300 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 considered 'safe to read'. Find also a list with problematic books & authors here. Reviews of currently 70 books can be found here or linked under the respective book. Always pray before you choose a book & enjoy.
LIST · Christian and faith-based books · objectively sorted by the Goodreads rating
PUBLISHING DATES · 1946 - 2023 · with focus on modern books
(Anything but Mainstream)
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).
- Electronic Edition of NETS (free)
- see also my study 'Septuagint - Biblical Proof For Superiority Over Masoretic Texts'
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.
★ 5.00 *
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.
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.
Passions of the Hearth (2018)
John Street | 308 pages
John Street takes a hard look at the passions of the heart: the underlying idolatries that lead Christians to commit egregious sexual sins. And he shows that there is hope. These passions can be identified and resisted - and they can be forgiven, even if acted on. Jesus not only forgives the repentant sinner but also restores, giving men and women abundant grace and strength to say no to the fleshly desires and humbly live for him. A life enslaved in sexual sin can become a life lived to the honor and glory of God.
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 ...
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.
The Cross He Bore (1996)
Frederick Leahy | 100 pages
A series of meditative studies on the Passion of Jesus Christ, tracing his experience from the agony of the Garden Of Gethsemane to the darkness in which he died on Calvary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*very valuable illustration for both children and adults, but naturally no alternative to the Bible.
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.
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.
Talking About Race (2022)
Isaac Adams | 240 pages
In this honest and hopeful book, pastor Isaac doesn't just show you how to have the race conversation, he begins it for you. By offering a fictional, racially charged tragedy in order to understand varying perspectives and responses, he examines what is at stake if we ignore this conversation, and why there's just as much at stake in how we have that discussion, especially across color lines - that is, with people of another ethnicity. This unique approach offers insight into how to listen to one another well and seek unity in Christ. Looking to God's Word, Christians can find wisdom to speak gracefully and truthfully about racism for the glory of God, the good of their neighbors, and the building up of the church.
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.
The Strength of His Hand (1996-2005)
Lynn Austin | 331 pages
Chronicles of the Kings Book 3- The legacy Hezekiah has established as one of Judah's great leaders is threatened: his beloved wife, Hephzibah, remains barren. Desperate to provide a successor to her husband's throne, Hephzibah makes a forbidden pact.
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.
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.
Strange New World (2022)
Carl Trueman | 204 pages
The author identifies the historical, philosophical, and technological influences that have shaped present-day identity politics and teaches believers how to shift their modern understanding of personhood to a biblical perspective.
* not promoting Augustinian-Calvinism, but still some discernment required.
Finally Free (2013)
Heath Lambert | 176 pages
If you have struggled personally against the powerful draw of pornography, or if you have ever tried to help someone fighting this battle, you know how hard it is to break free. But real freedom isn't found by trying harder to change. Nor is it found in a particular method or program. Only Jesus Christ has the power to free people from the enslaving power of pornography.
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.
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?
David 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.
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.
God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel (2019)
Costi Hinn | 224 pages
Through a remarkable and fascinating journey, Costi Hinn went from a next-generation prosperity preacher to the first to abandon the family faith and share the true Gospel. Nephew of the world-famous televangelist, Benny Hinn, Costi had a front-row seat to the inner workings and theology of the Prosperity Gospel. But as Costi's faith deepened, so did his questions about prosperity teaching. As the deceptions in his past were exposed, Costi came face to face with the hypocrisy and devastation caused by his belief system, and the overwhelming truth about the real Jesus Christ.
* not promoting Augustinian-Calvinism, but still some discernment required.
Andy Steiger | 192 pages
The author explores the trend toward dehumanization that underlies our fraught times. People on both sides of the political aisle and from all walks of life share a deep desire for better understanding, justice, and human dignity. Yet we're uncertain how to achieve these aims. Steiger points to Jesus as the basis for rediscovering our common ground and our shared humanity.
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.
Jesus and the Disinherited (1949-1996)
Howard Thurman | 102 pages
In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-81) demonstrates how the Gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Letters to a Romantic: First Years of Marriage (2020)
Perron & Harmon | 192 pages
The first years of marriage are filled with joys, sorrows . . . and surprises. These will set relationship patterns that will determine the course of your marriage. As you begin your life together, you probably have some questions, and you know the stakes are high. We want to help.
Sean Perron and Spencer Harmon, along with their wives, Jenny and Taylor, guide you and your spouse through common "firsts": major choices like deciding when to start a family, the everyday details of establishing holy household habits, and concerns raised by common sexual issues in marriage.
Open these pages to lay a foundation for a healthy and God-honoring lifelong relationship.
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?
Praying the Bible (2015)
Donald Whitney | 106 pages
All Christians know they should pray, but sometimes it's hard to know how-especially if the minutes start to drag and our minds start to wander. Offering readers hope, encouragement, and the practical advice they're looking for, this concise book by professor Donald Whitney outlines a simple, time-tested method that can help transform our prayer lives: praying the words of the Bible. Simple yet profound, this resource will prove invaluable to all Christians as they seek to commune with their heavenly Father in prayer each and every day.
