The Bible stands alone.

“What book would you recommend for…?” This is a question we get a lot, and we want to provide some direction in how to answer it. So you’ll see a list of books we’re glad to recommended below.

What we want to say first, though, is that the Bible is sufficient to accomplish the work in us that God intends and desires to do. Other books can be helpful resources and can add great value to our lives and our faith, but none of them can make the claim to be the very words of God. The Bible stands alone, and before any other book, we highly encourage you to read it with intent to know God. If you need some direction in that, please get in touch with us or check out this short blog post we put together.

Along with making the Bible a priority, there are other books we would recommend on a variety of topics:

The Gospel & Theology

Gospel, J.D. Greear
The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler
Gospel Fluency, Jeff Vanderstelt
Center Church, Tim Keller
Desiring God, John Piper
Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem (Large)
Bible Doctrine, Wayne Grudem (Medium)
Christian Beliefs, Wayne Grudem (Small)
Concise Theology, J.I. Packer

Spiritual Growth

Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer
Knowing God, J.I. Packer
The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Jesus Continued, J.D. Greear
Forgotten God, Francis Chan
A Praying Life, Paul Miller
Prayer, Tim Keller
The Rest of God, Mark Buchanan
Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald Whitney
Generous Justice, Tim Keller
The Prodigal God, Tim Keller
Radical, David Platt
Crazy Love, Francis Chan
Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

Bible Study

Knowing Scripture, R.C. Sproul
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart
Living by the Book, Howard Hendricks
Women of the Word, Jen Wilkin (recommended for men & women!)


The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel
More Than a Carpenter, Josh McDowell
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
The Reason for God, Tim Keller

Marriage & Dating

This Momentary Marriage, John Piper
Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas
The Meaning of Marriage, Tim Keller
Letters to Lovers, Tom Elliff
Mingling of Souls, Matt Chandler
What Did You Expect? Paul Tripp

For Men

Manhood Restored, Eric Mason

For Women

Feminine Appeal, Carol Mahaney
Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full, Gloria Furman
Glimpses of Grace, Gloria Furman
From Good to Grace, Christine Hoover

For Kids

The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Big Picture Story Bible, David Helm
The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, Sally Lloyd-Jones
Song of the Stars, Sally Lloyd-Jones
Ronnie Wilson’s Gift, Francis Chan
New City Catechism (app) Google | Apple


The Whole-Brain Child, Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
The Connected Child, Karyn Purvis
Parenting by the Book, John Rosemond
Parenting is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths…, Leslie Fields
Give Them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson

Adoption/Adoptive & Foster Parenting

Adopted for Life, Russell Moore
Reclaiming Adoption, Dan Cruver
Orphanology, Tony Merida & Rick Morton
The Connected Child, Karyn Purvis
Wounded Children, Healing Homes, Schooler, Smalley, & Callahan
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge
The Out-of-Sync Child, Carol Kranowitz
TCU Institute of Child Development Video Series
Empowered to Connect


The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn
The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey
Crown Financial Resources

The Church

Total Church, Tim Chester & Steve Timmis
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever
What is a Healthy Church? Mark Dever
Center Church, Timothy Keller
Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Gospel-Driven Church, Jared Wilson
Everyday Church, Tim Chester & Steve Timmis


Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper
Through Gates of Splendor, Elisabeth Elliott
The Gospel & Personal Evangelism, Mark Dever
Saturate, Jeff Vanderstelt
8 to 15, Tom Mercer
Family on Mission, Mike Breen
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer


Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch
Sticky Teams, Larry Osborne
Preaching, Timothy Keller
Christ-Centered Preaching, Chappell
Preaching & Preachers, Martin Lloyd-Jones
Biblical Preaching, Haddon Robinson
Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley
Dangerous Calling, Paul Tripp
Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, John Piper
A Work of Heart, Reggie McNeil
Seven Practices of Effective Ministry, Andy Stanley

Church Planting

Total Church, Timmis & Chester
Planting Missional Churches, Ed Stetzer
Center Church, Timothy Keller
The Church Planting Wife, Christine Hoover
Partners in Planting, Christine Hoover
Confessions of a Reformission Rev, Mark Driscoll
Gaining by Losing, J.D. Greear
Among Wolves, Dhati Lewis
Kingdom First, Jeff Christopherson
It’s Personal, Brian & Amy Bloye


Onward, Russell Moore
What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?, Kevin DeYoung
Counter Culture, David Platt