Bible Bulletin Board's Recommended Books for Christians
I have received numerous requests for recommended books that will help people understand the Bible more clearly. In an effort to answer those requests I have compiled the following listing of books, that I believe are biblically sound and practical, to help true Christians love their Lord more completely and to be able to minister the Word more effectively to the world around them. This list will be updated as I am made aware of Christ-honoring works.
|Subject Area||Book Description||Author(s)|
|Anxiety||Anxious for Nothing - God's Cure for the Cares of Your Soul - Learn to apply Scripture to the cares of the Soul - just say "no" to fear and anxiety! So many things to worry about and so little time to worry! Christians obviously are not immune to the troubles of life, and when troubles do come we're urged to rise above them and experience "peace that passes understanding." But how, in day-to-day life, does that really happen? While numerous books have been written on overcoming anxiety, Anxious for Nothing, goes beyond pop psychology's temporary cures by returning us to our only true source of comfort and victory: Scripture.||John MacArthur|
Apologetics to the Glory of God - Here John M. Frame unveils some of
the "variety and richness of a biblical apologetic." Defining apologetics as
"the discipline that teaches Christians how to give a reason for their
hope," he distinguishes three main kinds of apologetic: PROOF - presenting a
rational basis for faith; DEFENSE - answering objections of unbelief;
OFFENSE - exposing the foolishness of unbelieving thought.
Frame clarifies the relationships of reason, proofs, and evidences to faith, biblical authority, and the lordship of Christ. He offers a fresh look at probability arguments and gives special attention to the problem of evil. Particularly helpful are his extensive use of Scripture and his presentation of specific lines of argument. A model dialogue in the concluding chapter shows how the various lines of argument work in a conversation with a nonbeliever.
|John M. Frame|
The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict - Bestselling author and
Christian apologist Josh McDowell hopes The New Evidence That Demands a
Verdict will further document historical evidence of the Christian faith. As
such, it is a straightforward compilation of notes prepared for his lecture
series, "Christianity: Hoax or History?
The entire book (over 750 pages) is laid out in outline form, which makes it easier for researchers, scholars, and students to access. As a result, this is not reflective fireside reading. Rather, it is a tool for locating supporting "evidence" whenever the need arises. Part I addresses the trustworthiness of the Bible; Part II offers historical evidence and supporting attestations for Jesus' claim to God; Part III addresses "radical Christian criticism" of the Bible; Part IV is devoted to quelling the voice of numerous skeptics, including "a defense for the existence of miracles" and "answers to divergent worldview."
|Babies||Safe in the Arms of God - Hopeful Words for Broken-Hearted Parents. If you have ever faced the death of a child, or you have ever had to comfort a mom or dad whose little one died, you need to be able to answer some crucial questions: Where do babies go when they die? How can I know my baby is in heaven? Why did my child have to die?||John MacArthur|
|Bible Atlas ||The Moody Atlas of Bible Lands - This is my choice for a Bible atlas. The text and maps are clear and accurate. The map citation index and Scripture index are complete. The time line and color photos help to make this an interesting atlas. For Bible teachers, a complete set of matching overhead transparencies is available.||Barry Beitzel|
|Bible Atlas ||Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History - It is a beautiful and super-informative volume. It is an invaluable tool for using while studying the Bible. The Atlas is laid out in chronological order. It begins taking a general look at the geography of the ancient Near East. It ends with the expansion of Christianity up to 300 AD. In between these two time periods, the Atlas follows the sweep of the geographical history of the Israelites and the early Christians. Every Chapter is filled with beautiful pictures, informative charts and lists, and excellent maps. As great as the maps and pictures are...this atlas has a lot more to offer. Each chapter analyzes the economic, cultural and religious practices common in the time periods being discussed. Side bar articles discuss some of these issues in an in-depth manner. (Hardcover, 298 pages)||Broadman and Holman|
From the moment you pick it up,
you'll know it's a classic. Featuring the word-for-word accuracy of the New
King James Version, The MacArthur Study Bible is perfect for serious
study. Dr. John MacArthur has compiled more than 20,000 study notes, a
200-page topical index, and numerous charts, maps, outlines, and articles to
create The MacArthur Study Bible. No other study Bible does such a
thorough job of explaining the historical context, unfolding the meaning of
the text, and placing it within a theological framework.
ESV (English Standard Version), NKJV (New King James Version), and the NASB (New American Standard Bible):
The MacArthur Study Bible - ESV - Hardcover
|Bible ||The MacArthur Topical Bible - Wouldn't you like to have all the Scriptures on an important Bible topic, such as marriage, end times, the Holy Spirit, or money management in one place and instantly available – not just the references but the entire passage? The MacArthur Topical Bible is the most user-friendly Bible study tool released in decades. An amazing time-saver for teachers and pastors planning their lessons. A comprehensive volume of 20,000 Bible topics and more than 100,000 Bible passages, carefully cross-referenced and organized for quick and complete visual location. Designed for beginning students as well as seasoned scholars, The MacArthur Topical Bible is useful with all Bible translations.||John MacArthur|
A Faith to Grow On Bible - In this latest addition to the Faith to
Grow On series, the simple text of the International Children's Bible is
combined with the words of wisdom from well-known and trusted Bible teacher,
John MacArthur. The interactive features, along with the easy-to-understand
text of this just-for-kids translation, makes the Faith to Grow On Bible a
Bible kids will call their own.
Interactive features include:
Words to Grow On
Bible reading plans
What Is and How to Use the Bible article
Bible Heroes color insert pages
|Bible Commentary ||
Bible Exposition Commentary Set (Volumes 1 & 2) - Here are
commentaries that don't read like commentaries, but like letters from a good
friend. Here is the exciting truth of the New Testament Scriptures wrapped
in the warm, personal style of one of America's best-loved Bible teachers.
All twenty-three of Dr. Warren Wiersbe's popular New Testament "BE" books are compiled in this two-volume set! Study the entire New Testament, from Matthew through Revelation, in digestible sections that emphasize personal application as well as biblical content. And be spiritually enriched as have hundreds of thousands of other pastors, teachers, and students of the Word who have benefited from this bestselling series with over 3 million copies in print.
|Warren W. Wiersbe|
|Bible Commentary ||The MacArthur Bible Commentary - Pastor–Teacher John MacArthur has provided pastors and laymen alike with this new one-volume commentary on every passage of the Old and New Testament, with hundreds of word studies through- out. This long-awaited commentary includes the following information: * Sixty-six concise introductions covering the author, date, time, and setting for each book of the Bible. * Essays and discussions on topics such as God’s character, how Christ is seen, key doctrines, key words, key people, and key Scripture passages that represent the “theme core” of each book of the Bible. 1,800 pp. Hardcover.||John MacArthur|
|Bible Commentary ||Wycliffe Bible Commentary - All of the text of the Bible covered in a phrase by phrase basis. Helpful summaries of the major sections of each book of the Bible. There is a brief introduction discussing authorship, date of the composition, historical background and a look at the intertestamental period. There are forty-eight leading Bible scholars who take you through the entire Bible in this commentary. This is a helpful commentary in giving the reader insights for your heart and mind to help you practically in your daily life.||Charles F. Pfeiffer and Everett F. Harrison|
|Bible Commentary ||
MacArthur New Testament Commentaries: From noted Bible scholar John MacArthur,
take readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies
beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on
the explored passage or concept. With probing questions that guide the
reader toward application, The MacArthur Bible Studies are invaluable tools
for Bible students of all ages.
Good solid hermeneutics and clear presentation make this an ideal volume for the pastor, student, or serious layperson. MacArthur is not only an excellent Bible teacher, but he writes simply for popular use, yet nothing is watered-down. This is a most thorough work, useful in preparing sermons, lessons, or personal growth. MacArthur brings in a generous amount of cultural and background information, as well as other Bible texts.
