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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 Disciple 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 (pdf)
God is the Gospel, John Piper (pdf)
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  

Training Hearts and Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the shorter catechism, Starr Meade
 
Big Truths for Little Kids - Susan and Richie Hunt


Seekers:
Two Ways to Live (online course)
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis*

Foundations:

Knowing God, J.I.Packer*
Desiring God, John Piper*
Basic Christianity, John Stott*


The Christian Life:

Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper (pdf)
Master Plan of Evangelism, Robert Coleman
The Dangerous Duty of Delight - John Piper (pdf)
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
Worldliness, 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 (pdf)
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


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
 (pdf)
Strenthening 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
The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones


Adoption:

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


Discipleship:

Humility, C.J. Mahaney
Holiness, JC Ryle
Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges*
When People are Big and God is Small, Edward Welch
The God-Centered Life, Josh Moody

Classics:

Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

Confessions, Augustine
The Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter
The City of God, Augustine


Missions:

Know and Tell the Gospel, John Chapman
Tell the Truth, Will Metzger*
Telling the Truth, D.A. Carson, ed.
Evangelism and The Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer*
Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper
Life and Diary of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards
Introduction to International Missions, Scott Moreau
Operation World (21st Century Edition), Patrick Johnston


Daily Devotionals:

A Godward Life (part 1 or 2), John Piper
 (pdf)
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
All things Crown Financial


Prayer:

A Call to Spiritual Reformation, D.A. Carson
Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett, ed.
A Pastor Prays for His People, Wendell Hawley
A Praying Life under prayer, by Paul Miller

 

Biography:

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, Roland Bainton
Autobiography, C.H. Spurgeon
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, John Bunyan
In the Shadow of the Almighty or Through the Gates of Splendor, Jim Elliott
The Autobiography of George Muller, George Muller
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxes
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


Church Planting:

Church Planter, Darren Patrick
Total Church, Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
Church Planting Manual, Tim Keller
Planting Missional Churches, Ed Stetzer
Confessions of a Reformissional Rev: hard lessons from an emerging missional church - Mark Driscoll



Counseling:

Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer, Paul Tripp
Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically, John MacArthur and Wayne Mack
Cross Talk, Michael Emlet
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
 (pdf)
The Deliberate Church, Mark Dever
Leaders Who Last, Dave Kraft
Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian, John Piper (pdf)


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
Preaching the Cross, Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, C.J. Mahaney, and others

The Church:

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever
Stop Dating the Church, Joshua Harris
Vintage Church, Mark Driscoll
Total Church, Tim Chester & Steve Timmis
Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch
On Church Leadership, Mark Driscoll
What is a Healthy Church Member?, Thabiti Anyabwile
Simple Church, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

 

Apologetics:

Can Man Live Without God, Ravi Zacharias
The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel*
The Universe Next Door, James Sire
Escape From Reason, Francis Schaeffer *
The Reason for God, Tim Keller
Authentic Spirituality, Josh Moody

 

Theology:

Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem
New Testament Commentary Survey, D.A. Carson
Old Testament Commentary Survey, Tremper Longman III
Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin
Gospel and Kingdom, Graeme Goldsworthy
The Atonement, Leon Morris*
No Place for Truth, David Wells *
Jonathan Edwards and the Enlightenment, Josh Moody
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 (pdf)
Pleasures of God, John Piper (pdf)
Vintage Jesus, Mark Driscoll
Why We are Not Emergent, Kevin Deyoung and Ted Cluck
The Cross of Christ, John Stott (audiobook)
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
The Works of Jonathan Edwards
Complete Works of John Owen


Biblical Study:

The NT Documents: Are they Reliable? F.F. Bruce*
The OT Documents: Are they Reliable and Relevant? Walter Kaiser
On the Reliability of the Old Testament, K.A. Kitchen
New Testament Introduction, Donald Guthrie
New Testament Introduction, Carson, et al.
OT Introduction, R.K. Harrison*
The Canon of the NT, Metzger
The Canon of Scripture, F.F. Bruce
Opening John's Gospel and Epistles, Wendell Hawley

 

Christian Leadership and Ministry:

Brothers We are Not Professionals, John Piper
Spiritual Leadership, J. Oswald Sanders*

 

Suffering:

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

 

Worship:

Worship by the Book, D.A. Carson