Recommended Reading

Reading good books is a great way to be built up and strengthened in the faith (Col 2:6-7). But with so many great books out there, where do you start? Below is a list of entry level books recommended by the elders on 18 core theological areas. These books represent a great place to start and reading the whole list will give you a fantastic breadth and depth of knowledge about many key areas of your faith. If you complete the list, ask an elder for further recommendations in other areas not covered here or for deeper level reading on any of these that interest you.

TopicTitleAuthor
Basic systematic theologyConcise TheologyJI Packer
Bible OverviewGod’s Big PictureVaughan Roberts
Gospel life changeYou can changeTim Chester
God's WillJust Do SomethingKevin de Young
Biblical authorityTaking God at his WordKevin de Young
EvangelismHonest EvangelismRico Tice
World MissionRadicalDavid Platt
Theology of local churchThe ChurchMark Dever
Theology of worship & gatheringsRhythms of GraceMike Cosper
Personal holinessHabits of GraceDavid Matthis
PrayerA Praying LifePaul Miller
ApologeticsThe Reason for GodTim Keller
Church history overviewChurch History in Plain LanguageBruce Shelley
DiscipleshipInfinite JourneyAndrew Davis
PlantingMultiplying churchesSteve Timmis
Leadership/EldershipChurch EldersJeramie Rinne
Pastoral CareSide by SideEd Welch
Growing oldDestiny: Learning to Live by Preparing to DieDavid Gibson