Current Available Titles (Hardcovers):
Matthew 1-7 (MacArthur NT Commentary)
Save money by purchasing the commentaries in SETS:
|Bible Commentary ||
The MacArthur New Testament Commentary - This is a phrase by phrase
commentary on every passage in the New Testament. It includes:
A short introduction covering author, date, time, and setting for each book of the New Testament. Hundreds of word studies as sidebars. Each introduction also includes discussion of God's character, how Christ is seen, key doctrines, key words, key people, and key Scripture passages that represent the "theme core" of each book of the New Testament
|Bible Commentary ||
Believer's Bible Commentary - Written for people from every walk of
life, the Believer's Bible Commentary is clear and understandable enough for
everyday use--turning complicated theology into practical understanding. Yet
it also provides plenty of resource material for more advanced students, as
well as for preachers, teachers, and writers.
Keyed to the New King James Version, but useful with any translation, the Believer's Bible Commentary will enrich your understanding of Scripture. It is a friendly guide to exploring the deeper meanings of every book, with numerous photographs, maps and charts interspersed throughout. MacDonald tackles the controversial issues head-on, taking a theologically conservative stand, yet presenting alternate views with fairness.
Make a personal, systematic study of the Bible a part of your daily life with the thorough yet easy-to-use Believer's Bible Commentary.
|Bible Concordance||A Concordance is a work which lists every
word in the Bible individually (normally excluding common prepositions) and
directs the reader to the verse where that word appears. When selecting a
concordance the important thing to remember is to make certain that the one
you choose matches the Bible version you are using. Here are a few of
the more popular versions:
The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (NKJV) - There simply is not a better comprehensive Bible concordance. A classic word-and-verse reference for more than a century, Nelson's improved edition sets the standard. It's completely updated with easy-to-read modern type and extra Bible study aids, including a 200-page topical index, the famous Hebrew and Greek dictionaries, and convenience features such as pronunciation guides, the words of Christ emphasized, and Nelson's Fan-Tab™ Thumb Index System. The most useful improvement is that variant spellings of proper names from modern versions have been cross-referenced. For instance, the person who uses the Revised Standard Version, the New International Version, or the New American Standard Version of the Bible can look up the modern word Abronah, which appears in these versions, and will be directed to Ebronah, the New King James spelling.
Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible - Only one New International Version concordance provides an exhaustive indexing of every appearance of every word in the NIV Bible: The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance. It also offers complete access to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek from which the NIV was translated. Feature for feature, this Gold Medallion Award-winning volume is by far the most powerful NIV concordance available. Features •Complete alphabetical listings for every word in the NIV •Thorough dictionary-indexes define every Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek word in the Bible, including the possible meaning of every proper name •Exhaustive listing of every NIV translation for a given word; all related words shown in the original languages •All references listed in biblical order •All words cross-referenced to spelling variations and variant forms •More than 2,000 key words from the KJV cross-referenced to their NIV equivalents •Special typefaces indicate the word or words used in the NIV translation for all Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek terms •Unique numbering system developed by Goodrick and Kohlenberger (G/K) eliminates the inherent gaps, flaws, and inaccuracies of the old Strong’s numbering system •Special indexes allow for easy cross-referencing between the G/K numbering system for those using reference books keyed to Strong’s numbers
Strongest NASB Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible - If the New
American Standard Bible, Updated Edition, is your favorite translation, then
The Strongest NASB Exhaustive Concordance is indispensable. With over
400,000 entries listing every word in the updated NASB, it gives you a
powerful and essential reference tool for scaling the heights and plumbing
the depths of God’s Word.
|Bible Dictionary||Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words - Study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages-without spending years learning Greek or Hebrew. This classic reference tool has helped thousands dig deeper into the meaning of the biblical text. Explains over 6,000 key biblical words. Includes a brand new comprehensive topical index that enables you to study biblical topics more thoroughly than ever before.||W. E. Vine|
|Bible Encyclopedia||Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible (2 Volumes) -Information on virtually every person, place, event, theme in the Bible; and every piece of historical and background information related to the Bible.||Walter A. Elwell|
The MacArthur Bible Handbook -The MacArthur Bible Handbook is the
ultimate book-by-book survey of the Bible, including charts, graphs, and
illustrations from today's leading expository teacher.
A unique reference tool that is committed to quality and biblical teaching -- will help you easily understand each book of the Bible, its historical context, and its place in Scripture.
Bible Book Basics at a Glance!
The meaning of each Bible book's name
Who wrote it
The date and setting
The theme and purpose
Its key words, verses, and chapters
How Christ presented (even in the Old Testament)
Its contribution to the Bible as a whole
A broad summary of the events and highlights it records
A detailed outline of the book
MacArthur has put in over 60,000 hours of sermon preparation time in his 35 year ministry!
|Bible Inspiration ||Inspiration and Authority of the Bible - This is perhaps the definitive book on the doctrine of the Bible, detailing the issues of verbal plenary inspiration, the authority of the Bible in the life of the believer and dealing with challenges from skeptics to the Bible.||B. B. Warfield|
|Bible Inspiration ||Scripture - In a society saturated by the doctrine of tolerance and an air of post-modernism, one might wonder about the role and significance of the once almighty Scripture. Despite what some would consider a time of revival in the church, confidence in the Scripture is consistently being undermined by cynical attitudes and critical thinking. Saucy’s commentary is relevant for the times and speaks to the questioning heart and mind. He confirms not only our need for Scripture, but also its authority, its inerrancy, and its impact.||Robert Saucy|
|Bible Interpretation ||
New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties - Did God
approve of Rahab’s lie? Why are many of the Old Testament quotes in the New
Testament not literal? Does the Bible class abortion with murder? Where did
Adam and Eve’s sons get their wives? Does 1 Corinthians 7:10–16 authorize
divorce for desertion? What do you make of the difficult areas in the
Bible—those puzzling passages that make you stop and scratch your head? The
seeming contradictions and inconsistencies of Scripture actually have sound
explanations. But unless you’re a Bible scholar, you probably don’t know
That’s why you need the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties. It gives you informed answers to your most troublesome questions. Some of the solutions seem obvious—after you’ve read them. But most include an eye-opening look at linguistic, cultural, numerical, relational, and other considerations of which most Bible readers are unaware. Referencing both the New International Version and the New American Standard Bible, this helpful resource makes scholarly insights accessible to everyone. Whether you’re a student, pastor, everyday Bible-lover, or even a skeptic, the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties will show you why the Bible is believable and dependable, with a message you can live by.
|Gleason A. Archer|
|Bible Interpretation ||
Evangelical Hermeneutics: The New Versus the Old - Hermeneutical
theory has been extensively expanded, refined, and rethought over the last
three decades - leading to both confusion and conflict over how contemporary
evangelicals should read, interpret, and apply Scripture.
Dr. Thomas compares, contrasts, and clarifies the basic characteristics of and developing conflicts between traditional evangelical hermeneutics and newer theories that place one's "preunderstanding" at the beginning of the interpretive process. This accomplished and acclaimed scholar evaluates how some newer methods may open the door to unorthodox - and potentially spurious - interpretations of Scripture's core teachings.
|Robert L. Thomas|
|Bible Interpretation ||
Protestant Biblical Interpretation: A Textbook of Hermeneutics -
Since its publication in 1950, Protestant Biblical Interpretation has been a
standard introduction to hermeneutics in evangelical colleges and
seminaries. Twice revised, this textbook has sold well over 100,000 copies.
Now this venerable resource appears for the first time in a paperback
Hermeneutics, writes the author, is the science and art of Biblical interpretation. ... As such it forms one of the most important members of the theological sciences. This is especially true for conservative Protestantism, which looks on the Bible as ... the only authoritative voice of God to man.
After surveying the history of biblical interpretation, the author devotes seventy pages to explicating the Protestant system of hermeneutics. He then discusses the doctrinal, devotional, and practical uses of the Bible. Following a chapter on the hermeneutical dimension of the problem of biblical inerrancy and secular science, he concludes with chapters on the interpretation of types, prophecy, and parables.
