Salty Believer Bibliography

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While not exhaustive, the following book list is a compilation of books other than the Bible that have been influential in shaping both my ministry and into what they are today.  I recommend the books on this list and I’m always on the hunt for helpful and informative books.  I’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 my friends; others I wish we could call friends.  But please remember that recommending these books doesn’t necessarily mean I endorse every word as right and true—please read with discernment and measure everything you read against God’s Word. But still, as I look at my bookshelves, these are the books I feel highlight my library. I’m sure the list will continue to grow, so check back from time to time. (If you'd like, you may see this list organized by subject too.) 

Augustine. Confessions. London, England: Penguin Books, 1961.

Akers, John (Editor) and John Armstrong (Editor). This We Believe: The Good News of Jesus Christ For the World.  Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2000.  

Allen, Roland. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And Causes that Hinder It. Eugene, Org: Wipf and Stock, 1962.

Armstrong, John H. (General Editor), and Paul Engle (Series Editor). Understanding Four Views on Baptism. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2007.

Armstrong, John H. (General Editor), and Paul Engle (Series Editor). Understanding Four Views on the Lord’s Supper. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2007.

Barber, Leroy. Embrace: God's Radical Shalom for a Divided WorldDowners Grove, Ill: IVP Books, 2016. 

Begg, Alistair. CSB Spurgeon Study Bible. Nashville, Tenn: Holman, 2017.

Benner, David G., Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2003. 

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

Betteson, Henry and Chris Maunder (Editors). Documents of the Christian Church. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Blackaby, Henry T. and Claude V. King. Experiencing God: How to Live the Full Adventure of Knowing and Doing the Will of God. Nashville, Tenn: Broadman and Holman, 1994.

Bock, Darrell L. (General Editor), and Stanley N. Gundry (Series Editor). Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 1999.

Bonhoeffer, Deitrich. The Cost of Discipleship. New York: Touchstone, 1995.

Boswell, Matt. Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing, 2013.

Bradberry, Travis and Jean Greaves. Emotional Intelligence 2.0. San Diego, CA: TalentSmart, 2009. 

Burce, F. F. The Gospel of John: Introduction, Exposition, and Notes. Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans Publishing, 1983.

Calvin, John. Calvin Commentaries (Series). 500th Anniversary Edition. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2009.

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

Carson, D.A. Exegetical FallaciesGrand Rapids, MIch: Baker Academic, 1996. 

Carson, D.A. How Long O Lord?: Reflections on Suffering and EvilGrand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2006.

Carson, D.A. and Douglas J. Moo. An Introduction to the New TestamentGrand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2005. 

Carson, D. A. (Editor) The Pillar New Testament Commentary (Series). Grand Rapids, Mich: W. B. Eerdmans.

Chan, Francis. Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples. Colorado Springs, Col: David C. Cook, 2012.

Chandler, Matt and Michael Snetzer. Recovering Redemption: A Gospel-Saturated Perspective on How to ChangeNashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2014.

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

Chester, Tim and Steve Timmis. Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community. Wheaton, Ill: Corssway, 2008. 

Chesterton, G. K. Orthodoxy. Scotts Valley, Cal: CreateSpace, 2015.

Christian, George. The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon Volume I: His Earliest Outlines and Sermons Between 1851 and 1854. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Academic, 2017.

Christopherson, Jeff and Mac Lake. Kingdom First: Starting Churches That Shape Movements. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2015.

Clarkson, Sally. The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child's Heart for Eternity. Colorado Springs, Col: Waterbrook Press, 2003. 

Clifton, Mark. Reclaiming Glory: Revitalizing Dying Churches. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2016. 

Clinton, Tim and Ron Hawkins. The Quick-Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling: 40 Topics, Spiritual Insights & Easy-to-Use Action StepsGrand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2009. 

Clinton, Tim and Eric Scalise. The Quick-Reference Guide to Addictions and Recovery Counseling: 40 Topics, Spiritual Insights & Easy-to-Use Action Steps. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2013. 

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. 

Clowney, Edmund P. Called to the Ministry. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1964.

Cole, Neil.  Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life HappensSan Fransisco, Cal: Jossey-Bass, 2010. 

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

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

Croft, Brian and Ryan Fullerton. Pray for the Flock: Ministering God’s Grace Through Intercession. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2015.

Demarest, Bruce. Satisfy Your Soul: Restoring the Heart of Christian Spirituality. Colorado Springs, Col: NavPress, 1999.

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

Donahue, Bill and Russ Robinson. Building a Life-Changing Small Group Ministry: A Strategic Guide for Leading Group Life in Your Church. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2012.

