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Progressive sanctification is a process of growth and change that every person enters into after they are converted to Christ. This “process” is a progression from the moment of salvation to the moment of death. There is no time in which you are not in need of assistance in your walk with God.

Obviously, God’s Word is our first reading resource to help us grow. My hope is you will grow in your affection for God’s Words and that God grants you an insatiable desire to be filled daily with His Truth.

I also realize the LORD has given us other means of grace in our pursuit of God-glorifying holiness. For example, He has gifted many of His children through the years with the ability to write about God in clear and theolocially precise ways.

Since my conversion to Christ I have benefited specifically from this gift to His church. Below are a few book recommendations in your pursuit of the LORD.

Ten Good Books

Living the Cross Centered Life: this is an expanded version of the The Cross Centered Life below.

The Cross Centered Life: this book will get you focused on the right thing as you move forward in your sanctification.

Humility: this book will set your heart right. A humble person cannot be angry or frustrated with anyone else.

The Gospel Primer: the solution to whatever you are going through must begin with the gospel: God killed his Son to save you. You MUST begin here and never deviate from this course.

The Holiness of God: a solid view of who God is will be essential as you are called on to trust Him through whatever difficulty you may be going through.

How Can I Change?: this is a practical primer on how to change. Do you have a habituated lifestyle of certain sins? Do you want to change? Then read this book.

When Sinners Say “I Do”: simply the best marriage book on the market today. If you are married I recommend you read this book regardless of the “condition” of your marriage.

Sex, Romance and the Glory of God: an obvious follow-up to the previous book. Get this right for the glory of God.

When People Are Big and God is Small: one of the most common sin patterns we all face. Some call it co-dependency while others call it low self-esteem. The bible calls it “fear of man”.

Shepherding a Child’s Heart: simply put, the best parenting book on the market today.

…plus one

Age of Opportunity: this is the follow-up book to the previous one. It builds upon SCH. This book is geared toward the parent and teen.

Free Libraries

200 Topical Books

Apologetics

  1. A Christian Manifesto, Francis A. Schaeffer
  2. Basic Christianity, John R. W. Stott
  3. Can a Man Live Without God, Ravi Zacharias
  4. Cornelius Van Til: An Analysis of His Thought, John Frame
  5. Every Thought Captive, Richard Pratt
  6. He is There and He is Not Silent, Francis A. Schaeffer
  7. Living Proof, Jim Peterson
  8. Surprised By Faith, Don Bierle
  9. The Case for Christianity, C. S. Lewis
  10. The Universe Next Door, James W. Sire
  11. Van Til’s Apologetics, Greg L. Bahnsen

Bible Study

  1. How to Read Your Bible for All it’s Worth, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
  2. How to Understand Your Bible, Norton T. Sterret
  3. Know the Truth, Bruce Milne
  4. Protestant Biblical Interpretation, Bernard Ramm

Biblical Decision Making

  1. Finding the Will of God, by Bruce Waltke
  2. Step By Step, by James Petty
  3. Decision Making and the Will of God, by Garry Friesen

Conscience

  1. The Revenge of the Conscience, J. Budziszewski
  2. Vanishing Conscience, John MacArthur

Counseling Homework

  1. A Homework Manual for Biblical Living Vol 1, Wayne Mack
  2. A Homework Manual for Biblical Living, Vol. 2, Wayne Mack
  3. What to do on Thursday, Jay Adams

Counseling Theory

  1. A Christian Directory Vol. 1, Richard Baxter
  2. A Theology of Christian Counseling, Jay Adams
  3. Competent to Counsel, Jay Adams
  4. How to Counsel from Scripture, John C. Broger
  5. How to Change?, Robin Boisvert
  6. How to Help People Change, Jay Adams
  7. Insight and Creativity, Jay E. Adams
  8. Introduction to Biblical Counseling, John MacArthur and Wayne Mack
  9. The Christian Counselor’s Manual, Jay Adams

Culture and Ethics

  1. A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character, Charles J. Sykes
  2. Culture Shift, David W. Henderson
  3. Degenerate Moderns, E. Michael Jones
  4. Ethics for a Brave New World, John S. and Paul D. Feinberg
  5. Evangelical Ethics, John Jefferson Davis
  6. Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth, Jeffery Satinover
  7. The Sensate Culture, Harold O. J. Brown

Devotion

  1. Desiring God, John Piper
  2. Holiness, J. C. Ryle
  3. Loving God with All Your Mind, Elizabeth George
  4. The Godly Man’s Picture, Thomas Watson
  5. The Jesus I Never Knew, Phillip Yancey
  6. The Knoweldge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer
  7. The Pleasures of God, John Piper
  8. The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer
  9. The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, Arthur Bennett, Ed
  10. True Spirituality, Francis A. Schaeffer

Disciplemaking

  1. Disciplines for Life, C. J. Mahaney, Ed.
  2. New Century Disciplemaker, Bill Hull
  3. The Disciple-Making Church, Bill Hull
  4. The Disciple-Making Pastor, Bill Hull
  5. The Training of the Twelve, A. B. Bruce
  6. Treasures of Encouragement, Sharon W. Betters
  7. Why Small Groups, C. J. Mahaney, Ed.

