These books will help you develop a deeper understanding of God and His Word. They are divided into the main categories of a comprehensive biblical worldview.

This list is intended as a general guide of useful, important, solid books that will expose believers to a variety of ideas related to biblical, theological, historical, and pastoral theology. Categories are alphabetical. This list is not exhaustive and should not be taken to imply that we are in complete agreement with literally everything in every book.

  • The Reason for God - Keller
  • Making Sense of God - Keller
  • Mere Christianity - Lewis
  • Why Should I Believe Christianity? - Anderson
  • Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief - Frame
  • Unparalleled - Wilson
  • Tactics - Kokul
  • Expository Apologetics - Baucham
  • Covenantal Apologetics - Oliphint
  • Apologetics at the Cross - Chatraw and Allen
  • Reasonable Faith - Craig

  • Knowing God - Packer
  • God Is - Jones
  • None Like Him - Wilkin
  • Knowledge of the Holy - Tozer
  • The Attributes of God - Pink
  • The Doctrine of God - Frame
  • None Greater - Barrett

  • Grasping God's Word - Duvall, Hays
  • How to Study the Bible Series - Fee
  • Women of the Word - Wilkin
  • Reading the Bible Supernaturally - Piper
  • Through New Eyes - Jordan
  • A House for My Name - Leithart
  • How the Understand and Apply the OT - Derouchie
  • How to Understand and Apply the NT - Naselli
  • 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible - Plummer

  • The New Bible Dictionary (IVP)
  • New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (IVP)
  • New Dictionary of Theology (IVP)
  • Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (IVP)

  • Introduction to the NT - Carson
  • Introduction to the OT - Longman III
  • A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the NT - Kruger
  • A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the OT - Van Pelt
  • How to Read and Understand the Biblical Prophets - Gentry

  • What Is Biblical Theology? - Hamilton
  • God's Big Picture - Roberts
  • Gospel and Kingdom - Goldsworthy
  • According to Plan - Goldsworthy
  • From Eden to the New Jerusalem - Alexander
  • The King in His Beauty - Schreiner
  • Echoes of Exodus - Wilson and Roberts
  • Christ from Beginning to End - Wellum
  • God Dwells Among Us - Beale

  • 21 Servants of Sovereign Joy - Piper (Highly recommended)
  • Here I Stand: The Life of Martin Luther - Bainton
  • Glory Road - Carter
  • Jonathan Edwards - Marsden
  • 8 Women of Faith - Haykin
  • William Tyndale - Daniell
  • Anything by Iain H. Murray

  • Confessions - Augustine
  • City of God - Augustine
  • On the Incarnation - Athanasius
  • Pilgrim's Progress - Bunyan
  • Institutes of the Christian Religion - Calvin
  • The Bondage of the Will - Luther
  • The Freedom of the Will - Edwards
  • The Weight of Glory - Lewis
  • Desiring God - Piper
  • God’s Passion for His Glory - Piper
  • Holiness - Ryle
  • The Holiness of God - Sproul
  • Christianity and Liberalism - Machen
  • Life Together - Bonhoeffer

  • Spiritual Disciplines - Whitney
  • Call to Spiritual Reformation - Carson
  • What is a Healthy Church Member? - Anyabwile
  • God in the Whirlwhind- Wells
  • In His Image - Wilkin
  • The Gospel Comes with a House Key - Butterfield
  • Radical - Platt
  • Ordinary - Horton
  • Core Christianity - Horton
  • The Ten Commandments - DeYoung
  • Don’t Waste Your Life - Piper
  • Devoted to God - Ferguson
  • Suffering & the Sovereignty of God - Piper
  • Future Grace - Piper
  • The Imperfect Disciple - Wilson
  • Counter-Culture - Platt
  • The Doctrine of the Christian Life - Frame
  • You Are What You Love - Smith
  • Walking with God through Pain and Suffering - Keller
  • Keep in Step with the Spirit - Packer
  • Gospel-centered Discipleship - Dodson
  • The Hole in our Holiness - DeYoung
  • Humble Roots - Anderson
  • Every Good Endeavor - Keller
  • Theological Fitness - Byrd

