Salty Believer Bibliography

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While not exhaustive, the following book list is a completion of books other than the Bible that have been influential in shaping into what it is today.  We recommend the books on this list and are always on the hunt for helpful and informative books.  We've reviewed and recommended many of these on this website.  The authors of some of these books have been our guest on Salty Believer Unscripted.  Some authors are our friends; others we wish we could call friends.  As we look at the bookshelves of, these are the books we feel highlight the library.  

Bennett, Arthur Editor.  The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions. East Peoria, Ill: Versa Press, 2011.

Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1960.  

Chandler, Matt, and Jared C. Wilson. The Explicit Gospel. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2012.  

Cloud, Henry and John Townsend. Boundaries: When to Say, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life. Nashville, Tenn: Thomas Nelson Publishing, 1992. 

Crockett, William V. Four Views on Hell. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan Publishing, 1996.  

Colman, Lymann, editor. Serendipity Bible: For Personal and Small Group StudyGrand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan 1984. 

Dever, Mark. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, 3rd ed. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2013. 

Driscoll, Mark, and Gerry Breshears. Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2010.

Durst, Rodrick, Reordering the Trinity: Six Movement of God in the New TestamentGrand Rapids, Mich: Kregel, 2015. 

Earley, Dave. Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders. Chattanooga, Tenn: Living Ink Books, 2008.    

Earley, Dave, and Rod Dempsey. The Pocket Guide to Leading a Small Group: 52 Practical Ways to Become a Better Small Group Leader. Houston, Tex: Touch Publications, 2007. 

Edwards, Gene. Exquisite Agony: Experiencing the Cross As Seen by the Father. Jacksonville, FL: The SeedSowers, 2004.   

Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Book House, 1983. 

Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2003.  

Foster, Richard J. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. New York: HarperCollins World, 2003.  

Gaffin, Richard B., and Wayne A. Grudem. Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?: Four Views. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan Pub, 1996.

Galli, Mark, and Ted Olsen. 131 Christians Everyone Should Know. Nashville, Tenn: Broadman & Holman, 2000.  

Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: Complete in One Volume: the Early Church to the Present Day. Peabody, Mass: Prince Press, 2009.   

Gorman, Michael J. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2009.  

Grudem, Wayne A., Elliot Grudem, and Wayne A. Grudem. Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2005. 

Grudem, Wayne A. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 1994. 

Haynes, Warren. Discipleship UncomplicatedFranklin, Tenn: Carpenter's Son Publishing, 2016.

Harrington, Bobby and Alex Absalom. Discipleship that Fits: The Five Kinds of Relationships God Uses to Help us Grow. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2016. 

Hendricks, Howard G., and William D. Henricks.  Living by the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible. Chicago, Ill: Moody Publishers, 2007. 

Iorg, Jeff.  The Case for Antioch: A Biblical Model for a Transformational Church. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2011.

Iorg, Jeff. Is God Calling Me?: Answering the Question Every Leader Asks. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2008.  

Iorg, Jeff.  The Painful Side of Leadership: Moving Forward Even When It HurtsNashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing, 2009. 

Iorg, Jeff.  Seasons of a Leader's Life: Learning, Leading, and Leaving Your Legacy. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing, 2013. 

Jones, Peyton. Reaching the Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2017

Klein, William W., Craig Blomberg, Robert L. Hubbard, and Kermit Allen Ecklebarger. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Nashville, Tenn: Thomas Nelson, 2003.
Keller, Timothy J. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009.  
Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. London: Fount, 1997.  

Lewis, C. S. Reflections on the Psalms. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1958.  

Mager, Robert F. Goal Analysis (2nd ed.).  Belmont, Cali: Lake Publishing Company, 1984. 

Malphurs, Aubrey. Look Before You Lead: How to Discern and Shape Your Church Culture. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2013.  

McDill, Wayne. 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching. (2nd ed.). Nashville, Tenn: B&H Academic, 2006. 

McRaney, Will. The Art of Personal Evangelism: Sharing Jesus in a Changing Culture. Nashville, Tenn: Broadman & Holman, 2003.

Moore, Ralph.  Making Disciples: Developing Lifelong Followers of Jesus. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2013. 

Moreland, James Porter, and Dallas Willard. Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul. Colorado Springs, Colo: NavPress, 1997. 

Nichols, Stephen J., and Ned Bustard. The Church History ABCs Augustine and 25 Other Heroes of the Faith. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010.

Packer, J. I. Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs. Carol Stream, Ill: Tyndale House, 2001.  

Patrick, Darrin. Church Planter: The Man, Message, The Mission. Weaton, Ill: Crossway 2012. 

Payne, J. D.  Apostolic Church Planting: Birthing New Churches From New Believers. Downers Grove, Illi: InterVarsity Press, 2015.

Payne, J. D. Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting. Milton Keynes, U.K.: Paternoster Publishing, 2009.

Peterson, Eugene H. A Long Obedience In The Same Direction. Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2000. 

Peterson, Eugene H. The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction.  Wheaton, Ill: 1989.

Peterson, Eugene H. Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans, 1987.

Piper, John. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry. Nashville, Tenn: B&H, 2013.  

Piper, John. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. Colorado Springs, Colo: Multnomah, 2011.  

Piper, John. Don't Waste Your Life. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2003.  

Putman, Jim and Bobby Harrington.  DiscipleShift: Five Steps to Help Your Church Make Disciples Who Make Disciples.  Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2013.

Reinke, Tony.  12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You.  Wheaton, Ill: Crossway: 2017. 

Sandy, D. Brent. Plowshares and Pruning Hooks: Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2002.

Sproul, R. C. The Holiness of God. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House Publishers, 1985.  

Sproul, R. C. What Is Reformed Theology? Orlando, Fla: Ligonier Ministries, 1991. 

Spurgeon, Charles. Lectures to My Students. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 1954.

Stetzer, Ed, and David Putman. Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community. Nashville, Tenn: Broadman & Holman, 2006.   

Stone, Charles. Brain Savvy Leaders: the Science of Significant Ministry. Nashville, Tenn: Abingdon Press, 2015.

Thompson, W. Oscar. Concentric Circles of Concern: Seven Stages for Making Disciples. Nashville, Tenn: Broadman Press, 1981.

Towns, Elmer L., and Douglas Porter. Churches That Multiply: A Bible Study on Church Planting. Kansas City, Mo: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2003.  

Towns, Elmer. Theology for TodayMason, Ohio: Cengage Learning, 2008.  

Westerhoff, John H. Spiritual Life: The Foundation for Preaching and Teaching. Louisville, Kent: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994.  

Willard, Dallas. Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1999.  

Willard, Dallas. The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.  

Wilson, Michael Todd, and Brad Hoffmann. Preventing Ministry Failure: A ShepherdCare Guide for Pastors, Ministers and Other Caregivers. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Books, 2007.