Study Bibles

Our church uses and recommends the ESV translation
To better understand the difference and the importance of Bible translation
Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach (Leland Ryken)
ESV MacArthur Study Bible (Hardcover) 
The ESV Study Bible
ESV Gospel Transformation Bible (Black)

Study and Reference Tools

Bible Overview
The Bible Panorama: Enjoying the whole Bible with a chapter-by-chapter guide (Gerard Chrispin)
Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Bible Well (Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins, Thomas Schreiner)

Bible Dictionary
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Walter A. Elwell)

New Bible Dictionary (I. Howard Marshall, A.R. Millard, J.I. Packer, D.J. Wiseman)

Old Testament Introduction
Old Testament Survey (Paul R. House and Eric Mitchell)

New Testament Introduction
New Testament Introduction (Donald Guthrie)
An Introduction to the New Testament, Vols. 1-3 (D. Edmond Hiebert)
An Introduction to the New Testament (D.A. Carson and Douglass Moo)

Systematic Theology—Books that explain what the Bible as a whole teaches on certain doctrines (i.e. the Holy Spirit, justification, prayer, etc)

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Wayne Grudem)
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief (John Frame)
Systematic Theology: Biblical and Historical (Robert Culver)
The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way (Michael Horton)

Historical Theology—Books on how the doctrines of Scripture have historically been understand 

Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Greg Allison)
Great to use alongside Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology

Church History—Books explaining the history of what has taken place from the early church until present

The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform (Roger Olsen)
Christian History Made Easy (Rose Bible Basics) (Timothy Paul Jones)

Biblical Theology—

What Is Biblical Theology?: A Guide to the Bible's Story, Symbolism, and Patterns (Jim Hamilton)
God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology (Jim Hamilton)
The Gospel and Kingdom (Graeme Goldsworthy)
Three lectures by Graeme Goldsworthy

New Testament Theology

New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ (Thomas Schreiner)

Pauline Theology

Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology (Thomas Schreiner)
One of Pastor Bryan’s favorite books!

Theology for kids

The Bible's Big Story: Salvation History for Kids (Jim Hamilton)

Theological Topics

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance (Bruce Ware)
Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith (Michael Reeves)
The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ (Bruce Ware)
Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ (Robert Bowman & J. Ed Komoszewski)
Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ (Revised Edition) (John Piper)



Perseverance and “Warning Passages"
The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance (Thomas Scheiner & Ardel Caneday) 
Run to Win the Prize: Perseverance in the New Testament (Thomas Schreiner)


George Whitefield
Charles Spurgeon
Fox’s Book of Martyrs

Practical Theology

Marriage & Family
The Trellis and the Vine—Kindle version (Collin Marshall & Tony Payne)
Required reading for small group leaders
A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table (Re:Lit) (Tim Chester)
Fear of Man
How to Change
Awe Books

Local Church


Evangelism; Missions; Mercy Ministry; Social Justice

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself (Steve Corbett & Brian Finkkert)