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GOSPEL-CENTERED RESOURCES

You Can Change, Tim Chester
The Cross Centered Life, CJ Mahaney
The Gospel In Every Day Life, Jerry Bridges
The Discipline of Grace, Jerry Bridges
The Great Exchange: My Sin for His Righteousness, Jerry Bridges
The Prodigal God, Tim Keller
The Gospel In Life, Tim Keller
The Centrality of the Gospel, Tim Keller
God is the Gospel, John Piper
The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler
A Gospel Primer, Milton Vincent
Note to Self, Joe Thorn.

DEVOTIONAL BOOKS FOR THE FAMILY

Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, Sally Lloyd-Jones
Training Hearts and Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the shorter catechism, Starr Meade
Big Truths for Little Kids, Susan and Richie Hunt
New City Catechism, Tim Keller (app)

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper
Master Plan of Evangelism, Robert Coleman
The Dangerous Duty of Delight, John Piper
Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission, Tim Chester & Steve Timmis
Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller
Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
Humility, CJ Mahaney
Wordliness, CJ Mahaney
How People Change, Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp
When People Are Big and God is Small, Ed Welch
Future Grace, John Piper
Just Do Something, Kevin Deyoung
The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges
Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Ed Welch
At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry, Steve Gallagher
War of Words, Paul Tripp

SUFFERING

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, John Piper
Trusting God, Jerry Bridges
Be Still, My Soul, Nancy Gutherie
When God Weeps, Joni Eareckson Tada
How Long, O Lord?, D.A. Carson
Redemption, Mike Wilkerson

FOR HUSBANDS

Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes
Date your Wife, Justin Buzzard
The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective, Stuart Scott
Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys who are Sick of Porn, Tim Challies

FOR WIVES

Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother, Carolyn Mahaney
Let Me Be a Woman, Elisabeth Elliot
The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective, Martha Peace
Her Husband’s Crown, Sara Leone
Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood, Carolyn Mahaney

ON MARRIAGE

What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage, Paul Tripp
This Momentary Marriage, John Piper
Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, Tim Keller
Love That Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace, by Gary Ricucci, Betsy Ricucci, C. J. Mahaney, and Carolyn Mahaney
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Wayne Grudem/John Piper
When Sinners Say I do, Dave Harvey

FOR PARENTS

Shepherding a Child's Heart, Tedd Tripp
The Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens, Paul David Tripp
Give them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick
Grace Based Parenting, Tim Kimmel
Future Men: Raising Boys to Fight Giants, Douglas Wilson

ADOPTION

Orphanology, Tony Merida
Reclaiming Adoption: Missional Living through the Rediscovery of Abba Father, by Dan Cruver
Adopted for Life, Russell Moore

MISSIONS

Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper
Operation World (21st Century Edition), Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk
When Helping Hurts, Steve Corbett

THEOLOGY

Bible Doctrine, Wayne Grudem
Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, Wayne Grudem
Concise Theology, J.I. Packer
Doctrine, Mark Driscoll
Knowing God, J.I. Packer
Chosen by God, R.C. Sproul
The Holiness of God - R.C. Sproul
Desiring God, John Piper
Pleasures of God, John Piper
Vintage Jesus, Mark Driscoll
Why We are Not Emergent, Kevin Deyoung and Ted Cluck
The Cross of Christ, John Stott
The One True God, Paul Washer
On the New Testament: a book you'll actually read, Mark Driscoll
On the Old Testament: a book you'll actually read, Mark Driscoll
On Who is God: a book you'll actually read, Mark Driscoll
Works of Jonathan Edwards
Works of John Owen Christian

APOLOGETICS

The Reason for God, Tim Keller
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel

CLASSICS

Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
Confessions, Augustine
The Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter
The City of God, Augustine

BIOGRAPHY

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, John Bunyan
In the Shadow of the Almighty or Through the Gates of Splendor, Jim Elliot
The Autobiography of George Muller
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, John Foxe
The Swans Are Not Silent (4 part series), John Piper
Tortured for Christ, Richard Wurmbrand
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards
William Tyndale: A biography, David Daniell
Surprised By Joy, C.S. Lewis

DAILY DEVOTIONALS

A Godward Life (part 1 or 2), John Piper
Mornings and Evenings with Charles Spurgeon
Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, Arthur Bennett
We Shall See God, Randy Alcorn.

MONEY

The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn
Money, Possessions, and Eternity, Randy Alcorn
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, Dave Ramsey
Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey

THE CHURCH

Total Church, Tim Chester & Steve Timmis
Biblical Eldership. Alexander Strauch
Vintage Church, Mark Driscoll
What is a Healthy Church Member, Thabiti Anyabwile
Stop Dating the Church, Josh Harris
Simple Church, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

CHURCH PLANTING

Church Planter, Darren Patrick
Total Church, Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
Church Planting Manual, Tim Keller
Planting Missional Churches, Ed Stetzer

COUNSELING

Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer, Paul Tripp
Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically, John MacArthur and Wayne Mack
Counsel from the Cross, Elyse Fitzpatrick
Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry, Mike Wilkerson
Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault, Justin Holcomb

CHURCH HISTORY

The Story of Christianity (Volume 1 and 2), Justo Gonzalez
History of Missions, Stephen Neill

MINISTRY

Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon
Why Revival Taries, Leonard Ravenhill
9 Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever
Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, John Piper
The Deliberate Church, Mark Dever
Leaders Who Last, Dave Kraft
Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian, John Piper

PREACHING

Preaching Christ in All of Scripture, Ed Clowney
Christ-Centered Preaching, Bryan Chapell
Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd Jones
Lectures to my Students, Charles Spurgeon

 

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