Monday, June 17, 2013

Recommended Resources

Recently I have been thinking about a resource list for new Christians, really for any Christians.  Here is what I have come up with thus far. 

What would you add?

Free Bible Software for Computers:
E-Sword -

Study Bible:

ESV Study Bible

Bible Commentaries:
New Bible Commentary, 
by Gordon J. Wenham, J. Alec Motyer, Donald A. Carson and R. T. France
The Bible SpeaksToday, a commentary series edited by John Stott
For Children: 
Jesus Story Book Bible
The Little Pilgrim’s Progress


Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxas
Amazing Grace, the Life of William Wilberforce, by Eric Metaxas
Tortured for Christ, the Life of Richard Wurmbrand

The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God, by John Piper
The Loveliness of Christ, by Samuel Rutherford

Authors / Books:
Dr. John Piper – Desiring God, God is the Gospel, Future Grace
Dr. Tim Keller – The reason for God, The Prodigal God
C.S. Lewis – Mere Christianity, The Weight of Glory, Screwtape Letters
Mark Driscoll – Vintage Church
R. C. Sproul – The Holiness of God
A. W. Tozer – The Pursuit of God, The Pursuit of Man
Jerry Bridges – The Disciplines of Grace, Trusting God
Francis Chan – Forgotten God, Crazy Love
John Stott – Basic Christianity, The Radical Disciple, The Cross of Christ
William Wilberforce – Real Christianity
Randy Alcorn – Heaven
Corrie Ten Boom - The Hiding Place
Jackie Pullinger - Chasing the Dragon

Philip Yancy – What’s So Amazing About Grace?
Rick Joyner - The Final Quest, The Call
J.I. Packer - Knowing God
Gary Thomas - Sacred Marriage
Dr. Wayne Grudem - Systematic Theology

Books on Preaching:

Preaching Christ in All of Scripture - Edmund Clowney
The Supremacy of Christ in Preaching - Dr. John Piper
Preaching and Preachers - D. Martin Lloyd-Jones

Christ-Centered Preaching - Bryan Chapell
Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture - Graeme Goldsworthy
Free & excellent audio / video / text bible teaching resources: (Dr. John Piper) (Pastor Mark Driscoll)

Biographical Messages

1 comment:

Mike said...

My Additions:

"The Parables He Told" (1954), David A. Redding

"The Life and Teaching of Jesus Christ" (1961), James S. Stewart

"End Times Fiction" (2001), Gary Demar

"The Cost of Discipleship" (1959), Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Decision Making and the Will of God" (2004), Garry Firesen

"The Pleasures of God", (2012), John Piper

"Man, the Dwelling Place of God" (1966), Aiden Wilson Tozer


I agree 100% with Sproul's "The Holiness of God" and Packer's "Knowing God".

The two books that I've most frequently purchased as gifts to others have been (1)Knowing God (Packer) and (2)End Times Fiction (Demar).