Ecclesiology

  1. Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch
  2. Calvin’s Ecclesiastical Advice, John Calvin
  3. Contemporary Worship Music, John Frame
  4. Crisis Caring: Recovering the Meaning of True Fellowship, Jerry Bridges
  5. Expository Preaching, John MacArthur
  6. Life in the Father’s House, Wayne Mack and Dave Swavely
  7. Minister of Mercy: The New Testament Deacon, Alexander Strauch
  8. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever
  9. Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church, Donald S. Whitney
  10. The Minister as Shepherd, Charles Jefferson
  11. Why Small Groups, C. J. Mahaney, Edited

Family Resources

  1. Age of Opportunity, Paul David Tripp
  2. Christian Living in the Home, Jay E. Adams
  3. I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Joshua Harris
  4. Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp
  5. The Gospel for Children, John B. Leuzarder
  6. The Hospitality Commands, Alexander Strauch
  7. The Priest with Dirty Clothes, R. C. Sproul
  8. Training Hearts, Training Minds, Starr Meade
  9. Your Child’s Profession of Faith Dennis Gundersen

Forgiveness

  1. Experiencing God’s Forgiveness, John Ensor
  2. Freedom and Power of Forgiveness, John MacArthur
  3. From Forgiven to Forgiving, Jay Adams

General Sanctification

  1. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, by Paul Tripp
  2. The Cross Centered Life, by C. J. Mahaney
  3. Humility, by C. J. Mahaney
  4. How Can I Change?, by C. J. Mahaney & Robin Boisvert
  5. The Holiness of God, by R. C. Sproul
  6. When People Are Big and God Is Small, by Edward Welch
  7. The Enemy Within, by Kris Lundgaard
  8. Doing Things Right in Matters of the Heart, by John Ensor
  9. Sex is Not the Problem Lust Is, by Joshua Harris
  10. The Godly Man’s Picture, by Thomas Watson
  11. Sin and Temptation, by John Owen
  12. The Mortification of Sin, by John Owen
  13. Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, by Edward Welch
  14. War of Words, by Paul Tripp
  15. Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest, by Edward Welch
  16. Depression, A Stubborn Darkness, by Edward Welch
  17. The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett

Gospel

  1. The Cross-Centered Life, by C. J. Mahaney
  2. The Gospel for Real Life, by Jerry Bridges
  3. A Gospel Primer for Christians, by Milton Vincent
  4. Getting the Gospel Right, by R. C. Sproul
  5. God is the Gospel, by John Piper
  6. The Atonement, by Leon Morris
  7. The Cross of Christ, by John R. W. Stott
  8. What is the Gospel, by Greg Gilbert

Marriage

  1. Divorce John Murray
  2. Each for the Other, Bryan Chapell
  3. Federal Husband, Douglas Wilson
  4. Fidelity, Douglas Wilson
  5. Her Hand in Marriage, Douglas Wilson
  6. Intended for Pleasure, Ed Wheat
  7. Love That Lasts, Gary & Betsy Ricucci
  8. Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible, Jay Adams
  9. Preparing for Marriage God’s Way, Wayne Mack
  10. Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas
  11. Sex, Romance and the Glory of God, C. J. & Carolyn Mahaney
  12. Solving Marriage Problems, Jay Adams
  13. Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack
  14. Successful Christian Parenting, John MacArthur
  15. When Sinners Say “I Do.”, Dave Harvey
  16. Reforming Marriage, Douglas Wilson
  17. The Act of Marriage, Tim LaHaye
  18. The Complete Financial Guide for Young Couples, Larry Burkett
  19. The Exemplary Husband, Stuart Scott
  20. The Message of the Song of Songs, Tom Gledhill
  21. The Role Relationship of Men and Women, George W. Knight III
  22. Your Family God’s Way, Wayne Mack

Medical References

  1. Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology & Counseling, David Benner and Peter Hill, ed.
  2. Physicans Desk Reference
  3. The Family Doctor, 4th Edition. Allan H. Bruckheim, M.D. (CD-ROM)
  4. The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference, Robert D. Smith, M.D.

Ministry Related

  1. Institutes of Christian Religion, John Calvin
  2. Keep in Step with the Spirit, J. I. Packer
  3. Knowing God, J. I. Packer
  4. Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon
  5. Our Sufficiency is Christ, John MacArthur
  6. The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur
  7. The Holiness of God, R. C. Sproul
  8. The Sermon on the Mount, Sinclair Ferguson

Parenting

  1. Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp
  2. Your Child’s Profession of Faith, by Dennis Gundersen
  3. Instructing a Child, by Tedd Tripp
  4. Age of Opportunity, by Paul Tripp
  5. Doing Things Right in Matters of the Heart, by John Ensor (This book discusses mature themes.)
  6. When People Are Big and God is Small, by Ed Welch
  7. How Can I Change?, by C. J. Mahaney & Robin Boisvert
  8. Every Thought Captive, by Richard L. Pratt, Jr.
  9. Gospel-Centered Parenting, by Rick Thomas

Salvation

  1. Basics for Believers, D. A. Carson
  2. How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian, Donald S. Whitney
  3. Instruction in Faith, John Calvin
  4. Lectures on Calvinism, Abraham Kuyper
  5. Redemption: Accomplished and Applied, John Murray
  6. The Atonement, Leon Morris
  7. The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, Sinclair B. Ferguson
  8. The Five Points of Calvinism, W. J. Seaton
  9. The Plan of Salvation, B.B. Warfield
  10. The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, Loraine Boettner
  11. This Great Salvation, Rovin Boisvert & C. J. Mahaney

