathan Aitken
  7. Memoir of Robert Murray M’Cheyne by Andrew Bonar 
  8. Five Pioneer Missionaries – John Thornbury
  9. To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson – Courtney Anderson
  10. The Autobiography of John G. Paton, Missionary to the New Hebrides­ — James Paton
  11. A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael — Elisabeth Elliot
  12. Memoir of Mrs. Ann H. Judson — James D. Knowles
  13. Evidence Not Seen: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II — Darlene Deibler Rose
  14. Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot — Elizabeth Elliot
  15. 2 Vol. Autobiography of Dr. Helen Roseveare — Helen Roseveare
  16. The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors — Thabiti M. Anyabwile
  17. George Liele’s Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero —   David T. Shannon Sr


Historical Books

  1. On the Incarnation— Athanasius
  2. Confessions— Augustine
  3. City of God — Augustine
  4. Why God Became Man— Anselm
  5. Freedom of a Christian — Martin Luther
  6. Institutes of the Christian religion — John Calvin
  7. Religious Affections— Jonathan Edwards
  8. Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices — Thomas Brooks
  9. Communion with God — John Owen
  10. All Things for Good — Thomas Watson
  11. The Bruised Reed — Richard Sibbes
  12. Plain Theology for Plain People — Charles Octavius Boothe
  13. Meditations on Preaching — Francis James Grimké


Church History

  1. The Story of Christianity: Volume I – Justo Gonzalez
  2. The Story of Christianity: Volume II – Justo Gonzalez
  3. The Unquenchable Flame – Michael Reeves
  4. Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity — Paul Harvey
  5. The Great Awakening – Joseph Tracy


Discipling Others

  1. Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus – Mark Dever
  2. The Master Plan of Evangelism — Robert Coleman
  3. Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests – Melissa Kruger



  1. Tell the Truth – Will Metzger
  2. Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did – Randy Newman
  3. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God – J.I. Packer



  1. The Doctrine of the Christian Life— John Frame
  2. Evangelical Ethics—John Jefferson Davis
  3. The How and Why of Love: An Introduction to Evangelical Ethics—Michael Hill




  1. She’s Got the Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle — Deepak Reju
  2. Dating With Discernment — Sam Andreades


  1. Helper by Design — Elyse Fitzpatrick
  2. The Complete Husband: A Practical Guide For Improved biblical Husbanding — Lou Priolo
  3. Sex and the Supremacy of Christ — John Piper and Justin Taylor

Kids Bible/Theology

  1. Jesus Storybook Bible — Sally Lloyd-Jones
  2. The Biggest Story— Kevin DeYoung
  3. The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New — Marty Machowski

Manhood and Womanhood

  1. Rediscovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood— Piper and Grudem
  2. Practical Theology for Women: How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives – Wendy Alsup
  3. The Hidden Art of Homemaking – Creative Ideas for Enriching Everyday Life – Edith Schaeffer
  4. The Mark of a Man — Elizabeth Elliot


  1. Strengthening your Marriage – Wayne A. Mack
  2. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God – Timothy Keller
  3. When Sinners Say ‘I Do” – Dave Harvey


  1. Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Tedd Tripp
  2. Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens – Paul David Tripp
  3. Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family — Paul David Tripp
  4. Withhold Not Correction – Bruce Ray
  5. What the Bible Says About Parenting – John MacArthur
  6. Teach Them to Work – Mary Beeke


The Gospel

  1. What is the Gospel? – Greg Gilbert
  2. Who is Jesus? – Greg Gilbert
  3. The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die – John Piper


Guidance and the Will of God

  1. Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will – Kevin DeYoung
  2. Guidance and the Voice of God — Phillip Jenson
  3. Discovering God’s Will – Sinclair Ferguson


Life Issues (Also see CCEF Mini-books)


  1. Is it Abuse?: A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims — Darby Strickland
  2. Rid of my Disgrace — Justin and Lindsey Holcomb


  1. Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel — Edward Welch


  1. Good & Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness– David Powlison


  1. How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian? What the Bible Says About Assurance of Salvation – Don Whitney


  1. Crazy Busy – Kevin DeYoung
  2. ReSet – Living a Race-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture – David Murray
  3. ReFresh – Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands – Shona and David Murray

Conflict Resolution

  1. Peacemaker — Ken Sande
  2. On Conflict — CCEF Publisher


  1. The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment Abridged and in Modern English – Jeremiah Burroughs/Rob Summers
  2. The Mystery of Providence – John Flavel
  3. Crook of the Lot – Thomas Boston

Counseling Others

  1. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – Paul Tripp
  2. Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners: Loving Others as God Loves Us (Helping the Helpers) – Michael Emiet
  3. Seeing With New Eyes – David Powlison


  1. Depression: Looking up from the Stubborn Darkness – Edward T. Welch
  2. When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God – Joy and John Piper
  3. Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Its Cure – D. Martin Lloyd-Jones
  4. When I Don’t Desire God – John Piper


  1. Same Lake, Different Boat – Stephanie Hubach
  2. Disability and the Gospel – Michael S. Beates
  3. Toward a Theology of Special Education – David Anderson

Fear and Anxiety

  1. When People Are Big and God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man – Edward T. Welch
  2. When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety — Edward Welch
  3. A Small Book about Why We Hide: How Jesus Rescues Us from Insecurity, Regret, Failure, and Shame— Ed Welch


