Christian Books


THEOS is the Word. The Word is the Bible - the most widely read, most given away and most-sold book of all times.

In addition to the Bible, thousands of extraordinary books have been written, meant to be interpretation, inspiration and edification. The following master list provides a comprehensive overview of those rather non-denominational books that are rather considered 'safe to read'.
Reviews can be found here or linked under the respective book. Find also a continually updated list with excluded and problematic books & authors here. Always pray before you choose a book & enjoy.

LIST  ·  Christian and faith-based books  ·  objectively sorted by the Goodreads rating

PUBLISHING DATES  ·  1946 - 2024  ·  with focus on modern books

WHERE TO READ  ·  Links to Amazon (universal links without commission), Everand (Scribd) and Spotify Audiobooks are found below. Find this list also on Goodreads.

Recommended Bibles

★ 4.55

New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS, 2007)

Var. Translators | 1027 pages

Not only did Greek-speaking Jews and Gentiles highly value the Greek Old Testament, it is more importantly the Bible JESUS and His disciples (also) read and regularly quoted from, and the Bible of Paul and of the earliest Christian missions. For 5-6 centuries (!) this Bible text was not only predominant in use, but even the preferred source text for translations into other languages. The earliest Codices had not been penned using the Modern Hebrew, but precisely based on the Greek text.

* Discernment required: The NETS translation still includes the Apocrypha, which had been retroactively added (393 - 1885 AD).

★ 4.47

The Apostolic Bible Polyglot (ABP, 2006)

Charles Van Der Pool | 1744 pages

The Apostolic Bible Polyglot is unique in combining the Greek Old and New Testament in an Interlinear Bible numerically coded to the Strong's concordance. 

Although not well known, it represents one of the most reliable Bible translations available today. It is one of the few Bible translations where one single translator guarantees continuity, and one of the few Septuagint translations where the author intentionally and correctly did not include the Apocrypha. In this combination, it surely has to be counted amongst the most divinely inspired Bibles in all over the world.

Recommended Books

★ 5.00 *

Evangullible (2023)

Warren Smith | 224 pages

Evangullible - Easily deceived by teachings that contradict the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the literal teachings of the Holy Bible. Over the last four decades, the unholy spirit and deceptive false teachings of a New Age / New Gospel have worked their way into an undiscerning and all-too-gullible church. Pastors and church leaders who years ago warned about New Age deception have hardly talked about it since. As a result, this New Gospel of the New Age is presently viewed by most believers as a long-ago past occurrence even as its overlapping terms, false teachings, and deceptive practices continue to creep into the church.

★ 4.83

What the Early Christians Believed About Salvation (2013)

David Bercot | 63 pages

In this book, Bercot explains in an easy-to-grasp fashion what the early Christians believed about salvation. He takes the reader into their writings, to demonstrate conclusively what they actually believed. He then goes to the Scriptures to demonstrate that what they believed is precisely what the New Testament teaches. In the course of this small book, Bercot explains that the early Christians believed that there were two stages of salvation. He also answers the questions: Did the early Christians believe that we are saved by faith alone? Or did they believe that obedience plays a role in salvation?

★ 4.82

The Good Shepherd Calls (2016)

Roger Oakland | 288 pages

Since the turn of the millennium, in particular since September 11, 2001 when America was attacked by terrorists triggering a global-wide spiritual paradigm shift, Christianity as we have known it has experienced a major meltdown. While many are saying Christianity is on the brink of a great revival and even a 'new reformation', in reality, we are witnessing the greatest apostasy in modern-day history. This latter-day deception has impacted every evangelical and Protestant denomination to one degree or another, and it is worldwide. The sheep have been led astray by shepherds who have neglected what they have been called to do—protect the sheep. The Good Shepherd Calls brings clarity to what this delusion looks like, why it is happening, where it is headed, and what can still be done to warn believers and unbelievers alike.

★ 4.78

Building on Firm Foundations (2018)

Stuart Burgess | 170 pages

God has progressively revealed Himself within the context and framework of history. Therefore, it can be said that the best way to teach Truth in any culture is within the chronological and historical framework of the Scriptures. 

The Building on Firm Foundations (BOFF) series is an extensive teaching program which helps equip leaders and disciple-makers to teach God's Word. Developed especially with cross-cultural evangelism in a church planting context in mind, the Building on Firm Foundations lessons have been used in over 250 people groups with exceptional results.

★ 4.75

Simple Answers: Understanding the Catholic Faith (2017)

Ray Yungen | 162 pages

The evangelical church is at a crucial point in its history. There are many voices crying out for a dramatic change in the way evangelicals have traditionally viewed Catholicism; these voices are taking the church in a radically different direction, one that fits in with Bible prophecy.

It is not just a fluke or an aberration that the evangelical churches and the Catholic Church are coming into alignment with each other. The Catholic Church is taking a softer view of the evangelical church, and the evangelical church is starting to downplay the traditional and significant differences that have kept it at bay with the Roman Catholic Church.

★ 4.70 **

Fast Facts on False Teachings (2003)

Carlson & Decker | 192 pages

World-renown cult experts Ron Carlson and Ed Decker combine their extensive knowledge to give readers quick, clear facts on the major cults and false teachings of today. Short, informative chapters contrast the cults' theologies with the truth found in God's Word. Readers will discover the key facts on Atheism, Buddhism, Evolution, Hinduism, Islam, Satanism and more ...

★ 4.70 **

Biblical Separation: The Struggle For a Pure Church (2008)

Ernest Pickering | 264 pages

This book is the classic historical and biblical defense of an idea that the church cannot fellowship with those who deny the doctrines of the historic Christian faith. In print for thirty years, Biblical Separation has been updated in a new format that retains all of the material of the first edition and adds new chapters by Ernest Pickering and Myron Houghton. The first edition of this book went through twelve printings and is on the required reading list of many Christian colleges and universities. This second edition features 60 new pages of content, and includes new footnotes, bibliography, subject index, and Scripture index.

★ 4.69

Anyone But Me (2020)

Ray Comfort | 192 pages

Fear is the primary reason we fail to share the Gospel with our friends, family, and coworkers. We're afraid of looking weird or out of touch, to not have the right answers to their questions.

Our discomfort feels bigger than our loved ones' ultimate destination if they remain outside of the body of Christ.

Apologist Ray Comfort shows you how to overcome your fears by developing ten critical, biblical characteristics so that you can confidently share the message of salvation with those you care about most. Now is the time to begin becoming the faithful witness they need. Because we never know how much more time we will have to proclaim God's Good News.

★ 4.67

Discovering the Septuagint (2017)

David Bercot | 302 pages

Most western Christians don't realize that for the first 400 years of Christianity, the Septuagint was the Old Testament used by the Christian Church. Jesus and His apostles almost always quoted from the Septuagint when they quoted the Scriptures. This is the reason why the Old Testament passages quoted in the New Testament often read differently than they do in our western Bibles. In this thoroughly researched work, Bercot explains what the Septuagint is; its history; and its use by Jesus, the apostles, and the early church. He also details how Jerome managed to switch the western church over to the Masoretic Text around the beginning of the 5th century. Bercot also explodes the popular myth that the Masoretic Text preserves the exact text of the original Bible writers, without a jot or tittle changed. He argues that Christians today should use the same Old Testament as that used by the apostles and the New Testament church. Finally, he shows the reader how they will be blessed by using the Septuagint in their Bible reading and study.

★ 4.61

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus (2017)

Mahoney & Law | 391 pages

Did the Exodus story as written in the Bible really happen? Many would say it is just a myth, a fairy tale.

After identifying key details in the biblical text, the author embarks on a 12-year journey across the globe, traveling to the very locations the biblical events are said to have happened.

