Book List

The list below has been adapted from http://newlifecs.net/resources/recommended-books/

Bibles
ESV Study Bible
Jesus Story Book Bible
The Big Pic­ture Story Bible

Biography/History
The Unquench­able Flame: Dis­cov­er­ing the Heart of the Ref­or­ma­tion by Michael Reeves
John New­ton: From Dis­grace to Amaz­ing Grace by Jonathan Aitken
Mar­tyn Lloyd Jones: The First Forty Years 1899–1939 Vol. 1 by Iain H. Mur­ray
Bon­ho­ef­fer: Pas­tor, Mar­tyr, Prophet, Spy: A Right­eous Gen­tile vs. The Third Reich by Eric Metaxas
Amaz­Ing Grace by Eric Metaxas

Church
9 Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
Stop Dat­ing the Church by Joshua Har­ris
What is a Healthy Church Mem­ber? by Thabiti Anyab­wile
Total Church by Steve Tim­mis and Tim Chester
Reaching The Summit by George Yates

Coun­sel­ing
Instru­ments in the Redeemer s Hands: Peo­ple in Need of Change Help­ing Peo­ple in Need of Change by Paul David Tripp
You Can Change: God’s Trans­form­ing Power for Our Sin­ful Behav­ior and Neg­a­tive Emo­tions by Tim Chester
Redemp­tion: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Wor­ship and the Wounds We Carry by Mike Wilk­er­son
Rid of My Dis­grace: Hope and Heal­ing for Vic­tims of Sex­ual Assault by Justin and Lind­sey Hol­comb
Coun­ter­feit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Mat­ters by Tim Keller
World­li­ness: Resist­ing the Seduc­tion of a Fallen World edited by C.J. Mahaney
The Greener Grass Con­spir­acy: Find­ing Con­tent­ment on Your Side of the Fence by Stephen Altrogge
Just Do Some­thing: A Lib­er­at­ing Approach to Find­ing God’s Will by Kevin DeYoung
How Peo­ple Change by Tim­o­thy Lane and Paul David Tripp

Devo­tion
A Gospel Primer for Chris­tians: Learn­ing to See the Glo­ries of God s Love by Mil­ton Vin­cent
Holi­ness Day by Day by Jerry Bridges
Truth for Today by John MacArthur
Morn­ing and Evening by Charles Spur­geon
A Call to Spir­i­tual Ref­or­ma­tion: Pri­or­i­ties from Paul and His Prayers by D. A. Car­son
Ten Ques­tions to Diag­nose Your Spir­i­tual Health by Don­ald Whit­ney
Spir­i­tual Dis­ci­plines for the Chris­t­ian Life by Don­ald Whit­ney
Spir­i­tual Dis­ci­plines for the Church by Don­ald Whitney

Dis­cern­ing God s Will
The Greener Grass Con­spir­acy
Just Do Something

Dis­ci­ple­ship
The Trel­lis and the Vine
Total Church

Evan­ge­lism
The Gospel and Per­sonal Evan­ge­lism by Mark Dever
Evan­ge­lism and the Sov­er­eignty of God by J.I. Packer
The Soul Win­ner by Charles Spurgeon

Gospel
What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
Am I Really a Chris­t­ian by Mike McKin­ley

Dat­ing
Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Har­ris
Date Your Wife by Justin Buzzard

Jus­tice
Gen­er­ous Jus­tice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just by Tim Keller
When Help­ing Hurts: How to Alle­vi­ate Poverty with­out Hurt­ing the Poor And Your­self by Steve Cor­bett and Brian Fikkert
Serv­ing with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short Term Mis­sions with Cul­tural Intel­li­gence by David Livermore