Donahue, Bill and Russ Robinson. The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry: A Troubleshooting Guide for Church Leaders. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2005.

Dowley, Tim. Eerdmans’ Handbook to the History of Christianity. Grand Rapids, Mich: W. B. Eerdmans, 1977.

Driscoll, Mark. A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future? Carol Stream, Ill: Tyndale House Publishers, 2013. 

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

Duduit, Michael, (Editor) Handbook of Contemporary Preaching: A Wealth of Counsel for Creative and Effective Proclamation. Nashville, Tenn: Broadman Press, 1992.

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

Duvall, J. Scott and J. Daniel Hays. Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the BibleGrand Rapid, Mich: Zondervan, 2005.  

Earley, Dave. The 21 Most Effective Prayers Collection. Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Books, 2014.

Earley, Dave. The 8 Habits of Effective Small Group Leaders. Huston, Tex: Cell Group Resources, 2001.

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. 

Earley, Dave and Rod Dempsey. Spiritual Formation Is. . . : How to Grow in Jesus with Passion and Confidence. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Academic, 2018.

Earley, Dave and David Wheeler. Evangelism Is. . . : How to Share Jesus with Passion and Confidence. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Academic, 2010.

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

Edwards, Gene. A Tale of Three Kings: A Study of Brokenness. Carol Stream, Ill: Tyndale House, 1992.

Eggerichs, Emerson. Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs. Nashville, Tenn: Thomas Nelson, 2004. 

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

Eswine, Zack. Spurgeon's Sorrows: Realistic Home for those who Suffer from Depression.  Scotland, UK: Christian Focus Publications, 2014. 

Fadling, Alan. An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2013.

Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas K. Stuart.  How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2002. 

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, 2003. 

Foster, Richard J. The Challenge of The Disciplined Life: Christian Reflections on Money, Sex, and Power. New York, HarperCollins, 1985.

Foster, Richard J. Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.

Friedman, Edwin H. Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue. New York: The Gilford Press, 1985.

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

Gasque, W. Ward (Editor). New International Biblical Commentary (NT Series). Peabody, Mass: Henderickson Publishers.

Geiger, Eric and Kevin Peck. Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2016.

Geisler, Norman and Ron Brooks.  When Skeptics Ask: A Handbook on Christian Evidences.  Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2013. 

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.  

Greear, J.D. Gaining By Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2015. 

Green, Michael. Evangelism in the Early Church. Guildford, Surry: Eagle, 1970.

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

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

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

Grudem, Wayne A. (General Editor) and Stanley N. Gundry (Series Editor). Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2005. 

Guthrie, George H. Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God's Word. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing, 2011. 

Hall, Christopher A. Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1998.

Hamilton, Donald L. Homiletical Handbook. Nashville, Tenn: Boradman Press, 1992.

Harley, Willard F., Jr.  His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage (Revised and Expanded Edition). Grand Rapids, Mich: Revel, 2011. 

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

Harrison, R. K. and Robert Hubbard Jr. (Editors). The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (Series). Grand Rapids, Mich: W. B. Eerdmans.

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

Hendricks, Howard. Teaching to Change Lives: Seven Proven Ways to Make Your Teaching Come Alive. New York: Multnomah, 1987.

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

Hill, Jonathan. The History of Christian Thought: The Fascinating Story of the Great Christian Thinkers and How They Help Shape the World as We Know it Today. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2003.

Hindson, Ed and Ergun Caner. The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics: Surveying the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity. Eugene, Oreg: Harvest House Publishers, 2008. 

Hoehner, Harold W. Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2002.

Howard, David and Glenn Barker (Editors). Word Biblical Commentary (Series). Nashville, Tenn: Thomas Nelson.

Hughes, Barbara. Disciplines of a Godly Woman. Wheaton, Ill, Crossway Books, 2001. 

Hughes, Kent R. Disciplines of a Godly Man. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 1991.  

Hull, Bill. The Disciple-Making Church: Leading a Body of Believers on the Journey of Faith. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2010. 

Hunke, E. W., Jr. Southern Baptists in the Intermountain West (1940-1989): A Fifty-Year History of Utah, Idaho, and Nevada Southern Baptists. Franklin, Tenn: Providence House, 1998.   

Hybels, Bill. Just Walk Across the Room: Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2006.

Hybels, Bill. Too Busy Not To Pray. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2008.

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

Iorg, Jeff. The Character of Leadership: Nine Qualities that Define Great Leaders, Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2007. 

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

Iorg, Jeff. Leading Major Change in Your Ministry. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing, 2018.

Iorg, Jeff. Live Like a Missionary: Giving Your Life for What Matters Most. Birmingham, Alab: New Hope, 2011.