  • Who is Jesus? - Gilbert
  • God the Son Incarnate - Wellum
  • Knowing Christ - Jones
  • The Person of Christ - MacLeod
  • The Glory of Christ - Owen

  • Church History in Plain Language - Shelley
  • In the Year of our Lord - Ferguson
  • The Courage to be Protestant - Wells
  • The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History - Curtis, et al.
  • Revival and Revivalism - Murray
  • The Unquenchable Flame - Reeves
  • Theology of the Reformers - George
  • God Has Spoken - Gerald Bray
  • Anything by Iain H. Murray

  • 9 Marks of a Health Church - Dever
  • What is a Healthy Church? - Dever
  • Brothers, we are NOT Professionals - Piper
  • Don't Fire Your Church Members - Leeman
  • The Trellis and the Vine - Marshall and Pane
  • Expository Exultation - Piper
  • Biblical Eldership - Strauch
  • Uncomfortable - McCracken
  • Worship Matters - Kaufflin
  • Rhythms of Grace - Cosper
  • Worship by the Book - Carson
  • The Church - Clowney
  • Gospel-Driven Church - Wilson
  • Women in the Church - Köstenberger and Schreiner

  • ESV Study Bible (Crossway)
  • Reformation Study Bible (Reformation Trust)
  • New Bible Commentary (IVP, highly recommended)
  • The Tyndale OT and NT series
  • The Bible Speaks Today series
  • For the Love of God - Carson
  • Commentary on the NT Use of the OT -Beale, Carson

  • Caring for One Another- Welch
  • Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands- Tripp
  • Suffering - Trip
  • Making All Things New- Powlison
  • How Does Sanctification Work?- Powlison
  • God's Grace in your Suffering- Powlison
  • Walking through Infertility - Arbo
  • Refresh - Murray
  • Reset - Murray

  • Onward - Moore
  • Our Secular Age - Hansen (TGC)
  • 12 Ways your Phone is Changing You - Reinke
  • Competing Spectacles - Reinke
  • Disruptive Witness - Alan Noble
  • Blind Spots - Hansen
  • Plugged In - Strange

  • Morning and Evening- Spurgeon
  • For the Love of God - Carson
  • Psalms by the Day - Motyer
  • Isaiah by the Day - Motyer
  • New Morning Meries - Tripp
  • Through the Bible,Through the Year - Stott

  • What is the Gospel? - Gilbert
  • The Gospel - Ortland
  • Saved by Grace - Hoekema
  • The Explicit Gospel - Chandler
  • The Cross of Christ - Stott
  • Assured - Gilbert
  • Putting Amazing Back into Grace - Horton
  • Prodigal God - Keller
  • Redemption: Accomplished & Applied - Murray
  • God is the Gospel - Piper
  • Union with Christ - Wilbourne
  • 40 Questions About Salvation, Barrett
  • The Whole Christ - Ferguson

  • The Last Days According to Jesus - Sproul
  • The Triumph of the Lamb - Johnson
  • Heaven - Alcorn
  • The Bible and the Future - Hoekema
  • The Blessed Hope - Ladd
  • Kingdom Come - Storms

  • Christian Ethics - Grudem
  • Bioethics and the Christian Life - VanDrunen
  • Homosexuality - DeYoung
  • God and the Transgender Debate - Walker
  • A Better Story - Harrison
  • Divine Sex- Grant and Smith
  • Women on Life - Newbell
  • The Case for Life - Klusendorf
  • Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments - Alcorn
  • Gay Girl, Good God - Perry
  • Is God Anti-Gay? - Alberry
  • We Cannot be Silent - Mohler
  • United - Newbell
  • Bloodlines - Piper
  • Our Secular Age - Hansen (TGC)
  • Transforming Homosexuality - Burk and Lambert
  • Them - Sasse
  • How the Nations Rage - Leeman