After interviewing some of the world's leading archaeologists, he comes to a profound question: What if the experts have been looking for evidence in the wrong time period?

★ 4.60 **

Genesis Flood Revisited (2022)

Andrew Swelling | 670 pages

Modeled after the 1961 ground-breaking book The Genesis Flood by Drs. Whitcomb and Morris, this detailed work builds on that classic volume with new insights from decades of work by the author, Dr. Andrew Snelling, and numerous colleagues. This recent revolution in geology and the explosion in geological research have established an even firmer basis for understanding the biblical Flood with a God-honoring foundation the absolute authority and inerrancy of God's Word.

★ 4.60

Love Thy Body (2010)

Nancy Pearcey | 336 pages

Are transgender people discovering their authentic self? Is the hookup culture really liberating? Does abortion lead to equality for women? Does homosexuality contradict our biological sex?

Nancy takes on the hard questions about life and sexuality. 

She offers a respectful but riveting expose of the secular worldview that lies behind trendy slogans and political talking points. She empowers readers to intelligently and compassionately engage today's most controversial moral and social challenges.

★ 4.60

The Seduction of Christianity: Spiritual Discernment in the Last Days (1985)

Hunt & McMahon | 240 pages

The Bible clearly states that a great Apostasy must occur before Christ's second coming. Today Christians are being deceived by a world view more subtle and more seductive than any before. What are the dangers in the growing acceptance and practice of— The seduction of Christianity will not appear as a frontal assault or oppression of our religious beliefs. Instead, it will come as the latest fashionable philosophies offering to make us happier, healthier, better educated, and even more spiritual. A compelling look at the times we live in. A clear call to every believer to choose between the original and the counterfeit. Only then can we hope to escape The Seduction of Christianity.

★ 4.58

The Apostolic Fathers: A New Translation (2017)

Rick Brannan | 320 pages

The most important literature in the early church - letters and epistolary documents, homilies and theological tracts, documents on church order, and apocalyptic literature. These translations by Rick Brannan are perfect for use by students, scholars, and everyday Christians interested in these treasures of the early church.

★ 4.57

Passport to Heaven (2021)

Micah Wilder | 352 pages

When missionary Micah Wilder set his sights on bringing a Baptist congregation into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he had no idea that he was the one about to be changed. Yet when he finally came to know the God of the Bible, Micah had no choice but to surrender himself—no matter the consequences.

★ 4.57

The Action Bible: God's Redemptive Story (2010)

David C.  Cook | 752 pages

The Action Bible presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easier to follow the Bible's historical flow-and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax.

Review - a very valuable illustration for both children and adults, but it comes naturally not even close to the Bible itself.

★ 4.56

A Voice in the Wind (1993)

Francine  Rivers | 520 pages

A Voice in the Wind transports readers back to Jerusalem during the first Jewish-Roman War, some seventy years after the death of Christ. The narrative is centred on an ill-fated romance between a steadfast slave girl, Hadassah, and Marcus, the brother of her owner and a handsome aristocrat. 

★ 4.56

Banana Man (2017)

Ray Comfort | 144 pages

Ray Comfort was christened "Banana Man" by the world's most famous atheist, professor Richard Dawkins and then mocked worldwide by the atheist community. It was then that something strange and wonderful began to happen. Millions came under the sound of the everlasting Gospel, all because of that humiliating name: Banana Man. So if you're afraid of looking foolish as a Christian, this true story not only will fascinate, delight, and encourage you, it will help you to see God's hand in your life and bring your own fears into perspective.

★ 4.55

Holman Bible Atlas (1999-2014)

Thomas Brisco | 256 pages

The Holman Bible Atlas is the leading Bible atlas in the English language. Through the use of 132 full-color maps, more than 100 color photographs, timelines, chart summaries, and helpful sidebars, it places readers in the geographical, historical, and cultural contexts of the Bible and enables them to experience its perennially relevant message.  

There's also a wealth of written and visual information regarding various people groups (Aramaeans, Moabites, Phoenicians, etc.), great empires (Egypt, Babylonia, Rome, etc.), and the road systems, agricultural year, and economic life of ancient civilizations based on archaeological recoveries.

★ 4.54

The Illustrated Origins Answer Book (1995)

Paul Taylor | 128 pages

An impressive information resource in one small, handy package. What makes this book so unique? It's like two outstanding books in one -- an eye-opening, fast-reading main text, and a superb reference book, exceptionally handy and up-to-date. 

User review "Out of the close to 100 Creation Science books I have, this is easily my favorite. It has simplified illustrations in the front, & detailed specifics in the back."

★ 4.53

For Many Shall Come in My Name (2012)

Ray Yungen | 224 pages

Most people believe the New Age has been long gone from our society, and if practiced at all now it is only by unconventional fringe types. For Many Shall Come in My Name reveals this is not the case. In fact, quite the opposite has occurred. The New Age movement (a term not normally used by its proponents) has permeated virtually all aspects of our society. This "Ancient Wisdom" spirituality can be quite readily encountered in the following fields: Business, Education, Health, Self-Help, Religion, and Arts & Entertainment. This book examines them all.

★ 4.53

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (2014)

Nabeel Qureshi | 296 pages

An unexpected journey from Islam to Christianity. In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.

★ 4.52

Introducing Christianity to Mormons (2022)

Eric Johnson | 288 pages

One of our greatest challenges as Christians is sharing the truth with those who believe they've already found it. When witnessing to current or former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it's essential that you can compassionately delineate biblical teachings from Mormon doctrine while tactfully advocating for Christ.

For every believer who prays for loved ones in the LDS Church—or loved ones who gave up on religion after leaving Mormonism— Introducing Christianity to Mormons is the guidebook you need to witness to them. Inside, you'll find Get ready to present the case for Christianity with confidence and grace. This book will empower you to share your faith and give you the language to do so effectively with people in the Mormon community.

★ 4.52

Once Saved, Always Saved? (1996)

David Pawson | 192 pages

The majority of Evangelical view is that once someone has accepted Christ as Saviour they are guaranteed salvation. But is it safe to assume that once we are saved, we are saved for always?

Pawson investigated this through biblical evidence, historical figures such as Augustine, Luther and Wesley, and evangelical assumptions about grace and justification, divine sovereignty and human responsibility. He asks whether something more than being born again is required so that our inheritance is not lost. This book helps us to decide whether 'once saved, always saved' is real assurance or a misleading assumption. The answer will have profound effects on the way we live and disciple others.

★ 4.52

Same Words, Different Worlds (2021)

Leonardo Chirico | 160 pages

The book explores whether Evangelicals and Catholics have the same Gospel if they have core commitments that contradict. It lays out how the words used to understand the Gospel are the same but differ drastically in their underlying theology.

With keen insight, De Chirico looks at various aspects of Roman Catholic theology - including Mary, the intercession of the saints, purgatory and papal infallibility - from an Evangelical perspective to argue that the theological framework of Roman Catholicism is not faithful to the biblical Gospel. Only by understanding the real differences can genuine dialogue flourish.

★ 4.52

The Insanity of God (2012)

Nik Ripken | 322 pages

The Insanity of God is the personal and lifelong journey of an ordinary couple from rural Kentucky who thought they were going on just your ordinary missionary pilgrimage, but discovered it would be anything but.

★ 4.51

Secrets of a Prayer Warrior (2009)

Derek Prince | 224 pages

Delving deep into the biblical understanding of prayer, beloved author and leader Derek Prince shows readers the secret to leading a dynamic prayer life, how to receive what they ask for, and how to align themselves with the heart of God. Practical strategies like fasting, biblical study, discipline, and consistency are extensively explained and illustrated by powerful testimonies. This is a life-changing book.

