Recommended Readings

ABOUT THE PROVIDENCE VIRTUAL BOOKSHELF

Our desire and goal in providing this list is to provide some suggestions for those in our church family to add to your reading. With so many books out there, deciding what is worth reading can be a difficult task. These are books that we as shepherds feel confident in for their general content. Certainly there is no way to make an exhaustive list for such purposes. However, by creating a “bookshelf” online, we can offer more books for suggested reading and in an easier form to manage than we ever could with our physical shelf. 

 

Note that links are to Amazon.com. If you are interested, some other helpful places to find these books and potential good deals on them include christianbook.com, wtsbooks.com, and cvbbs.com. Plus, many of the books by John Piper are available as free downloads at desiringgod.org.
 

GENERAL RESOURCES

The Gospel In Everyday Life, Jerry Bridges

The Discipline of Grace, Jerry Bridges

The Prodigal God, Tim Keller 

The Gospel In Life, Tim Keller

God Is the Gospel, John Piper

The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler

A Gospel Primer, Milton Vincent

Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper

Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller 

Because He Loves Me, Elyse Fitzpatrick 

The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges

Gospel Wakefulness, Jared Wilson

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Master Plan of Evangelism, Robert Coleman

How People Change, Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp 

When People Are Big and God Is Small, Ed Welch 

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Ed Welch

War of Words, Paul Tripp

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, John Piper

Trusting God, Jerry Bridges

How Long, O Lord?, D.A. Carson

A Praying Life, Paul Miller

Prayer, Tim Keller

The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can't Get Their Act Together, Jared Wilson

Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds, Chris Brauns

Heaven, Randy Alcorn

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Paul Tripp

Operation World (21st Century Edition), Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk 

What Is a Healthy Church Member, Thabiti Anyabwile

Simple Church, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger 

Things of Earth, Joe Rigney

Habits of Grace, David Mathis

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy, Mark Vroegop

Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering, Tim Keller

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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

The Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens, Paul David Tripp

What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage, Paul Tripp

This Momentary Marriage, John Piper

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, Tim Keller

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood – Wayne Grudem/John Piper

When Sinners Say I Do, Dave Harvey

What Did You Expect, Paul Tripp

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, Paul Tripp

 

DEVOTIONAL

Note to Self, Joe Thorn
For the Love of God, D. A. Carson

New Morning Mercies, Paul Tripp

Taste and See, John Piper

Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon

 

BIBLE STUDY TOOLS

According to Plan, Graeme Goldsworthy

A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible, Robert Stein

New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition, edited by Wenham, Motyer, Carson and France.

New Bible Dictionary, edited by Marshall, Millard, Packer and Wiseman.

What Is Biblical Theology?, by James Hamilton

The King In His Beauty, by Thomas Schreiner.

 

THEOLOGY 

Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper

Bible Doctrine, Wayne Grudem

Christian Beliefs: twenty basics every Christian should know, Wayne Grudem

Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem

According to Plan, Graeme Goldsworthy

Concise Theology, J.I. Packer

Knowing God, J.I. Packer

The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul

Desiring God, John Piper 

Future Grace, John Piper

The Pleasures of God, John Piper

The Cross of Christ, John Stott

Elders in the Life of the Church, Phil Newton

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever

Biblical Eldership. Alexander Strauch

Believer’s Baptism, Thomas Schreiner

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