Recommended Reading

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RECOMMENDED READING

WHY READ? 

For followers of Jesus, the Scriptures are central to our identity, just as they were for Jesus himself. Reading, meditating on and studying God's Word is the most important part of the Christian’s literary diet. But there are also a number of other books that help us understand what the Scriptures mean and explain how we can faithfully live them today. Here is a list of recommended books organized in response to various questions. 

HOW CAN I STUDY AND MAKE SENSE OF THE BIBLE?

Participate in our church-wide Bible reading plan - The Bible Project: One Story that Leads to Jesus  - https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/22273
 
For an overview of the Bible, we'd recommend:
God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible by Vaughan Roberts
Far as the Curse is Found by Michael Williams
 
These two study Bibles contain helpful explanatory notes and outlines: 
The NIV Zondervan Study Bible (ed. D.A. Carson)
The ESV Study Bible (ed. Crossway)
 
For in depth study of particular books of the Bible, check out: 
God’s Word for You series – commentaries on each book of the Bible
Good Book Guides – pamphlets on each book of the Bible
The Bible Speaks Today commentary series (ed. J.A. Motyer and John Stott)
 

WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY ALL ABOUT?

The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
Basic Christianity by John Stott
 

WHY IS CHRISTIANITY BELIEVABLE?

Making Sense of God by Tim Keller
Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion by Rebecca McLaughlin
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis  
True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of our Complex World by David Skeel 
   

WHO IS GOD?

Knowing God by J.I. Packer
None Like Him by Jen Wilkin
Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves
 

HOW CAN I GROW CLOSER TO GOD?

Union with Christ by Rankin Wilburne
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund
Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
Desiring God by John Piper
The Life You've Always Wanted by John Ortberg
 

HOW DO I PRAY?

A Praying Life by Paul Miller
The Psalms of Jesus by Kathy and Tim Keller
Praying God’s Word by Beth Moore
 

HOW CAN I LIVE MY FAITH?

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by Tim Keller
Irresistible Faith by Scott Sauls
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller
True Riches by John Cortines and Gregory Baumer
Sexual Sanity for Men: Re-Creating Your Mind in a Crazy Culture by David White
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller
When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty by Joni Earekson Tada
 

HOW CAN I SHARE JESUS WITH MY KIDS?

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones
The New City Catechism: 52 Questions and Answers for our Hearts and Minds
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler
 

HOW CAN I SHARE MY FAITH WITH MY NEIGHBORS?

Stay Salt by Rebecca Pippert
The Reluctant Witness by Don Everts
 

HOW CAN I PURSUE JUSTICE? 

Generous Justice by Tim Keller
Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch
Just Courage by Gary Haugen
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

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