★ 4.50**

On the Edge of Apostasy: The Evangelical Romance with Rome (1998)

Robert M. Zins | 285 pages

This book has been written to warn the Christian community of the efforts from a variety of religious communities, organizations, denominations, and individual ministries who have been actively pursuing the inclusion of the Roman Catholic religion into the Christian community. Through various statements, agreements, publications and joint affirmations many, who should know better, are endorsing Roman Catholicism. Such efforts which can be summed up under the name of Ecumenism have tragically undermined the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

★ 4.50

Strongman's His Name ... What's His of Redemption (1971-2000)

Jerry & Carol Robeson | 180 pages

An important spiritual law was revealed by Jesus in Luk 11:21 and Mat 12:29, "How can one enter into a strongman's house, and spoil his goods, except he first binds the strongman? And then he will spoil his house."

Now, instead of "binding" symptoms, we can attack the sixteen strongmen or demonic spirits mentioned by name in the Bible! If God names them, they are real, and He has given us dominion over them through the Name of Jesus! 

★ 4.50

The Titanic and Today's Church: A Tale of Two Shipwrecks (2020)

Warren Smith | 259 pages

It has been well-documented how pride, false confidence, complacency, disregarded warnings, and general unpreparedness all played a part in the Titanic shipwreck. Those in charge had underestimated the physical danger in their midst. Sadly, today's professing church shares many of these same characteristics as it similarly underestimates the spiritual danger in its midst. The Titanic and Today's Church is the story of two shipwrecks. One took place over a century ago; the other is in progress and is happening today.

★ 4.49

Blessing or Curse (1990-2006)

Derek Prince | 304 pages

Life's trials and triumphs can seem accidental. One person may feel that life is a constant struggle in which pitfalls abound and someone seems out to get him. Another may feel that every day is a gift from God with special blessings just for her. That's because forces are at work in our lives: the blessings of a loving God or the curses of our spiritual adversary.

This popular work helps readers recognize if there are curses at work in their lives and shows them how to get out from under those curses to live under God's blessings.

★ 4.49

Courageous (2011)

Randy Alcorn | 375 pages

An inspiring new story about everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer.

★ 4.49

God's Double Agent (2013)

Bob Fu | 336 pages

The former pastor of a Chinese underground church tells the dramatic story of his imprisonment and escape as well as his tireless fight for freedom and human rights in China. 

★ 4.49

Powerful Prayers in the War Room (2015)

Daniel Lancaster | 44 pages

As Christians, we often struggle to find the words to speak in the presence of God Almighty. Praying to God may feel foreign or like a ritual, and adding to that frustration, we worry that God isn't listening. Even if He hears, will He reply?

★ 4.49

Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret (2015)

Veinot & Montenegro | 154 pages

The claims for the Enneagram are simple. Supposedly it is an ancient tool used by some of the Early Church Fathers. It is claimed to be the "face of God" and each Enneagram number is an individual spiritual path to deeper spiritual understanding and fuller self-awareness. But what if this is one of the largest deceptions we have seen perpetrated on the church in a very long time?

★ 4.48

Faith Undone (2007)

Roger Oakland | 224 pages

Is the emerging church movement just another passing fad, a more contemporary approach to church, or the discontent grumblings of young people looking for answers? In fact, it is much broader and is influencing Christianity to a significant degree. Grounded in a centuries-old mystical approach, this movement is powerful yet highly deceptive, and it draws its energy from practices and experiences that are foreign to biblical Christianity. The path the emerging church is taking is leading right into the arms of an interfaith perspective that has prophetically profound ramifications. It is indeed a new way of being Christians, and in every conceivable manner, it is striving to bring about a new reformation. Without a doubt, it will have an impact on all churches in the Western world and far beyond. For behind this new kind of church is a well-designed strategy and maneuver by the prince of this world, the enemy of our souls, to literally take apart the faith of millions - it will be nothing less than faith undone.

★ 4.48

She Is Mine: A War Orphan's Incredible Journey of Survival (2014)

Stephanie Fast | 224 pages

Abandoned at age four, nameless, homeless, and utterly alone, this child of destiny roamed the bleak, war-ravaged countryside of South Korea for three years and was finally left for dead. But God had other plans.

★ 4.47

The Epistle to the Romans (1996)

Douglas Moo | 1039 pages

The series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.

★ 4.46

Tramp for the Lord (1971-1986)

Corrie ten Boom | 192 pages

For the past twenty years Corrie ten Boom has crisscrossed the globe, slept in more than a thousand different beds, and lived out of suitcases ... all to fulfill her God-given mission to tell people everywhere that Jesus Christ is reality, that He Lives, that He is Victor.

★ 4.45

Behind The Preacher's Door (2009)

Warren Berkley | 134 pages

Behind the Preacher's Door, addresses many of the personal challenges that will inevitably confront the man who proclaims the Gospel for a living. It is designed to encourage preachers (and any Christian) to greater personal faithfulness and devotion in an attempt to reduce the staggering statistics regarding preachers who have fallen into sin, disrepute, and/or distress.

★ 4.45

Oswald Chambers, Abandoned to God (1993-1998)

David McCasland | 352 pages

Trace the life of Oswald Chambers from his boyhood in Scotland through an astounding journey of faith and trust in God's provision.

★ 4.44

A Hidden Path: Bethel Redding and Beyond (2019)

Various Authors | 144 pages

In this book, we will explore how the influence of the New Age and its unbiblical, occult practices have invaded and infiltrated the body of Christ. You will have a bird's eye view into one of the fastest growing "Christian" churches in the world - Bethel Church in Redding, California. As a Christian believer in Jesus Christ, you will find that this book provides important information that will help you to also be aware of a very subtle and deceptive movement called the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) that is drawing in millions of unsuspecting Christians everywhere.

★ 4.44

Calvinism: None Dare Call It Heresy: Spotlight on the Life and Teachings of John Calvin (2018)

Bob Kirkland | 130 pages

John Calvin taught that God will be glorified by bringing billions of people into this world for no other purpose than having them burn in Hell for eternity. This alone depicts a view of God found nowhere in Scripture; in essence, this misrepresents God but also creates a platform upon which "another gospel" has been built that is both fatalistic and makes the sacrifice of Christ no longer freely available to "whosoever may come." Salvation is no longer a matter of choice. Furthermore, the Calvinist can never actually know if he or she is one of "the elect" thereby placing the Calvinist "Gospel" on a foundation of doubt rather than true biblical belief in the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ at Calvary. If that is not heresy, then what is?

★ 4.44

Christian. Muslim. Friend.: Twelve Paths to Real Relationship (2014)

David Shenk | 192 pages

The author lays out twelve ways to form authentic relationships with Muslims characterized by respect, hospitality, and candid dialogue while still bearing witness to the Christ-centered commitments of their faith. Rooted in fifty years of friendship with Muslims, this book will inspire readers with astounding stories of the author's animated conversations.

★ 4.43

They Shall Expel Demons (1998)

Derek Prince | 256 pages

This practical guide to deliverance from demons discusses seven commonly asked questions and how to receive and minister deliverance.

★ 4.42

Ann Judson: A Missionary Life for Burma (1999)

Sharon James | 286 pages

The best modern biography of Ann Judson available. Sharon James uses the sources carefully to bring Ann (and Adoniram) Judson's piety and hard work for the Lord to our attention, not to venerate them but to challenge us to deeper commitment and service to the Lord.

★ 4.42

To the Golden Shore (1956-1988)

Courtney Anderson | 530 pages

This compelling story of unwavering faith traces the conflicts of Judson's early life to the hardships he endured in Burma.