The MacArthur Scripture Memory System - 52 of the Bible's greatest
verses - and each one can be recalled just when you need it!
John MacArthur pours his heart into his work as a Bible teacher, and now he teaches Scripture, literally one verse at a time, with The MacArthur Scripture Memory System. The System comes in a beautiful turned-edge book, complete with the following timeless elements:
Three audio CD's with Dr. MacArthur reading the verse-of-the-week, and providing a brief exposition of what that verse means and why it is so important to remember.
A handy pack of printed cards, one for each verse, so that you can put one in your wallet or purse to refresh your memory of the weekly verse.
CD-ROM containing a dynamic desktop complete with the text of week's verse and a link to listen to the audio of the verse! Also contains a screen saver with each week's verse. For old and new Bible readers alike, The MacArthur Scripture Memory System is an excellent way to really get into the Word and commit it to memory.
|Bible Study ||
The Heart of the Bible: Explore the Power of Key Bible Passages -
John MacArthur's personal selection of verses reflects what he considers to
be the most significant thoughts to be found in God's Word.
MacArthur speaks directly to the reader about:
1. The background of each verse.
2. Why it is important to memorize these verses.
There are approximately three pages of commentary for each verse. Also, each verse will be included in the MacArthur Scripture Memory System. Reading the book will be almost like listening to a radio interview with MacArthur. The book allows him to do what he does best - make the Bible come alive for people today.
|Bible Study ||MacArthur Bible Studies - Revised
and updated, they continue to be one of the best selling study guide series
on the market today. For small group or individual use, intriguing questions
and new material take the participant deeper into God's Word. (Paperback)
|Bible Survey ||A Survey of Old Testament Introduction - In this revised volume, Gleason Archer examines the Old Testament using two approaches. The opening section deals with the difficult subjects of canonicity, historicity, inspiration, textual problems, and higher criticism. The second section confronts each book of the OT, discussing specific issues related to that particular book of the Bible.||Gleason A. Archer|
|Bible Survey ||New Testament Survey - This book brings unity and chronological sequence to New Testament study by weaving the contents of the books around a central theme - the person of Christ. Divisions are the synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Book of Acts, the Pauline Epistles in chronological order, the General Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.||Merrill C. Tenney|
Haddon Spurgeon Autobiography: Volume 1 - The Early Years, 1834-1859
- From the first years of childhood in rural Essex till that snow-swept
Sunday in Colchester in 1850, and on to the first years of revival in
London, Spurgeon pours out his story with an enthralling fullness and color,
yet all this is so done that we are everywhere drawn to the centre and
passion of his life.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon Autobiography: Volume 2 - The Full Harvest, 1860-1892 - The second volume in a two volume full of numerous anecdotes, sermon extracts, letters, and data written by Spurgeon, Susannah Spurgeon (his wife), and Joseph Harrald (his secretary). It commences where volume one left off, near the building of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, where for thirty years Spurgeon heralded the gospel of Christ to thousands. Many aspects of his life are broadly covered, including his literary efforts, the pastors college and other institutions, information regarding his home, his trips to Mentone, France, his numerous afflictions, and the Down-grade controversy. Much of this book is fun and delightful, all of it interesting.
George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the
Eighteenth Century - Volume I (1714-1740)
Volume I covers the years from Whitefield's birth in 1714 to his second visit to America in 1739-40, throws new light on several aspects of Whitefield's early life. Volume II follows events onwards until his death in 1770.
The Autobiography of George Muller (1805-1898) offers excerpts from Muller's diary which allows us to explore his journey from sinner to believer. Muller's abiding faith in the Lord allowed him to establish orphan homes for scores of English children. Muller's commitment can show others how to pray in faith, seek God and ascertain His plan for each life. Muller's greatest hope was that his record of God's faithfulness to him would encourage believers to develop faith like his own.
The Quest for Character - You're a real jewel. It's the truth!
You're a holy treasure buried in the wilderness of this world and John
MacArthur wants to take you on an excursion to unearth your heaven-sent
value. That's where The Quest for Character begins.
In an easy, conversational style, MacArthur focuses on dozens of character traits formed as you interact with others. Quick-read chapters examine discernment, purity, courage, passion, humility, sincerity, accountability, devotion, integrity, selflessness, resiliency, generosity, and more. Adults as well as teens will enjoy this innovative approach to building a more Christlike character and learning to live a richer life on earth. Start now to gather your treasure for Jesus. Come on…take The Quest!
|Charismatics||Charismatic Chaos - The charismatic movement of the past quarter-century has made an impact on the church unparalleled in history. But one legacy of the movement is confusion and mushy thinking. In Charismatic Chaos, John MacArthur calls for biblical evaluation and analyzes the doctrinal differences between Charismatics and non-Charismatics in the light of Scripture. "My principal concern," writes John MacArthur, "is to call the church to a firm commitment to the purity and authority of the Scriptures, and thereby to strengthen the unity of the true church." To tough questions that seem to divide, Charismatic Chaos provides tougher answers that strive to unite. This book tackles such questions as - Is experience a valid test of truth? - Does God still give revelation? - Prophets, fanatics, or heretics? - Does God still heal? - What should we think of the Signs and Wonders movement? - Does the Bible promise health and wealth?||John MacArthur|
|Children ||Your Child's Profession of Faith - Pastor Gundersen addresses this serious matter and bypasses the clutter of clever methodologies by dealing with the topic of children and their making of a profession of saving faith, with a look at it through the lens of scripture. He gives very clear warnings of what to avoid doing, lists positive characteristics of what to look for in a child who does make a profession, and gives parents encouragement to never cease laboring for the conversion of their children's souls.||Dennis Gundersen|
|Children ||Toddler's ABC Bible Storybook - From “A is for Ark” to “Z is for Zacchaeus,” The Toddler’s ABC Bible Storybook helps young children explore biblical objects, characters, places, and events, all the while reinforcing their ABCs. Each of the 26 entries includes a short explanation of the Bible story that goes with it. These brief summaries, along with the big, bright, colorful illustrations, keep children engaged. Now you can help your children become familiar with the alphabet, learn about God’s love, and begin their journey toward biblical literacy—all with one book!||Carolyn Larsen|
|Children ||Instructing a Child's Heart - From interaction with their peers to the instruction and correction that they receive at home, Children interpret their experience from a worldview that seeks to answer their fundamental questions: Who am I? What do I exist for? Where can I find joy? We need to provide our children with a consistent, persuasive, biblical framework for understanding the world God has made and their place in it. Instructing a Child's Heart is essential to Shepherding a Child's Heart. The instruction that you provide for them not only informs their mind; it is directed to persuading their hearts of the wisdom and truthfulness of God s ways. Impress truth on the hearts of your children, not to control or manage them, but to point them to the greatest joy and happiness that they can experience delighting in God and the goodness of his ways.||Tedd and Margy Tripp|
|Christianity ||Who Am I: The Christian Hunger for Self-Identity - “How we think has everything to do with how we behave.” This is Robert Thomas’ starting premise in this analysis of how a correct, biblical view of self should radically transform our Christian living. He emphasizes our need to understand the ‘death/life’ paradox—that our union with Christ in his death should motivate and enable us to resist sin’s old appeal, just as realization of our union with Him in His resurrection enables us to live holy lives.||Robert L. Thomas|
|Christianity ||Our Sufficiency in Christ - Pure Christianity needs no embellishment whatsoever. We find complete sufficiency in Christ and His provision for our needs. But too many Christians have bought in to the notion that all the spiritual resources we gain at the moment of salvation are not adequate to meet the real needs in today's complex world. So they look for something more--an emotionally exciting experience not found in God's Word. This failure to understand the sufficiency of Christ has opened the door to all kinds of worldly influences, causing many modern believers to mix biblical truths with seemingly helpful man-made methods such as mysticism and psychology. As a result, they wallow in a watered-down, pseudo-Christianity that has been drained of its vitality, effectiveness, and security. John MacArthur exposes the main ways Christians have displaced their spiritual resources and explains how to avoid the same error. This book will make you newly aware of how completely God provides--and give you a renewed understanding of what it means to be complete in Christ.||John MacArthur|