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?
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.
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.
Heaven and Hell (2002)
Edward Donnelly | 144 pages
A moving exposition, marked by biblical realism and pastoral warmth, of the solemn reality of hell and the matchless glory of heaven, by the author of Peter: Eyewitness of His Majesty.
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.
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.
The Whole Armor of God (2019)
Iain Duguid | 128 pages
The Christian life is a battle. We are in a daily struggle against the world, sin, and Satan.
But God didn't leave us to fend for ourselves. He gave us his own armor that Jesus has already worn on our behalf all the way to the cross. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is now at work inside of us. This book unpacks each of the pieces of spiritual armor Paul describes in Eph 6, inviting us to take up the armor each day, all while resting in the finished victory of Christ and the assurance that our strength for the battle comes from him.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom (1984)
Corrie ten Boom | 242 pages
Corrie ten Boom and her family became leaders in the Dutch Underground, hiding Jewish people in their home in a specially built room and aiding their escape from the Nazis. For their help, all but Corrie found death in a concentration camp. The Hiding Place is their story.
Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies (2019)
Hillary Ferrer | 290 pages
This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications—including prayer strategies—this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids.
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.
Head Covering: A Forgotten Christian Practice for Modern Times (2016)
Jeremy Gardiner | 144 pages
Have you ever wondered why some women cover their heads in church, while men remove their hats? Have you thought about what this practice means and where it came from? It's not something that was picked up from the surrounding culture. Instead, it comes directly from 1 Corinthians 11 (in the Bible) where this practice is explained in surprising depth. In fifteen consecutive verses, the Apostle Paul explains and defends the practice of head covering. He appeals to apostolic tradition, to the created roles of men and women, to angels, to nature, and to the church's exclusive position on this topic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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."
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."
Family Worship (2005)
Donald Whitney | 64 pages
Many Christian families have never experienced the joys and benefits of family worship. But as Donald S. Whitney makes clear, the daily worship of God by families at home is a practice rooted in the Bible and common throughout Christian history. How can people unfamiliar with family worship lead it in their own homes? How do busy households in today's culture recover faithfulness in family worship? This practical book shows you how simple and easy it can be.
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.
Aging With Grace (2021)
Betters & Hunt | 192 pages
Whatever season of life you're in, God has equipped you to flourish―to live in the transforming power and beauty of his grace. As we age, we can easily lose sight of this message as cultural ideals glorifying youth take center stage.
In this book, Sharon W. Betters and Susan Hunt offer present-day and biblical examples of women who rediscovered Gospel-rooted joy later in their lives. Equipped with a biblical view of aging, the book will help you encounter afresh the Gospel that "is big enough, good enough, and powerful enough to make every season of life significant and glorious."
Bound Together (2013)
Chris Brauns | 208 pages
Why should a child suffer because of the choices of his parents? And on a grander scale, why do we all suffer the curse of Adam's sin? Why should anyone be judged for someone else's sin? Chris Brauns unpacks the truth that we are bound to one another and to the whole of creation. He calls this, "the principle of the rope." Grasping this foundational principle sheds new light on marriage, the dynamics of family relationships, and the reason why everyone lives with the consequences of the sins that others commit. Brauns shows how the principle of the rope is both bad news and good news, revealing a depth to the message of the Gospel that many of us have never seen before.
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2010)
Gregg & Deborah Lewis | 144 pages
The book tells the extraordinary true story of an angry, young boy from the inner city who, through faith and determination, grew up to become one of the world's leading pediatric neurosurgeons. When Ben was in school, his peers called him the class dummy. But his mother encouraged him to succeed, and Ben discovered a deep love of learning. Ben found that anything is possible with trust and determination.
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.
Wayne & Joshua Mack | 180 pages
Most sins turn us away from God, but pride is a direct attack upon God. It lifts our hearts above him and against him. Pride seeks to dethrone God and enthrone itself. How can Christians fight against this sin and develop genuine humility? In this helpful book, Wayne Mack guides readers through Scripture and shows us how we can take steps to develop humility and diminish the destructive pride in our lives. Readers will find here a resource that is practical, well illustrated, and relevant to their lives.
Sing!: How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church (2017)
Keith & Kristyn Getty | 176 pages
God intends for this compelling vision of His people singing-a people joyfully joining together in song with brothers and sisters around the world and around His heavenly throne-to include you. He wants you, He wants us, to sing.
Hidden Places (2001)
Lynn Austin | 429 pages
A deep yearning for home had led Eliza to Wyatt Orchards ten years ago. Now widowed with three young children, she faces mounting debts and the realization it is all up to her. But she has no idea how she will run an orchard alone.
When a stranger appears at her doorstep, Eliza guesses he is no different than the other out-of-luck characters searching for work during the Depression ...
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.
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.