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. 

Johnson, Darrel W. The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God’s Transformation of the World. Downer’s Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2009.

Johnson, David and Jeff Van Vonderen. The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church. Minneapolis, Minn: Bethany House Publishers. 1991. 

Johnson, Eric, and Sean McDowell. Sharing the Good News with Mormons: Practical Strategies for Getting the Conversation StartedEugene, Oreg: Harvest House, 2018. 

Jones, Peyton. Church Zero: Raising 1st Century Churches out of the Ashes of the 21st Century Church. Colorado Springs, Col: David C. Cook, 2013. 

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

Kauflin, Bob. Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God. Wheaton, Ill, 2008.

Kerns, Travis. The Saints of Zion: An Introduction to Mormon Theology. Nashville, Tenn: B & H Academic, 2018.

Keller, Timothy J. Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2012.

Keller, Timmothy J. Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God. New York, New York: Penguin, 2016.

Keller, Timothy J. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009.  

Klein, William W., Craig Blomberg, Robert L. Hubbard, and Kermit Allen Ecklebarger. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Nashville, Tenn: Thomas Nelson, 2003.

Kollar, Charles Allen. Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling: An Effective Short-Term Approach for Getting People Back on Track.  Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2011. 

Kostenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellum and Charles L. Quarles. The Cradle, The Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New TestamentNashville, Tenn: B&H Academic, 2016. 

Koukl, Gregory. Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2009.

Laaser, Mark R. Becoming a Man of Valor. Kansas City, Miss: Beacon Hill Press, 2011. 

Lea, Thomas D. and David Alan Black. The New Testament: Its Background and Message. Nashville, Tenn: B&H, 2003. 

Lewis, C. S. A Grief Observed. San Fransisco, Cal: HarperCollins, 1996.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. London: Fount, 1997. 

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

Longman, Temper III and Raymond D. Dillard. An Introduction to the Old TestamentGrand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2006. 

Longman, Temper III and David Garland (Editors). The Expositor’s Bible Commentary (Series). Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan.

MacArthur, John, Jr. Rediscovering Expository Preaching: Balancing the Science and Art of Biblical Exposition. Dallas, Tex: Word Books, 1992.

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

Maier, Paul L. Eusebius: The Church History. Grand Rapids, Mich: Kregel, 1999.

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

Mancini, Will. Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement. San Fransisco, Cal: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Marchall, Collin and Tony Payne. The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift that Changes Everything. Sydney, Australia: Matthias Media, 2009.

Marsden, George M. A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards. Grand Rapids, Mich: W. B. Eerdmans, 2008.

Marshall, Howard and W. Ward Gasque (Editors). The New International Greek Testament Commentary (Series). Grand Rapids, Mich, Eerdmans Publishing.

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

McIntosh, Gary L. Taking Your Church to the Next Level: What God You Here Won’t Get You There. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2009.

McKeever, Bill and Eric Johnson. Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-Day Saints. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2015.  

McNeal, Reggie. Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church. San Fransisco, Cal: Jossey-Bass, 2009.

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

Metzger, Will. Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully and Lovingly. Downers Grove: Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2012.

Millar, Gary and Phil Campbell. Saving Eutychus: How to Preach God’s Word and Keep People Awake. Kingsford, Australia: Matthias Media, 2013.

Miller, Calvin. Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2006.

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. 

Moore, Ralph. How to Multiply Your Church: The Most Effective Way to Grow. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2009. 

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

Moore, Russell and Andrew T. Walker. The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation(The Gospel for Life Series). Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2016. 

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. 

Morris, Leon, (Editor). Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (Series). Downer’s Grover, Ill: IVP Academic.

Muck, Terry, (Editor). The NIV Application Commentary: From biblical text . . . to contemporary life (Series). Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan.

Murray, David. Reset: Living Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2017.

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

Nouwen, Henri. Making All Things New: An Invitation to the Spiritual Life. San Francisco, Cal, Harper & Row, 1981.

Nouwen, Henri J.M.  The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society. New York: Image Doubleday, 1972. 

Oden, Thomas C. (Editor). Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (Series). Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press.

Ogden, Greg. Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Press, 2016.

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

Packer, J. I. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2008.

Packer, J. I. Knowing God. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1973.

Patrick, Darrin. Church Planter: The Man, Message, The Mission. Wheaton, 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.

Payne, J. D. The the Edge: Reflections on Kingdom Leadership, Mission, and Innovation. Scotts Valley, Cal: CreateSpace, 2015.

Peterson, Eugene H. Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer.  New York, New York: HarperCollins, 1989.