Sanctification

  1. Discipline for Life, John Loftness & C. J. Mahaney
  2. Disciplines of a Godly Man, Kent Hughes
  3. Disciplines of Grace, Kent Hughes
  4. How to Say No to a Stubborn Habit, Erwin Lutzer
  5. Power Encounters, David Powlison
  6. Power of Integrity, John MacArthur
  7. Running Scared, Edward Welch
  8. The Attributes of God, A. W. Tozer
  9. The Disciplines of Grace, Jerry Bridges
  10. The Measure of a Man, Gene A. Getz
  11. The Peacemaker, Ken Sande
  12. The Practice of Godliness, Jerry Bridges
  13. The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges
  14. Transforming Grace, Jerry Bridges
  15. Trusting God, Jerry Bridges
  16. When People are Big and God is Small, Ed Welch

Sin

  1. Addictions, Edward Welch
  2. Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be, Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
  3. Sin and Temptation, Dr. James M. Houston
  4. The Enemy Within, Kris Lundgaard
  5. The Mortification of Sin, John Owen

Suffering

  1. A Grace Disguised, Gerald L. Sittser
  2. A Path Through Suffering, Elisabeth Elliot
  3. Encourage Me, Charles Swindoll
  4. No Place to Cry, Doris Van Stone & Erwin W. Lutzer
  5. When God Weeps, Joni Eareckson Tada & Steven Estes

Theology

  1. A Theology of the New Testament, George Eldon Ladd
  2. An Introduction to the New Testament, D. A. Carson, Douglas J. Moo, and Leon Morris
  3. Basic Christian Doctrine, John Leith
  4. Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms, Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki, & Cherith Fee Nordling
  5. Systematic Theology, Charles Hodge
  6. Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof
  7. Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem

Women Authors

  1. A Path Through Suffering, Elisabeth Elliot
  2. Choices that Lead to Godliness, Donna Morley
  3. Feminine Appeal, Carolyn Mahaney
  4. Idols of the Heart, Elyse Fitzpatrick
  5. Love to Eat, Hate to Eat, Elyse Fitzpatrick
  6. No Place to Cry, Doris Van Stone and Erwin W. Lutzer
  7. Shopping For Time, Carolyn Mahaney
  8. The Fruit of Her Hands, Nancy Wilson
  9. When God Weeps, Joni Eareckson Tada and Steven Estes

Bibliography for the entire Bible

Extensive list of commentaries and reference books for every book in the Bible

Primary Sources

  • Barrett, C. K., ed. The New Testament Background. San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins, 1956, Rev. 1989. Selections from writings of ancient Greece and Rome that help illuminate the New Testament context.
  • Bettenson, Henry. Documents of the Christian Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 1947. Selected documents generally considered to be of importance to the student of church history; widely used.
  • Brenton, Sir L.C. The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1992. Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament in a usable format with English translations.
  • Elwell, Walter A., ed., Robert W. Yarborough, ed. Readings from the First Century World. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998.

Textual Criticism

  • Black, David Alan. New Testament Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1994. A very short and concise guide.
  • Brotzman, Ellis R. Old Testament Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1994.
  • *Metzger, Bruce M. The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. An excellent overview of both the history and practice of this discipline.

Concordances

A concordance is a vital component to any library. Find one for whatever version of the Bible you are using, for example: Goodrick, Edward W., John R. Kohlenberger. The NIV Complete Concordance. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1981.

Most good Bible programs have this capacity. If you want to use Greek, and you prefer using a book, the best concordance is: Bachmann, H. and W.A. Slaby. Concordance to the Novum Testamentum Graece. New York: Walter De Grutyer, 1987.

If your Greek skills are limited, there are two good tools that reference Greek and Hebrew but provide the actual words from the verse in English:

  • Wigram, George. The Englishman’s Greek Concordance of the New Testament. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
  • The Englishman’s Hebrew Concordance of the Old Testament. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

Lexicons

  • *Bauer, Walter, William F. Arndt, trans., F. Wilbur Gingrich, trans., Frederick W. Danker, ed. A Greek- English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1957. The standard lexicon with no peer. Entries are in Greek, so some knowledge of Greek (or the Greek alphabet) is required.
  • Liddell & Scott. Greek-English Lexicon. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Mounce, William D. The Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993.

Theological Dictionaries and Word Studies

  • *Brown, Colin, ed. New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology. 4 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, Exeter, England: Paternoster Press, 1975, Rev. 1986. Although much shorter than the mammoth Kittel, this set is much more useful for the busy pastor, has a more evangelical approach, and words are listed in English for easier use.
  • Harris, R. Laird, Gleason L. Archer, Bruce K. Waltke. Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. 2 vols. Chicago: Moody Press, 1980.
  • Kittel, Gerhard, ed., Gerhard Friedrich, ed., Geoffrey W. Bromiley, trans. Theological Dictionary of the NewTestament. 10 vols.GrandRapids,MI:Eerdmans,1964.
  • VanGemeren, Willem A, ed. New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. 5 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • *Bromiley, Geoffrey W., ed. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 4 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1982. A good, thorough, evangelical encyclopedia. For the pastor, we recommend this over and above simply a Bible dictionary.
  • Ferguson, Sinclair B., ed., David F. Wright, ed., J. I. Packer, ed. New Dictionary of Theology. Downers Grove, IL, Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1988.
  • *Green, Joel B., Scot McKnight and I. Howard Marshall, eds. Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL, Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1992.
  • Hawthorne, Gerald F., Ralph P. Martin and Daniel G. Reid, eds. Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. Downers Grove, IL, Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1993.
  • Martin, Ralph P. and Peter H. Davids, eds. Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments. Downers Grove, IL, Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1997.

Atlases/Geography/Topography

  • Beitzel, Barry J. The Moody Atlas of Bible Lands. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1985.
  • Bimson, J.J., ed., et al. The New Bible Atlas. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1985.