The Giving Tree (1964)
Shel Silverstein | 64 pages
The author created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
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.
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.
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.
Decisions, Decisions (2003-2021)
Dave Swavely | 200 pages
In clear and thoughtful steps, Swavely uncovers and explains the principles that God uses to lead and guide us including: how we should consider feelings, impressions or prompting, circumstances, counsel, desires and prayer. This brief yet relentlessly biblical book also helps us avoid some common errors that can rob our joy, and send us off in the wrong direction. Here, in this theologically grounded volume, you will gain the wisdom and discernment necessary to practice God's way of making good decisions that honor him.
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.
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.
Jesus, Continued (2014)
J.D. Greear | 410 pages
Jesus gave His disciples the audacious promise that the Spirit He would send to live inside them would be even better than if He Himself remained beside them.
In Jesus, Continued ... Greear explores questions such as: What does it mean to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit? How can we tell when the Spirit is speaking to us? What do you do when God feels absent?
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.
Rebooting the Bible: Exposing the Second Century Conspiracy to Corrupt the Scripture and Alter Biblical Chronology (2019)
Douglas Woodward | 358 pages
The book tells the shocking story of a second-century rabbinic conspiracy altering the words of the Bible to thwart the massive conversion of Jews to the Christian Gospel. The alterations sought to obscure the Messianic prophecies - concealing the case they set forth that Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah. This book presents extensive evidence that this conspiracy cut out 1600 years from biblical chronology, thereby compressing crucial events in Genesis (e.g., the Flood and the Tower of Babel) into a much-reduced timeframe harming the Bible's witness regarding the ancient history of the world.
The Deeply Formed Life (2020)
Rich Villodas | 272 pages
Most believers live in the state of "being a Christian" without ever being deeply formed by Christ. Our pace is too frenetic to be in union with God, and we don't know how to quiet our hearts and minds to be present. Our emotions are unhealthy and compartmentalized. We feel unable to love well or live differently from the rest of the world. The Deeply Formed Life is a roadmap to live in the richly rooted place we all yearn for: a place of communion with God, a place where we find our purpose.
The Insanity of Obedience (2014)
Nik Ripken | 352 pages
The Insanity of Obedience is a bold challenge to global discipleship. Nik Ripken exposes the danger of safe Christianity and calls readers to something greater. The Insanity of Obedience challenges Christians in the same, provocative way that Jesus did. This book dares you-and prepares you-to cross the street and the oceans with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Knowledge of the Holy (1961-1978)
A. W. Tozer | 117 pages
The book illuminates God's attributes-from wisdom, to grace, to mercy-and in doing so, attempts to restore the majesty and wonder of God in the hearts and minds of all Christians. A modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion.
The Last Enemy (2012)
Michael Wittmer | 160 pages
Researchers continue to spend time and money looking for ways to prolong life. However, the reality of the matter remains the same-we are all going to die at some point in time. Written with creativity and honesty, The Last Enemy speaks to Christians facing death or troubled by its inevitability. It brings clarity and hope to the subject of death and dying by exploring our emotions and reactions, the pain imposed by the enemy, and Jesus' triumph over sin and death. The Last Enemy encourages readers to focus on what matters most and prepare for ultimate victory.
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.
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.
Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (2011)
J. D. Greear | 266 pages
The author shows how moralism and legalism have often eclipsed the Gospel, even in conservative churches. Gospel cuts through the superficiality of religion and reacquaints you with the revolutionary truth of God's gracious acceptance of us in Christ. The Gospel is the power of God, and the only true source of joy, freedom, radical generosity, and audacious faith.
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 gay community.
Read This First (2011)
Gary Millar | 126 pages
In this book, Gary Millar shows you that the skills you need to read the Bible are not beyond your grasp. In a warm, approachable style, he gives you the tools to read and understand the Bible for yourself, helping you move from confusion to confidence as you enjoy refreshment in God's word.
You Must Read (2015)
35 popular authors | 290 pages
Have you ever wondered what influences have shaped the preachers, teachers and authors you respect? You Must Read brings together more than thirty well-known Christian leaders and gives them the opportunity to talk about a book that has made a lasting impact on their lives.
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.
The Mission of God (2006)
Christopher Wright | 581 pages
Wright gives us a new hermeneutical perspective on Scripture and provides a solid and expansive basis for holistic mission. Wright emphasizes throughout a holistic mission as the proper shape of Christian mission. God's mission is to reclaim the world - and that includes the created order - and God's people have a designated role to play in that mission.
The Pursuit of God (1948-1982)
A. W. Tozer | 119 pages
Here is a masterly study of the inner life by a heart thirsting after God. Here is a book for every child of God, pastor, missionary, and Christian. It deals with the deep things of God and the riches of His grace.In The Pursuit of God, Tozer sheds light on the path to a closer walk with God.
