Recommended Resources


This page is a list of books, websites, and software programs that I recommend to you for study and research purposes.  The listing of a resource on this page does not signal complete endorsement of the material or the author.  Rather, it indicates approval of the general thrust of the work.  Although some of these resources could be listed in more than one category, each resource will only be listed once.

Anabaptist History
Cornelius Dyck, An Introduction to Mennonite History
William R. Estep, The Anabaptist Story
Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online
Harry Loewen, No Permanent City
Harry Loewen and Steven Nolt, Through Fire and Water
John D. Roth, Stories: How Mennonites Came To Be
Thieleman J. van Braght, Martyrs Mirror

Anabaptist Theology
1963 Mennonite Confession of Faith
The Schleitheim Confession
Harold S. Bender, The Anabaptist Vision
Dordrecht Confession of Faith
Robert Friedmann, The Theology of Anabaptism  
Walter Klaassen, Anabaptism: Neither Catholic nor Protestant 
Paul M. Lederach, A Third Way
John D. Roth, Beliefs: Mennonite Faith and Practice
_______, Practices: Mennonite Worship and Witness
Menno Simons, The Complete Writings
C. Arnold Snyder, Anabaptist History and Theology
Malcolm Yarnell, The Anabaptists and Contemporary Baptists

Paul Copan, True for You but Not for Me
Beckwith and Koukl, Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air
William Lane Craig, On Guard
Geisler and Brooks, When Skeptics Ask
Geisler and Hoffman, Why I Am a Christian
Geisler and Turek, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist 
Peter Hitchens, The Rage Against God
Timothy Keller, The Reason for God
Köstenberger, Bock, and Chatraw, Truth Matters
Gregory Koukl, Tactics 
Alex McFarland, 10 Answers for Atheists
_______, The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity
Alister McGrath, Mere Apologetics
One Minute Apologist
Reasonable Faith
Please Convince Me
Francis Schaeffer, He is There and He is Not Silent  
Stand to Reason
Lee Strobel, Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary
_______, The Case for Faith
_______, The Case for Grace
_______, The Case for Hope
J.Warner Wallace, Cold-Case Christianity
_______, God’s Crime Scene
Ravi Zacharias, Beyond Opinion 

Bible, Reliability of
Greg Gilbert, Why Trust the Bible?
Josh McDowell, God-Breathed
R.C. Sproul, Can I Trust the Bible?
Paul D. Wegner, A Student’s Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible

Bible Study Methods
Eric Bargerhuff, The Most Misused Verses in the Bible
Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks, Living by the Book
Knowable Word
Jason Lisle, Understanding Genesis: How to Analyze, Interpret, and Defend Scripture 
John F. MacArthur Jr., How to Study the Bible
Richard Mayhue, How to Study the Bible
Robert L. Plummer, 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible
Richard Schultz, Out of Context: How to Avoid Misinterpreting the Bible
Roy B. Zuck, Basic Bible Interpretation

Bible Study Tools

D.A. Carson, Exegetical Fallacies
Mark Dever, What Does God Want of Us Anyway? 
Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
Ralph Gower, The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times
Logos Bible Software
Paul Wright, Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas

Christian Education
Howard Hendricks, Teaching to Change Lives
Lawrence Richards and Gary Bredfeldt, Creative Bible Teaching
Elmer Towns, What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know
Bruce Wilkinson, The Seven Laws of the Learner
William R. Yount, Called to Teach

Christian Living and Discipleship
Lynn Anderson, If I Really Believe, Why Do I Have These Doubts?  
Anonymous, Embracing Obscurity  
David Bercot, ed., The Pilgrim Road
Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Brokenness
_______, Holiness
_______, Surrender
Kevin DeYoung and Joshua Harris, Just Do Something
Elisabeth Elliot, Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot
Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working 
William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
Mike McKinley, Am I Really a Christian?
Jenny Miller, Life is a Gift
Joel Rosenberg and T.E. Koshy, The Invested Life 
Ken Sande, Resolving Everyday Conflict
Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality
R.C. Sproul, How Can I Develop a Christian Conscience?
_______, How Should I Live in this World?  
Howard Taylor, Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret
A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God   