Introductions

See the three dictionaries in various parts of the New Testament corpus listed above under “Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.” These are outstanding collections of articles covering introductory issues and much more.

  • Blomberg, Craig L. Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1997.
  • Bullock, C. Hassell. An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1979, Rev. 1988.
  • *Carson, D. A., Douglas J. Moo, Leon Morris. An Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992. An excellent overview of introductory issues. Shorter and easier to use than Guthrie.
  • *Dillard, Raymond B., Tremper Longman, III. An Introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1994.
  • Drane, John. Introducing the New Testament. Oxford, England: Lion Publishing, 1986.
  • Introducing the Old Testament. Herts, England: Lion Publishing, 1987.
  • Guthrie, Donald. New Testament Introduction. 4th ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1990.
  • Howard, Jr., David M. An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1993.

Background Studies

The literature here is vast. A brief selection is listed along with the general level of sophistication for each.

  • *Bruce, F. F. Israel and the Nations: The History of Israel from the Exodus to the Fall of the Second Temple. DownersGrove,IL:InterVarsityPress,1997.
  • Bruce, F. F. New Testament History. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1969. (Intermediate) A good history of the history of Israel.
  • Cate, Robert L. A History of Bible Lands in the Interbiblical Period. Nashville: Broadman, 1989. (Introductory)
  • *Ferguson, Everett. Backgrounds of Early Christianity. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987, Rev. 1993.
  • Gower, Ralph. The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times. Chicago: Moody Press, 1987. (Introductory)
  • Hengel, Martin. Judaism and Hellenism. 2 vols. London: SCM, Philadelphia: Fortress, 1974. (Advanced)
  • Jeremias, Joachim. Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1969. (Intermediate)
  • Meeks, Wayne. The First Urban Christians. New Haven: Yale, 1983. (Intermediate)
  • Nash, Ronald. Christianity and the Hellenistic World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1984. (Introductory)
  • Neusner, Jacob. Rabbinic Judaism: Structure and System. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1995.
  • Niswonger, Richard L. New Testament History. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988. (Introductory)
  • Sanders, E. P. Judaism: Practice and Belief: 63 BCE – 66 CE. London: SCM, Philadelphia: TPI, 1992. (Advanced)
  • Schurer, E., G. Vermes, ed., F. Millar, ed. The History of the Jewish Peoples in the Age of Jesus Christ 175 B.C. – A.D. 135. 4 vols. Edinburgh, Scotland: T & T Clark, 1973-87. (Advanced)

Old Testament/Biblical Theology

  • Baylis, Arthur. From Creation to the Cross: Understanding the First Half of the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.
  • House, Paul R. Old Testament Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
  • Vos, Geerhardus. Biblical Theology. Edinburgh, Scotland: Banner of Truth Trust, Rev. 1996.
  • Robertson, O. Palmer. The Christ of the Covenants. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1980.
  • Vangemeren, Willem. The Progress of Redemption: The Story of Salvation from Creation to the New
  • Jerusalem. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1988. New Testament Theology
  • Guthrie, Donald. New Testament Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1981.
  • *Ladd, George Eldon. A Theology of the New Testament. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1974.
  • Morris, Leon. New Testament Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1986.

Gospels Studies

Another vast category; only a few selections are listed.

  • Blomberg, Craig L. Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1997.
  • The Historical Reliability of the Gospels. Leicester, England, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1987.
  • France, R. T. Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher. [NTP] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1989.
  • Harrison, Everett F. A Short Life of Christ. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1968.
  • Marshall, I. Howard. Luke: Historian and Theologian. [NTP] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1970.
  • Morris, Leon. Jesus is the Christ: Studies in the Theology of John. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1989.
  • Smalley, Stephen S. John: Evangelist and Interpreter. 2nd ed. [NTP] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1978, Rev. 1998.
  • Stanton, Graham N. The Gospels and Jesus. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • Stein, Robert H. Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ. Downers Grove, IL, Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1996.
  • The Method and Message of Jesus’ Teachings. 2nd ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994.
  • Witherington, Ben. The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995.

Pauline Studies

Only a few selections are listed.

  • Arnold, Clinton E. Powers of Darkness: Principalities & Powers in Paul’s Letters. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.
  • Bruce, F. F. Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1977.
  • Chamberlin, J. Knox. Paul and the Self: Apostolic Teaching for Personal Wholeness. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993.
  • Davies, W. D. Paul and Rabbinic Judaism. Mifflintown, PA: Sigler Press, 1948.
  • Ellis, E. Earle. Paul and His Recent Interpreters. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1961.
  • Gundry, Robert H. Soma in Biblical Theology, with Emphasis on Pauline Anthropology. Grand Rapids, MI: Academie Books, 1987.
  • Kruse, Colin G. Paul, the Law, and Justification. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
  • Longenecker, Richard N. Paul: Apostle of Liberty. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1964.
  • The Ministry and Message of Paul. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1971.
  • O’Brien, P. T. Gospel and Mission in the Writings of Paul: An Exegetical and Theological Analysis. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 1993.
  • Ridderbos, Herman, John Richard de Witt, trans. Paul: An Outline of His Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1975.
  • Wenham, David. Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1995.
  • Whiteley, D. E. H. The Theology of Saint Paul. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1964.
  • Wright, N. T. What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1997.

Commentaries: Genesis

  • Kidner, Derek. Genesis. [TOTC] London: Tyndale Press, 1967.
  • Ross, Allen P. Creation and Blessing: A Guide to the Study and Exposition of Genesis. Grand Rapids,
  • MI: Baker Books, 1988.
  • Sailhamer, John H., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Genesis (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 2). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1989.
  • *Wenham, Gordon. Genesis. 2 vols. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1987.