★ 4.41

The Autobiography of George Muller (1899-1996)

George Müller | 240 pages

Join him on his journey from a life of sin and rebellion to his glorious conversion. Share his struggles and triumphs as he establishes orphan homes to care for thousands of English children, depending on God's response to his prayer of faith to supply all things.

★ 4.41

The Master's Indwelling (1985)

Andrew Murray | 256 pages

He's called us to more than a game of charades. He's invited us to taste the joy of the Christ-filled life. You're already in Christ; now let Him be in you. It's time for The Master's Indwelling.

    ★ 4.41

    Unashamed (2016)

    Lecrae Moore | 256 pages

    Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this lesson through more than his share of adversity-childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. This is the story of one man's journey to faith and freedom.

    ★ 4.40

    Chains Couldn't Hold Me (2018)

    Cedric Fisher | 208 pages

    Trying to drown out the nightmares from his childhood, Cedric turned to alcohol, drugs, fighting, and wild behavior—a deadly mixture. Before long, he was on a fast track to prison or an early death. Chains Couldn't Hold Me is the story of one man's search for identity and peace amidst turmoil and despair and how everything changed when given one last chance.

    ★ 4.40

    End of the Spear (2005)

    Steve Saint | 368 pages

    Steve Saint was only five years old when his father was brutally killed by Waodani warriors, men from the most savage culture ever known. But in a story almost too amazing to be true, Steve eventually comes to know-and even love-the very ones who drove the spears into his father's body.

    ★ 4.40

    Finding Truth (2015)

    Nancy Pearcey | 384 pages

    Don't Think, Just Believe?

    That's the mantra in many circles today-whether the church, the classroom, the campus, or the voting booth.

    A former agnostic, Pearcey demonstrates that a robust Christian worldview matches reality - that it is not only true but attractive, granting higher dignity to the human person than any alternative.

    ★ 4.40

    How to Keep the Sabbath Holy (2014)

    Doug Batchelor | 47 pages

    Most Christians agree we need a day of rest - but is the Sabbath a holiday or a holy day?

    Pastor Doug Batchelor invites you on an inspiring and practical Bible journey that will help you learn how to capture all the blessings God has packaged into the fourth commandment. Learn the time-tested biblical principles that will help you experience relief from everyday stress, healing for your whole body, and true rest in Christ for your soul.

    It's a day you don't want to miss!

    ★ 4.40

    Left to Tell (2007)

    Immaculée Ilibagiza | 214 pages

    Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee's family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans.

    ★ 4.40

    The Natural Ability of Man (2014)

    Jesse Morrell | (595) pages

    An exhaustive theological volume that defends the Christian doctrine of man's free will against the false Gnostic / Calvinist doctrine of man's natural inability.

    This volume explains the truth of man's freedom of choice in light of Church history and other doctrines like total depravity, regeneration, atonement, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, predestination, repentance, faith, the believers security, original sin, etc. One Bible teacher called this book "the most comprehensive exposition on man's natural ability in print."

    ★ 4.40

    Trapped in H*****'s Hell (2015)

    Dittman & Markell | 185 pages

    Anita Dittman was just a little girl when the winds of H***** and Naz*** began to blow through Germany. By the time she was twelve, the war had begun. Abandoned by her father when he realized the price of being associated with a Jewish wife and family, Anita and her mother were ultimately left to fend for themselves. Anita's teenage years are spent desperately fighting for survival yet learning to trust in the One she discovered would not leave her …

    ★ 4.40 **

    What Love Is This? Calvinism's Misrepresentation of God (2013)

    Dave Hunt | 546 pages

    Many sincere, Bible-believing Christians are Calvinists only by default. Thinking that the only choice is between Calvinism (with its presumed doctrine of eternal security) and Arminianism (with its teaching that salvation can be lost), and confident of Christ's promise to keep eternally those who believe in Him, they therefore consider themselves to be Calvinists. 

    It takes only a few simple questions to discover that most Christians are largely unaware of what John Calvin and his early followers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries actually believed and practiced. Nor do they fully understand what most of today's leading Calvinists believe. 

    It is our prayer that this volume will enable readers to examine more carefully the vital issues involved and to follow God's holy Word­ - not man's teachings."

    ★ 4.39

    Kisses from Katie (2012)

    Katie Davis | 304 pages

    A passion to make a difference. Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved, so broken by the people and the children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to return and care for them.

    ★ 4.38

    God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life: The Myth of the Modern Message (1998-2010)

    Ray Comfort | 128 pages

    For decades, the world's most popular Gospel message has been drawing the lost by promising God's wonderful plan for their life. But behind the facade of the "wonderful plan" message is the reality of the trials, temptation, and persecution that Jesus promised. How can we reconcile the two?

    In this life-changing book, best-selling author Ray Comfort explores whether this common Gospel approach aligns with real life-and with Scripture. The vital biblical principles he reveals will force you to reexamine your ideas about the Gospel - and will teach you how to reach unbelievers the way God intended.

    ★ 4.38

    The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (2002)

    Habermas & Licona | 384 pages

    "... a phenomenal resource that is both user-friendly and up-to-date, and will equip believers to defend this crucial issue."

    ★ 4.38

    The Love Dare (2008-2013)

    Alex & Stephen Kendrick | 256 pages

    Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn't have to stay that way.

    ★ 4.37

    A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs (1997)

    David Bercot | 704 pages

    The author has painstakingly combed the writings of early church leaders and categorized the heart of their thinking into more than 700 theological, moral, and historical topics.

    ★ 4.37

    Praying for Your Future Husband (2011)

    Gunn & Goyer | 224 pages

    Robin and Tricia share their two vastly different experiences, including the things they did right and the mistakes they made on the path to meeting and marrying their husbands. Each chapter includes helpful Bible verses, prayers, and practical application, along with true stories of women who prayed for a husband and how God answered in remarkable ways.

    ★ 4.37

    Terms of Service: The Real Cost of Social Media (2022)

    Chris Martin | 224 pages

    Chris Martin brings readers his years of expertise and experience from building online brands, coaching authors and speakers about social media use, and thinking theologically about the effects of social media. As you read this book, you will learn how the "social internet" affects you in ways you may not realize.

    Be equipped to push back against the hold the internet has on your mind and your heart.

    ★ 4.37

    The Satellite Bible Atlas by William Schlegel (2013)

    William Schlegel | 148 pages

    A (new) Bible atlas with 85 full-page color maps with biblical events marked on enhanced satellite imagery, accompanied by geographical and historical commentary.

    ★ 4.37

    Worship Matters (2008)

    Bob Kauflin | 303 pages

    Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created us. This book focuses readers on the essentials of God-honouring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world.

    ★ 4.36

    Cold-Case Christianity (2013)

    Warner Wallace | 288 pages

    Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator.

    Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. The book inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

    ★ 4.36

    From Queer To Christ: My Journey Into the Light (2016)

    George Carneal | 144 pages

    George Carneal grew up in the '70s, raised by a Southern Baptist minister in the ultra-conservative Bible Belt where his world revolved around the church, country fried chicken and trying to fit in with other boys. As disco music pulsated through the speakers in his bedroom, he plotted his escape from the misery and boredom of Southern suburbia before landing in Los Angeles; a city of glitz and hedonism. Much like Alice as she traveled through the looking glass, this is George's journey through a queer culture fantasyland filled with drag queens, drugs and dangerous situations before discovering healing, joy and peace in Christ. This true story details his struggles in a religious world at odds with, and often hostile toward, homosexuals.

    ★ 4.36

    George Muller: Delighted in God (1975-2004)

    Roger Steer | 256 pages

    Here is the definitive life story of the man who lived by prayer and faith alone, housing and feeding thousands of homeless children in England, advertising his financial needs to no one but God.

