300 Christian Books

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God 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 you a comprehensive overview of those books that are considered "safe to read". Find also a list with problematic books & authors here. Pray before you chose a book & enjoy.

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

WHEN  ·  1946 - 2022 · with focus on modern books

WHERE  ·  Find this list also at AmazonGoodreads and Scribd.

★ 4.72

ESV Study Bible (2008)

Var. Authors | 2750 pages

The ESV Study Bible was designed to help you understand the Bible in a deeper way. Created by a diverse team of 95 leading Bible scholars and teachers - from 9 countries, nearly 20 denominations, and 50 seminaries, colleges, and universities - the ESV Study Bible features a wide array of study tools, making it a valuable resource for serious readers, students, and teachers of God's Word.

★ 4.51

A New English Translation of the Septuagint (2007)

Var. Authors | 1027 pages

The first translation of the books of the Hebrew Bible into the common language (Greek) of the ancient Mediterranean world made Scripture accessible to many outside Judaism.

The Septuagint (LXX) became also the Bible of the early Christian communities and the Bible Jesus Christ read and mostly quoted from.




★ 4.33

Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (1959)

Var. Authors | 1208 pages

J. B. Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR) is a literal word-by-word translation which uses various methods, such as "emphatic idiom" and special diacritical marks, to bring out nuances of the underlying Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts. It "places the reader of the present time in as good a position as that occupied by the reader of the first century".




★ 4.79

Narrow Gate Narrow Path (2018)

Paul Washer | 40 pages

Talk is cheap, and so is a profession of faith apart from repentance. But we live in a day when people put more stock in a once-said prayer than a life reflective of a renewed heart. Taking Mat 7:13-27 as his text, Paul Washer reminds us of Jesus's insistence that His way is narrow, and that its travelers will bear good fruit and rest on the solid foundation of God's Word. Neglecting these warnings from Christ has left many on the broad road to destruction. Don't think you are heading to Heaven if you are not following the way of the Master.




★ 4.79

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.



★ 4.73

Anyone But Me (2020)

Ray Comfort | 192 pages

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

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

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




★ 4.69

The Christ Key (2021)

Chad Bird | 200 pages

What Christians today call the Old Testament is what Jesus and the earliest believers simply called the Scriptures. That was their Bible. From its pages, they taught about the Messiah's divine nature, his priestly work, his ministry of salvation. The Christ Key will reintroduce readers to these old books as ever-fresh, ever-new testimonies of Jesus. By the end, you will see even Leviticus as a book of grace and mercy, and you will hear in the Psalms the resounding voice of Christ.



★ 4.64

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.



★ 4.63

Banana Man (2017)

Ray Comfort | 144 pages

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

★ 4.62

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?



★ 4.63

The Apostolic Fathers: A New Translation (2017)

Rick Brannan | 320 pages

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



★ 4.62

Recovering (2020)

Aaron White | 198 pages

A theologically rich commentary on the challenge of addiction and the long road to recovery. Written by a minister with extensive experience working with people who struggle with addictions, this book helps pastors understand the roots and realities of our universal human struggle with addictions and attachments while showing that together we have great hope for freedom, wholeness, and recovery.



★ 4.62

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.




★ 4.61

Love Thy Body (2010)

Nancy Pearcey | 336 pages

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

Nancy takes on the hard questions about life and sexuality. 

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




★ 4.59

The Gospel's Power & Message (2012)

Paul Washer | 274 pages

One of the greatest crimes of this generation of Christians is its neglect of the gospel, and it is from this neglect that all our other maladies spring forth. Absent from too many pulpits are the essential themes which make up the very core of the gospel the justice of God, the radical depravity of man, the blood atonement. The book addresses these essential elements of Christ's good news and provides a guide to help us rediscover the gospel in all its beauty, scandal, and saving power. 




★ 4.57

More Than a Healer: Not the Jesus You Want, but the Jesus You Need (2021)

Costi Hinn | 192 pages

Growing up immersed in one of the world's leading faith-healing dynasties, Costi witnessed the tragedy of people chasing after healing more than the Healer. And now he shares with others the true power and hope that comes from a genuine relationship with God.

With gentle clarity and biblical wisdom, Costi explains how to pray for healing while submitting to God's sovereignty, navigate tough conversations about the topic, and hold on to faith even in the most painful trials.




★ 4.57

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

David C.  Cook | 752 pages

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




★ 4.56

A Voice in the Wind (1993)

Francine  Rivers | 520 pages

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



★ 4.55

Devoted to God (2016)

Sinclair Ferguson | 282 pages

The book builds a strong and reliable structural framework for practical Christian living. It stresses the foundational importance of fundamental issues such as union with Christ, the rhythms of spiritual growth, the reality of spiritual conflict, and the role of God's law.



★ 4.55

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.




★ 4.53

God Calling (1899-2006)

A. J. Russell | 304 pages

Words of counsel, comfort, encouragement, and wisdom that have inspired countless thousands throughout the years.



★ 4.52

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.



★ 4.52

Same Words, Different Worlds (2021)

Leonardo Chirico | 160 pages

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

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




★ 4.52

The Measure of a Man (1959 -1988)

Martin Luther | 56 pages

The Measure of a Man, first published in 1959, is the text of two devotional speeches made by Dr. King at the National Conference on Christian Education of the United Church of Christ, held at Purdue University in the summer of 1958. The speeches were praised by many who were inspired and enlightened by their clear message on how to live a complete life centered on God, others and oneself.




★ 4.51

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.




★ 4.51

Secrets of a Prayer Warrior (2009)

Derek Prince | 224 pages

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




★ 4.50

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.



★ 4.50

Song of Redemption (1995-2005)

Lynn Austin | 349 pages

As King Hezekiah embraces God's Law, he leads his country into renewed prosperity. But following the will of Yahweh is a perplexing process, requiring unpopular choices - for both his personal life and political career.




★ 4.50

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

Jerry & Carol Robeson | 180 pages

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

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




★ 4.49

Fault Lines (2021)

Voddie Baucham | 270 pages

The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the summer of 2020 shocked the nation. As riots rocked American cities, Christians affirmed from the pulpit and in social media that "black lives matter" and that racial justice "is a gospel issue."

But what if there is more to the social justice movement than those Christians understand? Even worse: What if they've been duped into preaching ideas that actually oppose the Kingdom of God?




★ 4.49

Blessing or Curse (1990-2006)

Derek Prince | 304 pages

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

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




★ 4.49

Courageous (2011)

Randy Alcorn | 375 pages

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




★ 4.49

God's Double Agent (2013)

Bob Fu | 336 pages

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




★ 4.49

Powerful Prayers in the War Room (2015)

Daniel Lancaster | 44 pages

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



★ 4.48

Lament for a Son (1987)

Nicholas Wolterstorff | 111 pages

This book honours the author's son Eric, who died in a mountain-climbing accident in Austria in his twenty-fifth year.