Commentaries: Exodus

  • Cassuto, U. Exodus. New Haven, CT: Magnus Press, 1967.
  • *Childs, Brevard. Exodus. [OTL] Phildelphia: Westminster, 1974.
  • Cole, R. Exodus. [TOTC] London: InterVarsity Press, 1973.
  • Kaiser, Jr., Walter C., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Exodus (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 2). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1989.

Commentaries: Leviticus

  • Harris, R. Laird, Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Leviticus (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 2). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1989.
  • Hartley, John E. Leviticus. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1992.
  • Milgrom, Jacob. Leviticus. 2 vols. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1991.
  • *Wenham, Gordon. Leviticus. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1994.

Commentaries: Numbers

  • Allen, Ronald B., Frank E. Gæbelein. Numbers (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 2). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1989.
  • Ashley, Timothy, Robert L. Hubbard. Book of Numbers. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1993.
  • Harrison, R.K. Numbers: An Exegetical Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Word Books, 1993.
  • Milgrom, Jacob. Numbers. [JPL] Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1990.
  • Wenham, Gordon. Numbers. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1981.

Commentaries: Deuteronomy

  • *Craigie, Peter C. The Book of Deuteronomy. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1976.
  • Merrill, Eugene H. Deuteronomy. [NAC] Nashville: Broadman, 1994.

Commentaries: Joshua

  • Madvig, Donald H., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Joshua (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 3). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992.
  • *Woudstra, Marten H. The Book of Joshua. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1981.

Commentaries: Judges

  • Boling, Robert G. Judges. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975.
  • Cundall, Arthur, Leon Morris. Judges and Ruth. [TOTC] London: Tyndale Press, 1968.
  • Wolf, Herbert, Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Judges ( (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 3). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992.

Commentaries: Ruth

  • Cundall, Arthur, Leon Morris. Judges and Ruth. [TOTC] London: Tyndale Press, 1968.
  • *Hubbard, Robert L. The Book of Ruth. [NICOT] Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.
  • Huey, F. B., Frank Gæbelein, ed. Ruth (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 3). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992.

Commentaries: Samuel

  • Gordon, Robert R. 1 & 2 Samuel. [LBI] Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986.
  • *McCarter, Kyle P. 1 & 2 Samuel. 2 vols. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980.
  • Youngblood, Ronald F., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. 1 & 2 Samuel (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 3). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992.

Commentaries: Kings

  • Cogan, Mordecai, Hayim Tadmor. 1 & 2 Kings. 2 vols. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1988.
  • Nelson, Richard. 1 & 2 Kings. Philadelphia: John Knox, 1987.
  • Patterson, R. D., Hermann J. Austel, Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. 1 & 2 Kings (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 4). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988.

Commentaries: Chronicles

  • Dillard, Raymond B. 2 Chronicles. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1986.
  • Japhet, Sara, James L. Mays, ed., David L. Peterson, ed. 1 & 2 Chronicles. [OTL] Philadelphia: Westminster, 1993.
  • Payne, J. Barton, Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. 1 & 2 Chronicles (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 4). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988.

Commentaries: Ezra/Nehemiah

  • Fensham, Charles. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1982. *Williamson, H. G. M. Ezra-Nehemiah. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1985.
  • Yamauchi, Edwin, Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Ezra & Nehemiah (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 4). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988.

Commentaries: Esther

  • *Baldwin, Joyce G., Donald J. Wiseman, ed. Esther. [TOTC] Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1984.
  • Fox, Michael V., James L. Crenshaw, ed. Character and Idealogy in the Book of Esther. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1971.
  • Huey, F. B., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Esther (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 4). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988.
  • McConville, J.G. Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. [DSB] Philadelphia: Westminster, 1995. Recommended for Esther only.

Commentaries: Job

  • Clines, David J. A. Job. 2 vols. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1989. *Hartley, John. Job. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.
  • Kidner, Derek. The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1985.
  • Smick, Elmer, Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Job (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 4). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988.

Commentaries: Psalms

  • *Allen, Leslie C. Psalms 101-150. [WBC] Dallas: Word Books, 1983.
  • *Craigie, Peter C. Psalms 1-50. [WBC] Dallas: Word Books, 1983.
  • Kidner, Derek. Psalms 1-72. [TOTC] Leicester, England: Tyndale, 1973.
  • Psalms 73-150. [TOTC] Leicester, England: Tyndale, 1975.
  • Kraus, Hans-Joachim, Keith R. Crim, trans. Theology of the Psalms. 2 vols. [CC] Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1988.
  • Longman, Tremper. How to Read the Psalms. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973.
  • *Tate, Marvin E. Psalms 51-100. [WBC] Dallas: Word Books, 1991.
  • Vangemeren, Willem A., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Psalms (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 5). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1990.
  • Westermann, Claus, J. R. Porter, trans. The Living Psalms. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1989.

Commentaries: Proverbs

  • Bridges, Charles. Proverbs. Edinburgh, Scotland: Banner of Truth Trust, 1968.
  • *Garrett, Duane. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. [NAC] Nashville: Broadman, 1993.
  • Hubbard, David. Proverbs. [MOT] Dallas: Word Books, 1989.
  • Kidner, Derek. Proverbs. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1964.
  • The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1985.
  • McKane, William. Proverbs, A New Approach. [OTL] Philadelphia: Westminster, 1970.