Unpacking Forgiveness (2008)
Chris Brauns | 235 pages
Only God's Word can unpack forgiveness. The wounds are too deep for us to find healing on our own, and the questions are too complex to be unraveled by anything but the wisdom of God. This book goes beyond a feel-good doctrine of automatic forgiveness, balancing the beauty of God's grace and the necessity of forgiveness with the teaching that forgiveness must take place in a way that is consistent with justice.
Uprooting Anger (2012)
Robert Jones | 208 pages
Uprooting Anger by Robert D. Jones is an absolute treasure, thoroughly biblical, extremely practical, and well written. Jones tackles a problem - sin - with which every believer must deal and, rather than offer some psychological mumble-jumble, takes the reader directly to the Word of God. The issue of anger is framed and handled as the Holy Spirit intended. As a result, the reader is given biblical instruction and hope.
Experiencing God (2009)
Henry Blackaby | 272 pages
Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. By understanding how God is working through us even as we try to fathom His ways, we can begin to clearly know and do His will and discover our lives greatly and gracefully changed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adopted for Life (2009)
Russell Moore | 230 pages
A popular-level, practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same. The author shows that adoption is not just about couples who want children-or who want more children. It is about an entire culture within evangelicalism, a culture that sees adoption as part of the Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the Gospel itself.
An Altar in the World (2009)
Barbara Taylor | 216 pages
Taylor reveals concrete ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see.
Under Taylor's expert guidance, we come to question conventional distinctions between the sacred and the secular, learning that no physical act is too earthbound or too humble to become a path to the divine. As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do.
A Woman After God's Own Heart (1997-2006)
Elizabeth George | 303 pages
Elizabeth George shares how a woman can follow God and seek His heart in every area of her life, her husband, her children, her home, her walk with the Lord, her ministry.
There is peace and purpose for the woman who prepares her heart and mind to embrace God's plan every day.
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.
Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God (2020)
Kaitlin Curtice | 192 pages
Native is about identity, soul-searching, and being on the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a member of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Kaitlin Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her Native American roots both informs and challenges her Christian faith.
Piercing the Darkness (1989-2003)
Frank Peretti | 448 pages
It all begins in Bacon's Corner, a tiny farming community far from the interstate ... An attempted murder, a case of mistaken-or is it covered up?-identity, and a ruthless lawsuit against a struggling Christian school. Sally Beth Roe, a young loner, a burnout, a kind of "leftover hippie,"finds herself caught in the middle of these bizarre events, fleeing for her life while trying to recall her dark past.
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.
Sexual Detox (2010)
Tim Challies | 108 pages
A huge percentage of men need a porn detox, a moral and psychological reset. Do you? If so, whether you know it or not, pornography has corrupted your thinking, weakened your conscience, warped your sense of right and wrong, and twisted your understanding and expectations of sexuality. You need a reset by the One who created sex.
* not promoting Augustinian-Calvinism, but still some discernment required.
The Pursuit of Holiness (1978-2006)
Jerry Bridges | 160 pages
"Be holy, for I am holy" commands God to His people. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian's daily life. According to author Jerry Bridges, that's because we're not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do - and what we should accept responsibility for ourselves.
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.
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 ...
A Praying Life (2009)
Paul Miller | 277 pages
The author shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of your life and allow prayer-even poorly delivered-to fill the gaps with meaning and substance. Miller's down-to-earth approach and practical nature will help you see that your relationship with God can grow and your communication with Him can get better. Parents will find Miller's family-life experiences especially helpful.
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?
Love Does (2012)
Bob Goff | 224 pages
When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss.
Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.
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.
Russell Moore | 240 pages
As Christianity seems increasingly strange, and even subversive, to our culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the Gospel, which is what gives it its power in the first place. We seek the Kingdom of God, before everything else. We connect that Kingdom agenda to the culture around us, both by speaking it to the world and by showing it in our churches.
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.
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.
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.
The Cost of Discipleship (1937-1995)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer | 320 pages
"Cheap grace," Bonhoeffer wrote, "is the grace we bestow on ourselves ... grace without discipleship ... Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know ... It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."
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.
When Crickets Cry (2006)
Charles Martin | 352 pages
It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl's pretty yellow dress can't quite hide the ugly scar on her chest.
Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he's restoring at a nearby lake. The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.
Anatomy of the Soul (2010)
Curt Thompson | 282 pages
An amazing journey to discover the surprising pathways for transformation hidden inside your own mind. Integrating new findings in neuroscience and attachment with Christian spirituality, Dr. Thompson reveals how it is possible to rewire your mind, altering your brain patterns and literally making you more like the person God intended you to be.
Between Two Worlds (1982)
John Stott | 351 pages
In Stott's modern classic, he argues that there is a chasm between the biblical world and the modern world. This chasm is bridged through the preaching and proclamation of the Word of God. It is the preacher, empowered through the Spirit, who stands in the gap between these two worlds. It is through preaching whereby the world of the Bible is brought into the world of modern hearers and modern culture is confronted with the Bible.