|Christianity ||Think Biblically! - Recovering a Christian Worldview - What we think shapes who we are. That's why the Bible tells us, "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind" (Romans 12:2a). In a world of differing voices competing for our allegiance, we must learn to "think biblically" so we can distinguish good from evil. God is the Creator of this world; His voice -- His Word -- must guide our thoughts and our lives. With the Bible in their hands, John MacArthur and other scholars and teachers from The Master's College confront the false worldviews that dominate our postmodern world. The authors provide models for cultivating a biblical mind-set on worship, psychology, gender, science, education, history, government, economics, and literature. This book will prove to be helpful to anyone striving to Think Biblically! in today's culture.||John MacArthur and Faculty of the Master's College|
|Christianity ||Practical Religion - By "practical religion" Ryle does not mean a "religion of works", but one in which those who are saved can put their faith into practice. Ryle was appointed as the first Bishop of Liverpool in 1880 and was the leader of the Evangelical party in the Church of England for more than half a century. He is highly regarded for his plain and lively writings on practical and spiritual themes, and their usefulness and impact have been consistently recognized and remain as wise and relevant today as when he first wrote them. Lightly edited and updated, this modern edition remains faithful to Ryle's original work, and conveys its timeless truths of what every believer ought to be, to do, and to expect.||J. C. Ryle|
|Christianity ||The Saint and His Saviour - In this book, Spurgeon takes us through the working of the Spirit in a believer's life, from his first experience of the Lord, through the often painful process of conversion, to the deepening knowledge of the presence of the Saviour with his people, even through trials. Whilst it is extremely practical for the believer, his passion for the salvation of the lost is also clear, with a challenge to the unbeliever at every point. Lightly edited by Tony Capoccia for today's readers, and complete with a helpful overview of Spurgeon's life by Michael Haykin entitled "The life and legacy of Charles Haddon Spurgeon", this book is as relevant today as it was in Spurgeon's time.||Charles Spurgeon|
|Church ||The Church in God's Program (Handbook of Bible Doctrine) - Biblical guidelines for dealing with many of the problems facing today's church. It's a Biblical study covering the entire scope of the church-its beginning, government, ministries, and the new covenant.||Robert L. Saucy|
|Church ||Churches Beware! - J. C. Ryle is best known for his plain and lively writings on practical and spiritual themes. His great aim, in all his ministry, was to encourage strong and serious Christian living. He recognized that, as a pastor of the flock of God, he had a responsibility to guard Christ's sheep and to warn them whenever he saw approaching dangers. His love for the church shines through all his preaching and writing. His fearless proclamation of biblical truths, his insight into the dangers threatening the church, his practical wisdom and his penetrating comments are as wise and relevant today as they were when he first wrote them.||J. C. Ryle|
Fool's Gold? Discerning Truth in an Age of Error - In an age of
open-mindedness, many believers accept too much with too little discernment,
resulting in great confusion and compromise. But God’s Word makes it clear
that not everything that glitters is gold. False teaching is at every turn,
and the temptation to embrace it is great. As God’s people we are called to
sift through the overwhelming number of traditions and trends and use the
truth of Scripture to determine which are the true treasures—and which are
General editor John MacArthur and the contributors of this uncompromising book define the principles of biblical discernment and use them to address several contemporary Christian issues. They provide straightforward, biblical critiques of some popular but unfortunate Christian trends, such as watered-down preaching and doctrinally questionable best-selling books. Dr. MacArthur ends with a practical plan for cultivating discernment in the Christian life. It is the duty of every Christian—not just pastors and elders—to follow the biblical command to cling to what is good and to reject what is not. This book will equip you with a foundation for biblical discernment that will enable you to make careful distinctions in your thinking about truth.
Here are the chapter titles:
1. All That Glitters: A Call for Biblical Discernment
|Church ||Famine in the Land - As the church is called upon to meet the unique needs of the emerging post-modern culture, the pressure to create bottom line results has led many ministries to sacrifice the centrality of biblical preaching on the altar of human pragmatism. Many churches today have traded the pulpit for a stage -- a venue for church-growth techniques and vaudeville-like pageantries. The result is a malnourished community starved for truth. Spiritual famine has hit the land. Steve Lawson calls God's people back to a passionate commitment to proclaim the Word of God. The peril is too great to ignore. Highlights: Concise, yet rich volume comprised of four expository studies of key Old and New Testament passages on the role and power of preaching.||Steve Lawson|
The Master's Plan for the Church - “It is absolutely essential that
a church perceive itself as an institution for the glory of God. And
to do that, claims John MacArthur, the local church must adhere
unfalteringly to biblical leadership principles. Christ never intended
church leadership to be earned by seniority, purchased with money, or
inherited through family ties. He never compared church leaders to
governing monarchs, but rather to humble shepherds. Not to slick
celebrities, but to laboring servants.
Drawing from some of the best-received material on church leadership, John Macarthur guides the church with crucial, effective lessons in leadership. This book is valuable not only for pastors and elders, but for anyone else who wants the church to be what God intended it to be.
|Counseling||Counseling - How to Counsel Biblically - Solid theological foundations of biblical counseling are clearly presented in contrast to humanistic and secular theories of psychological counseling. A practical, proactive, and relevant book for students, church leaders, and lay people. This collection of writers represents some of America's leading biblical teachers and counselors. Other contributors include: Ken L. Sarles, David Powlison, Douglas Bookman, David B. Maddox, Robert Smith, William W. Goode, and Dennis M. Swanson.||John MacArthur
|Creation ||Creation and Change - Professor Kelly provides a persuasive argument for a literal interpretation of the seven-day account of creation. His biblical theology is based on thorough exegesis of Genesis 1:1 through 2:4. By comparing the biblical details with current scientific data, he shows his stance to be a scientifically viable one.||Douglas F. Kelly|
The Battle for the Beginning - The battle for a true view of the
beginning is not optional. Our faith and the future of our world hang on the
truth about creation. Dr. MacArthur insists that when naturalistic and
atheistic presuppositions are being aggressively peddled as if they were
established scientific fact, Bible-believing Christians “ought to expose
such lies for what they are and oppose them vigorously.”
Do you know what you believe about creation? Could you defend your views to those who deny the Genesis account? Battle for the Beginning tackles the tough issues of creation versus evolution by taking an in-depth look at Genesis 1 and comparing it to scientific evidence. In this book find answers to the challenging questions. Learn what the Bible says about how our universe began.
|Creation ||For Time and Forever - Creationist and Bible scholar Dr. Morris explains mankind’s mandate to have dominion over the planet and the believer’s responsibility to fulfill the Great Commission. He provides you with great material to argue against the debunked theory of evolution and explains where you fit in with God’s eternal plan. Besides teaching good theology, Morris has included a good dose of practical instruction on a variety of topics, such as, choosing and reading the right books, and developing good skills to pass on the gospel of Jesus to others.||Henry M. Morris|
|Cults||The Kingdom of the Cults - The authoritative reference work on major cult systems for nearly forty years. Working closely together, Ravi Zacharias and Managing Editors Jill and Kevin Rische (daughter of Dr. Martin) have updated and augmented the work with new material. This book will continue as a crucial tool in countercult ministry and in evangelism for years to come. Among cults and religions included are: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age Cults, the Unification Church, Baha’i Faith, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and more.||Walter Martin|
Drawing Near - Drawing Near, used daily in combination with God's
Holy Word, can not only help bring you closer to God but also keep you from
spiritual stagnation. This book will guide you in a growing relationship
As Pastor MacArthur says in his Introduction: "Our entertainment-conscious, quick-fix, fast-food society does everything it can to divert us from setting aside time to study God's Word. As you well know from your own efforts, Bible study is not often entertaining--it's hard work. It takes discipline to set aside time each day to reap the benefits such study has to offer. If you reach an impasse when it's time to sit down, open your Bible, and try to decide what to do, you're not alone. Without some plan to follow, it's easy to become frustrated and eventually give up after only one or two days. That's where this book comes in."
If you desire greater understanding of the precious Word of God, if you want a daily guide to draw you closer to the Lord, this outstanding collections of 365 devotional readings by one of America's most respected and trusted Bible teachers is for you! practical.
Because the Time is Near - The end of the world is coming.
From roadside signs to science fiction films, this slogan underscores our society’s nervous fascination with the future. Whether it’s a giant asteroid, a worldwide plague, or some other global catastrophe, the end of the world is a terrifying prospect—at least for those who have no idea what it will be like.
For Christians, however, the end of the world should be anything but dreadful. In fact, it should be something we actually look forward to. Why? Because God has told us how the world will end. And He has assured us that the end of this age will mark the beginning of a new, glorious one in which we will serve and worship Him in sinless perfection. Our eternal hope, as believers, is intimately tied to the end of this world.
All of this is laid out in the book of Revelation. Not only is Revelation the inspired Word of God, it is also the only New Testament book that includes a promised spiritual blessing for those who study and apply its message. As such, it is an essential part of every Christian’s devotional life. Those who ignore Revelation deprive themselves of a rich treasure of divine truth, and the promised blessings that come from understanding that truth. Join John MacArthur as he explains the book of Revelation in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical.
|Evangelism||Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God - The mystery and seeming paradox between evangelism and God's sovereignty has been causing disagreements and confusion among Christians since the beginning of the 20th century. In Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God, J. I. Packer reveals that a faulty understanding of the Bible leads to the assessment that these doctrines are foes rather than friends. By debunking the erroneous view that "robust faith in the absolute sovereignty of God is bound to undermine any adequate sense of human responsibility" toward evangelism, the author adeptly moves through the obstacle course of tricky theology with ease and grace, allowing the reader a more complete understanding of the mystery of salvation.||J. I. Packer|
|Forgiveness ||From Forgiven to Forgiving - This is another helpful book from Jay Adams for counselors, or anyone wanting a closer look at the biblical teaching on forgiveness. In particular, Adams addresses the more practical issues of how forgiveness is exercised in daily living, relationships, and problem situations||Jay Adams|
The Freedom & Power of Forgiveness - To be human is to
desperately need forgiveness. And not only God’s. Real forgiveness is
vital for healthy, strong relationships between husbands and wives,
parents and children, friends, co-workers, and everyone in between.
But what’s the difference between forgiving someone and tolerating sin? And how should you and your church respond when a professing believer refuses to repent? How does modern psychology line up with God’s Word when it comes to healing damaged relationships?
The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness explores the issues thoughtfully and thoroughly.
|Geography||Wycliffe Historical Geography of Bible Lands - Following the Biblical narrative from Abraham in Mesopotamia through the establishment of the church in the New Testament, this reference book contains over five hundred illustrations and detailed maps in one extensive volume. Separate chapters study the eleven Bible lands. It is an invaluable reference for all who desire a greater understanding and discovery of the historical, geographical, archaeological, and biblical truths in God's word.||Howard F. Vos|
Ten Lies About God - The clearer we see God, the clearer we shall
see ourselves. With this conviction firmly in mind, Dr. Erwin Lutzer
examines ten lies about our Maker that have crept into spiritual thought in
postmodern times. And he notes that these deceits are prominent not only in
non-Christian minds but in the professing church as well. On the surface,
each of these lies may appear at least partially true or even harmless. But,
as Dr. Lutzer reveals, each harbors a distinct danger: It isn't biblical, so
it puts our faith at risk. In Ten Lies About God he challenges the accuracy
of these beliefs:
Lie 1: God is whatever we want him to be.
Lie 2: Many paths lead into God's presence.
Lie 3: God is more tolerant than He used to be.
Lie 4: God has personally never suffered.
Lie 5: God is obligated to save followers of other religions.
Lie 6: God takes no responsibility for natural disasters.
Lie 7: God does not know our decisions before we make them.
Lie 8: The Fall ruined God's plan.
Lie 9: We must choose between God's pleasures and our own.
Lie 10: God helps those who help themselves.
The goal of Dr. Lutzer's study is not only purity of spiritual belief, but an enhanced worship of God.
|God ||No One Like Him - Dr. Feinberg explores the relationship between the progress of human understanding and the unchanging nature of the Bible. He then applies it to contemporary theological discussion and the study of God's being, nature, and acts. He does this to articulate a mediating understanding of God not just as the King, but the King who cares! It's pre-release title was The One True God.||John Feinberg|
|God ||Seeking God - A spiritual relationship with God should be the consuming passion of every believer. Richard Mayhue’s book, Seeking God, promotes a spiritually healthy style of living by approaching God through His word. It’s study of the fundamentals of spiritual intimacy and maturity will draw you to God and cultivate a true spiritual relationship.||Richard L. Mayhue|
|God ||Our Awesome God - Pursuing a deeper personal knowledge of the God who created us is the most worthy of all ambitions, but centuries of cultural influences prevent us from seeing Him as He really is. Packed with Scripture references and day-to-day applications, this fascinating book points out our misperceptions, allowing us to witness the awesomeness of God through the eyes of the prophets, kings, mighty men of faith and God's own Son, Jesus Christ. It lifts the cultural blinders from our eyes so that we may see God for who He really is--in the fullness of His majesty and grace.||John MacArthur|
|God's Will||Found: God's Will - GET READY FOR A SURPRISE! You may want to jump and shout when you read the sixth principle for knowing when you have found God's will. The sixth principle is "Do whatever you want" as long as the first five principles are operating in your life. Read about all six principles to better understand what the psalmist means when he urges, "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart" (Psalm 37:4).||John MacArthur|
Ashamed of the Gospel - In this work, Dr. MacArthur reviews the
seeker sensitive movement. He uses the infamous Down-Grade controversy
during the late 1800's in England and the stand taken by Charles Spurgeon
against the down-graders. Just as Spurgeon saw the down-grade as moving away
from the true gospel of grace, MacArthur sees the modern seeker sensitive
churches moving away from a true biblical gospel toward a user-friendly,
worldly, flesh based gospel that is pragmatic at best.
If you are a person who struggles with church growth or possibly a pastor who wants to see their church grow but you frown on much of the church growth movement then I would encourage you to read this book. Allow God to show you His sovereignty in building His Church through His servant Dr. John MacArthur.
|Gospel ||The Gospel According to Jesus - The first edition of The Gospel According to Jesus won wide acclaim in confronting the "easy-believism" that has characterized some quarters in evangelical Christianity. This expanded edition deepens the debate over "lordship salvation" and the biblical understanding of faith and works in adding three new chapters and an appendix. The new chapters: - The Vine and the Branches - The Promise of Justification - Tetelestai! The Triumph is Complete -- The appendix contains answers to the most often asked questions on the subject of what Jesus really meant when he said "Follow me."||John MacArthur|
|Gospel ||A Harmony of the Gospels - This resource encourages a deeper understanding of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by harmonizing the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John so as to assemble as many details as possible into a chronologically meaningful sequence.||Robert L. Thomas|
The Gospel According to the Apostles - Ever since the days of the
apostles Paul and James, Christians have struggled to define the proper
tension between faith and works. Salvation, Paul stresses is "not by works,
so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9). But James argues, "Show me your
faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works" (2:18).
In his characteristic compelling style Dr. MacArthur reconciles these two
seemingly divergent threads of biblical truth, taking on the difficult
questions head on:
What is cheap grace?
Have some Christians adopted a "no-lordship" theology?
What must a person do to be considered righteous by God?
Do our works have any affect on our salvation?
Jesus asked his followers, "Why do you call me Lord and not do the things that I tell you to?" When John MacArthur dared in his earlier book to ask us this question, critics accused him of shelving grace. Others read the same book and heard in it the identical message preached since the founding of the Church. "The Gospel According to the Apostles is the same gospel Jesus preached," Dr. MacArthur says, "but it differs dramatically from the diluted message popular today. I pray you'll find this book an encouragement as you seek to put your own faith to work."
Nothing But the Truth: Upholding the Gospel in a Doubting Age -
"Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a
defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in
you, yet with gentleness and reverence." -1 Peter 3:15
Scripture is clear about the fact that we must be prepared to communicate the truth of the Gospel when given the opportunity--and do it with the right attitude. But even when your tone is gentle and respectful, what, specifically, should you say when asked or confronted about your faith? And what is your overall responsibility to unbelievers as a disciple of Christ? Pastor John MacArthur responds to these very questions and more--with solid, biblical answers.
Combining a biblical study of evangelism, a rational defense of Christian beliefs, and a practical approach to evangelism, this book offers a well-rounded perspective that can help you gently and confidently give an answer for the hope you have in Christ.
|Healing||The Healing Promise - The Healing Promise is a clear and comprehensive survey of what Scripture teaches concerning God’s divine healing. This must-read book answers key questions like: Does God heal today? Are faith healers for today? Why are some people healed and others not? How should I respond and pray when I am afflicted with physical suffering? You will also find this book to be a trustworthy resource for counseling others.||Richard L. Mayhue|
|History ||A History of Israel - A History of Israel that scrapes away the layers of time to reveal the truth about the land and the people of God's chosen race. The claims of the Bible are augmented with ancient documents and new archaeological evidence.||Walter C. Kaiser|
|History ||New Testament History - A History of Israel that scrapes away the layers of time to reveal the truth about the land and the people of God's chosen race. The claims of the Bible are augmented with ancient documents and new archaeological evidence.||F. F. Bruce|
|History ||Sketches from Church History - This book outlines the thrilling story of the onward march of the Church of Christ from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century. It is not a dry-as-dust account of long-forgotten events and controversies, but rather a moving record of those who undertook the adventure of faith before us and, through their courage and steadfastness, left an example for the church in every age. Reading of the exploits of those who have gone before us, through times of prosperity and times of persecution, should stimulate, warn and encourage the church in our own age to persevere in the same path, and obtain the same everlasting reward.||S. M. Houghton|
|History ||A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada - Noll has written a very readable textbook. Though dealing with all denominations, it is centered on the rise and decline of Protestant dominance in the United States. Starting from colonial pluralism, Noll shows how Christianity was Americanized by the "great awakening," the Revolution, and other influences. Evangelical America, he says, began to erode during the Civil War and declined further under the influence of modernism and the social gospel. Examining various trends and leaders, Noll predicts that the 20th century will witness a return to pluralism. Though a little weak on the past 40 years, his book is an excellent overview of American church history. Space is given to minority influences, and hymns are used to show the common worshiper's viewpoint. Especially useful and unique is his section on the church in Canada, which provides great comparison value. Recommended for libraries needing a good, basic history of the American church.||Mark A. Noll|
|Holiness||Holiness - With his trademark candor, J.C. Ryle strips away the gaudy ornamentation that many confuse for holiness, and systematically unfolds the true beauty of what it means to adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. Deep, rich, and penetrating, this timeless classic is quite simply profound. And this edition-the first unabridged edition in decades, if not since the original-includes a foreword by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and an exhaustive index of Scripture.||J. C. Ryle|
The Jesus You Can't Ignore: What You Must Learn from the Bold Confrontations
of Christ - Best-selling author John MacArthur gives readers a fresh
look at how Jesus addressed attacks against the Truth.
Meek and mild. Politically correct. A great teacher. These are the popular depictions of Jesus. But they aren't the complete picture. Maybe because it's uncomfortable, or maybe because it's inconvenient, Christians and non-Christians alike are overlooking the fierceness of the Savior, His passionate mission to make the Gospel clear and bring people into the Kingdom of God. A mission that required he sometimes raise his voice and sometimes raise a whip.
In the much-needed message in The Jesus You Can't Ignore, renowned Bible teacher and best-selling author John MacArthur reintroduces the compelling and often unsettling passion of Jesus' ministry. MacArthur points to the compelling picture of the real Jesus the world is so eager to gloss over. And he calls readers to emulate Jesus' commitment to further the kingdom by confronting lies and protecting the truth of God.
|Love||The Love of God - Many people today call for you to believe either in a God of love or a God of wrath. The author of this stirring affirmation of God's love assures you that you don't have to choose between these views. No one is better equipped than Dr. John MacArthur to help you come to grips with your questions about God. This audio version of his landmark book--read by MacArthur himself--on the love of God will warm your heart while firmly establishing you in Bible doctrine.||John MacArthur|
|Lust||Not Even a Hint: Guarding Your Heart Against Lust - Lust isn't just a guy problem - it's a human problem. And unless we honestly confront it, lust will destroy our relationships and our lives. Joshua Harris, author of the runaway bestseller I Kissed Dating Goodbye, calls a generation bombarded with images of sexual sin back to the freedom and joy of holiness. This "PG-rated" book - straightforward without being graphic - speaks to those entrenched in lust or just flirting with temptation. Honestly sharing his own struggles, Harris exposes lust's tactics and helps readers create a personal plan for fighting back. Men and women will find hope in God's grace and learn the secrets to lasting change.||Joshua Harris|
|Kingdom||The Greatness of the Kingdom - This inductive study of the kingdom of God takes a canonical look at every reference to the kingdom in Scripture. Attention is given to different views and definitions of the kingdom, with emphasis on the prophesied mediatorial kingdom. Hailed as a masterpiece of pre-millennial theology, this is an essential volume for understanding Dispensationalism.||Alva McClain|
|Men||Twelve Ordinary Men - Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.||John MacArthur|
||What Did You Expect? - This is a deeply theological and practically relevant book on marriage, in fact, it is one of the best books on marriage that I have ever read. The author allows readers to examine marriage through a biblical lens so that they can understand how God can graciously heal their hurting homes. I urge people to read this book! If you consider your marriage good or great, then still read this book to help guard it, of course if your marriage is having problems (as most are) then this book will help, for it is very biblically based and practical. This book will also help you help others who are struggling in marriage. It is a perfect book for pre-marital counseling.--Tony Capoccia||Paul Tripp|
|Ministry ||Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry - Encouraging, insightful and challenging, Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry is designed for a new generation of shepherds who seek to lead with the passion of the apostles. Written by MacArthur and his colleagues at The Master's Seminary, this guide outlines the biblical priorities essential to effective ministry.||John MacArthur|
|Ministry ||One with a Shepherd: The Tears and Triumphs of a Ministry Marriage - This book is a treasure of God’s glory, grace, and hope for the pastor’s wife. Mary Somerville has written with biblical and practical clarity all-the-while weaving in personal glimpses of her own life and what the Lord has taught her. I loved reading this exceptional book and believe it will be beloved by pastor’s wives for many years to come. —Martha Peace, Author of "The Excellent Wife."||Mary Somerville|
|Ministry ||Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically - Encouraging, insightful, and challenging, Pastoral Ministry is designed for a new generation of shepherds who seek to lead with the passion of the apostles. Written by MacArthur and his colleagues at The Master's Seminary, this guide outlines the biblical priorities essential to effective ministry.||John MacArthur|
|Miracles||Miracles: Do They Still Happen? Why Do We Believe in Them - Do miracles happen in our time? Did they ever happen? And if the answer is yes, is any explanation possible? The key might lie in the fact that miracles are in the world, but not of the world. Leading Bible scholar Henry Morris reflects his deep love for the Bible by exploring recorded miracles, and shedding some light on miracles that occur today. From the feeding of many with just a few fish, to a discussion of today's healing miracles, Morris examines: Why many scientists dismiss miracles; People who are convinced miracles happened to them; The truth about modern miracles; Can prayer bring about miracles?||Henry M. Morris|
The Look: Does God Really Care What I Wear? -
Nancy challenges Christians to ask themselves tough questions: Who decides what I will wear, and why? What message does my clothing communicate? And, how can I reflect the glory of God in my wardrobe?
