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RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST

While it is impossible for the leadership of Harvest Bible Church to endorse every printed word, we have found these books exceptional resources for the Christian life.

General Theology
Culver, Robert Duncan. Systematic Theology: Biblical & Historical.
Grudem, Wayne. Bible Doctrine. (abridged)
Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology.
Enns, Paul. The Moody Handbook of Theology.
Ryrie, Charles C. A Survey of Bible Doctrine.

The Bible
Bruce, F.F. The Canon of Scripture.
Geisler, Norman L. & Nix, William E. From God to Us: How We Got Our Bible.
MacArthur, John. Why Believe the Bible?
Sproul, R.C. Knowing Scripture.

Bible Study
Arthur, Kay. How to Study Your Bible.
Duvall, J. Scott & Hays, J. Daniel. Grasping God's Word.
MacArthur, John. How to Study the Bible.
Navigators, The. Navigators Topical Memory System.

Christian Living
Bridges, Jerry. The Pursuit of Holiness.
Bridges, Jerry. The Practice of Godliness.
Ryle, J.C. Holiness.
Tozer, A.W. The Pursuit of God.
Whitney, Donald S. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life.

Church
Adams, Jay E. Competent to Counsel.
Anyabwile, Thabiti. What is a Healthy Church Member?
Bridges, Jerry. True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia.
Dever, Mark. A Display of God's Glory.
Dever, Mark. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church.
Harris, Joshua. Why Church Matters.
MacArthur, John. The Master's Plan for the Church.
MacArthur, John. Worship: The Ultimate Priority.
Marshall, Colin & Payne, Tony. The Trellis and the Vine.
Reju, Deepak. On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Abuse at Church.
Sande, Ken. The Peacemaker.
Stedman, Ray C. Body Life.


God/Theology Proper
Bridges, Jerry. Trusting God.
MacArthur, John. Our Awesome God.
Packer, J.I. Knowing God.
Pink, A.W. The Attributes of God.
Piper, John. Desiring God.
Piper, John. Future Grace.
Piper, John. The Pleasures of God.
Sproul, R.C. The Holiness of God.
Tozer, A.W. Attributes of God.
Tozer, A.W. The Knowledge of the Holy.
Ware, Bruce A. Father, Son, & Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles and Relevance.

Jesus Christ/Gospel
Carson, D.A. Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus.
Chandler, Matt. The Explicit Gospel.
MacArthur, John. The Gospel According to Jesus.
MacArthur, John. The Gospel According to the Apostles.
MacArthur, John. The Jesus You Can't Ignore.
Metzger, Will. Tell the Truth.
Owen, John. The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.
Piper, John. Counted Righteous in Christ.
Sproul, R.C. The Truth of the Cross.

The Doctrine of Sin/Man
Bridges, Jerry. Respectable Sins.
Piper, John. Spectacular Sins.
Stedman, Ray C. Understanding Man.

The Holy Spirit
Ferguson, Sinclair. The Holy Spirit.
MacArthur, John. The Silent Shepherd.
Packer, J.I. Keep in Step with the Spirit.
Tozer, A.W. The Counselor.

Discipleship
Chan, Francis. Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples.
Eims, LeRoy. The Lost Art of Disciple Making.
Sanders, J. Oswald. Spiritual Discipleship.

Marriage & Family
Adams, Jay E. Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.
Baucham, Voddie. Family-Driven Faith.
MacArthur, John. What the Bible Says About Parenting.
Thomas, Gary L. Sacred Marriage.
Tripp, Ted. Shepherding a Child's Heart.

Family Discipleship
Dunn, Mindy. The Child Training Bible.
Lloyd-Jones, Sally. The Jesus Storybook Bible.
Taylor, Kenneth N. The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes. (ages 4-7)
Taylor, Kenneth N. Devotions for the Children's Hour. (ages 5-10)
Vischer, Phil. "What's in the Bible?" with Buck Denver. (DVD series: 12+ vols)

Personal Holiness/Spiritual Warfare
Barnhouse, Donald Grey. The Invisible War.
Lawson, Steven J. The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards.
Lundgaard, Kris. The Enemy Within.
Owen, John. On the Mortification of Sin in Believers.
Piper, John. Don't Waste Your Life.
Powlison, David. Power Encounters.