Choosing to SEE (2010)
Mary Chapman | 256 pages
Mary is the wife of Grammy and Dove Award winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Together they began Show Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the world's most vulnerable children by providing financial assistance to families wishing to adopt, as well as increasing awareness of the orphan crisis and funneling resources to orphans domestically and internationally.
God's Smuggler (1964-2012)
Brother Andrew, John & Elizabeth Sherrill | 256 pages
As a boy he dreamed of being a spy undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrews' life story has awed and inspired millions. The bestseller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders-and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way.
How to Study Your Bible (2014)
Arthur's & De Lacy | 208 pages
This bestselling and dynamic guide, invites readers of all levels of Bible literacy and learning to dive deeper into God's promises.
Now you can cultivate the inductive skills of observation, interpretation, and application and become an active participant in God's Word. In 15 easy-to-understand chapters, the authors present a systematic approach that includes key words, context studies, comparison and contrasts, topical studies, and more.
★ 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..
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.
Exclusion & Embrace (1996)
Miroslav Volf | 306 pages
Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing word of the Gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion.
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart (2013)
J.D. Greear | 144 pages
In Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, J. D. shows that faulty ways of presenting the gospel are a leading source of the confusion. Our presentations may not be heretical, but they are sometimes misleading. The idea of "asking Jesus into your heart" or "giving your life to Jesus" often gives false assurance to those who are not saved-and keeps those who genuinely are saved from fully embracing that reality.
The Tech-Wise Family (2017)
Andy Crouch | 224 pages
Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our fingertips. And it's definitely not just about the kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making Sense Out of Suffering (1986)
Peter Kreeft | 184 pages
This book is for anyone who has ever wept and wondered, "Why?" Peter Kreeft observes that our world is full of billions of normal lives that have been touched by apparently pointless and random suffering. This account of a real and honest personal quest is both engaging and convincing. Written from a deep well of wisdom derived from experience and careful observation, Making Sense Out of Suffering is a book for empty hearts, not full ones. Read it if you are hungry for insight into the mystery of suffering.
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.
The Cross of Christ (1986-2006)
John Stott | 380 pages
Can we see triumph in tragedy, victory in shame? Why should an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today? Now from one of the foremost preachers and Christian leaders of our day comes theology at its readable best, a contemporary restatement of the meaning of the cross.
The End of Religion (2007)
Bruxy Cavey | 265 pages
The author shares that relationship has no room for religion. Believers and seekers alike will discover anew the wondrous promise found in our savior. And Christ's eternal call to walk in love and freedom will resonate with readers of all ages and denominations.
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.
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.
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (1991)
Donald Whitney | 272 pages
The book will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity.
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.
Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts (2008)
Jerry Bridges | 239 pages
Jerry contends that as you begin to explore the scope of God's power over nations, nature, and the detailed lives of individuals, you'll begin to acknowledge His loving control. And as you come to know Him better, you'll find yourself trusting Him more completely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glimpses of Grace (2013)
Gloria Furman | 192 pages
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working woman splitting time between the office and home, Gloria Furman-writer, pastor's wife, cross-cultural worker, and mom - encourages us to see the reality of God's grace in all of life, especially those areas that often appear to be boring and unimportant. Using personal examples and insightful stories, her richly theological reflections help us experience the Gospel's extraordinary power to transform our ordinary lives.
Run Baby Run (1969-1988)
Cruz & Buckingham | 336 pages
This is the thrilling story of Nicky Cruz's desperate battle against drugs, alcoholism, and a violent environment, as he searched for a better way of life on the streets of New York City.
Strange Glory (2014)
Charles Marsh | 528 pages
In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate, of this modern icon.
The Discipline of Grace (1994-2006)
Jerry Bridges | 253 pages
The Discipline of Grace offers a clear and thorough explanation of the Gospel and what it means to be a believer.
This book explores how the same grace that brings us to faith in Christ also disciplines us in Christ. In learning more about grace, you also will learn about God's character, His forgiveness, and the Holy Spirit.
The Experience of God (2013)
David Hart | 376 pages
Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion-God-frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word "God" functions in the world's great theistic faiths.
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."
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.
Handbook of Christian Apologetics (1994)
Kreeft & Tacelli | 406 pages
Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year. Reasonable, concise, witty and wise. Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason.
Pleasing People (2007)
Lou Priolo | 255 pages
Are you a people pleaser? Are you addicted to "approval" from others, and would do just about anything to get that approval? Biblical counselor Lou Priolo exposes all the prideful manifestations of this problem and, as always, offers solid, systematic Biblical solutions! Even readers who feel that they do not have this problem should read this helpful book, because what you don't know can and will hurt you and others.
Respectable Sins (2007)
Jerry Bridges | 192 pages
Have Christians become so preoccupied with "major" sins that we have lost sight of our need to deal with more subtle sins?
Navigator author Jerry Bridges addresses the "acceptable" sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves, including pride and anger. He goes to the heart of the matter, exploring our feelings of shame and grief and opening a new door to God's forgiveness and grace.