Biblical, practical and motivating, "The Look" challenges women (young or older), parents, and teens to discover the Truth about clothing and modesty, and to make choices based on God's eternal perspective.
|Modesty ||Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America - A much needed tonic for every Christian parent. In the Church today, there are few cows quite as sacred as the right of modern Christians to dress however they please. But in this groundbreaking work, Jeff Pollard challenges us to embrace God's standard and to understand the historical roots of the rise of nudity and immodesty in modern culture. His perspective is thoughtful and balanced. Most importantly, he accomplishes what few authors on this subject have achieved: a treatise that avoids both license and legalism. A courageous booklet.||Jeff Pollard|
Whose Money is it Anyway? - John MacArthur has written this
no-nonsense book to affirm Christ’s teaching that "it is more blessed to
give than to receive." In this practical, easy-to-read book Christians can
--How to give, where to give, and how much to give
--Scriptural guidelines for acquiring money and investing it
--The right and wrong ways to go about giving
--The connection between generous giving and prosperity
--Why get-rich-quick schemes like gambling are wrong
"When you give as God has commanded, you will find it liberating, rewarding, joyous, and profoundly enriching"—John MacArthur
|Parenting ||The Joy of a Word Filled Family - In this insightful book, Dr. John Barnett reminds us that the best and most important way Christians should be seeking to counter the trends of a family-hostile society is by making the Word of God the center and the focus of our own family life. He gives a careful and thorough explanation of what it means to have a Word-centered family and how parents can achieve that goal. For parents who are confounded and frustrated by the seemingly complex and often frustrating tasks related to leading a family, here is a much-needed resource that will help clarify and simplify your priorities as a parent. —John MacArthur||John S. Barnett|
|Parenting ||What the Bible Says About Parenting - God's Plan for Rearing Your Child - More than ever, Christians need to know what the Bible actually teaches about parenting, and put it into practice. In What the Bible Says About Parenting, pastor/teacher John MacArthur presents time-proven principles of biblical parenting clearly and carefully to help parents make sense of their duties before God and to bring up their children in the ways of the Lord. There is also a resource kit and two workbooks available to help Christian parents instruct their children in a godly manner.||John MacArthur|
|Prayer||Teach Your Children to Pray - As a parent, teaching your children to pray is one of your main priorities. To help with this responsibility, this practical book will encourage you by the honest “I’ve been there” hands-on approach of the author. You will also be inspired by the wonderful activities and ideas sections, and find answers to the difficult questions about prayer. Why not learn about the Bible’s teaching on prayer and how to cultivate healthy communication between your family and our Father who is in Heaven?||Denise George|
|Preaching ||Rediscovering Expository Preaching - John MacArthur and other distinguished teachers of preachers respond to the apostle's mandate in this comprehensive treatment of expository preaching. Dr. MacArthur's well-known passion for the Scriptures is combined with the vision and expertise of other faculty members at The Master's Seminary to produce a definitive statement on how to unfold the meaning of God's Word effectively to today's congregation.||John MacArthur and Master's Faculty|
|Preaching ||Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons - Power in the Pulpit is the combination of two books on preaching, A Practical Guide to Sermon Preparation and A Guide to Effective Sermon Delivery, written by Jerry Vines in 1985 and 1986. These two books were updated, revised, expanded and put into one volume by Jim Shaddix resulting in a volume that is suitable for the classroom setting and also helpful to the pastor who prepares and delivers sermons each week. Power in the Pulpit seeks to take advantage of years of practical experience and classroom training by closing the gap between classroom theory and what actually works in a pastor's weekly preparation. The book's purpose is to give practical help specifically to the man who is faced with the responsibility of preaching on a week by week basis (Vines and Shaddix 1999, 13).||Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix|
Preaching and Preachers - In Preaching & Preachers, the author
states unapologetically his attitudes about his role in the church and
explains his methodology, all the while addressing various problems and
questions that have been put to him:
"Some may object to my dogmatic assertions; but I do not apologize for them. Every preacher should believe strongly in his own method; and if I cannot persuade all of the rightness of mine, I can at least stimulate them to think and to consider other possibilities. I can say quite honestly that I would not cross the road to listen to myself preaching, and the preachers whom I have enjoyed most have been very different indeed in their method and style. But my business is not to describe them but to state what I believe to be right, however imperfectly I have put my own precepts into practice. I can only hope that the result will be of some help, and especially to young preachers called to this greatest of all tasks, and especially in these sad and evil times. With many others I pray that 'The Lord of the harvest may thrust forth' many mighty preachers to proclaim 'the unsearchable riches of Christ!'"
|D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones|
|Preaching ||Evangelical Eloquence: A Course of Lectures on Preaching - In these days of 60-second sound bites and teleprompted commentary, public speaking is a declining art form---but it's not extinct! Hearkening back to masters of rhetoric, Dabney liberally quotes Aristotle, Cicero, Horace, and others, as he calls for more than "wisdom of words" in preaching. True eloquence is the "soul's virtuous energy exerted through speech."||R. L. Dabney|
|Preaching ||The Supremacy of God in Preaching - Countless books teach the craft of preaching, but not many discuss its fundamental requirement: the piety of the preacher. In this newly revised classic, Piper focuses on Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon as prime examples, noting how their spirituality enabled them to speak the truth with joy and to appeal earnestly for a response.||John Piper|
|Preaching ||The Preacher and Preaching - "The late Samuel Logan has assembled some of the brightest minds on the subject of preaching. This collection of essays unpacks critical issues involved in the preacher as a man of God and the preaching process. The breadth of subjects addressed is unmatched in contemporary homiletical works. It truly is one of the few "must-haves" for a preacher in the 21st century."—Rick Holland Student Ministries Pastor, Grace Community Church||Samuel T. Logan|
|Preaching ||Preaching with a Purpose: The Urgent Task of Homiletics - After spending 25 years studying homiletics, Professor Adams shares his expert advice on delivering relevant, compelling, and effective sermons. Discover how to analyze your congregation, design a purposeful message based on your analysis, gather storytelling materials, assume the proper "preacher's stance," develop an engaging style, and more. Includes assignments for classes and individuals.||Jay E. Adams|
|Preaching ||Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today - Where are the powerful preachers today? Stott responds to what may be a generation of preachers who have lost confidence in the Word of God. He reaffirms the relevance of the gift of preaching by exploring its history and theological foundations, the contemporary objections to preaching, and how it can bridge the gap between the biblical and the modern worlds.||John R. W. Stott|
|Preaching ||Preaching with Passion - Perhaps no one is better qualified to write about passionate preaching than Alex Montoya. He preaches as he lives his life—with a burning passion for the truth. All who know him agree that his passion is infectious. Here’s hoping this book will start an epidemic. —John MacArthur Pastor-Teacher Grace Community Church||Alex Montoya|
|Preaching ||Preaching: How to Preach Biblically - John MacArthur and other distinguished teachers of preachers respond to the apostle's mandate in this comprehensive treatment of expository preaching. Dr. MacArthur's well-known passion for the Scriptures is combined with the vision and expertise of other faculty members at The Master's Seminary to produce a definitive statement on how to unfold the meaning of God's Word effectively to today's congregation.||John MacArthur|
|Prophecy||Understanding End Times Prophecy - This book helps the reader weed through the confusion surrounding this subject. The author begins by helping the reader understand how to accurately interpret Bible prophecy, and then deals with such subjects as the biblical covenants, the rapture of the church, and the eternal state.||Paul Benware|
|Purity||The Purity Principle: God's Safeguards for Life's Dangerous Trails - For thirty years Randy Alcorn has been encouraging people-young and old-to pursue the rewards of sexual purity. Too often we settle for a compromised Christianity that's just a baptized version of the world's sad existence, rather than the abundant life to which God calls us. This book deals with - raising children to embrace sexual purity - providing an example of purity in the home - protecting purity in dating (at any age) - and maintaining purity in marriage. Biblical, practical, and concise, The Purity Principle is a one-stop handbook for individuals, families and churches.||Randy Alcorn|