    ★ 4.36

    My Utmost for His Highest (1926-2005)

    Oswald Chambers | 400 pages

    These brief scripture-based readings - by turns comforting and challenging - will draw you into God's presence and form you as a disciple of the Risen Lord. You'll treasure their insight, still fresh and vital. And you'll discover what it means to offer God your very best for His greatest purpose - to truly offer Him your utmost for His highest.

    ★ 4.36

    Unbroken (2010)

    Laura Hillenbrand | 473 pages

    On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

    ★ 4.35

    50 Ethical Questions (2022)

    Alan Branch | 272 pages

    Christians cannot escape difficult questions. What we need is guidance to think well. In 50 Ethical Questions, Branch addresses questions about ethics, sexuality, marriage and divorce, bioethics, and Christian living. Readers will find biblical and reasonable guidance on their questions.

    ★ 4.35

    Out of a Far Country (2011)

    Christopher Yuan | 222 pages

    Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was attracted to other boys.

    Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to Him, and He wants everyone to pursue holy sexuality. Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the g*y community.

    ★ 4.34

    The Book that Made Your World (2011)

    Vishal Mangalwadi | 442 pages

    Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind.

    ★ 4.33

    Tortured for Christ (1967-2004)

    Richard Wurmbrand | 155 pages

    Months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from hunger and cold, the anguish of brainwashing and mental cruelty - these are the experiences of a Romanian pastor during his 14 years in Communist prisons.
    His crime, like that of thousands of others, was his fervent belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness concerning that faith.

    ★ 4.32

    Redemption Accomplished and Applied (1955)

    John Murray | 192 pages

    Murray explores the biblical passages dealing with the necessity, nature, perfection, and extent of the atonement, and goes on to identify the distinct steps in the Bible's presentation of how the redemption accomplished by Christ is applied progressively to the life of the redeemed.

    ★ 4.32

    The Power of a Praying Wife (1996-2005)

    Stormie Omartian | 203 pages

    Every woman who desires a closer relationship with her husband will appreciate this refreshing look at the power of prayer in marriage. Along with real-life illustrations, Stormie also includes sample prayers and "power tools" - verses that inspire and encourage - to help wives rest in the assurance of God's wonderful promises of restoration, renewal, and growth in marriage.

    ★ 4.32

    The Well-Trained Mind (2004)

    Bauer & Wise | 832 pages

    This book will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school.

    Using the trivium as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects.

    ★ 4.31

    Jesus and the Eyewitnesses (2006)

    Richard Bauckham | 538 pages

    'Jesus and the Eyewitness' argues that the four Gospels are closely based on the eyewitness testimony of those who knew Jesus. The author challenges the assumption that the accounts of Jesus circulated as 'anonymous community traditions', asserting instead that they were transmitted in the name of the original eyewitnesses.

    ★ 4.31

    Purity is Possible (2015)

    Helen Thorne | 109 pages

    One in five Christian women use pornography. One in three visitors to a porn site is a woman.

    But no one talks about it. Our churches are silent on it. There are very few books about it. It is the unspoken struggle of thousands of Christian women - perhaps you, and probably someone you know.

    But no more. In this refreshingly honest, resolutely hope-filled and Gospel-soaked book, Helen speaks the unspoken. In doing so, she shows how purity is better and more satisfying than fantasy - and that, whoever you are and whatever your struggles, that purity is possible.

    ★ 4.31

    The Watchmen (2012)

    Mark Cahill | 224 pages

    So many Christians wonder if they are living up to the high calling of Christ in our lost and dying world. How can we lay down our lives to best serve the Lord during our brief time on earth? What should be the focus of every Christian's life? Are we living and breathing for the sake of the gospel? Through a friendly and conversational style, and with many stories and Scripture verses, you will see the importance of equipping yourself with sound biblical truth to warn the lost and live in ways that adorn the gospel of Christ.

    ★ 4.30*

    A Christian Perspective on the Social Justice Movement (2022)

    Various Authors | 232 pages

    As Christian believers, do we really understand what lies behind the social justice movement? And do we truly comprehend what the "fruit" of this cultural "revolution" will be to both our society and the church? This book navigates the turbulent social justice issue - from a Christian perspective. 

    Some of the topics discussed by ten of today's discerning voices are: Communist and Marxist Influence, The Hegelian Dialectic, Black Lives Matter, Critical Race Theory & Wokeism, Environmentalism's Role, The Terms and Language Used and What They Really Mean, The New Age in the Social Justice Movement, Sexual "Revolution" and Social Justice, Manipulating Elections, Social Justice and Israel, The Wearing Down of the Saints, Social Justice versus the Gospel ...

    ★ 4.30

    A Time of Departing: How a Universal Spirituality is Changing the Face of Christianity (2003)

    Ray Yungen | 176 pages

    Contemplative Prayer ... Mantra Meditation ... Centering Prayer ... Reiki ... Labyrinths. 

    Are these practices Scriptural? 

    If not, then why are they being promoted in Christian organizations, colleges and churches throughout the world?

    ★ 4.30

    Faith, Reason, & Earth History (1997-2016)

    Brand & Chadwick | 604 pages

    The ground is shifting. New research programs, and new discoveries, are constantly changing the landscape of our knowledge of "how it all began." And for those considering these matters from a position of biblical faith, there are new and promising frontiers to explore. 

    Faith does not need to fear the data but can contribute to progress in understanding earth history within the context of God's Word while still being honest about unanswered questions.

    ★ 4.30

    Love Into Light (2013)

    Peter Hubbard | 172 pages

    Headlines teem with stories of athletes "coming out," politicians changing positions and courts handing down same-sex marriage rulings. Sadly the church has often been afraid to talk about homosexuality. Many Christians feel confused and divided between the call to love and the call for truth. And many who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction feel alone and alienated by the church. The time is ripe for God's people to think and speak about same-sex attraction in a way that is both biblical and beneficial.

    ★ 4.30

    Through Gates of Splendor (1957-1981)

    Elisabeth Elliot | 304 pages

    In 1956, five young men, including Elliot's husband, Jim, travelled into the jungles of Ecuador to establish communication with the fierce Huaorani Tribe, a people whose only previous response to the outside world has been to attack all strangers.

    ★ 4.29

    Fighting for Peace, Paperback: Your Role in a Culture Too Comfortable with Violence (2014)

    Carol Merritt | 96 pages

    'Blessed are the peacemakers', Jesus said. But in the face of the horrific realities of school shootings, war, bullying, and domestic abuse we feel helpless to address such overwhelming violence. Certainly, we can pray for peace. But maybe it's time to start fighting for it, too. Fighting for Peace is a thought-provoking and practical guide for answering God's call to become peacemakers and championing the kind of peace that can reshape our world.

    ★ 4.29

    Saving Leonardo (2010)

    Nancy Pearcey | 336 pages

    Is secularism a positive force in the modern world? Or does it lead to fragmentation and disintegration? Pearcey makes a compelling case that secularism is destructive and dehumanizing.

    The author depicts the revolutionary thinkers and artists, the ideas and events, leading step by step to the unleashing of secular worldviews that undermine human dignity and liberty. She crafts a fresh approach that exposes the real-world impact of ideas in philosophy, science, art, literature, and film - voices that surround us in the classroom, in the movie theater, and in our living rooms.

    ★ 4.29

    The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God (1989)

    John Frame | 437 pages

    In keeping with the conviction that theology is the application of God's word to our lives in all situations, Frame combines trenchant analysis with practical insight and counsel for living in the knowledge of God.

    ★ 4.28 ***

    The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications (1960)

    Whitcomb & Morris | 518 pages

    The book presents a thorough system unifying and correlating scientific data in the earth's early history. Whitcomb and Morris propose a biblically based system of creationism and catastrophism. A modern classic, this title has become required reading for creationists..