Surprised by Oxford (2011)
Carolyn Weber | 456 pages
Carolyn Weber arrives for graduate study at Oxford University as a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of love and a life that matters.
This Present Darkness (1986-2003)
Frank Peretti | 376 pages
Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful, hardworking pastor begin to investigate mysterious events, they suddenly find themselves caught up in a hideous New Age plot to enslave the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race. The physical world meets the spiritual realm as the battle rages between forces of good and evil.
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.
The Case for Faith (2000)
Lee Strobel | 304 pages
In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief - the eight "heart barriers" to faith. This Gold Medallion-winning book is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with difficult questions standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends.
The Mission of God's People (2010)
Christopher Wright | 301 pages
Wright shows how God's big-picture plan directs the purpose of God's people, the church. Wright emphasizes what the Old Testament teaches Christians about being the people of God. He addresses questions of both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like "called to care for creation," "called to bless the nations," "sending and being sent," and "rejecting false gods."
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.
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.
Tim Tebow | 224 pages
Tebow has achieved big victories and plunged the depths of failure, all while never letting go of his faith, even in the face of doubt and disappointment. In Shaken he explains why neither the highs nor the lows of his life can define him-and he reveals how you, too, can find confidence in your identity and know who you are. In revealing passages, Tebow pulls back the curtain on his life, sharing the vulnerable moments of his career that have shaken him to his core-while also teaching the biblical principles that will enable you to keep the faith, no matter what comes your way.
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.
10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health (2001)
Donald Whitney | 141 pages
Are you spiritually healthy or just spiritually busy?
This book's 10 probing questions will help you look beyond your spiritual activity to assess the true state of your spiritual health and help you on your journey of spiritual transformation.
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.
Jesus on Every Page (2013)
David Murray | 256 pages
Christians seem to have forgotten that the Old Testament has everything to do with Jesus Christ. In Jesus on Every Page, David Murray guides the reader down his own Road to Emmaus, describing how the Scriptures were opened to him, revealing Jesus from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Dr. Murray's ten simple ways to seek and find Christ in the Old Testament unveil the face of Christ in the creation, the law, the psalms, the prophets, and the proverbs.
Scars Across Humanity (2015)
Elaine Storkey | 275 pages
Combining rigorous research and compelling personal testimonies, Elaine Storkey investigates the different forms of violence experienced by women across the globe today. Storkey examines the answers that are commonly offered, including theories based on evolutionary psychology and the rise of patriarchal power structures. She also considers the role that religion can play for good or ill in the struggle against this universal injustice.
The Blessing (1986-2004)
Trent & Smalley | 272 pages
Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"-the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic The Blessing, coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to be a blessing as well as how to insure that your parents, spouse, and children all feel the security of family approval.
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.
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.
Resisting Gossip (1939-1996)
Matthew Mitchell | 192 pages
Gossip. It's on Facebook, on the television, in the break room, and even in our churches. With gossip being so prevalent in our culture, it can be hard to resist listening to and sharing stories about other people's business. But what does God say about gossip? And is it possible to follow his instructions? In Resisting Gossip, Pastor Matt Mitchell not only outlines the scriptural warnings against gossip, but also demonstrates how the truth of the Gospel can deliver believers from this temptation.
Shepherding a Child's Heart (1995)
Tedd Tripp | 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 your child's heart into the paths of life.
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.
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.
The Red Tent (1997-2005)
Anita Diamant | 336 pages
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood - the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers -Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah - the four wives of Jacob.
Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's society.
What Is a Healthy Church Member (2008)
Thabiti Anyabwile | 127 pages
God intends for us to play an active and vital part in the body of Christ, the local church. He wants us to experience the local church as a home more profoundly wonderful and meaningful than any other place on earth. He intends for his churches to be healthy places and for the members of those churches to be healthy as well. This book explains how membership in the local church can produce spiritual growth in its members and how each member can contribute to the growth and health of the whole.
Do More Better (2015)
Tim Challies | 104 pages
"I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today's digital world. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom, it will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God."
* not promoting Augustinian-Calvinism, but still some discernment required.
I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (2004)
Geisler & Turek | 447 pages
Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself. With conviction and clear thinking, Geisler and Turek guide readers through some of the traditional, tested arguments for the existence of a creator God.
Notes from Underground (1864-1994)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky | 136 pages
Dostoevsky's most revolutionary novel marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In complete retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that serves as a devastating attack on social utopianism and an assertion of man's essentially irrational nature.
Same Kind of Different as Me (2006)
Hall, Moore & Vincent | 240 pages
A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.
How Should We Then Live? (1975-1983)
Francis Schaeffer | 288 pages
Drawing upon forty years of study in theology, philosophy, history, sociology and the arts, Dr. Schaeffer contemplates the reasons for modern society's sorry state of affairs and argues for total affirmation of the Bible's morals, values, and meaning.
