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Recommended books and authors

Recommended books and authors

The Elders of ICC recommend the following books and resources. They cover the major areas of the Christian life. Following this list, you will find a list of authors. These are men we find generally and helpful in how they handle the Scriptures. Most things they put out are worth reading. After that you will find a list of recommended Bible Study tools.

Recommended Books

  • Jerry Bridges, The Gospel for Real Life
  • R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God
  • John MacArthur, Our Sufficiency in Christ
  • Joshua Harris, Stop Dating the Church
  • Gary Friesen, Decision-Making and the Will of God
  • John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life
  • Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle
  • James Boice, Foundations of God’s City
  • Joshua Harris, Not Even a Hint
  • John Piper, When I Don’t Desire God
  • Kent & Barbara Hughes, Spiritual Disciplines of a Godly Family
  • J.I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
  • Mark Dever, The Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
  • Kevin DeJong, 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.
  • Jerry Bridges, The Bookends of the Christian Life
  • John Piper, This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence
  • John Piper, Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ: The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton (The Swans Are Not Silent)
  • John Piper, What Jesus Demands from the World
  • Tim Challies, The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

 

Recommended Authors

  • John MacArthur
  • John Piper
  • Jerry Bridges
  • James Boice
  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • R.C. Sproul
  • C.S. Lewis
  • J.C. Ryle
  • Joshua Harris
  • Allister Begg
  • Charles Ryrie
  • David Baron
  • Arnold Fruchtenbaum
  • Alfred Edersheim
  • Ian Murray

 

Bible Study Tools

  • John MacArthur, The MacArthur Commentary
  • John MacArthur, MacArthur’s Quick Reference Guide to the Bible
  • Merrill Unger, Unger’s Bible Dictonary
  • Merrill Unger, The New Unger’s Bible Handbook
  • Matthew Henry, Commentary on the Whole Bible
  • The Macmillan Bible Atlas

 

Old Testament

  • Merrill Unger, Introductory Guide to the Old Testament
  • Walt Kaiser, A History of Israel

 

New Testament

  • Alfred Edersheim, Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Days of Christ
  • Alfred Edersheim, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services at the Time of Christ
  • Alfred Edersheim, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
  • J. Dwight Pentecost, The Words and Works of Jesus Christ
  • Johnston M. Cheney, The Life of Christ in Stereo: The Four Gospels Combined As One

Theology

  • Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology
  • R.C. Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
  • James Boice, Foundations of the Christian Faith
  • John Frame, The Doc­trine of the Knowl­edge of God
  • John Frame, The Doc­trine of God
  • John Frame, The Doc­trine of the Chris­t­ian Life
  • John Frame, The Doc­trine of the Word of God

Salvation

  • Jerry Bridges, The Gospel for Real Life
  • John Murray, Redemption: Accomplished and Applied
  • David Clotfelter, Sinners in the Hands of a Good God
  • James Boice, Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace
  • Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will

God

  • John Piper, The Pleasures of God
  • Jerry Bridges, The Joy of Fearing God
  • J.I. Packer, Knowing God
  • R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God
  • John MacArthur, Loved by God
  • Stephen Charnock, The Existence and Attributes of God
  • A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

Bible (Bibliology)

  • James White, The King James Only Controversy
  • Leland Ryken, The Word of God in English
  • J.I. Packer, Fundamentalism and the Word of God
  • Howard Hendricks, Living by the Book
  • Walt Kaiser, Toward an Exegetical Theology
  • Bernard Ramm, Hermeneutics

Church (Ecclesiology)

  • Joshua Harris, Stop Dating the Church
  • Mark Dever, The Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

End Times (Eschatology)

  • Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Footsteps of the Messiah
  • J. Dwight Pentecost, Things to Come

Prayer

  • D.A. Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation
  • John MacArthur, Lord, Teach Me to Pray

Missions

  • John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life
  • John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad
  • J.I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
  • Barry Rubin, You Bring the Bagels, I’ll Bring the Gospel
  • (resource for witnessing to the Jewish Community)

Apologetics and Worldview

  • William Metzger, Tell the Truth
  • Nancy Pearcey, Total Truth
  • Richard Pratt, Every Thought Captive
  • Phillip Johnson, Reason in the Balance
  • Josh McDowell, Evidence that Demands a Verdict
  • Michael Brown, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus
  • Cornelius Van Til, Defense of the Faith
  • Greg Bahnsen, Presuppositional Apologetics Stated and Defended

Christian Living

  • John Piper, Desiring God
  • John Piper, When I Don’t Desire God
  • John Piper, Future Grace
  • John Piper, What Jesus Demands from the World
  • John Piper, This Momentary Marriage
  • John Piper, Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ
  • Gary Friesen, Decision Making and the Will of God
  • Jerry Bridges, Trusting God
  • Jerry Bridges, The Discipline of Grace
  • Jerry Bridges, The Bookends of the Christian Life
  • Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle
  • Kent Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Man
  • John MacArthur, Our Sufficiency in Christ
  • John MacArthur, Twelve Extraordinary Women
  • John MacArthur, A Tale of Two Sons
  • Donald Whitney, 10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health
  • Tim Challies, The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment
  • Kevin DeYoung, Just Do Something

Holiness and Purity

  • Joshua Harris, Not Even a Hint
  • Kris Lundgaard, The Enemy Within
  • Wayne Wilson, Worldly Amusements
  • J.C. Ryle, Holiness
  • Jerry Bridges, The Pursuit of Holiness