★ 4.48

Out of the Cave (2021)

Chris Hodges | 256 pages

Shame about the dark thoughts swirling in your mind. Guilt about how powerless you feel to overcome negative emotions. Alternating bouts of sadness and numbness. You might be asking, Should a Christian even be having these struggles?




★ 4.48

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

Stephanie Fast | 224 pages

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



★ 4.48

The Spiritual Man (1968)

Watchman Nee | 231 pages

The book aims at delivering people from the tyranny of self life with its carnality and from the domination of the passions and lusts of the flesh. It attempts to lead them to the full salvation of Christ.



★ 4.47

Lectures to My Students (1889-1979)

Charles Spurgeon | 443 pages

Spurgeon spent his entire life preaching. It is estimated that he preached six hundred sermons by his twentieth birthday and that during his lifetime he delivered nearly thirty-six hundred sermons and preached to ten million people. 




★ 4.47

The Epistle to the Romans (1996)

Douglas Moo | 1039 pages

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


★ 4.46

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 radrag 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.




★ 4.46

The Imperfect Pastor (2015)

Zack Eswine | 271 pages

Dear Pastor,

Desire burns within you. You've trained and dreamt of doing large things in famous ways as fast as you can for God's glory. But pastoral work keeps requiring your surrender to small, mostly overlooked things over long periods of time.

You stand at a crossroads. Jesus stands with you. You were never meant to know everything, fix everything, and be everywhere at once. That's His job, not yours.

So what now? Let the apprenticeship begin.




★ 4.46

The Unquenchable Flame (2010)

Michael Reeves | 250 pages

Burning pyres, nuns on the run, stirring courage, and comic relief: the Protestant Reformation is a gripping tale, packed with drama. But what motivated the Reformers? And what were they really like?

The Unquenchable Flame, a lively, accessible, and fully informative introduction to the Reformation by Michael Reeves, brings to life the movement's most colorful characters (Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, The Puritans, etc.), examines their ideas, and shows the profound and personal relevance of Reformation thinking for today.




★ 4.46

Tramp for the Lord (1971-1986)

Corrie ten Boom | 192 pages

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




★ 4.46

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.




★ 4.45

Behind The Preacher's Door (2009)

Warren Berkley | 134 pages

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



★ 4.45

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.



★ 4.45

Oswald Chambers, Abandoned to God (1993-1998)

David McCasland | 352 pages

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



★ 4.45

The Insanity of God (2012)

Nik Ripken | 322 pages

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




★ 4.44

Ann Judson: A Missionary Life for Burma (1999)

Sharon James | 286 pages

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


★ 4.44

Defining Deception (2014)

Costi Hinn | 201 pages

The global movement of mystical-miracle enthusiasts have put a modern face on historical heresies. Men and women posing as prophets and apostles make millions preying on the sick, poor, and emotionally fragile. Many mask their spiritual abuse with claims of special power from the Holy Spirit. Defining Deception pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth behind this lucrative industry. Written with a unique blend of theology, history, and personal experience, the authors have lovingly, yet sternly, exposed the mystical-miracle fraud in the hope that Christians will unite against those who have turned Jesus into a commodity. It is also a call to all Christians of good faith to help those trapped by these corrupt leaders rediscover the biblical Gospel of Christ.



★ 4.44

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (2014)

Nabeel Qureshi | 296 pages

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




★ 4.43

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (2007)

Beale & Carson | 1239 pages

The present commentary thus represents the harvest of decades of research into the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. By carefully observing various factors, ranging from the textual to the theological, each contributor shows how the NT writers were not only careful readers of the OT but also profound theologians themselves.




★ 4.43

Spurgeon's Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression (2014)

Zack Eswine | 144 pages

Christians should have the answers, shouldn't they? Depression affects many people both personally and through the ones we love. Depression is not new though, indeed Spurgeon struggled with depression and talked openly about it. What he found in his darkness can serve as a light in our own darkness. This is not a self-help guide, but rather "a handwritten note of one who wishes you well.



★ 4.43

The Story of Reality (2017)

Gregory Koukl | 189 pages

Biblical Christianity is more than just another private religious view. It's more than just a personal relationship with God or a source of moral teaching.

Christianity is a picture of reality.

It explains why the world is the way it is. When the pieces of this puzzle are properly assembled, we see the big picture clearly. Christianity is a true story of how the world began, why the world is the way it is, what role humans play in the drama, and how all the plotlines of the story are resolved in the end.




★ 4.43

They Shall Expel Demons (1998)

Derek Prince | 256 pages

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




★ 4.42

Convergence (2018)

Jon Thompson | 297 pages

Convergence shows how Jesus, though always God, deliberately chose to limit His divine attributes and power in order not only to show us who God is, but also to demonstrate for us what the normal Christian life should look like.

Through the convergence of spiritual disciplines, spiritual gifts, and spiritual experiences, Jesus demonstrates for us how we, and our local churches, can hear from the father, carry out our ministry, and lead people into revival.



★ 4.42

The Gospel According to Jesus (1988-1994)

John MacArthur | 302 pages

This book created a controversy because it challenged the "easy believism" that has characterized some quarters of evangelical Christianity deepens the debate over "lordship salvation" and the biblical understanding of faith and works. MacArthur states clearly that there is no eternal life without surrender to the Lordship of Christ.



★ 4.42

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.




★ 4.42

The Storm-Tossed Family (2018)

Russell Moore | 320 pages

Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. Family can make us who we are, and family can break our hearts. Why would this social arrangement have that much power, for good or for ill, over us?




★ 4.42

To the Golden Shore (1956-1988)

Courtney Anderson | 530 pages

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



★ 4.41

A Call to Scripture Memory (2009)

Susan Heck | 24 pages

Booklet - Discover the joy and blessing of memorizing Scripture.



★ 4.41

A Hidden Path: Bethel Redding and Beyond (2019)

Various Authors | 144 pages

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



★ 4.41

I Declare War: Four Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself (2018)

Levi Lusko | 288 pages

Whether you recognize it or not, you're at war with yourself. There's anxiety. Selfishness. Self-sabotaging tendencies. Narcissism. The black dog of depression. The inability to do the great things you long to do because you spend so many hours mindlessly drifting through the Internet.




★ 4.41

Overcoming Sin & Temptation (1656-2006)

John Owen | 462 pages

The depth of thought and the immense value of Owen's works cannot be quantified. His three classic works on sin and temptation are profoundly helpful to any believer who seeks to become more like Jesus Christ.

In this volume, the editors have made updates to the language, translated the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and footnoted difficult or unknown phrases, all without sacrificing any of the wonderful content of Owen's work.




★ 4.41

The Autobiography of George Muller (1899-1996)

George Müller | 240 pages

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



★ 4.41

This Changes Everything (2017)

Jaquelle Crowe | 160 pages

The teen years have been hijacked-by fashion, music, movies, and games; by the pressures of school, peers, and society; and by superficial expectations set by the world. But there is something more glorious than all these influences that has the power to change the life of a teenager: the Gospel.




