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Gilbert, Greg                 Why Trust the Bible?

Piper, John                   A Peculiar Glory


Duvall & Hays              Grasping God's Word

Piper, John                   Reading the Bible Supernaturally

Plummer, Robert         40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible

Sproul, R. C.                  Knowing Scripture


Dempster, Stephen      Dominion and Dynasty

Gentry & Wellum          Kingdom through Covenant

Goldsworthy, Graeme  According to Plan

Hamilton, James          God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment

Roark & Cline                Biblical Theology

Roberts, Vaughan        God's Big Picture

Schreiner, Thomas       The King in His Beauty

Church History


Anderson, Courtney    To the Golden Shore

Augustine                     Confessions
Bainton, Roland           Here I Stand
Dallimore, Arnold         George Whitefield
Dallimore, Arnold         Spurgeon: A New Biography
Edwards, Jonathan     The Life & Diaries of David Brainerd
Elliot, Elizabeth             Through Gates of Splendor
Marsden, George         Jonathan Edwards
Murray, Iain                  The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Parker, T. H. L.               Portrait of Calvin

Piper, John                   The Swans Are Not Silent
Steer, Roger                 George Müller

Surveys/Historical Theology

Chute, Finn, & Haykin The Baptist Story

George, Timothy         Theology of the Reformers

Hannah, John              Our Legacy

Packer, J. I.                   A Quest for Godliness

Shelley, Bruce              Church History in Plain Language



Calvin, John                  Institutes of the Christian Religion

Grudem, Wayne           Bible Doctrine

Machen, J. Gresham    Christianity and Liberalism

Packer, J. I.                   Concise Theology

Sproul, R. C.                  Everyone's a Theologian


Packer, J. I.                  Knowing God

Piper, John                  The Pleasures of God

Sproul, R. C.                 The Holiness of God

Tozer, A. W.                  The Knowledge of the Holy


Hoekema, Anthony    Created in God's Image

Machen, J. Gresham  The Christian View of Man

Piper & Grudem          Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Jesus Christ

Gilbert, Greg                Who Is Jesus?

Piper, John                  Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

Sproul, R. C.                 The Truth of the Cross

Stott, John                   The Cross of Christ

Wellum, Stephen         Christ Alone

Holy Spirit

Ferguson, Sinclair       The Holy Spirit

Packer, J. I.                  Keep in Step with the Spirit

Schreiner, Thomas     Spiritual Gifts


Gilbert, Greg               What Is the Gospel?

MacArthur, John        The Gospel According to Jesus

Murray, John              Redemption Accomplished and Applied

Ortlund, Ray               The Gospel

Piper, John                 God Is the Gospel

Schreiner, Thomas     Faith Alone

Sproul, R. C.                Chosen By God

Christian Life

Bennett, Arthur          The Valley of Vision

Carson, D. A.               Praying with Paul

Keller, Timothy           Prayer

Piper, John                 Desiring God

Piper, John                 Don't Waste Your Life

Piper, John                 When I Don't Desire God

Piper, John                 Future Grace

Ryle, J. C.                    Holiness

Schreiner, Thomas     Run to Win the Prize

Whitney, Donald        Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life


Chapell, Bryan           Christ-Centered Preaching

Chapell, Bryan           Christ-Centered Worship

Dever, Mark               The Church

Dever, Mark               What Is a Healthy Church?

Dever & Dunlop         The Compelling Community

Dever and Leeman   Baptist Foundations

Getty, Keith & KristynSing!

Jamieson, Bobby      Understanding Baptism

Jamieson, Bobby      Understanding the Lord's Supper

Kauflin, Bob               Worship Matters

Keller, Timothy          Preaching

Leeman, Jonathan   Church Membership

Marshall & Payne      The Trellis and the Vine

Merkle, Benjamin      40 Questions about Elders and Deacons

Piper, John                Expository Exultation

Witmer, Timothy       The Shepherd Leader

Last Things

Hoekema, Anthony   The Bible and the Future

Schnabel, Eckhard    40 Questions about the End Times


Alberry, Sam              Is God Anti-Gay?

Alcorn, Randy            Why Pro-life?

Jones & Woodbridge Health, Wealth, & Happiness

Keller, Timothy          The Reason for God

Mohler, R. Albert        We Cannot Be Silent

Pearcey, Nancy         Total Truth

Piper, John                 Bloodlines

Sproul, R. C.                The Consequences of Ideas

Life Issues

Bigney, Brad             Gospel Treason

Bridges, Jerry           Trusting God

Fitzpatrick, Elyse       Idols of the Heart

Fitzpatrick, Elyse       Love to Eat, Hate to Eat

Fitzpatrick & Cornish Women Helping Women

Lambert, Heath         Finally Free

Lane & Tripp              How People Change

Mack, Wayne            Out of the Blues

Perman, Matt            What's Best Next

Powlison, David         Seeing with New Eyes

Sande, Ken                The Peacemaker

Scott, Stuart               Killing Sin Habits

Traeger & Gilbert      The Gospel at Work

Tripp, Paul                  Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands

Welch, Ed                   Addictions

Evangelism and Missions

Butterfield, Rosaria   The Gospel Comes with a House Key

Dever, Mark               The Gospel and Personal Evangelism

DeYoung & Gilbert     What Is the Mission of the Church?

Johnson, Andy           Missions

Johnstone, Patrick     Pray for the World

Metzger, Will              Tell the Truth

Packer, J. I.                 Evangelism and the Sovereignty  of God

Piper, John                 Let the Nations Be Glad!

Stiles, Mack                Evangelism

Marriage, Family, and Children

Köstenberger & Jones God, Marriage, and Family


Harvey, Dave            When Sinners Say "I Do"

Keller, Timothy         The Meaning of Marriage

Mahaney, Carolyn    Feminine Appeal

Peace, Martha          The Excellent Wife

Piper, John               This Momentary Marriage

Priolo, Lou                 The Complete Husband

Scott, Stuart              The Exemplary Husband

Tripp, Paul                 What Did You Expect?


Elliot, Elizabeth          The Shaping of a Christian Family

Fitzpatrick, Elyse       Give Them Grace

Furman, Gloria          Missional Motherhood

Hubbard, Ginger       "Don't Make Me Count to Three!"

Moore, Russell          Adopted for Life

Moore, Russell          The Storm-Tossed Family

Sande & Raabe        Peacemaking for Families

Tripp, Paul                 Age of Opportunity

Tripp, Paul                 Parenting

Tripp, Tedd                Shepherding a Child's Heart

Whitney, Donald       Family Worship

Witmer, Timothy      The Shepherd Leader


B&H                          The Big Picture Interactive Bible Stories in 5 Minutes

DeYoung, Kevin       The Biggest Story

Gospel Coalition      The New City Catechism

Hamilton, James     The Bible's Big Story

Helm, David             The Big Picture Story Bible

Holcomb, Justin      God Made All of Me

Laferton, Carl          The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross

Lindvall, Ella             Read-Aloud Bible Stories

Machowski, Marty   The Gospel Story Bible

Machowski, Marty   The Ology

Michael, Sally           Making Him Known series

Newbell, Trillia          God's Very Good Idea

Sproul, R. C.              The Priest with Dirty Clothes