Invitation to the Septuagint (2015)
Jobes & Silva | 432 pages
This comprehensive yet user-friendly primer to the Septuagint (LXX) acquaints readers with the Greek versions of the Old Testament. It is accessible to students, assuming no prior knowledge about the Septuagint, yet is also informative for seasoned scholars. The authors, both prominent Septuagint scholars, explore the history of the LXX, the various versions of it available, and its importance for biblical studies. This new edition has been substantially revised, expanded, and updated to reflect major advances in Septuagint studies. Appendixes offer helpful reference resources for further study.
★ 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.
Basic Christianity (1958-2006)
John Stott | 179 pages
Who is Jesus Christ? If He is not who He said He was and if He did not do what He said He had come to do the whole superstructure of Christianity crumbles in ruins to the ground. Is it plausible that Jesus was truly divine? And what might this mean for us? Stott presents his clear classic statement of the Gospel.
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.
God and Stephen Hawking (2011)
John Lennox | 96 pages
'The Grand Design', by Stephen Hawking, is the latest blockbusting contribution to the so-called New Atheist debate, and claims that the laws of physics themselves brought the Universe into being, rather than God. John Lennox exposes the flaws in Hawking's logic. In lively, layman's terms, Lennox guides us through the key points in Hawking's arguments - with clear explanations of the latest scientific and philosophical methods and theories - and demonstrates that far from disproving a Creator God, they make His existence seem all the more probable.
Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage (2003)
Kevin Leman | 288 pages
With his characteristic warmth and humor, Dr. Kevin Leman offers a practical guide to sex according to God's plan. This frank and practical book is a perfect resource for married and engaged couples. Dr. Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people, from those with no sexual experiences to those with past sexual problems or even abuse. Using frank descriptions, this book has a warm and friendly tone that will help couples overcome awkwardness in discussing an issue important to all married couples.
The Case for Christ (1998)
Lee Strobel | 367 pages
Using the dramatic scenario of an investigative journalist pursuing his story and leads, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science, philosophy, and history.
The Big Book of Bible Difficulties (1992)
Geisler & Howe | 624 pages
This comprehensive volume offers readers clear and concise answers to every major Bible difficulty from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers over 800 questions that critics and doubters raise about the Bible.
The Everlasting Man (1925-2006)
G. K. Chesterton | 260 pages
Responding to the evolutionary materialism of his contemporary (and antagonist) H. G. Wells, Chesterton in this work affirms human uniqueness and the unique message of the Christian faith. Writing in a time when social Darwinism was rampant, Chesterton instead argued that the idea that society has been steadily progressing from a state of primitivism and barbarity towards civilization is simply and flatly inaccurate. "Barbarism and civilization were not successive stages in the progress of the world".
The Secret Battle of Ideas about God (2017)
Jeff Myers | 240 pages
The world is full of ideas that don't reflect Jesus. In fact, according to a recent Barna study, only 3 percent of American evangelicals have an authentic biblical worldview.
Myers will teach you how to understand what you believe, why you believe it, and how to defend it against these five fatal worldviews:
Secularism, Marxism, Islam, New Spirituality, Postmodernism
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.
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.
A General Introduction to the Bible (1986)
Geisler & Nix | 728 pages
This is the 1986 revised and expanded edition, with an excellent background for the serious student of the Bible. The work is divided into four major sections. Part One: The inspiration of the Bible. Part Two: Canonization of the Bible. Part Three: Transmission of the Bible. Part Four: Translation of the Bible. In addition there are a number of useful study helps. This book, in a single volume, provides a strong historical foundation for biblical studies, and includes the additional revisions that evaluates the English Bible translations made since 1968. An appendix lists over 1100 English Bible translations.
The God Who Is There (1968-1998)
Francis Schaeffer | 226 pages
In Francis Schaeffer's remarkable analysis, we learn where the clashing ideas about God, science, history and art came from and where they are going. The book demonstrates how historic Christianity can fearlessly confront the competing philosophies of the world. The God who has always been there continues to provide the anchor of truth and the power of love to meet the world's deepest problems.
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.
The Case for a Creator (2005)
Lee Strobel | 341 pages
During his academic years, Lee Strobel became convinced that God was outmoded, a belief that coloured his ensuing career as an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune. Science had made the idea of a Creator irrelevant - or so Strobel thought. But today science is pointing in a different direction. In recent years, a diverse and impressive body of research has increasingly supported the conclusion that the universe was intelligently designed.
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.
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.
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.
Unquestioned Answers (2020)
Jeff Myers | 224 pages
We hear and say short Christian clichés all the time, such as "Jesus was a social justice warrior," "Just have faith," and "It's not my place to judge." These trite statements often go unquestioned. Sometimes they even substitute for truth, leading to a fragile and shallow faith. But what if a close study of these clichés could lead us to deep biblical truth?
50 Crucial Questions About Manhood and Womanhood (2001)
John Piper | 92 pages
In this concise and accessible resource, the authors respond to fifty crucial questions often asked in relation to biblical manhood and womanhood. Answering objections raised against the view that God created men and women equal in value but distinct in role, Piper winsomely presents a biblical vision of gender roles that is life-giving and fulfilling for both men and women.