★ 4.41

The Master's Indwelling (1985)

Andrew Murray | 256 pages

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


    ★ 4.41

    Unashamed (2016)

    Lecrae Moore | 256 pages

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




    ★ 4.41

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

    David Shenk | 192 pages

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




    ★ 4.40

    50 Ethical Questions (2022)

    Alan Branch | 272 pages

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




    ★ 4.40

    A Christian's Guide To Planet Earth (2022)

    Betsy Painter | 208 pages

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




    ★ 4.40

    Chasing the Dragon (1980-2003)

    Pullinger & Quicke | 238 pages

    The true story of how one woman's faith resulted in the conversion of hundreds of drug addicts, prostitutes and hardened criminals in Hong Kong's infamous Walled City.



    ★ 4.40

    End of the Spear (2005)

    Steve Saint | 368 pages

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




    ★ 4.40

    Finding Truth (2015)

    Nancy Pearcey | 384 pages

    Don't Think, Just Believe?

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

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




    ★ 4.40

    How to Keep the Sabbath Holy (2014)

    Doug Batchelor | 47 pages

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

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

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



    ★ 4.40

    Left to Tell (2007)

    Immaculée Ilibagiza | 214 pages

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



    ★ 4.40

    Not by Sight (2013)

    Bloom & Piper | 208 pages

    Trusting Jesus is hard. It requires following the unseen into an unknown, and believing Jesus's words over and against the threats we see or the fears we feel. Through the imaginative retelling of 35 Bible stories, Not by Sight gives us glimpses of what it means to walk by faith, counsel for how to trust God's promises more than our perceptions, and the way to find rest in the faithfulness of God.




    ★ 4.40

    Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus (2009)

    Spangler & Tverberg | 208 pages

    The book takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus' ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him.




    ★ 4.39

    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.




    ★ 4.39

    How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian? (1994)

    Donald Whitney | 160 pages

    Author Donald S. Whitney explores the issue of assurance and outlines how Christians can experience a satisfying certainty of eternal life. Includes discussion questions.




    ★ 4.39

    Kisses from Katie (2012)

    Katie Davis | 304 pages

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




    ★ 4.39

    We Cannot Be Silent (2015)

    Albert Mohler | 256 pages

    Twenty years ago, not one nation on earth had legal same-sex marriage. Now, access to same-sex marriage is increasingly seen as a basic human right. In a matter of less than a generation, western cultures have experienced a moral revolution.
    Dr. R. Albert Mohler examines how this transformation occurred, revealing the underlying cultural shifts behind this revolution: the acceptance of divorce culture, liberation of sex from reproduction, the prevalence of heterosexual cohabitation, the normalization of homosexuality, and the rise of the transgender movement. He then offers a deep look at how the Bible and Christian moral tradition provide a comprehensive understanding upon which Christians can build their personal lives, their marriages, church ministry, and cultural engagement.




    ★ 4.38

    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.




    ★ 4.38

    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.



    ★ 4.38

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

    Ray Comfort | 128 pages

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

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



    ★ 4.38

    God's Passion for His Glory (1998-2006)

    John Piper | 266 pages

    Pastor John Piper has devoted his years of ministry to exploring the implications of this stunning truth for life and ministry. Understanding that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him has made all the difference for John Piper - and can transform your life as well.




    ★ 4.38

    Humility (2005)

    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.



    ★ 4.38

    Parenting (2016)

    David Tripp | 216 pages

    Sometimes parents wish there was a guaranteed formula for raising good kids -a certain list of rules to follow to ensure they'd have obedient children. But if moms and dads view their role through the lens of God's grace, they will see that the gospel must first shape how they parent before they can effectively shape their children. In this highly practical book, Tripp lays out fourteen gospel-centered principles that will radically change the way parents think about what it means to raise up a child.




    ★ 4.38

    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.




    ★ 4.38

    The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (2002)

    Habermas & Licona | 384 pages

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




    ★ 4.38

    The Gospel (2014)

    Raymond Ortlund | 136 pages

    In this timely book, Pastor Ray Ortlund makes the case that gospel doctrine creates a gospel culture. In too many of our churches, it is the beauty of a gospel culture that is the missing piece of the puzzle. But when the gospel is allowed to exert its full power, a church becomes radiant with the glory of Christ.




    ★ 4.38

    The Holiness of God (1984-2000)

    R. C. Sproul | 240 pages

    Sproul, in this classic work, puts the holiness of God in its proper and central place in the Christian life. He paints an awe-inspiring vision of God that encourages Christian to become holy just as God is holy. Once you encounter the holiness of God, your life will never be the same.




    ★ 4.38

    The Love Dare (2008-2013)

    Alex & Stephen Kendrick | 256 pages

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




    ★ 4.37

    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 ...




    ★ 4.37

    No Compromise (1989-2000)

    Green & Hazard | 382 pages

    Who better to tell Keith Green's story than the woman who shared his life and mission, his wife, Melody. At the time Keith and two of their children were killed in a tragic plane crash, Melody was pregnant and had a one-year-old child at home. She inherited Keith's musical legacy of published and unpublished songs and his private journals, which she has put together in this extremely personal biography of Keith.




    ★ 4.37

    Praying for Your Future Husband (2011)

    Gunn & Goyer | 224 pages

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



    ★ 4.37

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

    Chris Martin | 224 pages

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

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




    ★ 4.37

    The 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.



    ★ 4.37

    Worship Matters (2008)

    Bob Kauflin | 303 pages

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




    ★ 4.36

    Cold-Case Christianity (2013)

    Warner Wallace | 288 pages

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

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




    ★ 4.36

    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 relentlesly 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 the theologically grounded volume, you will gain the wisdom and discernment necessary to practice God's way of making good decisions that honor him.



    ★ 4.36

    George Muller: Delighted in God (1975-2004)

    Roger Steer | 256 pages

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



    ★ 4.36

    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?




    ★ 4.36

    My Utmost for His Highest (1926-2005)

    Oswald Chambers | 400 pages

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




    ★ 4.36

    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.



    ★ 4.36

    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.



    ★ 4.36

    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.


    ★ 4.36

    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.




    ★ 4.36

    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.



    ★ 4.36

    The Man Jesus Christ (2012)

    Bruce Ware | 156 pages

    What does it mean for Jesus to be HUMAN?
    Theologian Bruce Ware takes us back to the biblical text, where we meet a profoundly human Jesus who faced many of the same difficulties and limitations we experience today. Ware explores the significance of Christ's humanity and helps us to learn, by the power of the Spirit, to follow in Jesus's steps.



    ★ 4.36

    Unbroken (2010)

    Laura Hillenbrand | 473 pages

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



    ★ 4.35

    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.




    ★ 4.35

    Out of a Far Country (2011)

    Christopher Yuan | 222 pages

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

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



    ★ 4.35

    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.



    ★ 4.35

    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.



    ★ 4.34

    Deceived No More: How Jesus Led Me out of the New Age and into His Word (2020)

    Doreen Virtue | 208 pages

    In this brilliant, utterly captivating memoir, Doreen Virtue chronicles her journey in discovering everything she believed in was a lie. She poignantly shares the price she's paid for following Jesus.