Commentaries: Ecclesiastes

  • Fox, Michael V. A Time to Tear Down and a Time to Build Up: A New Reading of Ecclesiastes. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.
  • Garrett, Duane. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. [NAC] Nashville: Broadman, 1993.
  • Kidner, Derek. The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1985.
  • Kinlaw, Dennis F., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Ecclesiastes (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 5). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1990.
  • *Longman, Tremper. The Book of Ecclesiastes. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.

Commentaries: Song of Solomon

  • Fox, Michael V. The Song of Songs and the Ancient Egyptian Love Songs. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
  • *Garrett, Duane. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. [NAC] Nashville: Broadman, 1993.
  • Kinlaw, Dennis F., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Song of Solomon (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 5). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1990.
  • Murphy, Roland E. The Song of Songs. [Herm] Philadelphia: Fortress, 1990.
  • Pope, Marvin H. Song of Songs. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977.

Commentaries: Isaiah

  • Motyer, J. Alec. Isaiah. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999.
  • *The Prophecy of Isaiah. Minneapolis: InterVarsity Press, 1993.
  • *Oswalt, John. The Book of Isaiah. 2 vols. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986.

Commentaries: Jeremiah

  • Harrison, R. K. Jeremiah and Lamentations. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973.
  • Holladay, William L. Jeremiah. 2 vols. [Herm] Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986.
  • *Thompson, J. A. The Book of Jeremiah. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1980.

Commentaries: Lamentations

  • Ellison, H. L., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Lamentations (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 6). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1986.
  • Harrison, R. K. Jeremiah and Lamentations. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973.
  • Hillers, Delbert R. Lamentations. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1992.

Commentaries: Ezekiel

  • *Block, Daniel I. Ezekiel. 2 vols. [NICOT] Grand Rapids: MI: Eerdmans, 1997.
  • Zimmerli, Walther. Ezekiel. 2 vols. [Herm] Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979.

Commentaries: Daniel

  • Archer, Gleason, Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Daniel (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 7). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1985.
  • *Baldwin, Joyce G. Daniel. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1978.
  • Wood, Leon. A Commentary on Daniel. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1973.
  • Young, Edward J. The Prophecy of Daniel. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1954.

Commentaries: Minor Prophets (One or Mulit-Volume Sets)

  • McComiskey, Thomas Edward, ed. The Minor Prophets. 3 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992.
  • Stuart, Douglas. Hosea-Jonah. [WBC] Dallas: Word Books, 1987.

Commentaries: Hosea

  • *Anderson, Francis I. Hosea. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980.
  • Mays, James L. Hosea. [OTL] Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1969.
  • Wolff, Hans W., Paul D. Hansen, ed., Gary Stansell, trans. Hosea. [Herm] Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1974.

Commentaries: Joel

  • *Allen, Leslie C. The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1976.
  • Finley, Thomas J. Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. [WEC] Chicago: Moody Press, 1990.
  • McComiskey, Thomas Edward, ed. The Minor Prophets. 3 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992.
  • Stuart, Douglas. Hosea-Jonah. [WBC] Dallas: Word Books, 1987.
  • Wolff, Hans W. Joel and Amos. [Herm] Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977.

Commentaries: Amos

  • *Anderson, Francis I. Amos. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1989.
  • Finley, Thomas J. Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. [WEC] Chicago: Moody Press, 1990.
  • Mays, James L. Amos. [OTL] Philadelphia: Westminster, 1969.
  • McComiskey, Thomas E., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Amos (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 7). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1985.
  • Stuart, Douglas. Hosea-Jonah. [WBC] Dallas: Word Books, 1987.

Commentaries: Obadiah

  • *Allen, Leslie C. The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1976.
  • Finley, Thomas J. Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. [WEC] Chicago: Moody Press, 1990.
  • Niehaus, Jeffrey, Thomas McComiskey, ed. Obadiah (The Minor Prophets, Vol. 2). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993.
  • Stuart, Douglas. Hosea-Jonah. [WBC] Dallas: Word Books, 1987.
  • Wolff, Hans Walter, Margaret Kohl, trans. Obadiah and Jonah. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1986.

Commentaries: Jonah

  • *Allen, Leslie C. The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1976.
  • Baldwin, Joyce, Thomas McComiskey, ed. Jonah (The Minor Prophets, Vol. 2). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993.
  • Sasson, Jack M. Jonah. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1990. Stuart, Douglas. Hosea-Jonah. [WBC] Dallas: Word Books, 1987.

Commentaries: Micah

  • Allen, Leslie C. The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1976.
  • McComiskey, Thomas E., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Micah (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 7). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1985.
  • Smith, Ralph L. Micah-Malachi. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1984.
  • Waltke, Bruce, Thomas McComiskey, ed. Micah (The Minor Prophets, Vol. 2). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993.
  • Wolff, Hans W. Micah. [CC] Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1990.

Commentaries: Nahum

  • Baker, David W. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988.
  • Longman, III, Tremper, Thomas McComiskey, ed. Nahum (The Minor Prophets, Vol. 2). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993.
  • Patterson, Richard D. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. [WEC] Chicago: Moody Press, 1991. Robertson, O. Palmer. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990.
  • Smith, Ralph L. Micah-Malachi. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1984.

Commentaries: Habakkuk

  • Patterson, Richard D. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. [WEC] Chicago: Moody Press, 1991.
  • Smith, Ralph L. Micah-Malachi. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1984.

Commentaries: Zephaniah

  • Baker, David W. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988.
  • Berlin, Adele. Zephaniah. [AB] Garden City: Doubleday, 1994.
  • Patterson, Richard D. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. [WEC] Chicago: Moody Press, 1991.
  • Robertson, O. Palmer. Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990.
  • Smith, Ralph L. Micah-Malachi. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1984.