Men's Study
Farrar, Steve. Anchor Man.
Farrar, Steve. Point Man.
Hughes, R. Kent. Disciplines of a Godly Man.
Phillips, Richard D. The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men.
Scott, Stuart. The Exemplary Husband.
Weber, Stu. Tender Warrior.

Women's Study
Arthur, Kay. Lord, I Want to Know You.
Elliot, Elisabeth. Discipline: The Glad Surrender.
George, Elizabeth. A Woman After God's Own Heart.
Omartian, Stormie. The Power of a Praying Wife.
Peace, Martha. Becoming a Titus 2 Woman.
Peace, Martha. The Excellent Wife.

Spiritual Leadership
Anyabwile, Thabiti. Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons.
Hughes, R. Kent. Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome.
MacArthur, John. Called to Lead.
Piper, John. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals.
Sanders, J. Oswald. Spiritual Leadership.
Strauch, Alexander. Biblical Eldership.
Strauch, Alexander. The New Testament Deacon.

Apologetics/Evangelism
Comfort, Ray. Hell's Best Kept Secret.
Comfort, Ray. The Way of the Master.
Keller, Timothy. The Reason for God.
Morris, Henry M. Defending the Faith.
Packer, J.I. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.
Pathak, Jay & Runyon, Dave. The Art of Neighboring.
Spurgeon, Charles H. The Soulwinner.
Strobel, Lee. The Case for Christ.
Whitcomb, John C. & Morris, Henry M. The Genesis Flood.
Wilson, Jim. Principles of War.

Church History/Biography
Houghton, S.M. Sketches from Church History.
Kuiper, B.K. The Church in History.
McGrath, Alister E. Christianity's Dangerous Idea.
Piper, John. Contending for Our All. [Athanasius, John Owen, J. Gresham Machen]
Piper, John. Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ. [William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, John Paton]
Piper, John. The Hidden Smile of God. [John Bunyan, William Cowper, David Brainerd]
Piper, John. The Legacy of Sovereign Joy. [Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin]
Piper, John. The Roots of Endurance. [John Newton, Charles Simeon, William Wilberforce]
Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church. (8 vols)

End Times
MacArthur, John. Because the Time is Near.
MacArthur, John & Mayhue, Richard, eds. Christ's Prophetic Plans.
McClain, Alva J. The Greatness of the Kingdom.
Pentecost, J. Dwight. Things to Come.

Theological Issues
Chan, Francis. Erasing Hell.
Machen, J. Gresham. Christianity & Liberalism.
Mayhue, Richard. The Healing Promise.
Sproul, R.C. Chosen by God.

Critical Concern
Adams, Jay E. Handbook of Church Discipline.
Burk, Denny & Lambert, Heath. Transforming Homosexuality.
DeYoung, Kevin. What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?
Keller, Timothy. Counterfeit Gods.
MacArthur, John. Anxious for Nothing.
MacArthur, John. Safe in the Arms of God: Words from Heaven about the Death of a Child.
Mohler, R. Albert. Atheism Remix.
Mohler, R. Albert. Desire and Deceit.
Piper, John. When the Darkness Will Not Lift.
Welch, Edward T. Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave.
Welch, Edward T. Running Scared.

Bible Commentaries
The Expositor's Bible Commentaries (13 vols)
The MacArthur New Testament Commentaries (33 vols)
Tyndale Old & New Testament Commentaries (48 vols)
The Bible Exposition Commentaries [Warren Wiersbe] (6 vols)
Pillar New Testament Commentaries (14+ vols)
James Montgomery Boice Expository Commentaries (19+ vols)
[Individual commentary volumes are available]

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