    New Age teachings are based on concepts that sound almost irresistible. But as Doreen discovered, they come with a hidden price: your eternal destiny. Here is a riveting, personal confessional of how a former false prophet learned to trust God after nearly wasting a lifetime being independent and willful-trying to predict and control the future-and how Jesus saved her soul from deception and opened her eyes to His truth.




    ★ 4.34

    The Book that Made Your World (2011)

    Vishal Mangalwadi | 442 pages

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




    ★ 4.34

    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.




    ★ 4.34

    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.




    ★ 4.34

    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.




    ★ 4.34

    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.


    ★ 4.33

    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.




    ★ 4.33

    Putting-Off Life Dominating Sins (2008)

    Susan Heck | 32 pages

    Booklet - Gives barmstriblical definitions to common sins Christians commit, as well as biblical helps and practical tips for putting off sin.



    ★ 4.33

    The School of Biblical Evangelism (2004)

    Comfort & Cameron | 768 pages

    In this School of Biblical Evangelism study course, you will learn how to share your faith simply, effectively, and biblically―the way Jesus did. Discover the God-given evangelistic tools that will enable you to confidently talk about your Lord and Savior.




    ★ 4.33

    Tortured for Christ (1967-2004)

    Richard Wurmbrand | 155 pages

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




    ★ 4.33

    Who Is The Holy Spirit? (2012)

    R.C. Sproul | 72 pages

    The topic of the Holy Spirit sparks much interest these days, but also much confusion. 

    In this Crucial Questions booklet, the author establishes the biblical teaching on the Spirit's identity and shows that the Spirit gives new life to unbelievers, then sanctifies, strengthens, teaches, and anoints them for ministry. This booklet provides a basic understanding of the divine person on whom Christians' very lives depend.




    ★ 4.32

    Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God (1961-1991)

    J. I. Packer | 126 pages

    If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? Packer shows in this classic study how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it.




    ★ 4.32

    Family Driven Faith (2007)

    Voddie Baucham | 222 pages

    This bold book is an urgent call to parents - and the church - to return to biblical discipleship in and through the home.



    ★ 4.32

    Humble Orthodoxy (2013)

    Joshua Harris | 96 pages

    Orthodoxy, for the faithful, evokes what's cherished and beautiful and eternal. Yet in our day, orthodoxy is too often wielded like a weapon, used to bludgeon others with differing points of view. The word has become associated with behavior like argumentative, annoying, and arrogant.
    It's time for God's people to demonstrate both right thinking and right attitudes. We are called to embrace and defend biblical truth. But that truth includes repeated commands to love our neighbor, love our enemy, and be clothed in gentleness and respect.



    ★ 4.32

    Jonathan Edwards (2004)

    George Marsden | 640 pages

    The author evokes the world of colonial New England in which Edwards was reared-a frontier civilization at the centre of a conflict between Native Americans, French Catholics, and English Protestants. Marsden demonstrates how these cultural and religious battles shaped Edwards's life and thought. Marsden reveals Edwards as a complex thinker and human being who struggled to reconcile his Puritan heritage with the secular, modern world emerging out of the Enlightenment. In this, Edwards's life anticipated the deep contradictions of American culture.




    ★ 4.32

    Redemption Accomplished and Applied (1955)

    John Murray | 192 pages

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




    ★ 4.32

    The Power of a Praying Wife (1996-2005)

    Stormie Omartian | 203 pages

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




    ★ 4.32

    The Rest of God (2006)

    Mark Buchanan | 240 pages

    Most of us feel utterly ransacked: we're waylaid by endless demands and stifling routines. Even our vacations have a panicky, task-like edge to them. "If I only had more time," is the mantra of our age. But is this the real problem?



    ★ 4.32

    The Well-Trained Mind (2004)

    Bauer & Wise | 832 pages

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

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




    ★ 4.31

    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.




    ★ 4.31

    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.




    ★ 4.31

    Ashamed of the Gospel (1993-2001)

    John MacArthur | 266 pages

    In this book, John MacArthur laments the drift of American Christianity towards compromise with culture and issues a call for the church to recover its prophetic, unadulterated voice in order to have a renewed impact on society.




    ★ 4.31

    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.




    ★ 4.31

    Jesus and the Eyewitnesses (2006)

    Richard Bauckham | 538 pages

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




    ★ 4.31

    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.




    ★ 4.31

    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.




    ★ 4.31

    Purity is Possible (2015)

    Helen Thorne | 109 pages

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

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

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



    ★ 4.31

    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.




    ★ 4.31

    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.




    ★ 4.30

    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.




    ★ 4.30

    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.




    ★ 4.30

    Love Into Light (2013)

    Peter Hubbard | 172 pages

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




    ★ 4.30

    Onward (2015)

    Russell D. 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.




    ★ 4.30

    Signature in the Cell (2009)

    Stephen Meyer | 624 pages

    Dr. Stephen C. Meyer presents a convincing new case for intelligent design (ID), based on revolutionary discoveries in science and DNA. Along the way, Meyer argues that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution as expounded in The Origin of Species did not, in fact, refute ID.




    ★ 4.30

    Through Gates of Splendor (1957-1981)

    Elisabeth Elliot | 304 pages

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



    ★ 4.29

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

    Carol Merritt | 96 pages

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




    ★ 4.29

    Saving Leonardo (2010)

    Nancy Pearcey | 336 pages

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

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




    ★ 4.29

    The Christian Faith (2011)

    Michael S. Horton | 1056 pages

    A prolific, award-winning author and theologian, Professor Horton views this volume as "doctrine that can be preached, experienced, and lived, as well as understood, clarified, and articulated." It is written for a growing cast of pilgrims making their way together and will be especially welcomed by professors, pastors, students, and armchair theologians.




    ★ 4.29

    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."




    ★ 4.29

    The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God (1989)

    John Frame | 437 pages

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



    ★ 4.29

    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.




    ★ 4.29

    You Carried Me (2017)

    Melissa Ohden | 160 pages

    Melissa is fourteen when she learns she is the survivor of a botched abortion. In this intimate memoir she details for the first time her search for her biological parents, and her own journey from anger and shame to faith and empowerment.
    After a decade-long search Melissa finally locates her birth father and writes to extend forgiveness, only to learn that he has died without answering her burning questions.




    ★ 4.28

    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.




    ★ 4.28

    Are We Together? (2012)

    R.C. Sproul | 125 pages

    The author takes his stand for the cardinal doctrines of Protestantism in opposition to the errors of the Roman Catholic Church. Sproul cites the historic statements of the Protestant Reformers and the Roman Catholic authorities, then references modern doctrinal statements to show that the Roman Catholic Church has not altered its official positions. In light of this continuing gap, he writes, efforts by some in the evangelical camp to find common ground with Rome on matters at the heart of the gospel are nothing short of untrue to biblical teaching.



    ★ 4.28

    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.