  1. A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships – Paul Miller
  1. The Crisis of Caring: Recovering the Meaning of True Fellowship – Jerry Bridges
  2. The Compelling Community — Dunlop and Dever

Gender and Sexuality

  1. Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ – Rosaria Butterfield
  2. Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know? – Sharon James
  3. God and the Transgender Debate— Andrew Walker


  1. Grieving: Your Path Back to Peace – James R. White
  2. Trusting God – Even When Life Hurts – Jerry Bridges
  3. Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament — Mark Vroegop


  1. Charity and Its Fruits – Jonathan Edwards
  2. The Difficult Doctrine of God’s Love— D.A. Carson
  3. Love in Hard Places— D.A. Carson

Mental Illness

  1. Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective of Mental Illness – Matthew Stanford


  1. Pure in Heart: Sexual Sin and the Promises of God — Garrett Kell
  2. Pornography: Fighting For Purity (31-Day Devotionals for Life) – Deepak Reju
  3. Purity Principle Randy Alcorn
  4. Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace – Heath Lambert


  1. Bloodlines—John Piper
  2. Talking About Race—Isaac Adams
  3. The New Reformation—Shai Linne


  1. War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles – Paul David Tripp
  2. Practicing Affirmation – Sam Crabtree
  3. Speaking the Truth in Love— David Powlison

Work, Job, Career

  1. The Gospel at Work – Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert
  2. Every Good Endeavor — Timothy Keller



  1. When the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divide Age— Jonathan Leeman
  2. Political Gospel: Public Witness in a Politically Crazy World— Patrick Schreiner
  3. How Can I Love Church Members with Different Politics?— Leeman and Naselli



  1. Praying the Bible – Donald S. Whitney
  2. A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World – Paul Miller
  3. Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation – Don Carson



  1. Managing God’s Money – Randy Alcorn
  2. The Treasure Principle – Randy Alcorn
  3. Money, Possessions, and Eternity – Randy Alcorn


Spiritual Disciplines

  1. Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines – David Mathis
  2. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Donald S. Whitney
  3. Simplify Your Spiritual Life: Spiritual Disciplines for the Overwhelmed – Donald S. Whitney


Spiritual Growth

  1. What is a Healthy Church Member – Thabiti Anyabwile
  2. Future Grace — John Piper
  3. Ten Question to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health— Donald Whitely



  1. Surprised by Suffering – R. C. Sproul
  2. Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering — Timothy Keller
  3. God’s Grace in Your Suffering – David Powlison


Theology, Biblical

  1. According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, An Introductory Biblical Theology – Graeme Goldsworthy
  2. What is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns – James Hamilton
  3. Kingdom through God’s Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology (Concise) – Wellum and Gentry
  4. From the Garden of Eden to the Glory of Heaven – James Williamson


Theology, Systematic

  1. Systematic Theology Vol. I & II – Stephen Wellum
  2. Systematic Theology – Wayne Grudem
  3. A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Confession – Sam Waldron


Theology, Topical

The Word

  1. The Doctrine of the Word of God – John Frame
  2. The Question of Canon — Michael Kruger
  3. Taking God at His Word – Kevin DeYoung


  1. Knowing God – J.I. Packer
  2. Simply Trinity — Matthew Barrett
  3. The Pleasures of God – Piper

Humanity, Sin

  1. Humanity — John Hammett and Katie McCoy
  2. Created in God’s Image— Anthony Hoekema
  3. We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry— G.K. Beale

The Person of Christ

  1. The Person of Christ – Donald MacLeod
  2. God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ — Stephen Wellum
  3. Rejoicing in Christ— Michael Reeves

The Work of Christ

  1. The Work of Christ — Robert Letham
  2. The Cross of Christ — John Stott
  3. It is Well— Dever and Lawrence

The Holy Spirit

  1. The Holy Spirit – Sinclair Ferguson
  2. The Holy Spirit— Michael Horton
  3. Method of Grace— John Flavel


  1. Redemption Accomplished and Applied – John Murray
  2. The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented—David Steele
  3. Faith Alone—The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters— Tom Schreiner

Christian Living

  1. The Practice of Godliness – Jerry Bridges
  2. The Discipline of Grace — Jerry Bridges
  3. Practical Religion – J. C. Ryle


  1. Believer’s Baptism – Schreiner and Wright
  2. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church – Mark Dever
  3. The Church – Edmund Clowney

End Times

  1. The Bible and the Future — Anthony Hoekema
  2. The Momentous Event – W. J. Grier
  3.  More Than Conquers – William Hendriksen

Heaven and Hell

  1. Hell Under Fire –  Christopher W. Morgan & Robert A. Peterson
  2. Heaven – Randy Alcorn
  3. Heaven and Hell – Ted Donnelly



  1. The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place – Andy Crouch
  2. 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You — Tony Reinke
  3. The Age of AI­— Jason Thacker


Temptation, Sin

  1. Overcoming sin and Temptation (Abridged and in Modern English) — by  John Owen (Author), Kelly M. Kapic (Editor), Justin Taylor (Editor)
  2. Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate – Jerry Bridges
  3. The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin – Kris Lundgaard