Book Recommendations

We live in an age in which most anyone with a laptop and an idea can pound out a book (or two). Even in evangelical circles, this potential for production threatens to overwhelm us. With so many books out there, what should we read? As those who have encountered Edward’s meditations, Dallimore’s biographies, and Piper’s exhortations, we would be remiss if we did not commend such works to others. CHBC thus offers recommendations that we trust will draw many more readers to a deeper love for the Author of life Himself.

Author, Title

Beginners

Mcdowell, Evidence for the Resurrection
Blanchard, Ultimate Questions
Matthias, Just for Starters (BSA)
Matthias, Personal Follow-Up (trainee)
Matthias, Personal Follow-Up (trainer)
Matthias, Two Ways to Live (book – leader)
Matthias, Two Ways to Live (book – trainee)
Matthias, Two Ways to Live (tract)

Bible & Hymnal

Broadman, Baptist Hymnal
Founders Psalms, Hymns (Founders Hymnal)
God, Bible, (NIV) Hardcover
God, Bible, (NIV) Paperback
God, Gospel of John

Bible Study Aids

Bennett, Christianity Explained
Carson, Exegetical Fallacies
Carson, NT Commentary Survey
Carson, Moo, Morris Introduction to the New Testament
Comfort, Bruce, Origin of the Bible
Dillard & Longman, Introduction to the Old Testament
Fee & Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth
IVP New Bible Dictionary
Mears, What the Bible is All About
Motyer, Story of the Old Testament
Robertson, Final Word
Robertson, Prophet of the Coming Day of the Lord
Robertson, Understanding the Land of the Bible
Sterrett, How to Understand Your Bible
Stibbs-Ed., Search the Scriptures
Stott, The Message of Galatians
Water, Bible Made Easy

Biographies

Anderson, To the Golden Shore
Bainton, Here I Stand
Bunyan, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
Catherwood, Family Portrait
Colson, Born Again
Cook, Selena, Countess of Huntington
Dallimore, Spurgeon
Dallimore, Whitefield
Dodds, Marriage to a Difficult Man
Elliott, Chance to Die
Foxe, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
Harper, Send the Light
Markwald, Katharina Von Bora: A Reformation Life
Marsden, Jonathan Edwards: A Life
McGrath, J.I. Packer: A Biography
Muller, Autobiography of George Mueller
Murray, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Vol. 1)
Murray, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Vol. 2)
Murray, Forgotten Spurgeon
Murray, Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography
Piper, Hidden Smile of God
Piper, Legacy of Sovereign Joy
Piper, Roots of Endurance
Ryle, Five English Reformers
Spurgeon, C.H. Spurgeon, Autobiography (Vol. 1)
Spurgeon, C.H. Spurgeorn, Autobiography (Vol. 2)
Ten Boom, Hiding Place

Christ and Culture

Augustine, City of God
Baker, Building a Relational Society
Behe, Darwin’s Black Box
Birkett, Unnatural Enemies
Cole, When God Says War is Right
Colson, Kingdoms in Conflict
Davis, Of Pandas and People
Eberly, Building a Healthy Culture
Geisler, Answering Islam
Guinness, Dining with the Devil
Henry, Toward a Recovery of Christian Belief
Hunter, Culture Wars
Jaki, Savior of Science
Johnson, Darwin on Trial
Johnson, Objections Sustained
Johnson, Reason in the Balance
Johnson, Wedge of Truth
Keane, What Some of You Were
Koopman, Serving Claims of Justice
Machen, Christianity and Liberalism
Masson, Against Therapy
Nash, Worldviews in Conflict
Schaeffer, Escape from Reason
Schaeffer, Trilogy
Schmidt, Straight & Narrow?
Sire, Universe Next Door
Sowell, Conflict of Visions
Sproul, Lifeviews
Sproul, Playing God
Steer, Christian’s Evangelistic Pocket Guide to Islam
Strobel, Case for a Creator
Ulhmann-Ed., Last Rights
Wells, God in the Wasteland
Wells, Losing Our Virtue
Wells, No Place For Truth

