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·         Comforts from the Cross – Elyse Fitzpatrick

·         When Life is Hard – James MacDonald

·         Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts -  Jerry Bridges

·         How Long, O Lord? – D.A. Carson

General Discipleship

·         Living the Cross Centered Life – C.J. Mahaney

·         Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary – J.D. Greaar

·         Radical – David Platt

·         The Cross of Christ – John Stott

·         Scandalous – D.A. Carson

·         Because He Loves Me – Elyse Fitzpatrick

·         The Prodigal God – Tim Keller

·         Love Walked Among Us:  Learning to Love like Jesus – Paul Miller

·         Desiring God – John Piper

·         The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer

·         A Gospel Primer – Milton Vincent

·         Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Don Whitney

·         Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – Paul Tripp

·         What is the Gospel? – Greg Gilbert

·         What is a Healthy Church Member? – Thabiti Anyabwile

·         Gripped by the Greatness of God – James MacDonald

·         Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper

·         The Cost of Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

·         A Praying Life:  Connecting with God in a Distracting Word – Paul Miller

·         Practicing Affirmation:  God Centered Praise of those who are not God – Sam Crabtree

·         Pure Pleasure:  Why do Christians feel so bad about feeling good? – Gary Thomas

·         Thirsting for God:  Spiritual refreshment for the sacred journey – Gary Thomas

·         The Names of God – Ken Hemphill

·         Transforming Prayer – Daniel Henderson

Growing and Changing

·         The Deeper Life – Daniel Henderson

·         I Really Want to Change, So Help me God – James MacDonald

·         How People Change – Tim Lane & Paul Tripp

·         Putting Your Past in its Place – Stephen Viars

·         The Pursuit of Holiness – Jerry Bridges

·         The Practice of Godliness – Jerry Bridges

·         Transforming Grace – Jerry Bridges

·         Redemption:  Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship & the Wounds We Carry - Mike Wilkerson

·         Lord Change My Attitude: Before It’s too Late – James Macdonald

·         War of Words – Paul Tripp

·         Seeing with New Eyes – David Powlison


·         The Book on Leadership – John Macarthur

·         Spiritual Leadership – J. Oswald Sanders

·         The Cross and Christian Ministry – D.A. Carson


·         9 Marks of a Healthy Church – Mark Dever

·         The Cross and Christian Ministry – D.A. Carson

·         The Master Plan of Evangelism – Robert E. Coleman

·         The Trellis and the Vine - Colin Marshall & Tony Payne

·         Making Disciples One Conversation at a Time – Henderson

·         What is the Mission of the Church?  -- Kevin Deyoung & Greg Gilbert


·         The Meaning of Marriage – Tim Keller

·         Sacred Marriage – Gary Thomas

·         When Sinners Say "I Do" - Dave Harvey

·         Love that Lasts -- Ricucci

·         The Excellent Wife – Martha Peace

·         The Complete Husband – Lou Priolo

·         The Exemplary Husband – Stuart Scott

·         Strengthening Your Marriage – Wayne Mack

·         Christian Living in the Home – Jay Adams

·         Biblical Principles of Sex – Dr. Robert D. Smith

·         Sex and the Supremacy of Christ – John Piper & Justin Taylor

·         Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God – C.J. Mahaney

·         This Momentary Marriage – John Piper


·         The Faithful Parent – Peace & Scott

·         Give them Grace – Elyse Fitzpatrick

·         Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Tedd Tripp

·         Age of Opportunity – Paul Tripp

·         Peacemaking for Families – Sande/Reabe

·         7 Words to Change Your Family – James Macdonald

·         The Heart of Anger – Lou Priolo

·         Teach Them Diligently – Lou Priolo

Bible / Bible Study

·         God Wrote a Book – James Macdonald

·         30 Days to Understanding the Bible -- Max Anders

·         How to Read the Bible for All it’s Worth – Fee & Stuart

·         Systematic Theology – Wayne Grudem

·         According to Plan – Graeme Goldsworthy

·         Knowing God – J.I Packer

Life Issues


·         Depression:  Looking up from a Stubborn Darkness - Ed Welch


·         When People are Big and God is Small – Ed Welch

·         Running Scared – Ed Welch

·         When I am Afraid – Ed Welch

·         Fear, Worry, and Anxiety – Elyse Fitzpatrick


·         Addictions – Ed Welch

·         Love to Eat, Hate to Eat – Elyse Fitzpatrick

Sexual sin

·         Sex is Not the Problem, Lust Is – Joshua Harris

·         At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry – Stephen Gallagher

·         Sex and the Supremacy of Christ – Piper & Taylor

·         Think Before You Look: 40 Powerful Reasons to Avoid Pornography – Daniel Henderson

Reading List - Five Year Plan PDF Print E-mail

As a believer in Christ, God wants you to be growing and learning.  One way to learn is to read Bible-based messages from fellow Christian authors.  Below is a list of books that you might find helpful.  In addition to reading your Bible daily, you should also consider picking up a book or two from this recommended reading plan.  Don't feel as if you have to read all of these books at once, and don't be overwhelmed by the number of titles listed here.  You will find that as you get into the study of God's Word, you will be hungry for additional info about Him.