* not promoting Augustinian-Calvinism, but still some discernment required.
Serving Without Sinking (2013)
John Hindley | 123 pages
This book shows us what often happens in our hearts as we do "Christian Serving"; points us to the greatest Servant of all; and transforms our view of ourselves so that we can serve long, hard, sacrificially... and joyfully.
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.
Gospel-Powered Parenting (2012)
William Farley | 240 pages
A practical guide to parenting that starts with the differences that the Gospel makes in the lives of those doing the parenting - most Christian books ignore this aspect.
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.
The Call (1998-2003)
Os Guinness | 304 pages
The Call continues to stand as a classic, reflective work on life's purpose. Best-selling author Os Guinness goes beyond our surface understanding of God's call and addresses the fact that God has a specific calling for our individual lives.
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.
Amazing Grace (1999)
Kathleen Norris | 384 pages
Kathleen evokes a rich spirituality rooted firmly in the chaos of everyday life-and offers believers and doubters alike an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary world.
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.
Simply Christian (2006)
N. T. Wright | 237 pages
Simply Christian walks the reader through the Christian faith step by step and question by question. With simple yet exciting and accessible prose, Wright challenges skeptics by offering explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled dilemmas, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. For anyone who wants to travel beyond the controversies that can obscure what the Christian faith really stands for, this simple book is the perfect vehicle for that journey.
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.
Crazy Busy (2013)
Kevin DeYoung | 128 pages
Just one look at our jam-packed schedules tells us that we know how hard it can be to strike a well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing it all.
That's why Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness in this book, and not with the typical arsenal of time-management tips, but with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots.
*not promoting Augustinian-Calvinism, but still some discernment required
What Is the Meaning of Sex? (2013)
Denny Burk | 272 pages
We live in a world that loves it without understanding it. This book clearly explains the truth about sex and winsomely responds to society's evolving views on human sexuality and gender.
From marriage to birth control, homosexuality to singleness, What is the Meaning of Sex? sets forth a distinctly Christian perspective, equipping you to engage our confused culture with a God-glorifying vision of human sexuality.
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.
A Journey Worth Taking (2007)
Charles Drew | 270 pages
People have always been keen to figure out their place in the scheme of things. This book helps by providing a theology roadmap for the journey. These great biblical truths, when held together in our minds, will take us where we need to go in a healthy way.
Spellbound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today's Kids (2006)
Marcia Montenegro | 256 pages
This book seeks to present a lucid and comprehensive examination of the paranormal and occult by breaking down the principles of paranormal practices, giving key points about the practices so that parents can readily identify them. The book discusses the occult view of supernatural energy and of good and evil, and how these concepts are seen in some popular literature and movies. The book also explains the dangers and gives a biblical basis for concern. Christian parents need to be equipped to discuss these matters with their children!
The Pilgrim's Progress (2004)
John Bunyan | 324 pages
This famous story of man's progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set against realistic backdrops of town and country, the powerful drama of the pilgrim's trials and temptations follows him in his harrowing journey to the Celestial City.
The Young Christians's Survival Guide (2019)
Donald Williams | 217 pages
The book answers all the most pertinent questions that young people are most likely to ask or encounter in today's world. It doesn't miss a beat here, and the carefully chosen 19 questions the brief treatise tackles are all answered in unassuming, plain language for those not well acquainted with philosophical or theological disciplines.
Letters from a Skeptic (1994)
George & Edward Boyd | 192 pages
In Letters from a Skeptic Dr. Gregory Boyd and his father Edward Boyd "debate" many other objections to Christianity, the church, and the Bible.
Letters from a Skeptic will help you wrestle with the rational foundation of your own faith. It will also help you know how to share that faith with the skeptics you love.
Pollution & the Death of Man (1992)
Schaeffer & Middelmann | 168 pages
The Bible is clear: mankind was meant to exercise godly domination over the earth. Yet today men mine valuable resources by whatever method brings the greatest profit in the shortest time, leaving the earth ravaged. They hunt and fish for pleasure, not food. They worship self and ignore the God who made them.
God's calling to the Christian now, in the area of nature ... is that we should exhibit a substantial healing here and now."
A powerful Christian classic - a marvelous theological response to ecological danger signals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Infants and Children in the Church: Five Views on Theology and Ministry (2017)
Harwood & Lawson | 232 pages
A congregation rejoices when a new child is added to its midst, yet the church often wrestles—in both theology and practice—with how to best receive and minister to infants and children entrusted to her care.
How are infants and children impacted by sin? How does God treat people who die in their infancy or childhood? When and how are children considered members of the church? When and how are children instructed in Christian doctrine? Infants and Children in the Church addresses these critical and sensitive questions from a variety of rich traditions, including Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, and Baptist, so that Christians can make the most of every opportunity as they minister to children.
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.