|Salvation ||Sinners in the Hands of a Good God: Reconciling Divine Judgment and Mercy - "Sinners in the Hands of a Good God" is a wonderfully clear, readable, understandable study of the sovereignty of God and the problem of evil. David Clotfelter powerfully expounds the biblical doctrines of sin and grace—something desperately needed in a generation when both concepts have become terribly vague and confused in most people’s minds. —John MacArthur||David Clotfelter|
|Salvation ||Hard To Believe - Popular perception of Jesus Christ is that of a tempered, genteel man who walked the earth, offering nuggets of wisdom to His followers. But what we sometimes fail to recognize is that although Jesus Christ offered a message of forgiveness, He also spoke challenging, demanding words about what being a follower of Christ requires. In contrast to the superficiality of much modern Christian teaching, Dr. John MacArthur serves up the unvarnished truth of what Christ taught and lived. In simple, compelling terms, he spells out what is required of those who would follow Him. Going beyond Jesus' life to include the crucifixion and resurrection, MacArthur shows readers that Jesus modeled the commitment and loving obedience He requires of us by making the ultimate sacrifice for humankind.||John MacArthur|
|Science||The Biblical Basis for Modern Science - As one of Dr. Henry Morris's greatest works, A Biblical Basis for Modern Science shows conclusively that the Bible is correct where it touches upon science. This remarkable defense of the Bible allows the careful reader to see that evolutionary science is nothing more than a world view with no foundation. Rather, the accuracy of the biblical records is a marvelous testimony to its divine source.||Henry M. Morris|
|Second Coming||The Second Coming: Signs of Christ's Return and the End of the Age - The new millennium brought increasing predictions of Christ's return. Yet Scripture clearly states that no one knows the day or hour. In Matthew 24 and 25, Jesus explains the signs of the end of the age, the need to be ready, and the coming judgment without the sensationalism that currently surrounds the subject. John MacArthur exegetically explores Christ's words in these two chapters and other related verses, carefully expounding on why Christ must return and God's eternal plan of redemption in its eschatological fulfillment. This book is an encouragement to all to prepare their hearts and say, "Come, Lord Jesus. Come."||John MacArthur|
Spurgeon's Sermon Notes: Over 250 Sermons (Hardcover) - One of the
world's most prolific preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) had
already preached more than 600 times by the age of twenty. By age twenty-two
he was the most popular sermonizer of his age, dubbed the "Prince of
Preachers." Spurgeon's sermons are notable not merely for their quantity,
but also for their quality. His sermons combine keen intellect, scriptural
truth, and a passionate love for God. Gems of insight and truth shine form
the pages of this book, as penetrating and relevant today as they were a
century ago. Spurgeon wrote his Sermon Notes to aid other preachers whose
duties left them pressed for time. Originally released as four books,
Spurgeon's Sermon Notes are gathered here into one convenient volume for the
• 264 sermon outlines, complete with illustrations and commentary
• Based on selected texts from almost every book of the Bible
• Organized in biblical sequence, for easy reference
• Newly typeset version with punctuation modernized for easier reading
Spurgeon's Sermon Notes is a classic which provides fresh inspiration and understanding for preachers, study group leaders, or any heart that craves a devotional overview of the greatest book of all time penned by one of its greatest students.
|Charles Haddon Spurgeon|
|Sermons ||Spurgeon Gold - Pure. Refined. (Hardcover) - Books about the life and ministry of "The Prince of Preacher's are not uncommon. However Spurgeon Gold takes a unique approach. It has isolated the great preacher's deep passion for the lost as seen in many of his powerful gospel proclamations, and his convicting exhortations to Christians to share their faith. You will weep your way through through this compilation. (248 pages).||Charles Haddon Spurgeon|
|Sin||The Vanishing Conscience - The bestselling author of The Gospel According to Jesus, MacArthur claims that we have become a people who shift blame, deny guilt, love self and excuse moral failure in this compelling book. The result is diminished integrity and the loss of our ability to experience God's grace and forgiveness. This explosive book presents biblical solutions to the problem of sin, and leads readers from a life of blame and denial to the true peace and freedom.||John MacArthur|
|Spiritual Gifts||Understanding Spiritual Gifts - Currently, there is much controversy concerning the role of spiritual gifts. First Corinthians 12-14 is focal point of the debate. Dr. Thomas, noted professor at The Master’s Seminary, helps the reader weed through this difficult passage. After reading this book, you’ll know how spiritual gifts should operate within the church.||Robert L. Thomas|
|Spirituality||Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health - Christians today are busier than ever before, doing the "spiritual" work they feel called to out of devotion for God. But are these earnest followers of Christ actually living their faith in a manner that is pleasing to Christ? Whitney (Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life; How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian?) effectively challenges this "busy hands, empty heart" epidemic. Whitney poses intensely introspective questions to aid Christians as they gauge their own level of spiritual health. Do they have a driving thirst for God, as well as behavior dictated by God's holy standards? How loving to others and sensitive to the Holy Spirit are they? Do they experience genuine grief over personal sin and a willingness to forgive repeat offenders? Whitney also discusses the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, meditating upon Scripture, taking communion and fellowship with others of like faith, showing readers how to transform these often automatic enterprises into faith-building activities. He advises Christians to spend more energy enjoying God and developing a Christlike nature, rather than accomplishing ever-accelerating goals. He notes that seekers must be acutely aware that following Christ is a lifetime commitment and that they should resist the temptation to seek "spiritual" shortcuts to intimacy with God. This timely text is full of gentle admonitions to unearth deeply entrenched habits and dig for the treasure found only in a carefully honed relationship with God.||Donald S. Whitney|
|Suffering||Down, But Not Out - This book is greatly needed and immensely helpful…. There is a supernatural way to overpower trouble, to live in genuine contentment with a deep down peace and an unassailable joy. This is not some ambiguous secret, nor is it reserved for those who have more positive circumstances. Every believer can enjoy triumph in trouble. In fact, that is what God wants for us. Wayne Mack shows us how. —John MacArthur||Wayne Mack|
|Theology ||Moody Handbook of Theology - A reference to fundamentalist Christian theology from an evangelical point of view, divided into biblical, systematic, historical, dogmatic, and contemporary studies. Includes a glossary and indices of subjects, people, and scriptures. For the truly called rather than the simple believer or scholar.||Paul Enns|
|Theology ||Evangelical Dictionary of the Bible - Theologians, pastors, lay readers, and students have relied on the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology as a valued resource for over fifteen years. Now, thoroughly updated, this leading reference work continues to provide comprehensive, useful, and accurate information in systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.||Walter A. Elwell|
Twelve Extraordinary Women - Celebrated for their courage, vision,
hospitality, and spiritual giftedness, it's no wonder women were so
important to God's plan revealed in the Old and New Testaments. It wasn't
their natural qualities that made these women extraordinary but the power of
the one true God whom they worshipped and served.
In Twelve Extraordinary Women, you'll learn more than fascinating information about these women, you'll discover-perhaps for the first time-the unmistakable chronology of God's redemptive work in history through their lives. These women were not ancillary to His plan, they were at the very heart of it.
|Women ||Lies Young Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets them Free - This book was written with a teenager in mind. It is visually appealing, its text is conversational, and it talks frankly without "talking down" to young women. It is spot on in identifying issues that teens face, whether it is the often desperate desire to fit in and have friends or issues of honesty (do you cheat on schoolwork?) or questions of sexual purity and so much more. Just about any area a young woman struggles with is covered in this book. The authors understand society's take on the issue, and then they explain God's word on the same issue. Not in a preachy or judgmental way, but lovingly presenting God's truth. (A reader's Comment).||Nancy DeMoss and
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