Resources for Students

The following resources are books that will help students grow in their discipleship and become lifelong learners of God and His Truth!

 

Spiritual Growth

Bridges, Gerald, and Jerry Bridges. The Pursuit of Holiness. New Edition. NavPress, 2006.

Brown, Steve. A Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel. Original. Howard Books, 2004.

Chan, Francis. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God. 1st ed. David C. Cook, 2008.

Chan, Francis. Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. New. David C. Cook, 2009.

Harris, Alex, and Brett Harris. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. Multnomah Books, 2008.

Harris, Alex, and Bret Harris.. Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are. 1st ed. Multnomah Books, 2010.

Harris, Joshua Stop Dating the Church!: Fall in Love with the Family of God. Corr. 2nd Print. Multnomah Books, 2004.

DeYoung, Kevin. Just Do Something: How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc. 1st ed. Moody Publishers, 2009.

Idleman, Kyle. Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus. Zondervan, 2011.

Lewis, C.S.. The Great Divorce. 1st ed. HarperOne, 2009.

Lewis, C.S.. The Screwtape Letters: With Screwtape Proposes a Toast. HarperCollins, 2001.

Piper, John. Don’t Waste Your Life. Crossway Books, 2004.

Piper, John. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist Multnomah Publishers, 2003.

Sproul, R.C.. The Holiness of God. 2nd ed. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2000.

Understanding the Bible

Books, Crossway. ESV Student Study Bible. Har/Psc. Crossway Bibles, 2011.

Goldsworthy, Graeme. According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible. IVP Academic, 2002.

Jr, John F. MacArthur. How to Study the Bible. Moody Publishers, 2009.

Roberts, Vaughan. God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible. IVP/UK Edition. IVP Books, 2003.

Wolters, Albert M. Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview. 2nd ed. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005.

 

Foundations of Christianity

Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Zondervan, 1994.

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

Grudem, Wayne, and Jeff Purswell. Bible Doctrine. Abridged. Zondervan, 1999.

Harris, Joshua. Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters. Multnomah Books, 2010.

Packer, J. I. Knowing God. 20th ed. InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Piper, John. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist Multnomah Publishers, 2003.

Sproul, R. C. Essential Truths of the Christian Faith. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1998.

 

Defense of the Faith

Keller, Timothy. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. Riverhead Trade, 2009.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. Harper SanFrancisco, 2001.

Pearcey, Nancy R., and Phillip E. Johnson. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. Crossway Books, 2004.

Schaeffer, Francis A. Escape from Reason. IVP Books, 2006.

Schaeffer, Francis A.. He Is There and He Is Not Silent. Anniversary. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1972.

Sire, James. W. Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept. IVP Academic, 2004.

Sire, James. The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, 5th Edition. 5th ed. IVP Academic, 2009.

 

Dating

Arterburn, Stephen, and Fred Stoeker. Every Young Man’s Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation. WaterBrook Press, 2009.

Clark, Jeramy. I Gave Dating a Chance: A Biblical Perspective to Balance the Extremes. 1st ed. WaterBrook Press, 2000.

Ethridge, Shannon, and Stephen Arterburn. Every Young Woman’s Battle: Guarding Your Mind, Heart, and Body in a Sex-Saturated World. WaterBrook Press, 2009.

Harris, Joshua. I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Updated. Multnomah Books, 2003.

Harris, Joshua. Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is): Sexual Purity in a Lust-Saturated World. Multnomah Books, 2005.

 

Missions

Elliot, Elisabeth. Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. Hendrickson Pub, 2008.

Piper, John. Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions. 3rd ed. Baker Academic, 2010.

Platt, David. Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God. Multnomah Books, 2011.

Platt, David. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. 1st ed. Multnomah Books, 2010.

 

 

For those who are planning on going to college, here is a list of books that will best help you in your spiritual growth as you are you prepare and enter that stage of life.

Keller, Timothy. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. Reprint. Riverhead Trade, 2009.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. Harper SanFrancisco, 2001.

Pearcey, Nancy R., and Phillip E. Johnson. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. Crossway Books, 2004.

Harris, Joshua. Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters. Multnomah Books, 2010.

Packer, J. I. Knowing God. 20th ed. InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Roberts, Vaughan. God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible. IVP/UK Edition. IVP Books, 2003.

DeYoung, Kevin. Just Do Something: How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc. 1st ed. Moody Publishers, 2009.