    ★ 4.28

    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 funnelling resources to orphans domestically and internationally. 



    ★ 4.28

    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.




    ★ 4.28

    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

    Knowing God (1973-1993)

    J. I. Packer | 286 pages

    Written in an engaging and practical tone, this thought-provoking work seeks to transform and enrich the Christian understanding of God. Explaining both who God is and how we can relate to him, Packer divides his book into three sections: The first directs our attention to how and why we know God, the second to the attributes of God and the third to the benefits enjoyed by those who know Him intimately. This guide leads readers into a greater understanding of God while providing advice to gaining a closer relationship with Him as a result.




    ★ 4.27

    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.




    ★ 4.27

    Just as I Am (1999)

    Billy Graham | 784 pages

    In Just As I Am Graham reveals his life story in what the Chicago Tribune calls "a disarmingly honest autobiography." We hear from this "lion in winter" on his role over the past ten years as America's pastor during our national crisis of the Oklahoma bombing and 9/11; his knighthood; his passing of the torch to his son, Franklin, to head the organization that bears his name; and his commitment to do the Lord's work in the years of his and his wife Ruth's physical decline.




    ★ 4.27

    Knowing Scripture (1978)

    R.C. Sproul | 125 pages

    R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. He lays the groundwork by discussing why we should study the Bible and how our own personal study relates to interpretation. Then he presents in simple, basic terms the science of interpretation and gives practical guidelines for applying this science. Here is a basic book for both beginning Bible readers and those who have been at it for a long time.




    ★ 4.27

    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.




    ★ 4.27

    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.




    ★ 4.26

    Chosen By God (1986-2021)

    R.C. Sproul | 192 pages

    Here is a clear scriptural case for the classic (and sometimes controversial) Christian doctrine of predestination. Through this view of a truly sovereign God, readers will see how sinfulness prevents man from choosing God on his own; instead, God must change people's hearts.




    ★ 4.26

    Foxe's Book of Martyrs (1563-1999)

    John Foxe | 416 pages

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




    ★ 4.26

    Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (2004)

    Mark Dever | 288 pages

    What makes for a healthy church? A large congregation? Plentiful parking? Vibrant music?

    This book is not an instruction manual for church growth. It is a pastor's recommendation of how to assess the health of your church using nine crucial qualities that are neglected by many of today's churches.

    Whether you're a church leader or an involved member of your congregation, you can help cultivate these elements in your church, bringing it new life and health for God's glory.



    ★ 4.26

    The Moral Vision of the New Testament (1996)

    Richard Hays | 508 pages

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



    ★ 4.25

    Big Truths for Young Hearts (2009)

    Bruce Ware | 234 pages

    Ware, a theology professor, encourages and enables parents of children 6-14 years of age to teach through the whole of systematic theology at a level their children can understand. Parents can teach their children the great truths of the faith and shape their worldviews early, based on these truths.

    The book covers ten topics of systematic theology, devoting several brief chapters to each subject, making it possible for parents to read one chapter per day with their children. With this non-intimidating format, parents will be emboldened to be their children's primary faith trainers-and perhaps learn a few things themselves along the way.




    ★ 4.25

    Born Again (1975-1995)

    Charles Colson | 349 pages

    Twentieth-anniversary edition, with a new introduction and epilogue. Colson tells how God transformed his life through the Watergate tragedy.




    ★ 4.25

    Death by Living (2013)

    N. D. Wilson | 190 pages

    We are all authors, creators of our own pasts, of the books that will be our lives. We stare at the future or obsess about the present, but only the past has been set in stone, and we are the ones setting it. When we race across the wet concrete of time without purpose, without goals, without laughter and love and sacrifice, then we fail in our mortal moment. We race toward our inevitable ends without artistry and without beauty.




    ★ 4.25

    Heaven (2004)

    Randy Alcorn | 533 pages

    In the most comprehensive and definitive book on Heaven to date, Randy invites you to picture Heaven the way Scripture describes it - a bright, vibrant, and physical New Earth, free from sin, suffering, and death, and brimming with Christ's presence, wondrous natural beauty, and the richness of human culture as God intended it.
    God has put eternity in our hearts. Now, Randy Alcorn brings eternity to light in a way that will surprise you, spark your imagination, and change how you live life today.




    ★ 4.25

    Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret (1955)

    Howard Taylor | 256 pages

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




    ★ 4.25

    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.



    4.25

    No One Ever Asked (2018)

    Katie Ganshert | 352 pages

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



    ★ 4.25

    Sacred Marriage (2015)

    Gary Thomas | 272 pages

    Happy is good. Holy is better.
    Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust Him more fully, and love Him more deeply. What if God's primary intent for your marriage isn't to make you happy ... but holy?




    ★ 4.25

    Sacred Parenting (2005)

    Gary Thomas | 240 pages

    Sacred Parenting is unlike any other parenting book you have ever read. This is not a "how-to" book that teaches you ways to discipline your kids or help them achieve their full potential. Instead of discussing how parents can change their kids, Sacred Parenting turns the tables and demonstrates how God uses our kids to change us. You'll be encouraged by stories that tell how other parents handled the challenges and difficulties of being a parent-and how their children transformed their relationship with God.




    ★ 4.25

    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.




    ★ 4.25

    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.



    ★ 4.25

    The Intolerance of Tolerance (2012)

    D.A. Carson | 196 pages

    Tolerance currently occupies a very high place in Western societies: it is considered gauche, even boorish, to question it. 
    Carson traces the subtle but enormous shift in the way we have come to understand tolerance over recent years - from defending the rights of those who hold different beliefs to affirming all beliefs as equally valid and correct. 

    He looks back at the history of this shift and discusses its implications for culture today, especially its bearing on Christian truth claims.
    Using real-life examples that will sometimes arouse laughter and sometimes make the blood boil, Carson argues not only that the "new tolerance" is socially dangerous and intellectually debilitating but also that it actually leads to genuine intolerance of all who struggle to hold fast to their beliefs.




    ★ 4.25

    The Word Explored (1894-2021)

    Dave Jenkins | 114 pages

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



    ★ 4.24

    A Return to Love (1996)

    Marianne Williamson | 336 pages

    Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practising love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.




    ★ 4.24

    How (Not) to Be Secular (2014)

    James Smith | 152 pages

    What does it mean to say we live in a secular world? Charles Taylor's landmark book A Secular Age provides a monumental history and analysis of what it means for us to live in our post- Christian present a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief. This book by Jamie Smith is a small field guide to Taylor's genealogy of the secular, making it accessible to a wide array of readers.




    ★ 4.24

    Reckless Faith (1994)

    John MacArthur | 256 pages

    A challenge to today's church to recover its will to discern spiritual truth and rediscover a true, heartfelt faith.



    ★ 4.24

    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.




    ★ 4.24

    Tactics (2009)

    Gregory Koukl | 207 pages

    In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver's seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You'll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and-most importantly-get people thinking about Jesus. Soon, your conversations will look more like diplomacy than D-Day.




