Recommended Reading for Winter 2017-18 • Learn more at LBCConnect

Nothing can or should replace a consistent daily time in the Word of God. The Scriptures alone are sufficient for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). However, we would like to introduce helpful resources to reinforce the philosophy, vision, and purposes of our God-given mission as a churchWhile we may not be in agreement with all of the doctrinal positions or associations of the authors, we are confident they will be profitable for you as you strive to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

Build a Personal Library

The following books are suggestions to guide you in building a personal library. There are always more good books than we can even begin to recommend, but we believe this will be a great start. Each of these titles will soon be available in the Resource Center where you can either check out a copy or purchase one for yourself or a friend.

– Christian Beliefs – Wayne Grudem
Know the Truth – Bruce Milne
– Christian Theology – Millard Ericsson 

– God’s Big Picture – Vaughn Roberts
– Biblical Theology – Michael Lawrence 

The Gospel for Real Life – Jerry Bridges
Gospel Revolution – JD Greear
What is the Gospel? – GregGilbert 

Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God –J.I. Packer
Honest Evangelism – Rico Tice 

More than A Carpenter –Josh McDowell
Can Man Live without God – Ravi Zacharias
Why Trust the Bible? – Greg Gilbert 

Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
An Illustrated Guide to World Religions, Dean Halverson

Operation World, Johnstone & Mandryk
Let the Nations be Glad, Piper
Dispatches from the FrontKesee
For the Sake of His Name Doran 

What Is A Healthy Church Member?, Thabiti Anyabwile
– What Is A Healthy Church?, Mark Dever
Why Bother with Church?, Sam Allberry
Understanding the Congregation’s Authority, Jonathan Leeman

Disciplines of Grace, Jerry Bridges
The Hole in Our Holiness, Kevin DeYoung
Created for His Glory, Jim Berg
Knowing God, JI Packer 

 Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts, Jerry Bridges 

 Praying the Bible, Donald Whitney 

A Gospel Primer, Milton Vincent
–New Morning Mercies, Paul Tripp

To The Golden Shore, Adoniram Judson
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd 

When Sinner say “I Do”, Dave Harvey
Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas 

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp
Parenting is More Than A Formula, Jim Newheiser
Give Them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick
Instructing a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp
–Age of Opportunity, Paul Tripp 

This Changes EverythingJaquelle Crowe
Get Your Story Straight, Kristen Hatton
What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?, Edward Welch
Changed Into His ImageJim Berg 

The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Ology – Marty Machowski
The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden, Kevin DeYoung 

 The Treasure Principle, Alcorn