    ★ 4.27

    Enneagram Theology: Is it Christian? (2021)

    Rhenn Cherry | 154 pages

    The enneagram has become popular among evangelical Christians as a spiritualized personality typology that claims to help people better understand themselves and others. Several influential evangelical Christian leadership ministries have promoted the enneagram as a tool in forming and maintaining effective ministry teams, and the personality typology is now taught and embraced at several Christian universities. But uncertainty exists about the appropriateness of referring to the Enneagram as a Christian tool. Are pastors and Christian institutional leaders aware of the theology associated with the Enneagram? The book provides a biblical critique of the Enneagram's underlying theology and exposes not only its foundational theological contradictions with orthodox evangelical theology but also some potential dangers to the church.

    ★ 4.27

    Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way out of the Mormon Church (2013)

    Lynn Wilder | 349 pages

    From a rare insider's point of view, Unveiling Grace looks at how Latter-day Saints are 'wooing our country' with their religion, lifestyle, and culture. It is also a gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism, found their way out and what they can tell others about their lives as faithful Mormons.

    ★ 4.26

    Foxe's Book of Martyrs (1563-1999)

    John Foxe | 416 pages

    Reformation-era England: John Foxe recounts the lives, sufferings, and triumphant deaths of dozens of Christian martyrs. Some were people of rank and influence. Some were ordinary folk. Some were even his friends. Four centuries later, these deeply moving accounts of faith and courage mark a path for modern Christians to measure the depth of their commitment.

    ★ 4.26

    The Moral Vision of the New Testament (1996)

    Richard Hays | 508 pages

    A leading expert in New Testament ethics discovers in the biblical witness a unified ethical vision-centered in the themes of community, cross and new creation-that has profound relevance in today′s world. Richard Hays shows how the New Testament provides moral guidance on the most troubling ethical issues of our time, including violence, divorce, homosexuality and abortion.

    ★ 4.26

    Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up: A New Look at Today's Evangelical Church in the Light of Early Christianity (1989)

    David Bercot | 190 pages

    Sex and money scandals. An exploding divorce rate. Drug-addicted youths. And an ever-growing worldliness. Today's evangelical church is fighting battles on all fronts. And we seem to be losing these battles to the relentlessly encroaching world. Perhaps the answers to our problems are not in the present, but in the past. Because there was time when Christians were able to stand up to world. The author takes you on an engrossing journey back to the time - back to the end of the first century. Here is an inspiring account of what Christians believed and practiced at the close of the age of the apostles - and how the church eventually lost the Christianity of that time. But this book is not primarily a history book. It's a fresh, creative look at the problems facing the church today - and the solution to those problems. It's a call for today's church to return to the simple holiness, unfailing love, and patient cross-bearing of the early Christians.

    ★ 4.25

    God Doesn't Waste a Thing: Meeting Christ Behind Bars (2023)

    Luke Chance (Pseudonym) | 158 pages

    After being sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections, Luke found himself involved in many tragic, heartbreaking, and surreal moments behind bars. However, during those same events, God showed Himself to be faithful, loving, and present in creating miracles out of what many would consider impossible situations.

    ★ 4.25

    Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret (1955)

    Howard Taylor | 256 pages

    This account of missionary Hudson Taylor's amazing life has been a soul-searching inspiration to many.

    ★ 4.25*

    The Lie: Evolution (1987)

    Ken Ham | 168 pages

    An eye-opening look at the harmful effects of evolutionary thought on modern culture and religion. Author Ken Ham uses his years of teaching and ministry experience to expose false teaching that is destroying children and families.

    ★ 4.25

    More Than a Carpenter (1977)

    Josh Mc Dowell | 128 pages

    Is he really the Lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer. Since its original publication in 1977, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus. Now with new content that addresses questions raised by today's popular atheist writers.

    ★ 4.25

    No One Ever Asked (2018)

    Katie Ganshert | 352 pages

    When an impoverished school district loses its accreditation and the affluent community of Crystal Ridge has no choice but to open their school doors, the lives of three very different women converge. Tensions rise within and without, culminating in an unforeseen event that impacts them all.

    ★ 4.25

    The Word Explored (2021)

    Dave Jenkins | 114 pages

    The author examines the problem of biblical illiteracy and helps readers learn the basics of Bible reading, church membership, and how the local Church should function under the Word reminding us that believing the right things is not enough, we need to move into obedience to the Word that we claim to believe, in every area of the Christian life and ministry.

    ★ 4.24

    A Christian's Guide To Planet Earth (2022)

    Betsy Painter | 208 pages

    From conservation to protecting endangered species to sustainable living, the book offers a faith-based framework for viewing our responsibility to the natural world as well as practical, biblical ways we can care for the magnificent creation around us.

    ★ 4.24

    The Five Love Languages (1992)

    Gary Chapman | 204 pages

    Couples who understand each other's love language hold a priceless advantage in the quest for love that lasts a lifetime - they know how to effectively and consistently make each other feel truly and deeply loved. That gift never fades away.

    ★ 4.23

    AHA (2014)

    Kyle Idleman | 208 pages

    We've all had "aha!" moments in our lives, times when a sudden revelation surprises us with insight. According to pastor and bestselling author Kyle Idleman, we can experience this same kind of "aha!" in our spiritual lives. With everyday examples and trademark testimonies, Idleman draws on Scripture to reveal how three key elements can draw us closer to God and change our lives for good.

    ★ 4.23

    A Secular Age (2007)

    Charles Taylor | 874 pages

    Almost everyone would agree that the place of religion in our societies has changed profoundly over the years. This book takes up the question of what these changes mean-of what, precisely, happens when a society in which it is virtually impossible not to believe in God becomes one in which faith is only one human possibility among others.

    ★ 4.23

    A Tale of three Kings (1980)

    Gene Edwards | 132 pages

    This tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope.

    ★ 4.23

    Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar (1993-2003)

    William Mounce | 448 pages

    The best-selling and most widely accepted textbook and workbook for learning biblical Greek William D. Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar and its companion tool Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook are by far the best-selling and most widely accepted textbooks for learning New Testament Greek.

    ★ 4.23

    Captive in Iran (2013)

    Rostampour & Amirizadeh | 296 pages

    A chilling journey inside one of the world's darkest and most dangerous places: Evin, the notorious Tehran prison. Here, prisoners are routinely tortured, abused, and violated. Executions are frequent and sudden. But for two women imprisoned for their Christian faith - Maryam and Marziyeh - this hell on earth was a place of unlikely grace as they reflected God's love and compassion to their fellow prisoners and guards. Against all odds, Evin would become the only church many of them had ever known.

    ★ 4.23

    Healing for Damaged Emotions (1981-1991)

    David Seamands | 144 pages

    A realistic, Bible-based approach to dealing with the painful past. With over 1,000,000 copies sold, it has helped hundreds of thousands of readers deal successfully with their inner hurts.

    ★ 4.23

    The Torn Veil (1894-2004)

    Esther & Sangster | 160 pages

    When Gulshan, a devout Muslim girl, was six months old, typhoid left her a cripple. Her loving father took her from Pakistan to England to find a cure, but the only hope the British specialist could offer was prayer. It was not until her father's untimely death that Gulshan began to receive an answer. In her grief she wanted to die, but as she called out to God, for the first time in her life she sensed she was being heard. She heard a low, gentle voice say, "I won't let you die. I will keep you alive."

    ★ 4.22

    I Dared to Call Him Father (1977-2003)

    Sheikh & Schneider | 192 pages

    How do I give myself to God completely? What happens when I do? 

