Resources for Further Study

Below is a list of a few books that I would recommend to the Church Family. They are presented by category and in no certain order. I will also be updating this list from time to time as there are many other good and important works that I’ve not included here. So be sure to check back! – Pastor Mike

Books On Various Biblical Topics and Issues

J. I. Packer. Keep in Step with the Spirit
Sinclair Ferguson. The Holy Spirit
J. I. Packer. Knowing God
Mark Jones. Knowing Christ
O. Palmer Robertson. The Final Word: A Biblical Response to the Case of Tongues and Prophecy Today
Jerry Bridges. Who Am I? Identity in Christ
Jerry Bridges. The Transforming Power of the Gospel
Jerry Bridges. The Discipline of Grace
D. A. Carson. The Cross and Christian Ministry: Leadership Lessons from 1 Corinthians
D. M. Lloyd-Jones. Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cures
Paul Vitz. Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-worship
F. F. Bruce. Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free
F. F. Bruce. The Hard Sayings of Jesus
J. Komoszewski, M. Sawyer, and Daniel Wallace. Reinventing Jesus: How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus
W. Grudem, C. Collins, and T. Schreiner Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible’s Origin, Reliability, and Meaning
H. Chadwick [translator]. Augustine, Confessions
C. F. Allison. The Cruelty of Heresy: An Affirmation of Christian Orthodoxy
Carl Trueman. Reformation: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Henri Blocher. Evil and the Cross
Edmund Clowney. The Church
M. Haykin. Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church
M. Tranvik, translator. Martin Luther,The Freedom of a Christian
John Frame. The Doctrine of the Word of God
R. C. Sproul. The Holiness of God


Arthur Bennett, editor. The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
Alistair Begg. Morning and Evening: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on The Holy Bible, English Standard Version
Graeme Goldsworthy. Prayer and the Knowledge of God: What the Whole Bible Teaches
Helmut Thielicke.Our Heavenly Father: Sermons on the Lord’s Prayer
Robert Elmer, editor. Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans

Understanding Reformed/Covenant Theology, Eschatology, Sacraments

Robert Shaw. The Reformed Faith: Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith
G. I. Williamson. The Heidelberg Catechism: A Study Guide
John Calvin. Institutes of the Christian Religion: Calvin’s Own ‘Essentials’ Edition. A New Translation of the 1541 Institutes
Chad Van Dixhoorn. Confessing the Faith: A Readers Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith
R. C. Sproul. Truths We Confess (3 vols)
Michael Horton. God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology
Michael Horton: Christ the Lord: The Reformation and Lordship Salvation
Sam Storms. Kingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative
O. Palmer Robertson. The Christ of the Covenants
O. Palmer Robertson. The Christ of the Prophets
R. K. McGregor Wright. No Place for Sovereignty: What’s Wrong with Freewill Theism
John Fesko. Word, Water, and Spirit: A Reformed Perspective on Baptism
Gregg Strawbridge. The Case for Covenantal Infant Baptism
Robert Bruce. The Mystery of the Lord’s Supper
Richard Barcellos. The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More Than a Memory
A. W. Pink. The Sovereignty of God
John Frame. Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology
J. Todd Billings. Remembrance, Communion, and Hope: Rediscovering the Gospel at the Lord’s Table
Kim Riddlebarger. A Case for Amillennialism
Kim Riddlebarger. The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth Aboutthe Antichrist
O. Palmer Robertson. The Israel of God
William Hendriksen. More than Conquerors (a commentary on Revelation)
Dennis Johnson. Triumph of the Lamb (a commentary on Revelation)
Anthony Hoekema. The Bible and the Future
Robert W. Godfrey. An Unexpected Journey: Discovering Reformed Christianity
Daniel Hyde. With Heart and Mouth: An Exposition of the Belgic Confession
Daniel Hyde. Jesus Loves the Little Children
R. C. Sproul. What Is Reformed Theology? Understanding the Basics

General Doctrine/Christianity

A. W. Tozer. Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God and Their Meaning in the Christian Life
R. C. Sproul. Chosen By God
Matthew Barrett. None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God
John Stott. The Cross of Christ
Anthony Hoekema. Saved By Grace
A. W. Pink. The Attributes of God
Anthony Hoekema.Created in God’s Image
Sinclair Ferguson. In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel-Centered Life
Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington. The Bookends of the Christian Life
Michael Horton. The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News
People in a Bad News World

Robert Leitham. The Holy Trinity
Michael Reeves. Delighting in the Trinity
Edmund Clowney. The Church

Church History

Sean Michael Lucas. For a Continuing Church: The Roots of the Presbyterian Church in America
Larry Hurtado. Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
W. Robert Godfrey. John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor
Iain Murray. The Forgotten Spurgeon
Iain Murray. Revival and Revivalism
Iain Murray. Evangelicalism Divided: A Record of the Crucial Years 1950-2000
T. H. L. Parker. John Calvin: A Biography
Michael Horton. Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Forever
Carl Trueman.Luther on the Christian Life
Carl Trueman. The Creedal Imperative

For Children

Sinclair Ferguson. The Big Book of Bible Truths 1
S. Ferguson. The Big Book of Bible Truths 2
S. Ferguson. The Big Book of Questions and Answers
S. Ferguson. The Big Book of Questions About Jesus
R. C. Sproul. The King Without a Shadow


Christopher Ash. Married for God: Making Your Marriage the Best It Can Be
Christopher Ash.Marriage: Sex in the Service of God
Richard Phillips. The Masculine Mandate
Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp.Relationships: A Mess Worth Making
Paul David Tripp. What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
Denny Burk. What Is the Meaning of Sex?
Joel Beeke.Friends and Lovers
Dave Harvey. When Sinners Say “I Do”


K. Oliphant. The Battle Belongs to the Lord: The Power of Scripture for Defending Our Faith
Will Metzger. Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully and Lovingly
James Anderson. What’s Your World-view?
Richard Pratt. Every Thought Captive
J. I. Packer. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
Doug Powell. Holman Quicksource Guide to Christian Apologetics
Ronald Nash. World-views in Conflict
John Frame. Apologetics to the Glory of God
John Frame. Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief
Os Guinness. Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion
Gregory Koukl. Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
Steven B. Cowan. Five Views on Apologetics

Books on Christianity and Culture

David F. Wells. The Courage to Be Protestant
Melvin Tinker. That Hideous Strength: How the West Was Lost-The Cancer of Cultural Marxism in the Church, the World and the Gospel of Change
Michael Horton. Beyond Culture Wars: Is America a Mission Field or Battlefield?
Michael Horton. The Agony of Deceit: What Some TV Preachers are Really Teaching
Anthony Esolen. Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture
Kenneth Myers. All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Pop Culture
Charles Chaput. Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World
T. M. Moore. Redeeming Pop Culture
Francis Schaffer. The Church at the End of the 20thCentury
Augustine. The City of God. Translated by Marcus Dods.
David Wells. Above All Earthly Powers: Christ in a Postmodern World
Neil Postman. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Neil Postman. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
George Marsden. Fundamentalism and the American Culture
Mark Knoll. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
Arthur Hunt III. The Vanishing Word: The Veneration of Visual Imagery in the Postmodern World
Jeanne Kilde. When Church Became Theatre
Thomas Bergler.The Juvenilizationof American Christianity
OsGuinness. Dining with the Devil: The Megachurch Movement Flirts with Modernity
Quentin Schultze. Televangelism and American Culture


Allen P. Ross. Recalling the Hope of Glory
R. J. Gore. Covenantal Worship: Reconsidering the Puritan Regulative Principle
John Frame. Worship in Spirit and Truth
John Frame. Contemporary Worship Music: A Biblical Defense
Marva J. Dawn. Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down: Theology of Worship for the Turn-of-the-Century Culture

On the Canon of Scripture

Comfort, Phillip W., ed. The Origin of the Bible. Tyndale, 1992.
Frame, John. The Doctrine of the Word of God. See Part 4, ‘How the Word Comes to Us’ (especially chapters 17-23).
Grudem, Wayne, and C. John Collins and Thomas R. Schreiner, eds. Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible’s Origin, Reliability, and Meaning. Crossway, 2012.
Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. Zondervan,1996. See Part I, ‘The Doctrine of the Word of God’ (chapters 2-8).
Kruger, Michael. Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books. Crossway, 2012.
Reeves, Ryan, and Charles E. Hill. Know How We Got Our Bible. Zondervan, 2018.