Christian Living

Alcorn, Money, Possessions & Eternity
Bonar, Words to Winners of Souls
Bridges, Trusting God Even When Life Hurts
Bruce, From Grief to Glory
Bryant, The Hope at Hand
Bunyan, All Loves Excelling
Bunyan, Holy War
Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress
Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress (Today’s English)
Calvin, Golden Booklet on the True Christian Life
Carlson, Welfare of My Neighbor
Carson, Call to Spiritual Reformation
Carson, How Long, O Lord?
Chapman, Setting Hearts on Fire
Colson, How Now Shall We Live
Copan, Will the Real Jesus Stand Up?
Davies, Genius, Grief & Grace
Edwards, Charity and Its Fruits
Edwards, Jonathan Edwards on Revival
Edwards, Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
Elliff, Led by the Spirit
George, Amazing Grace
Grudem, Business for the Glory of God
Gurnall, Christian in Complete Armour
Harris, Not Even a Hint
Horton, In the Face of God
Jensen/Payne, Guidance & the Voice of God
Lloyd-Jones, Spiritual Depression
Lundgaard, Enemy Within
Mahaney, Cross-Centered Life
Metzger, Tell the Truth
Packer, God’s Plans for You
Packer, Growing in Christ
Packer, Keep in Step with the Spirit
Packer, Meeting God
Packer, Passion for Faithfulness
Packer, Rediscovering Holiness
Peterson, Lifestyle Discipleship
Piper, Dangerous Duty of Delight
Piper, Desiring God
Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life
Piper, Future Grace
Piper, God’s Passion for His Glory
Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad
Piper, Misery of Job-the Mercy of God
Piper, Pleasures of God
Powlison, Seeing with New Eyes
Prime, Power of Prayer
Ryle, Aspects of Holiness
Ryle, Holiness
Sande, Peacemaker
Sibbes, Bruised Reed
Sproul, Ultimate Issues
Spurgeon, Finding Peace in Life’s Storms
Spurgeon, God’s Grace to You
Spurgeon, John Ploughman’s Pictures
Spurgeon, John Ploughman’s Talk
Spurgeon, Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life
Spurgeon, Praying Successfully
Stiles, Mack & Leann’s Guide to Short-Term Missions
Stiles, Speaking of Jesus
Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand
Watson, Heaven Taken by Storm
Webster, Selling Jesus
Welch, When People are Big and God is Small
Westberg, Good Grief
Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
Whitney, 10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health
Whitney, How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?

Church & Worship

Adams, Handbook of Church Discipline
Armstrong-Ed., Coming Evangelical Crisis
Carson, Worship by the Book
Clowney, Called to the Ministry
Clowney, Church
Clowney, Church Discipline
Dagg, Manual of Church Order
Hull, Disciple Making Church
Johnson, Reformed Worship
Murray, Invitation System
Piper, Biblical Eldership
Piper, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals
Piper, Supremacy of God in Preaching
Stott, What Christ Thinks of the Church
Strauch, Biblical Eldership
Wells, Bleeding of the Evangelical Church
Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church
Wray, Biblical Church Discipline

Commentaries

Boice, Romans 1
Boice, Romans 2
Boice, Romans 3
Boice, Romans 4
Calvin, Romans
Carson, Jesus and His Friends
Carson, Showing the Spirit
Gaeblin, Expositors Bible Commentary
George, Galatians
IVP, New Bible Commentary
Manton, Jude
Morris, 1 & 2 Thessalonians (Tyndale NT Com)
Robertson, Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
Robertson, Jonah
Robertson, Psalms
Sibbes, Works of Sibbes
Stott, The Letters of John (Tyndale NT Commentary)
IVP, Commentaries
IVP/Erdman’s, Commentaries
Tyndale, NT Commentaries
BST/IVP, Commentaries

Devotional Aids

Bennett, Valley of Vision
Bennett, Valley of Vision (leather)
Johnstone, Operation World
Michael, Praying for the Next Generation
Spurgeon, Beside Still Waters
Spurgeon, Faith’s Check Book
Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (hardbound)
Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (leather)
Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (softback)
Carson, For the Love of God (Vol. 1)
Carson, For the Love of God (Vol. 2)

History

Billingsley, Mighty like a River
Birkett, The Reformation
Catherwood, Crash Course on Church History
Costen, African American Christian Worship
Davies, Worship of the American Puritans
Dowley, Introduction to History of Christianity
George & Dockery-Ed., Theologians of the Baptist Tradition
Murray, Evangelicalism Divided
Murray, Revival & Revivalism
Nettles, Teaching Truth, Training Hearts
Raboteau, Slave Religion
Baptist Confession of Faith