Thabiti M. Anyabwile, What Is a Healthy Church Member? 
Mark Dever, What Is a Healthy Church?
Jonathan Leeman, Church Membership  

Church History
Benedict of Nursia, The Holy Rule of St. Benedict 
Harry Boer, A Short History of the Early Church
Earle E. Cairns, Christianity through the Centuries
Christian History Institute
Curtis, Lang, and Petersen, The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History
James P. Eckman, Exploring Church History
Mark Galli and Ted Olsen, 131 Christians Everyone Should Know
Justo Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity (2 volumes)
Mark Noll, Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity 
Bruce Shelley, Church History in Plain Language  
Howard F. Vos, Exploring Church History

Rice Broocks, God’s Not Dead
D.A. Carson, The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God
William Lane Craig, The Only Wise God
A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy
Andrew Wilson, Incomparable

Holy Spirit
Francis Chan, Forgotten God
A.W. Tozer, How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit 

Jesus Christ
Athanasius of Alexandria, On the Incarnation of the Word of God
Rice Broocks, Man, Myth, Messiah
Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell, More Than a Carpenter
John Piper, Jesus: The Only Way to God
Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ 
_______, The Case for the Real Jesus
J. Warner Wallace, Alive: A Cold-Case Approach to the Resurrection

Kingdom of God
David Bercot, The Kingdom That Turned the World Upside Down
Gregory A. Boyd, The Myth of a Christian Nation
_______, The Myth of a Christian Religion
Roger Hertzler, Through the Eye of a Needle
Donald B. Kraybill, The Upside-Down Kingdom
David Platt, What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me?
Preston Sprinkle, Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence
Dean Taylor, A Change of Allegiance
John Howard Yoder, What Would You Do?  

New Testament Greek
David Alan Black, Learn to Read New Testament Greek
Gary Long, Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Greek
William D. Mounce, Greek for the Rest of Us
Ray Summers, Essentials of New Testament Greek

Philosophy and the Life of the Mind
Cowan and Spiegel, The Love of Wisdom
Douglas Douma, The Presbyterian Philosopher  
Geisler and Brooks, Come, Let us Reason
J.P. Moreland, Love Your God with All Your Mind
R.C. Sproul, The Consequences of Ideas

Preaching and Pastoring
D.A. Carson, Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflection of Tom Carson
Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching
Brian Croft and Phil Newton, Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals
Roy Gingrich, Some Things Every Christian Minister Should Know
John F. MacArthur, Jr., Rediscovering Expository Preaching
Stephen F. Olford and David Olford, Anointed Expository Preaching
Haddon Robinson, Biblical Preaching
William Still, The Work of the Pastor
Alexander Strauch, Biblical Eldership
Warren W. Wiersbe and David W. Wiersbe, The Elements of Preaching
Byron Yawn, Well-Driven Nails

Greg Gilbert, What is the Gospel?
Roger Olson, Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities
Robert Shank, Elect in the Son
_______, Life in the Son

Spiritual Warfare
Neil T. Anderson, The Bondage Breaker
Tony Evans, Victory in Spiritual Warfare
Craig Gross and Jason Harper, Eyes of Integrity
Heath Lambert, Finally Free


Clarence Benson, Biblical Faith
Jack Cottrell, The Faith Once for All 
Kendell Easley, 52 Words Every Christian Should Know  
Wayne Grudem, Christian Beliefs
_______, Systematic Theology 
J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism
J.I. Packer, Concise Theology
Wiley and Culbertson, Introduction to Christian Theology

Worldviews and World Religions
Winfried Corduan, Neighboring Faiths
Norman Geisler and William Watkins, Worlds Apart
Gregory Koukl, The Story of Reality
John MacArthur et al, Think Biblically!
Abdu Murray, Grand Central Question
Nabeel Qureshi, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
C. Fred Smith, Developing a Biblical Worldview