Commentaries: Haggai

  • Baldwin, Joyce G. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1972.
  • Peterson, David L. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. 2 vols. [OTL] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986.
  • Smith, Ralph L. Micah-Malachi. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1984.
  • *Verhoef, Pieter A. The Books of Haggai and Malachi. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986.

Commentaries: Zechariah

  • Baldwin, Joyce G. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1972.
  • McComiskey, Thomas Edward, ed. The Minor Prophets. 3 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992.
  • Peterson, David L. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. 2 vols. [OTL] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986.
  • Smith, Ralph L. Micah-Malachi. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1984.

Commentaries: Malachi

  • Baldwin, Joyce G. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. [TOTC] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1972.
  • McComiskey, Thomas Edward, ed. The Minor Prophets. 3 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992.
  • Peterson, David L. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. 2 vols. [OTL] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986.
  • Smith, Ralph L. Micah-Malachi. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1984.
  • *Verhoef, Pieter A. The Books of Haggai and Malachi. [NICOT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986.

Commentaries: Matthew

  • Blomberg, Craig L. Matthew. [NAC] Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1992.
  • *Carson, D. A., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Matthew (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 8). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1984.
  • Davies, William D., Dale C. Allison. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew. 3 vols. [ICC] Edinburgh, Scotland: T & T Clark, 1988-94. (Technical)
  • France, R. T. Matthew. [TNTC] Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1985.
  • Hagner, Donald A. Matthew. 2 vols. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1995.

Commentaries: Mark

  • Brooks, James A. Mark. [NAC] Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1991.
  • Cranfield, C. E. B. The Gospel According to St. Mark. [CGTC] Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1959.
  • Hurtado, Larry. Mark. [NIBC] Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1989.
  • *Lane, William L. The Gospel of Mark. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1974.

Commentaries: Luke

  • *Bock, Darrell L. Luke. 2 vols. [BECNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1994.
  • Ellis, E.E. The Gospel of Luke. [NCBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1980.
  • Fitzmeyer, J. The Gospel of Luke. 2 vols. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981, Rev. 1985. (Technical)
  • Marshall, I. Howard. Commentary on Luke. [NIGTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1978. (Technical)
  • Nolland, John. Luke. 3 vols. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1989.
  • Stein, Robert. Luke. [NAC] Nashville: Broadman, 1992.

Commentaries: John

  • Barrett, C. K. The Gospel Accrording to John. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1978. (Technical)
  • Beasley-Murray, George R. John. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1987.
  • Brown, Raymond. The Gospel According to John. 2 vols. [NAC] Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1966-70. (Technical)
  • *Carson, D. A. The Gospel According to John. [Pillar] Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1991.
  • *Morris, Leon. The Gospel According to John, Revised. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1995.

Commentaries: Acts

  • Bruce, F. F. The Book of Acts, Revised. 2nd ed. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1988.
  • *Longenecker, Richard, Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. Acts (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 9). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1981.
  • Marshall, I. Howard. Acts of the Apostles. [TNTC] Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1980.
  • Polhill, John. Acts. [NAC] Nashville, TN: Broadman, 1992.

Commentaries: Romans

  • Barrett, C. K. The Epistle to the Romans. [HNTC] Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1957.
  • Cranfield, C. E. B. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. 2 vols. [ICC] Edinburgh, Scotland: T & T Clark, 1975.
  • Dunn, James D. G. Romans. 2 vols. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1988.
  • *Moo, Douglas. The Epistle to the Romans. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI, Cambridge, UK: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • Schreiner, Thomas R. Romans. [BECNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998.
  • Stott, John. Romans: God’s Good News for the World. [BST] Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994.

Commentaries: 1 Corinthians

  • Barrett, C. K. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. [BNTC] Peabody, MA: Henrickson, 1968.
  • *Fee, Gordon D. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987.

Commentaries: 2 Corinthians

  • Barrett, C. K. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians. [BNTC] Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1973. Harris, Murray J., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. 2 Corinthians (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 10).
  • [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1976.
  • *Martin, Ralph P. 2 Corinthians. [WBC] Waco, TX: Word Books, 1986.
  • Thrall, Margaret E. 2 Corinthians. 2 vols. [ICC] Edinburgh, Scotland: T & T Clark, 1994. (Technical)

Commentaries: Galatians

  • *Bruce, F. F. The Epistle to the Galatians. [NIGTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1982. (Technical)
  • Fung, R.Y.K. The Epistle to the Galatians. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1988.
  • George, Timothy. Galatians. [NAC] Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994.
  • *Longenecker, Richard N. Galatians. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1990.

Commentaries: Ephesians

  • Barth, Markus. Ephesians. 2 vols. [AB] Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1974.
  • Bruce, F. F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1984.
  • *Lincoln, Andrew T. Ephesians. [WBC] Waco, TX: Word Books, 1990.
  • *O’Brien, Peter T. The Letter to the Ephesians. [Pillar] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.
  • Stott, John R. W. The Message of Ephesians. [BST] Leicester, England, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1979.

Commentaries: Philippians

  • *Fee, Gordon D. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1995.
  • Hawthorne, G.F. Philippians. [WBC] Waco, TX: Word Books, 1983.
  • *O’ Brien, Peter T. The Epistle to the Philippians. [NIGTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1991. (Technical) Though more technical in nature, this may be the best commentary on Philippians this century.
  • Silva, Moises. Philippians. [BECNT] Dallas, TX: Baker Books, 1993.