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

Peterson, Eugene H. A Long Obedience In The Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society. Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2000. 

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

Phillips, Rob. What Ever Christian Should Know About Same-Sex Attraction: A Biblical Primer for the Local Church.  Missouri Baptist Convention, 2016. 

Pierre, Jeremy and Deepak RejuThe Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need.  Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2015. 

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. Sisters, Org: Multnomah Publishers, 1992.

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

Piper, John. The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2007.

Piper, John. Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2003.

Piper, John. A Peculiar Glory: How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2016.  

Piper, John. The Supremacy of God in Preaching. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2004.

Piper, John. When the Darkness Will Not Life: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God--and JoyWheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2006.

Platt, David. Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live. Carol Stream, Ill: Tyndale House, 2013.

Platt, David. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. Colorado Springs: Col, 2010.

Platt, David, Daniel Akin, and Tony Merida (Editors). Christ Centered Exposition (Series). Nashville, Tenn: Holman Reference.

Plummer, Robert L. 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich: Kregal Publications, 2010. 

Putman, Jim. Real-Life Discipleship: Building Churches that Make Disciples. Colorado Springs, Col, 2010.

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

Rainer, Thom S. Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2014.

Rainer, Thom S. I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes a Difference. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2013.

Rainer, Thom. The Unexpected Journey: Conversations with People Who Turned From Other Beliefs to Jesus.  Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2003. 

Rainer, Thom S. and Eric Geiger. Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing Group, 2006.

Rainey, Dennis. Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood. Little Rock, Ark: FamilyLife Publishing, 2011. 

Reid, Alvin L. Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out: Evangelism the Way You were Born to Do It. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Academic, 2017.

Richards, Larry, and Gary J. Bredfeldt. Creative Bible Teaching. Chicago, Ill: Moody Press, 1998.

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

Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages (3rd ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2014.

Rogers, Matt and Donny Mathis. Seven Arrows: Aiming Bible Readers in the Right Direction. Spring Hill, Tenn: Rainer Publishing, 2017. 

Rowe, David. I Love Mormons: A New Way to Share Christ with Latter-Day Saints. Grand Rapids, Mich, Baker Books, 2005.

Roxburgh, Alan J. and M. Scott Boren. Introducing the Missional Church: What it is, Why it Matters, How to Become One. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2009. 

Rummage, Stephen Nelson. Planning Your Preaching: A Step-by-Step Guide for Developing a One-Year Preaching Calendar. Grand Rapids, Mich: Kregel Academic and Professional, 2002.

Ryan, Austin. The Radical Worship Solution: igniting the Heart of Your Team. Las Vegas, Nev: Worship Catalyst, 2015.

Sande, Ken. The Peace Maker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 2004. 

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

Sanford, David (Editor). Mosaic: Holy Bible. Carol Stream, Ill: Tyndale House, 2009.

Scott, J. Julius Jr. Jewish Backgrounds of the New TestamentGrand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 1995. 

Selph, Robert B. Southern Baptist and the Doctrine of Election. Harrisonburg, Virg: Sprinkle Publications, 1998.

Shelly, Marshall (Editor). Changing Lives Through Preaching and Worship. Nashville, Tenn: Moorings, 1995.

Shelly, Marshall. Ministering to Problem People in Your Church: What do to with Well-Intentioned Dragons. Minneapolis, Minn: Bethany House, 2013.

Sills, M. David. Hearts, Heads, & Hands: A Manual for Teaching Others to Teach Others. Nashville, Tenn: B&H Publishing, 2016.

Simon, Carmen. Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2016.

Smith, Steve and Ying Kai. T4T: A Discipleship ReRevolutionBangalore, India: WIGTake Resources, 2011. 

Sproul, R. C. Essential Truths of the Christian Faith. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House, 1992.

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

Sproul, R. C. The Prayer of the Lord. Harrisonburg, Virg: Reformation Trust, 2009.

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

Sproul, R.C. and Robert Wolgemuth. What's in the Bible: A Tour of Scripture from the Dust of Creation to the Glory of Revelation. Nashville, Tenn: Thomas Nelson, 2011. 

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

Spurgeon, C. H. The Pastor in Prayer: A Collection of the Sunday Morning Prayers of C. H Spurgeon. Carlisle, Pens: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2004.

Spurgeon, C. H., Spurgeon’s Sermons. Peabody, Mass: Henderickson Publishers, 2011.

Sterrett, T. Norton and Richard L. Schultz. How to Understand Your BibleDowners Grove, Ill: IVP Connect, 2010. 

Stetzer, Ed and Daniel Im. Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that MultiplyNashville, Tenn: B&H Academic, 2016.

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.

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