This list is organized into five years, so assuming that you begin this reading list when you become a Christian, you would start with the books in the "Year One" category.  Year One books cover basic Bible truths, Year Two books get a little deeper, so on and so forth.

Year One

The Treasure Principle - Randy Alcorn

The Pursuit of Holiness - Jerry Bridges

My Utmost for His Highest - Oswald Chambers

The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman

The Master Plan of Evangelism - Robert Coleman

Through the Gates of Splendor - Elisabeth Elliott

No Compromise - Melody Green

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 - W. Phillip Keller

God Wrote a Book - James McDonald

More Than a Carpenter - Josh McDowell

What the Bible is all About - Henrietta Mears

The Unquenchable Worshiper - Matt Redman

Basic Christianity - John R. W. Scott

The Saving Life of Christ - Ian Thomas

Knowledge of the Holy - A. W. Tozer

Shepherding a Child's Heart - Ted Tripp

New Bible Commentary - G. J. Wenham

Honesty, Morality & Conscience - Jerry White

The Jesus I Never Knew - Philip Yancey

Year Two

To the Golden Shore - Courtney Anderson

The Practice of the Presence of God - Brother Lawrence

Hard Questions, Real Answers - William Lane Craig

Your Money Counts - Howard Dayton

Passion and Purity - Elisabeth Elliott

Living by the Book - Howard Hendricks

At Home in Mitford - Jan Karon

How to Give Away Your Faith - Paul Little

The Gospel According to Jesus - John Macarthur

I Really Want to Change - James MacDonald

New Bible Dictionary - Howard Marshall

Turning Points - Mark Noll

Concise Theology - J. I. Packer

The Excellent Wife - Martha Peace

The Exemplary Husband - Stuart Scott

Pleasure Evermore - Sam Storms

The Message of the Sermon on the Mount - John Stott

The Trouble with Jesus - Joseph M. Stowell

The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel

The Pursuit of God - A. W. Tozer

Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health - Donald S. Whitney

Year Three

Why Pro-Life? - Randy Alcorn

Holman Bible Atlas - Thomas Brisco

Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan

Letters Along the Way - D. A. Carson & John D. Woodbridge

Brokenness - Nancy Leigh Demoss

Marriage Under Fire - James Dobson

Psychobabble - Richard Ganz

I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist - Norman Geisler

Continuous Revival - Norman Grubb

Basic Theology - Charles Ryrie

Disciplines of a Godly Man - R. Kent Hughes

The God Who Hears - W. Bingham Hunter

Operation World - Howard Jonstone

Persecution - David Limbaugh

Strengthening Your Marriage - Wayne Mack

Choosing a Bible - Leland Ryken

Simply Jesus - Joseph M. Stowell

Year Four

3 Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare - Clinton E. Arnold

Here I Stand:  A Life of Martin Luther - Ronald H. Bainton

How Now Shall We Live? - Chuck Colson and Nancy Pearcey

Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety - Elyse Fitzpatrick

A Tale of Three Kings - Gene Edwards

Set Apart:  Calling a Worldly Church to a Godly Life - R. Kent Hughes

Hard Sayings of the Bible - Kaiser, Davids, Bruce and Brauch

Feminine Appeal - Carolyn Mahaney

Why Small Groups? - C. J. Mahaney

Knowing God - J. I. Packer

Why Revival Tarries - Leonard Ravenhill

Church History in Plain Language - Bruce Shelley

Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret - Howard Taylor

When Life is Changed Forever - Rick Taylor

What's the Difference? - John Piper

Sacred Marriage - Gary L. Thomas

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands - Paul David Tripp

On Being a Servant of God - Warren Wiersbe

Where is God When it Hurts - Philip Yancey

Year Five

How to Read a Book - Charles Van Doren and Mortimer Alder

The Cost of Discipleship - Deitrich Bonhoeffer

The Kingdom of God - John Bright

Orthodoxy - G. K. Chestermon

Religious Affections - Jonathan Edwards

Backgrounds of Early Christianity - Everett Ferguson

Celebration of Discipline - Richard J. Foster

Decision Making and the Will of God - Gary Friesen

Darwin on Trial - Phillip Johnson

Mere Christianity - C. S. Lewis

Ashamed of the Gospel - John MacArthur

Kingdom of the Cults - Walter Martin

Scandal of the Evangelical Mind - Mark Noll

Total Truth - Nancy Pearcey

The Universe Next Door - James Sire

The Cross of Christ - John R. W. Scott