Commentaries: Colossians/Philemon

  • Bruce, F. F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1984.
  • Harris, Murray J. Colossians and Philemon. [EGGNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1991.
  • Moule, C. F. D. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. [CGTC] Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1957. (Technical)
  • *O’Brien, Peter T. Colossians, Philemon. [WBC] Waco, TX: Word Books, 1982.

Commentaries: 1 & 2 Thessalonians

  • Best, Ernest. The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians. [BNTC] Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1993.
  • *Bruce, F. F. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. [WBC] Waco, TX: Word Books, 1982.
  • Thomas, Robert L., Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. 1 & 2 Thessalonians (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 11). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1978.
  • *Wanamaker, Charles A. The Epistles to the Thessalonians. [NIGTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990. (Technical)

Commentaries: Pastoral Epistles

  • Earle, Ralph, Frank E. Gæbelein, ed. 1 & 2 Timothy (Expositor’s Bible Commentary Volume 11). [EBC] Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1976.
  • Fee, Gordon D. 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus. [NIBC] Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 1984.
  • Kelly, J. N. D. The Pastoral Epistles. [BNTC] Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1960.
  • *Knight, III, George W. The Pastoral Epistles. [NIGTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 1992. (Technical)

Commentaries: Hebrews

  • Bruce, F. F. The Epistle to the Hebrews, Revised. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990.
  • Ellingworth, Paul. The Epistle to the Hebrews. [NIGTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1993. (Technical)
  • Hewitt, Thomas. The Epistle to the Hebrews. [TNTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1960.
  • *Lane, William L. Hebrews. 2 vols. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1991.

Commentaries: James

  • *Davids, Peter H. The Epistle of James. [NIGTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1982. (Technical)
  • Laws, S. The Epistle of James. [BNTC] Peabody, MA: Henrickson, 1993.
  • Martin, R.P. James. [WBC] Waco, TX: Word Books, 1988.
  • Moo, Douglas. James. [TNTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1985.

Commentaries: 1 Peter

  • *Davids, Peter H. The First Epistle of Peter. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990.
  • Grudem, Wayne. 1 Peter. [TNTC] Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1988.
  • Michaels, J. Ramsey. 1 Peter. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1988. Commentaries: 2 Peter/Jude
  • *Bauckham, Richard J. Jude, 2 Peter. [WBC] Waco, TX: Word Books, 1983. Bauckham is an outstanding exegete, although not always conservative on background issues.
  • Green, Michael. The Second Epistle General of Peter and the General Epistle of Jude. [TNTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987.
  • Kelly, J.N.D. A Commentary on the Epistles of Peter and Jude. [BNTC] Peabody, MA: Henrickson, 1993.

Commentaries: Johannine Epistles

  • Brown, Raymond E. The Epistles of John. [AB] New York, NY: Doubleday, 1982.
  • Marshall, I.H. The Epistles of John. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1978.
  • Smalley, Stephen S. 1 2 3 John. [WBC] Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1984.
  • Stott, John R.W. The Letters of John. [TNTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1988.

Commentaries: Revelation

  • Bauckham, Richard. The Climax of Prophecy: Studies on the Book of Revelation. Edinburgh, Scotland: T & T Clark, 1993.
  • Beale, G. K. The Book of Revelation. [NIGTC] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 1999. (Technical)
  • Beasley-Murray, G. R. Revelation. [ICC] Edinburg, Scotland: T & T Clark, .
  • *Mounce, Robert F. The Book of Revelation. [NICNT] Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1977.

Systematic Theology: General

  • Berkof, Louis. Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1953.
  • Calvin, John, John T. McNeill, ed., Ford Lewis Battles, trans. Institutes of the Christian Religion. 2 vols. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1960.
  • Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1983.
  • Grudem, Wayne, Jeff Purswell, ed. Bible Doctrine. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1999.
  • *Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1994.
  • Lewis, Gordon R., Bruce A. Demarest. Integrative Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.

Systematic Theology: Doctrine of Scripture

  • Carson, D. A., ed., John D. Woodbridge, ed. Scripture and Truth. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992.
  • Geisler, Norman L., ed. Inerrancy. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1980.
  • Marshall, I. Howard. Biblical Inspiration. Carlisle, England: Paternoster Press, 1982.
  • Packer, J. I. God Has Spoken. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1979.
  • Sproul, R. C. Explaining Inerrancy. Orlando: Ligonier Ministries, 1980, Rev. 1996.

Systematic Theology: Doctrine of God

  • Bavinck, Herman, William Hendrickson, trans. The Doctrine of God. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1951.
  • Charnock, Stephen. The Existence and Attributes of God. 2 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1979.
  • Erickson, Millard J. God in Three Persons. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1995.
  • Erickson, Millard J. God the Father Almighty. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998.
  • Helm, Paul. The Providence of God. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994.
  • Lidgett, J. S. The Fatherhood of God. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
  • Packer, J. I. Knowing God. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973.
  • Piper, John. Desiring God. Portland: Multnomah Press, 1986, Rev. 1996.
  • The Pleasures of God. Portland: Multnomah Press, 1991.
  • Sproul, R. C. The Holiness of God. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1985.
  • Tozer, A. W. The Knowledge of the Holy. San Francisco: Harper Collings, 1961.

Systematic Theology: Doctrine of Man, Sin, and Christ

  • Cullmann, Oscar. The Christology of the New Testament. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1953.
  • Harris, Murray J. Jesus as God: The New Testament use of Theos in Reference to Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992.
  • Hengel, Martin, John Bowden, trans. The Atonement: The Origins of the Doctrine in the New Testament. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1981.
  • