Recommended Reading

Bible Reading

Bible Reading

For Bible versions, we recommend the English Standard Version, the Christian Standard Bible, and the New American Standard Bible.

Recommended Bible Reading Plans:
Gospel Driven Resources

The Cross of Christ, John Stott

The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler

Gospel, J.D. Greear

Desiring God, John Piper

Knowing God, J.I. Packer

The Prodigal God, Timothy Keller

Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller

Crazy Love, Francis Chan

They Met at Calvary, W.E. Sangster

The Legacy Path, Brian Haynes

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp

The Jesus Storybook Bible,  Sally Lloyd-Jones


Redeeming Singleness, Barry Danylak

Act Like Men, James MacDonald

Making of a Man of God, Alan Redpath

Addiction Recovery

Redemption, Mike Wilkerson

Recovering Redemption, Matt Chandler & Michael Snetzer

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Paul David Tripp

Christian History

Vertical Church, James MacDonald

Revitalize, Andrew M. Davis

Simple Church, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever

Who Moved my Pulpit?, Thom Rainer

Biblical Church Revitalization, Brian Croft


Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem

A Theology for the Church, Daniel Akin

The Baptist Faith and Message, Charles Kelley, Jr., Richard Land, R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church, Michael Lawrence


Prayer, Timothy Keller

Racial Reconciliation

Bloodlines, John Piper

Oneness Embraced, Tony Evans,

Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.

New Morning Mercies, Paul David Tripp

The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer

Growing in Christ, J.I. Packer

Reasonable Faith, William Lane Craig

The Reason for God, Timothy Keller


New American Commentary, Various Authors

NIV Application Commentary, Various Authors

An Expositional Commentary- 27 Volumes, James Montgomery Boice

New Testament Commentary Survey, D.A. Carson

Old Testament Commentary Survey, Tremper Longman, III


See Also:

What Commentaries does Desiring God recommend?

Best Commentaries on Each Book of the Bible, Tim Chilles Blog