    ★ 4.24

    The Five Love Languages (1992)

    Gary Chapman | 204 pages

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






    ★ 4.24

    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.




    ★ 4.23

    AHA (2014)

    Kyle Idleman | 208 pages

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




    ★ 4.23

    A Secular Age (2007)

    Charles Taylor | 874 pages

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



    ★ 4.23

    A Tale of three Kings (1980)

    Gene Edwards | 132 pages

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

    ★ 4.23

    Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar (1993-2003)

    William Mounce | 448 pages

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



    ★ 4.23

    Captive in Iran (2013)

    Rostampour & Amirizadeh | 296 pages

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



    ★ 4.23

    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.



    ★ 4.23

    Healing for Damaged Emotions (1981-1991)

    David Seamands | 144 pages

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



    ★ 4.23

    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.



    ★ 4.23

    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.



    ★ 4.23

    The Cross and the Switchblade (1963-1986)

    Wilkerson & Sherrill's | 176 pages

    A young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills comes to New York City and influences troubled teenagers with his inspirational message.



    ★ 4.23

    The Discipline of Grace (1994-2006)

    Jerry Bridges | 253 pages

    The Discipline of Grace offers a clear and 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.



    ★ 4.23

    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.



    ★ 4.23

    The Torn Veil (1894-2004)

    Esther & Sangster | 160 pages

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



    ★ 4.22

    A Severe Mercy (1977-2009)

    Sheldon Vanauken | 286 pages

    A heart-rending love story described by its author as "the spiritual autobiography of a love rather than of the lovers" about the author's marriage and search for faith.

    Vanauken chronicles the birth of a powerful pagan love borne out of the relationship he shares with his wife, Davy, and describes the growth of their relationship and the dreams that they share.



    ★ 4.22

    Biblical Theology (1948-1994)

    Geerhardus Vos | 436 pages

    These valuable pages contain the ripe fruit of the 39 years which Vos spent teaching Biblical Theology at Princeton, until his retirement in 1932.

    The aim of this book is no less than to provide an account of the unfolding of the mind of God in history, through the successive agents of His special revelation.



    ★ 4.22

    Christian Beliefs: 20 Basics Every Christian Should Know (2005)

    Wayne Grudem | 160 pages

    Not every Christian should go to seminary, but there are certain teachings of the Bible that every Christian must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. Whether you're a relatively new believer in Jesus or a mature Christian looking for a better understanding of basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you.



    ★ 4.22

    I Dared to Call Him Father (1977-2003)

    Sheikh & Schneider | 192 pages

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

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



    ★ 4.22

    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.


    ★ 4.22

    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.




    ★ 4.22

    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.



    ★ 4.22

    Return from Tomorrow (1978-1996)

    Ritchie & Sherrill | 128 pages

    At the age 20, a soldier George Ritchie died in an Army hospital. Nine minutes later he returned to life. What he experienced would change him forever.


    ★ 4.22

    Running Scared (2001)

    Edward Welch | 317 pages

    Running Scared, an examination of the biblical roadmap away from worries to a life of peace and security, is written for those who appreciate a comprehensive analysis written in conversational prose.



    ★ 4.22

    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.



    ★ 4.22

    The Religious Affections (1746-1986)

    Jonathan Edwards | 382 pages

    Jonathan Edwards is best known as the theologian of revival. In this, his major study on the theme, he analyses the nature of a genuine work of the Holy Spirit.



    ★ 4.22

    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.



    ★ 4.21

    Strange Fire (2013)

    John MacArthur | 352 pages

    MacArthur lays out a chilling case against the modern Charismatic movement that includes:

    Rejecting its false prophets. Speaking out against their errors. Showing true reverence to the Holy Spirit. Clinging to the Bible as the inerrant, authoritative Word of God and the one true standard by which all truth claims must be tested.



    ★ 4.21

    Systematic Theology (1995)

    Wayne Grudem | 1291 pages

    The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, of studying biblical teaching on centrally important doctrines such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ.




    ★ 4.21

    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.



    ★ 4.21

    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."



    ★ 4.20

    Follow Me (2013)

    David Platt | 245 pages

    What did Jesus really mean when He said, "Follow Me"?
    We want to be disciples as long as doing so does not intrude on our lifestyles, our preferences, our comforts, and even our religion.

    Revealing a biblical picture of what it means to truly be a Christian, Follow Me explores the gravity of what we must forsake in this world, as well as the indescribable joy and deep satisfaction to be found when we live for Christ.


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    ★ 4.20

    Not a Fan (2011)

    Kyle Idleman | 215 pages

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

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



    ★ 4.20

    Shaken (2016)

    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.



    ★ 4.20

    The Heavenly Man (2002)

    Hattaway & Yun | 351 pages

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



    ★ 4.20

    The Pleasures of God (2012)

    John Piper | 309 pages

    It's only when we know what makes God glad that we'll know the greatness of His glory. Therefore, we must comprehend "the pleasures of God."

    Unlike so much of what is written today, this is not a book about us. It is about the One we were made for-God Himself. In this theological masterpiece-chosen by World Magazine as one of the 20th Century's top 100 books, John Piper reveals the biblical evidence to help us see and savor what the pleasures of God show us about Him. Then we will be able to drink deeply-and satisfyingly-from the only well that offers living water.

    What followers of Jesus need now, more than anything else, is to know and love-behold and embrace-the great, glorious, sovereign, happy God of the Bible.



    ★ 4.19

    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.



    ★ 4.19

    Evidence That Demands a Verdict (1972-1986)

    Josh McDowell | 880 pages

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



    ★ 4.19

    Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666-2007)

    John Bunyan | 88 pages

    Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners is one of the great classic autobiographies, part of the Christian tradition of testimony from The Confessions of St. Augustine to Corrie Ten Boom's The Hiding Place. John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim's Progress, describes his conviction of sin, his struggles against unbelief, his entrance into the meaning and comfort of the Holy Scriptures, and much more.



    ★ 4.19

    Grasping God's Word (2001-2005)

    Duvall & Hays | 462 pages

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



    ★ 4.19

    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.



    ★ 4.19

    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.



    ★ 4.19

    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.



    ★ 4.18

    Love and Respect (2004)

    Emerson Eggerichs | 336 pages

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



    ★ 4.18

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

    Cornelius Plantinga | 202 pages

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



    ★ 4.18

    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.

    ★ 4.18

    Systematic Theology (1939-1996)

    Louis Berkhof | 784 pages

    This landmark edition combines Berkhof's standard, systematic treatment of the doctrines of the Reformed faith - his magnum opus - with his Introduction to the Study of Systematic Theology. Written in a scholarly yet simple style, the work includes a thorough bibliography and study questions at the end of each chapter.



    ★ 4.18

    The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (1926-1981)

    Jeremiah Burroughs | 228 pages

    We live our lives in a discontented world and it is all too easy for the Christian to share its spirit. This book remedies this spiritual disease in practical biblical ways.