    The book is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in South Asia who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life - and found astonishing answers.

    ★ 4.21

    Judgment Day! Islam, Israel and the Nations (2006)

    Dave Hunt | 458 pages

    With painstaking clarity and detail, the book reveals the ancient agenda against the Jews, and traces its twisted trail to modern-day deceptions of U.S. Presidents, foreign ambassadors, covert (and overt) military operations, businesspeople, educators, and world leaders alike. In this no-holds-barred documentary, Dave Hunt skillfully dissects the myth of Palestinian claims to "the Promised Land," and exposes the fraud, deceit, and treachery of an international community allied against the Jewish nation.

    ★ 4.20*

    Cleansing the Temple: A Call to Radical Christianity (2016)

    Jesse Morrell | (349) pages

    Written by a young fiery street preacher. Jesse Morrell was only eighteen years old in 2003, preaching in the streets of New England, when he began to write the contents of this book. It is not your typical Christian book. It is a compilation of very passionate articles calling the church of believers to uncompromising holy service to God. This book is primarily about purity, prayer, and preaching. The hope is that this book will cleanse modern Christianity to be the bride that Christ wants her to be.

    ★ 4.20

    Not a Fan (2011)

    Kyle Idleman | 215 pages

    Don't take the question - Are you a follower of Jesus? - lightly. Some people don't know what they've said yes to and other people don't realize what they've said no to, says Pastor Kyle Idleman. 

    But Jesus is ready to clearly define the relationship He wants with His followers. Not a Fan calls you to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple. With frankness sprinkled with humor, Idleman invites you to live the way Jesus lived, love the way He loved, pray the way He prayed, and never give up living for the One who gave His all for you.

    ★ 4.20

    The Heavenly Man (2002)

    Hattaway & Yun | 351 pages

    The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders.
    This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds.

    ★ 4.19

    Evidence That Demands a Verdict (1972-1986)

    Josh McDowell | 880 pages

    A classic, authoritative defense of Christianity containing arguments from the best apologetics of the ages. Scholarly, intelligent responses for those who question or attack the basis of Christian faith.

    ★ 4.19

    Grasping God's Word (2001-2005)

    Duvall & Hays | 462 pages

    This hands-on approach to studying Scripture helps students and serious readers get a grip on how to read, interpret, and apply God's Word. This book equips readers with principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts.

    ★ 4.18

    Love and Respect (2004)

    Emerson Eggerichs | 336 pages

    Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love & Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other.

    ★ 4.18

    Not the Way It's Supposed to Be (1996)

    Cornelius Plantinga | 202 pages

    This timely book retrieves an old awareness that has slipped and changed in recent decades. The awareness of sin used to be our shadow. Christians hated sin, feared it, fled from it - and grieved over it. But the shadow of sin has now dimmed in our consciousness. Even preachers, who once got visibly angry over a congregation's sin, now speak of sin in a mumble.
    Plantinga pulls the ancient doctrine of sin out of mothballs and presents it to contemporary readers in clear language, drawing from a wide range of books, films, and other cultural resources.

    ★ 4.18

    Shepherding a Child's Heart (1995)

    Tedd Trip | 212 pages

    Shepherding a Child's Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flow from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way: "...out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding you.

    ★ 4.17

    In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? (1896-2016)

    Charles Sheldon | 208 pages

    The best-selling Christian fiction novel that has sold over 30 million copies and has launched social movements.
    "I want volunteers from First Church who will pledge themselves, earnestly and honestly, for an entire year; not to do anything without first asking the question, 'What would Jesus do?'" The Reverend never dreamed that among those who responded would be the most influential members of the congregation. What happens next changes lives and the town for good.

    ★ 4.17

    The Canon of Scripture (1988)

    F.F. Bruce | 349 pages

    In this significant historical study, F. F. Bruce brings the wisdom of a lifetime of reflection and biblical interpretation to bear in answering the questions and clearing away the confusion surrounding the Christian canon of Scripture. Adept in both Old and New Testament studies, he brings a rare comprehensive perspective to his task. Though some issues have shifted since the original publication of this book, it still remains a significant landmark and touchstone for further studies.

    ★ 4.15

    Remarriage is Adultery Unless (2011)

    David Pawson | 138 pages

    Consecutive polygamy is now an accepted norm in contemporary society. Hardly surprising, since the social, legal, moral and financial restraints holding marriages together for a lifetime have been steadily eroded in a relativist age where anything goes. What is surprising is that divorce and remarriage are becoming as common inside the church as outside, even among Christian leaders and especially in the Evangelical stream. There is either a reluctance to take his teaching at face value or an eagerness to enlarge his 'exception' until it becomes the rule. This volume primarily appeals to those for whom the Bible is the final authority in all matters of belief and behaviour, especially those who preach to, teach and counsel others. The author believes that the church should be leading the world uphill rather than following the world downhill.

    ★ 4.14 ***

    Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know? (2019)

    Sharon James | 132 pages

    The world has embraced the idea that gender is something that can be decided by individuals. 

    As Christians encounter colleagues, friends and family members who identify as a gender other than the one they were born, we need to be informed and equipped with knowledge about what the issues are, what different terms mean and what the Bible has to say about these things. While we walk the line between loving our neighbour and not buying into the world's lies, Sharon James helps us in this informative and practical guide.


    ★ 4.13

    Christian Theology: Biblical, Historical, and Systematic (2022)

    Adam Harwood | 936 pages

    The church has been entrusted with God's revelation―and to steward the word of truth, we must confess the Bible's teaching with clarity and conviction. Writing from a Baptist perspective, Harwood brings fresh insights that many systematic theologies lack. With readable prose, suggestions for further study, and discussion questions, Christian Theology will equip students and pastors to clarify and articulate what they believe and why.

    ★ 4.12

    When God Winks at You (2000-2006)

    Squire Rushnell | 240 pages

    When God Winks at You is packed with true stories demonstrating that God does communicate with us, making incredible things happen in our lives every single day. As you read the riveting accounts of everyday and famous people, you will begin to recognize the godwinks in your own life, both past and present.

    ★ 4.12

    Who Made God? (2009)

    Edgar Andrews | 303 pages

    If you've been waiting for a really effective riposte to the "new atheism" of Richard Dawkins and others (or even if you haven't) here it is - gently humorous, highly readable, deeply serious, razor sharp, and written by an internationally respected scientist. Who made God? dismantles the arguments and pretensions of scientific atheism and presents a robust biblical theism as a positive, and altogether more convincing, alternative.

    ★ 4.10

    World Religions in a Nutshell (2008)

    Ray Comfort | 206 pages

    Discover what almost all religions have in common: By trying to earn their way to Heaven, their followers are robbed in works-righteousness. Learn how to gently remove that robe, so those seeking eternal salvation can be clothed in the righteousness that comes only through faith in Jesus Christ.

    ★ 4.10

    Shadow of the Almighty (1958-2009)

    Elisabeth Elliot | 272 pages

    Shadow of the Almighty is a modern classic story of faithfulness, obedience, and martyrdom. It is the best-selling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador..

    ★ 4.09

    From Sabbath to Sunday (2013)

    Carlyle Boynton | 108 pages

    From Sabbath to Sunday is Carlyle B. Haynes' fascinating study of the historical aspects of the Sabbath question, showing how, when, why, and by whom the change was made from the seventh to the first day of the week.

    ★ 4.09

    Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity (2005)

    Nancy Pearcey | 511 pages

    Pearcey shows how to liberate Christianity from its cultural captivity. She walks readers through practical, hands-on steps for developing a full-orbed Christian worldview. Finally, she makes a passionate case that Christianity is not just religious truth but truth about total reality. It is total truth.

