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:

The Anabaptist Story, William R. Estep

American Evangelical Story, Douglas A. Sweeney

Turning Points, Mark Noll



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



Joshua: Victorious Christian Living, Alan Redpath

The Message of the Sermon on the Mount, John Stott

Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Gospel According to John: New Testament Commentary by D.A.


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.



Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, John Piper & Wayne




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



Neighboring Faiths, Winfried Corduan

One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven, Mark Cahill

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

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi




Spurgeon: A Biography, Arnold A. Dallimore

A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards, George M. Marsden

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, Roland H. Bainton



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