  • Let the Nations Be Glad - Piper
  • Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God - Packer
  • Evangelism in a Skeptical World, Chan
  • The Soulwinner - Spurgeon
  • The Gospel and Personal Evangelism - Dever
  • The Unbelievable Gospel - Dodson
  • The Gospel at Work - Traeger & Gilbert
  • What is the Mission of the Church? - DeYoung & Gilbert
  • Evangelism as Exiles - Clark

  • The Holy Spirit - Ferguson
  • Rediscovering the Holy Spirit - Horton
  • He Who Gives Life - Cole

  • The Conviction to Lead - Mohler
  • What’s Best Next - Perman
  • From Weakness to Strength - Sauls

  • The Jesus Storybook Bible - Lloyd Jones
  • God Made All of Me - Holcomb
  • Exploring the Bible - Murray
  • The Biggest Story - DeYoung
  • The Ology - Machowski
  • God's Very Good Idea - Newbell
  • The Radical Book for Kids -Thornton
  • Disciplines of a Godly Young Man - Hughes
  • This Changes Everything - Crowe
  • Just Do Something - DeYoung
  • Everything from New Growth Press

  • God, Marriage, and Family - Köstenberger
  • The Meaning of Marriage - Keller
  • This Momentary Marriage - Piper
  • Married for God - Ash
  • Tying the Knot - Green

  • Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - Piper
  • Designed for Joy - Strachan & Parnell
  • What Is the Meaning of Sex? - Burk
  • Not Yet Married - Segal
  • Thoughts for Young Men - Ryle
  • Disciplines of a Godly Man -Hughes
  • Manhood Restored - Mason
  • Evangelical Feminism - Grudem
  • Adorned - Woglemuth
  • Disciplines of a Godly Woman - Hughes
  • Becoming God's True Woman - Wolgemuth
  • Housewife Theologian - Byrd
  • No Little Women - Byrd

  • Family Worship - Whitney
  • Family Worship Bible Guide- Beeke
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart - Tripp
  • Equpping for Life - Kostenberger
  • Age of Opportunity - Tripp
  • Family Shepherds - Baucham
  • Adopted for Life - Moore
  • The Godly Home - Baxter
  • Treasuring Christ when your Hands are Full - Furman
  • Glimpses of Grace - Furman
  • Missional Motherhood - Furman
  • Mom Enough -Reinke
  • Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood - Kruger
  • Glory in the Ordinary - Reissig

  • Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
  • A Call to Spiritual Reformation - Carson
  • Praying the Bible - Whitney
  • Power Through Prayer - Bounds
  • The Lord's Prayer - Sproul
  • Prayer - Keller

  • Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment - Boroughs
  • Overcoming Sin and Temptation - Owen
  • Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices - Brooks
  • The Bruised Reed - Sibbes
  • Religious Affections - Edwards
  • A Puritan Theology - Beeke and Jones

  • What Is Reformed Theology - Sproul
  • Five Points - Piper
  • The Doctrines of Grace - Boice
  • The Joy of Calvinism - Forster
  • Chosen By God - Sproul

  • Spiritual Gifts - Schreiner
  • Perspectives on Pentecost - Gaffin
  • Supernatural Power for Everyday Life - Wilson

  • Concise Theology - Packer
  • Pilgrim Theology - Horton
  • Systematic Theology - Berkhof
  • Reformed Dogmatics - Bavinck
  • Christian Dogmatics - Allen and Swain

  • The Deep Things of God - Sanders
  • Delighting in the Trinity - Reeves
  • Life in the Trinity - Fairbairn
  • The Essential Trinity - Crowe
  • The Holy Trinity - Letham
  • Communion with the Triune God - Owen

  • Answering Islam - Geisler
  • The Universe Next Door - Sire
  • Reasoning from the Scriptures with Jehovah's Witnesses - Rhodes
  • Roman Catholic Theology and Practice - Allison
  • Are We Together? - Sproul
  • The Four Major Cults - Hoekema