    ★ 4.17

    Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow (2008)

    R.C. Sproul | 135 pages

    In this book, noted theologian and pastor R.C. Sproul identifies five of the crucial "nutrients" that promote spiritual growth: 

    Bible study, prayer, worship, service, and stewardship. With biblical insight and practical wisdom, Dr. Sproul teaches Christians how to maintain a balanced "diet" that will lead to growth and mature Christian living.
    This book is an important resource for new believers to learn these spiritual disciplines and become grounded in the Christian faith in a way that anyone can understand.



    ★ 4.17

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

    Charles Sheldon | 208 pages

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



    ★ 4.17

    The 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.



    ★ 4.17

    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.



    ★ 4.16

    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."



    ★ 4.16

    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.



    ★ 4.16

    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.



    ★ 4.15

    Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar (2001-2019)

    Pratico & Van Pelt | 528 pages

    The standard textbook for colleges and seminaries. Since its initial publication in 2001 its integrated approach has helped more than 80,000 students learn Biblical Hebrew

    · Hebrew Alphabet

    · Basic Vocabulary

    · Hebrew noun system

    · Hebrew verbal system.

    ★ 4.15

    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.



    ★ 4.15

    Surprised by Suffering (2009)

    R.C. Sproul | 157 pages

    The author argues that we should not be surprised by suffering; instead, we should expect pain and sorrow in this life. Some are actually called to a "vocation" of suffering, and all of us are called to undergo the ultimate suffering of death. God promises in His Word that difficult times will come upon us, but He also promises that He allows suffering for our good and His glory, and He will never give us more than we can bear with His help.



    ★ 4.15

    The Hole in Our Holiness (2012)

    Kevin DeYoung | 159 pages

    The "hole in our holiness" is that evangelicals don't look particularly holy, and, despite the flood of gospel-centred discussions, there seems to be a greater focus on personal depravity than on the pursuit of holiness. Looking to right the balances, DeYoung presents a popular-level treatment of sanctification and union with Christ, helping readers to see what matters most-being like Jesus. He shows how one can be like Christ in being joined to Christ.



    ★ 4.14

    Desiring God (1986-2003)

    John Piper | 369 pages

    Scripture reveals that the great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. In this paradigm-shattering classic, newly revised and expanded, John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist: Delight is our duty. Readers will embark on a dramatically different and joyful experience of their faith.



    ★ 4.14

    Jesus + Nothing = Everything (2012)

    Tullian Tchividjian | 209 pages

    During a year of great turmoil, Pastor Tchividjian discovered the power of the gospel in his own life. Sharing his story of how Jesus became more real to him, Tchividjian delves deeply into the fundamentals of the faith, explaining the implications of Christ's sufficiency - a revelation that sets us free and keeps us anchored through life's storms.



    ★ 4.14

    When I Lay My Isaac Down (2004)

    Carol Kent | 208 pages

    Carol and Gene Kent's son is in prison. When I Lay My Isaac Down tells their story and shares the transformational power principles they learned about forgiveness and faith.
    Dealing with her anger, grief, and shame, Carol could have given up. Instead she tells a highly personal, heartbreaking, and uplifting story that will bolster your faith.



    ★ 4.13

    An Introduction to the New Testament (1992-2005)

    Carson & Moo | 784 pages

    An updated and expanded edition of a standard textbook on the New Testament for first- and second-year seminary students.



    ★ 4.13

    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.



    ★ 4.13

    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.



    ★ 4.13

    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.



    ★ 4.13

    The Battle for the Beginning (2005)

    John MacArthur | 240 pages

    The Battle for the Beginning draws a clear line on today's theological landscape. "Everything in Scripture that teaches about sin and redemption assumes the literal truth of the first three chapters of Genesis. If we wobble to any degree on the truth of this passage," John MacArthur insists, "we undermind the very foundations of our faith."



    ★ 4.13

    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.



    ★ 4.12

    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.



    ★ 4.12

    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".



    ★ 4.12

    The Search for Significance (1984-2003)

    Robert McGee | 352 pages

    Robert McGee's best-selling book has helped millions of readers learn how to be free to enjoy Christ's love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others. In fact, Billy Graham said that it was a book that "should be read by every Christian."



    ★ 4.12

    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



    ★ 4.12

    When God Winks at You (2000-2006)

    Squire Rushnell | 240 pages

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



    ★ 4.12

    Who Made God? (2009)

    Edgar Andrews | 303 pages

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



    ★ 4.12

    Desire and Deceit (2008)

    Albert Mohler | 176 pages

    Lifetime monogamy is passé. Pornography infiltrates nearly every home. Homosexuality is accepted. Lust has been redefined. The family as an institution is questioned.

    Christian principles that formed the pattern for generations of American families are conspicuously absent. What happened and why?

    As you follow Mohler's guidance in applying biblical solutions to today's most highly charged issues, you will be not only equipped but also inspired to speak the truth in a society hungry for answers.



    ★ 4.11

    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.


    ★ 4.10

    God vs. Government (2022)

    Busenitz & Coates | 208 pages

    In the spring of 2020, government mandates forced churches across North America to close their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As societal fear and unrest increased, Christians were forced to grapple with how God wanted them to respond to these state-imposed restrictions. After all, didn't the closure of churches pose a serious threat in a time when people needed spiritual direction more than ever?

    How do we react with wisdom and discernment when the state encroaches upon the church? God vs. Government tells two incredible accounts that affirm our need to be faithful to the Lord's commands no matter the circumstances.



    ★ 4.10

    World Religions in a Nutshell (2008)

    Ray Comfort | 206 pages

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



    ★ 4.10

    The Book of God (1998)

    Walter Wangerin | 633 pages

    The Book of God reads like a novel, dramatizing the sweep of biblical events, bringing to life the men and women of this ancient book in vivid detail and dialogue. From Abraham wandering in the desert to Jesus teaching the multitudes on a Judean hillside, this award-winning bestseller follows the biblical story in chronological order. Priests and kings, apostles and prophets, common folk and charismatic leaders-individual stories offer glimpses into an unfolding revelation that reaches across the centuries to touch us today.



    ★ 4.10

    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.



    ★ 4.10

    Shadow of the Almighty (1958-2009)

    Elisabeth Elliot | 272 pages

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



    ★ 4.10

    Twelve Ordinary Men (2002)

    John MacArthur | 224 pages

    Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.



    ★ 4.10

    When I Don't Desire God (2004)

    John Piper | 268 pages

    We all want to experience liberating, love-producing, risk-taking satisfaction in God. But the reality is that we often struggle to find, and hold onto, true and lasting joy-even when we have embraced the good news of God's grace. So we face a crucial question: What should I do when I don't desire God?

    John Piper aims to help us find joy in Jesus that is so deep and so strong that it frees us from bondage to comfort and security, and impels us to live merciful and missional lives.



    ★ 4.09

    From Sabbath to Sunday (2013)

    Carlyle Boynton | 108 pages

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



    ★ 4.09

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

    Nancy Pearcey | 511 pages

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


    ★ 4.08

    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?



