Reading List

If you need a reference for reading material to help grow your faith, here you will find some recommendations from our pastors and ministry leaders.
Books that help grow our faith:
• The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren.
• The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, by Timothy Keller
• More Than a Carpenter, by Josh D. McDowell.
• Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, by Donald S. Whitney and J. I. Packer.
• True Spirituality, by Francis Schaeffer.
• The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis.
• Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People, by Mike Yaconelli and Karla Yaconelli.
• The Walk: Steps for New and Renewed Followers of Jesus, by Stephen Smallman.
• A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World, by Paul E. Miller and David Powlison.
• Knowing God, by J. I. Packer
• The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life, by A. W. Tozer.
• Honest Evangelism: How to talk about Jesus even when it's tough, by Rico Tice, Carl Laferton, et al.

Books that help with challenging issues:
• To Understand the Bible, Look for Jesus: The Bible Student's Guide to the Bible's Central Theme, by Norman Geisler.
• Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence For Every Believer, by J. Oswald Sanders.
• Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say, by Preston Sprinkle.
• Cannabis and the Christian: What the Bible Says about Marijuana, by Todd Miles.
• The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible, by Michael S. Heiser.
• A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss, by Jerry L. Sittser.
• When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself, by Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert, et al.
• The Marriage You've Always Wanted, by Gary Dr. Chapman
• Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home through Time, Moments, and Milestones, by Matt Chandler, Adam Griffin, et al.
• The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended, by Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, et al.
• Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization and Deliverance, by Karl Payne

Guided studies that are demanding but worth the effort:
• Truth for Life: 365 Daily Devotions, by Alistair Begg.
• Morning and Evening: the Classic Daily Devotional, by Charles H. Spurgeon.
• Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, by Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King.
• How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart.
• Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ, by Greg Ogden