Recommended Reading

WEBSITES:

ESV Bible: My favorite translation of the Bible.

Desiring God: John Piper’s “Desiring God Ministries” website. Phenomenal content in a broad range of categories. Everything is available for free–including 25+ years of Piper’s messages.

9 Marks Ministries: The ministry of Mark Dever (Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church) and others. 9 Marks wants to help local churches re-establish their biblical bearings and re-think their ministry methods

Puritan Library: A fantastic website containing works of great Puritan theologians such as Sibbes, Owen, Baxter, and Edwards.

BOOKS:

Desiring God: An earth-shaking book for me. I think this will be the Pilgrim’s Progress of the next 200 years. John Piper sets forth his vision of Christian Hedonism which can be summarized as seeking your ultimate pleasure in God Himself.

Recalling the Hope of Glory: A fantastic book on worship by Allen Ross

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine: A monstrous work of fantastic scholarship. This theology by Wayne Grudem is a must-have for serious Bible study and serious Bible students.

Knowing God and Concise Theology: A classic (Knowing God) and a must-have ready-reference (Concise Theology) by J. I. Packer

A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules: A great book on biblical hermeneutics by Dr. Robert Stein which is a very easy and educational read.

Jonathan Edwards: A Life: One of the best books I have ever read. By all accounts, George M. Marsden has written the definitive Edwards biography. I was genuinely sad when I finished reading this book because there were no more pages to read.

9 Marks of a Healthy Church and The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel: A radical and wonderful way to “do” church by Mark Dever, Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

Preaching with Bold Assurance: A Solid and Enduring Approach to Engaging Exposition: A wonderful book by Hershael York that teaches the art of expository preaching. This is a must-read for any preacher, experienced or aspiring.

BIBLE SOFTWARE:

Logos Bible Software: A wonderful collection of resources available, literally, at your finger tips. The entire contained library is searchable and the language tools are second-to-none.

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