Lead­er­ship
Lead­ers Who Last by Dave Kraft
Mis­takes Lead­ers Make by Dave Kraft
Good Sol­diers: A Bib­li­cal Approach to Lead­er­ship Devel­op­ment by Allen Duty
Sticky Teams: Keep­ing Your Lead­er­ship Team and Staff on the Same Page by Larry Osborne
Spir­i­tual Lead­er­ship: Prin­ci­ples of Excel­lence for Every Believer by J. Oswald Sanders
Basic Chris­t­ian Lead­er­ship: Bib­li­cal Mod­els of Church, Gospel and Min­istry by John Stott

Mar­riage
Date Your Wife by Justin Buz­zard
When Sin­ners Say, I Do: Discover­ing the Power of the Gospel for Mar­riage by Dave Har­vey
Sacred Mar­riage by Gary Thomas
The Mean­ing of Mar­riage: Fac­ing the Com­plex­i­ties of Com­mit­ment with the Wis­dom of God by Tim and Kathy Keller
Did I Kiss Mar­riage Good­bye: Trust­ing God with a Hope Deferred by Car­olyn McCulley

Min­istry
Dan­ger­ous Call­ing by Paul David Tripp
Cen­ter Church by Tim Keller
Lec­tures to My Stu­dents by Charles Spurgeon

Missions/ Mis­sional Liv­ing
Total Church by Steve Tim­mis and Tim Chester
Every­day Church by Steve Tim­mis and Tim Chester
For the City: Pro­claim­ing and Liv­ing Out the Gospel by Dar­rin Patrick and Matt Carter
Com­mu­nity: Tak­ing Your Small Group Off Life Sup­port by Brad House
Let the Nations be Glad! by John Piper
A Meal with Jesus: Dis­cov­er­ing Grace, Com­mu­nity, and Mis­sion Around the Table by Tim Chester
Why Cities Mat­ter by Steven Um and Justin Buzzard

Money
The Trea­sure Prin­ci­ple: Dis­cov­er­ing the Secret of Joy­ful Giv­ing by Randy Alcorn
Money: God or Gift? by Jamie Mun­son
Money, Pos­ses­sions, and Eter­nity by Randy Alcorn

Ordi­nances
Bap­tism: Help­ful Answers to Com­mon Ques­tions by Allen Duty
Believer’s Bap­tism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ edited by Thomas Schreiner and Shawn Wright
The Lord’s Sup­per: Remem­ber­ing and Pro­claim­ing Christ Until He Comes by Thomas Schreiner and Matthew Crawford

Orphan Care
Adopted For Life
The Con­nected Child

Parenting/Family Dis­ci­ple­ship
Gospel Pow­ered Par­ent­ing: How the Gospel Shapes and Trans­forms Par­ent­ing by William P. Far­ley
Help­ing Chil­dren to Under­stand the Gospel by Chil­dren Desir­ing God
Shep­herd­ing a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Instruct­ing a Child’s Heart by Tedd and Margy Tripp
Sacred Par­ent­ing: How Rais­ing Chil­dren Shapes Our Souls by Gary Thomas
Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teach­ing and Learn­ing the Great­ness of God by Bruce Ware
The Three Big Ques­tions for the Fran­tic Fam­ily by Patrick Lencioni
Fam­ily Shep­herds: Call­ing and Equip­ping Men to Lead their Homes by Vod­die Baucham

The­ol­ogy (Bib­li­cal)
Bib­li­cal The­ol­ogy in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Min­istry by Michael Lawrence
The Prodi­gal God: Recov­er­ing the Heart of the Chris­t­ian Faith by Tim Keller

The­ol­ogy (Sys­tem­atic)
Sys­tem­atic The­ol­ogy by Wayne Gru­dem
What is Reformed The­ol­ogy? By R.C. Sproul
Know­ing God by J.I. Packer
The Dif­fi­cult Doc­trine of the Love of God by D.A. Car­son
Doc­trine: What Chris­tians Should Believe by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Bres­hears
The Holi­ness of God by R.C. Sproul
Desir­ing God by John Piper
Busi­ness for the Glory of God by Wayne Gru­dem