    ★ 4.09

    You Are What You Love (2016)

    James Smith | 224 pages

    While we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. 

    Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and His Kingdom. This is why the church and worshipping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship.



    ★ 4.08

    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 and Grudem winsomely present a biblical vision of gender roles that is life-giving and fulfilling for both men and women.!


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    ★ 4.08

    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.



    ★ 4.07

    Father, Son, & Holy Spirit (2005)

    Bruce Ware | 173 pages

    The doctrine of the Trinity is essential to our understanding of Him and of our faith. The focus of this study is to examine the ways in which the three Persons of the Trinity relate to one another, how they relate to us, and what difference this makes to our lives.
    To understand just how God is both One and Three is to delve into some of Scripture's most glorious truths and to experience the joy of beholding the wonder of our triune God.



    ★ 4.06

    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.




    ★ 4.06

    How Does Sanctification Work? (2017)

    David Powlison | 128 pages

    Weaving together personal stories, biblical exposition, and theological reflection,  Powlison shows the personal and particular ways that God meets you where you are to produce change. He highlights the variety of factors that work together, helping us to avoid sweeping generalizations and pat answers in the search for a key to sanctification. This book is a go-to resource for understanding the multifaceted, lifelong, personal journey of sanctification.



    ★ 4.06

    How Now Shall We Live? (2004)

    Colson & Pearcey | 656 pages

    Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that not only answers life's basic questions - Where did we come from, and who are we? What has gone wrong with the world? What can we do to fix it? - but also shows us how we should live as a result of those answers. The book gives Christians the understanding, the confidence, and the tools to confront the world's bankrupt worldviews and to restore and redeem every aspect of contemporary culture: family, education, ethics, work, law, politics, science, art, music.



    ★ 4.05

    50 People Every Christian Should Know (2009)

    Warren Wiersbe | 400 pages

    Christians in the twenty-first century need encouragement and inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before us can help lead the way to our own victories.

    ★ 4.05

    Disciplines of a Godly Man (1991-2006)

    Kent Hughes | 304 pages

    This inspiring and best-selling book uses biblical wisdom, engaging illustrations, practical suggestions for daily living, and personal study questions to address the major areas of contemporary Christian manhood.



    ★ 4.05

    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.



    ★ 4.05

    To Change the World (2010)

    James Hunter | 358 pages

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



    ★ 4.04

    A Hunger for God (1997)

    John Piper | 240 pages

    Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, He will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in Him, He will be most glorified in you.



    ★ 4.04

    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.



    ★ 4.04

    Do Hard Things (2008)

    Alex Harris | 242 pages

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



    ★ 4.04

    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.


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    ★ 4.04

    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.


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    ★ 4.04

    Twelve Extraordinary Women (2005)

    John MacArthur | 206 pages

    Celebrated for their courage, vision, hospitality, and spiritual giftedness, it's no wonder women were so important to God's plan revealed in the Old and New Testaments. It wasn't their natural qualities that made these women extraordinary but the power of the one true God whom they worshipped and served.

    In "Twelve Extraordinary Women," you'll learn more than fascinating information about these women, you'll discover-perhaps for the first time-the unmistakable chronology of God's redemptive work in history through their lives. These women were not ancillary to His plan, they were at the very heart of it.



    ★ 4.03

    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.



    ★ 4.02

    Angels: God's Secret Agents (1975)

    Billy Graham | 175 pages

    "Angels have a much more important place in the Bible than the devil and his demons." In this classic, Dr. Graham combines the fascinating experiences of those who are certain they have been attended by angels with what the Bible says about angels from on high. Here is ringing assurance to all Christians that through angels God is present for His People. We can take comfort in the fact that, with the host of angels at God's call, we are not alone. Be encouraged by this book on God's Secret Agents.



    ★ 4.02

    Church History in Plain Language (1982-1996)

    Bruce Shelley | 520 pages

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



    ★ 4.02

    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.



    ★ 4.02

    The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls (1962-2004)

    Anonymous, Géza Vermes  | 648 pages

    The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus, the Scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, and the origins of Christianity. Geza Vermes, the world's leading scholar on the subject, offers an astonishing look into the organization, customs, and beliefs of the community at Qumran. This will remain the authoritative translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls for years to come.



    ★ 4.02

    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 Meaninbag of Sex? sets forth a distinctly Christian perspective, equipping you to engage our confused culture with a God-glorifying vision of human sexuality.



    ★ 4.00

    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.



    ★ 4.00

    Take Charge of Your Life (2008)

    Richard Ganz | 270 pages

    John MacArthur says about this book, "Rich Ganz does a superb job of unwrapping and explaining the practical principles found in Scripture to help us gain the sort of self-control that is the fruit of a Take-Charge life surrendered to the Holy Spirit. Prepare yourself for a study that is at once challenging and uplifting."



    ★ 4.00

    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.



    ★ 3.97

    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.



    ★ 3.97

    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.



    ★ 3.96

    Jesus Outside the New Testament (2000)

    Robert Voorst | 262 pages

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

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



    ★ 3.88

    Work Excellence (2010)

    Charles Garriott | 128 pages

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



    ★ 3.83

    Business for the Glory of God (2003)

    Wayne Grudem | 342 pages

    The author introduces a novel concept: business itself glorifies God when it is conducted in a way that imitates God's character and creation. He shows that all aspects of business, including ownership, profit, money, competition, and borrowing and lending, glorify God because they are reflective of God's nature. Though Grudem isn't naive about the easy ways these activities can be perverted and used as a means to sin, he knows that Christians can be about the business of business.

    This biblically based book is a thoughtful guide to imitating God during interactions with customers, coworkers, employees, and other businesses.



    ★ 3.81

    The Art of Neighboring (2012)

    Pathak & Runyon | 208 pages

    We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door.
    This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study.



    ★ 3.79

    What's the Difference? (1990-2001)

    John Piper | 91 pages

    In this redesigned edition, a noted pastor, author, and biblical scholar looks at important questions of manhood and womanhood in a positive, sensitive light. His conclusions encourage men and women to live out their unique differences in a fulfilling, godly way.


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    ★ 3.73

    How to Know God Exists (2008)

    Ray Comfort | 192 pages

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


    ★ 3.71

    Atheism Remix (2008)

    Albert Mohler | 108 pages

    Something has changed in American culture. What for years was a little-regarded belief system-atheism-has now gained a large, and increasing, national hearing through the writings of new atheists such as Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens.

    At school and in the community, Christians are sure to encounter people who have been shaped by this strain of atheism. Here is keen insight that any believer can use to understand and challenge the new atheists.



    ★ 3.53

    Mormonism Explained (2008)

    Andrew Jackson | 208 pages

    Sociologist Rodney Stark estimates that by 2080, Mormonism will have 267 million adherents. As a leading rival to biblical Christianity in both America and Latin America, it is a religion to be reckoned with. However, Mormons are not so much a group to befeared by Christians, says author Andrew Jackson, as a mission field to be cultivated.



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