    ★ 4.07

    God's Design for Women (2019)

    Sharon James | 324 pages

    Sharon James' handling of the material is intelligent, honest and winsome: the breadth of her research builds upon biblical integrity and invites women into a Christ-centred freedom. She avoids the pitfalls of gender-stereotyping and also holds out the Gospel to those who have been wounded in this fallen world. In highlighting all that God intends women to be, her close attention to the biblical text allows for neither smugness nor the need to apologize to society at large, which is both refreshing and liberating.

    ★ 4.06

    How Christianity Transformed The World (2017)

    Sharon James | 208 pages

    Many people today would say that Christianity has done more harm than good to our world. Sharon James argues, however, in seeking to love their neighbour and reflect God's moral character the followers of Jesus have had a largely positive impact on our society. James takes a number of areas - education, healthcare, justice, human dignity - and traces the ways in which these benefits have spread with the Gospel.

    ★ 4.05

    Cosmos, Creator and Human Destiny: Answering Darwin, Dawkins, and the New Atheists (2010)

    Dave Hunt | 606 pages

    Is it "The Greatest Show on Earth," as celebrated atheist author Richard Dawkins proclaims—or has it become a "Big Top Circus," paraded from town to town and school to school? Scientifically, both creation and evolution cannot be true. Quite simply, then, one of these belief systems is nothing more than a cruel side show perpetrated upon unsuspecting children and adults of all ages—while the other alone is meritorious of praise. Darwin and Dawkins both credit natural selection for the incredible diversity and complexity of life on earth. Can random chance processes explain the masterfully orchestrated performance of earth's breathtaking complexity and unparalleled majesty?

    ★ 4.05

    To Change the World (2010)

    James Hunter | 358 pages

    The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how might Christians in the 21st century live in ways that have integrity with their traditions and are more truly transformative? In To Change the World, James Davison Hunter offers persuasive-and provocative-answers to these questions.

    ★ 4.02

    Church History in Plain Language (1982-1996)

    Bruce Shelley | 520 pages

    It's about time that someone wrote church history that tells about people, not just about "eras" and "ages." Church History in Plain Language taps the roots of our Christian family tree. It combines authoritative research with a captivating style to bring our heritage home to us.

    ★ 4.04

    Do Hard Things (2008)

    Alex Harris | 242 pages

    Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life. Then they map out five powerful ways teens can respond for personal and social change.

    ★ 4.00

    Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to »Non-free Free Will« (2018)

    Kenneth M. Wilson | 272 pages

    The first work applying the comprehensive methodology of reading systematically and chronologically through Augustine's entire extant corpus (works, sermons, and letters 386–430 CE), and examining his doctrinal development. The author explores Augustine's later theology within the prior philosophical-religious context of free choice versus deterministic arguments. This analysis demonstrates Augustine persisted in traditional views until 412 CE and his theological transition was primarily due to his prior Stoic, Neoplatonic, and Manichaean influences.

    ★ 3.98

    Creation and Change (2000)

    Douglas Kelly | 272 pages

    In this book Professor Douglas Kelly persuasively argues for a literal interpretation of the seven day account of creation found in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. He assesses both the biblical details and the scientific data to show that there is a convincing case for this understanding and how it is scientifically viable.

    ★ 3.96

    Jesus Outside the New Testament (2000)

    Robert Voorst | 262 pages

    The author presents and critiques the ancient evidence outside the New Testament-the Roman, Jewish, pre-New Testament, and post-New Testament writings that mention Jesus.

    This fascinating study of the early Christian and non-Christian record includes fresh translations of all the relevant texts. Van Voorst shows how and to what extent these ancient writings can be used to help reconstruct the historical Jesus.

    ★ 3.88

    Work Excellence (2010)

    Charles Garriott | 128 pages

    No one in the world would ever question the necessity of work. It is not surprising that such an essential part of life is defined and much discussed in Scripture. For those who trust Scripture's contents, this brief treatment on work will help develop an understanding of its perspective. For others, Work Excellence may provide a challenge to rethink their views.

    ★ 3.86

    Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy (1973)

    Barton Payne | 758 pages

    After twenty years of research, Dr. J. Barton Payne has compiled the one complete guide to Biblical prophecy. From the prediction of Adam's death in Gen 2: 17 to the prophecy of mankind's perpetual worship of God in the new heaven and earth (Psa 72:5), the book discusses every verse of prophetic matter in Scripture. It identifies every probable point of fulfillment whether in the past, present, or still in the future.

    ★ 3.86

    Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora (2009)

    Tessa Rajak | 420 pages

    The translation of the Ancient Hebrew Bible into Greek was the first major translation in Western culture. Its significance was far-reaching. Without a Greek Bible, European history would have been entirely different - no Western Jewish diaspora and no Christianity. Translation and Survival is a literary and social study of the ancient creators and receivers of the translations, and about their impact. The Greek Bible served Jews who spoke Greek, and made the survival of the first Jewish diaspora possible; indeed, the translators invented the term 'diaspora'. It was a tool for the preservation of group identity and for the expression of resistance. It invented a new kind of language and many new terms. The Greek Bible translations ended up as the Christian Septuagint, taken over along with the entire heritage of Hellenistic Judaism, during the process of the Church's long-drawn-out parting from the Synagogue. Here, a brilliant creation is restored to its original context and to its first owners.

    ★ 3.75

    A Guide to New Religious Movements (1997)

    Ronald Enroth | 220 pages

    Today's pluralistic society is filled with religious alternatives and options, and the choices for faith commitment have never been more numerous. Many of these new religious movements are growing at a far faster pace than most traditional Christian denominations. Why are they so appealing? Sociologist Ronald Enroth and a team of expert contributors provide an accessible handle on the key religious movements of our day, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Jehovah's Witnesses to contemporary versions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. They assess what each movement believes, why they are attractive to so many, and how Christians can respond with grace and truth.

    ★ 3.74

    The Believer's Conditional Security (1997)

    Daniel Corner | 801 pages

    This book will take the reader from the origin of eternal security or Once-Saved, Always-Saved (OSAS) to the present time, as the contemporary OSAS teachers of our day are quoted hundreds of times and their teachings are examined under the light of God's truth. If you are like many, among other things, you will be shocked to learn that the teaching of OSAS is sometimes equated to grace and the Gospel! Furthermore, the chapters exposing Calvin's dark side and unmasking the Synod of Dort (1618-1619), will give a factual, historical account that seems to be little known in our day. But most importantly, hundreds of Scriptures are cited in both offensive and defensive ways that will substantiate The Believer's Conditional Security.

    ★ 3.73

    How to Know God Exists (2008)

    Ray Comfort | 192 pages

    Is there a God, or isn't there? In this compelling book, Ray Comfort argues the case with simple logic and common sense. If there is a God, surely He has made His presence known so that anyone, young or old, scholar or school child, can find Him. By applying basic logic to three clear evidences for the existence of God, Comfort will help you to: - Examine the case for evolution and see what top scientists are really saying about the theory - Explore the facts that led the world's most notorious atheist to acknowledge a Creator - Investigate the evidence to discover who God is through 100% scientific proof, you can know God exists.

    ★ 3.33

    A Christian's Guide to Evidence for the Bible: 101 Proofs from History and Archaeology (2008)

    Daniel Hays | 320 pages

    With each passing year, archaeologists and historical scholars uncover more evidence that the people, places, and events presented in the Bible are verifiable historical facts. This engaging, full-color resource presents 101 undisputed examples of those people, places, and events to help ground your reading of the Scriptures in the historic record. This fascinating volume is not only a strong apologetic for the historicity of the Bible but is also the perfect resource for the layperson who wants to enhance their personal Bible study and for those teaching Sunday school or leading a group study.

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