Mark’s Books

Armstrong, Compromised Church
Armstrong, Reforming Pastoral Ministry
Ascol, Dear Timothy
Ascol, Reclaiming the Gospel and Reforming Churches
Carson, Telling the Truth
Dever, Display of God’s Glory
Dever, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (book)
Dever, Polity
Dever, Richard Sibbes
Nettles, Why I Am a Baptist
Ryken, Give Praise to God
Schluter, Christianity in a Changing World

Marriage & Family

Brandt, Old Paths for Little Feet
Chapell, Each for the Other
Crabb, Marriage Builder
Grudem & Piper, Can Our Differences Be Settled
Grudem & Piper, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Gundersen, Your Child’s Profession
Harris, Boy Meets Girl
Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye
Lindvall, Read Aloud Bible Stories (Vol. 1)
Lindvall, Read Aloud Bible Stories (Vol. 2)
Lindvall, Read Aloud Bible Stories (Vol. 3)
Lindvall, Read Aloud Bible Stories (Vol. 4)
Murray, Divorce
Piper, Treasuring God in Our Traditions
Priolo, Complete Husband
Schoolland, Leading Little Ones to God
Scott, Exemplary Husband
Sprague, Kid’s Hope
Stanton, Why Marriage Matters
Stiles, 17 Things My Kids Taught Me About God
Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart
Vos, Child’s Story Bible

Theology

Armstrong, Roman Catholicism
Baxter, Saints’ Everlasting Rest
Beckwith/Selman-Ed, Sacrifice in the Bible
Belcher, Journey in Grace
Berkhof, Manual of Christian Doctrine
Berkhof, Systematic Theology
Blomberg, Historical Reliability of the Gospels
Booth, By God’s Grace Alone
Bray, The Personal God
Bruce, NT Documents: Are They Reliable?
Bruce, The Message of the New Testament
Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (Vol. 1 & 2)
Carson, Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God
Carson, Divine Sovereignty & Human Responsibility
Carson, Love in Hard Places
Chantry, Baptism and Covenant Theology
Cheeseman, Saving Grace
Dagg, Manual of Theology
Ferguson, Christian Life
Ferguson, Grace of Repentance
Flavel, Mystery of Providence
George, Theology of the Reformers
Goldsworthy, According to Plan
Goldsworthy, Gospel in Revelation
Goldsworthy, Preaching the Whole Bible as Scripture
Goldsworthy, Trilogy
Gray/English, Potted Guide to Theology
Grieve, Empty Tomb
Grudem, Systematic Theology
Holwerda, Jesus & Israel: One Covenant or Two?
Jeffrey, Bitesize Theology
Judson, Christian Baptism
Kaiser, Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?
Kuyper, Lectures on Calvinism
Letham, Work of Christ
Luther, Bondage of the Will
Malone, Baptism of Believers Alone
Malone, String of Pearls Unstrung
Morris, The Atonement
Murray, Behind a Frowning Providence
Murray, Redemption Accomplished & Applied
Packer, Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God
Packer, Fundamentalism and the Word of God
Packer, God Has Spoken
Packer, Truth & Power
Palmer, Five Points of Calvinism
Pink, Attributes of God
Pink, Sovereignty of God
Piper, Counted Righteous in Christ
Piper, Passion of Jesus Christ
Piper, Tulip
Porter, Letters on Revival
Reisinger, Carnal Christian
Roberts, God’s Big Picture
Robertson, Christ of the Covenants
Schreiner/Ware, Still Sovereign
Scot, Articles of the Synod of Dort
Scougal, Life of God in the Soul
Sproul, Faith Alone
Spurgeon, Christ’s Glorious Achievements
Spurgeon, Second Coming of Christ
Stott, Christian Mission in the Modern World
Strom, Symphony of Scripture
Tada & Estes, When God Weeps
Ware, God’s Lesser Glory
Packer, Knowing God
Stott, Basic Christianity

Women

Elliott, Passion and Purity
Fitzpatrick/Cornish, Women Helping Women
Kostenberger, Women in the Church
Mahaney, Feminine Appeal
Peace, Excellent Wife
Prentiss, Stepping Heavenwards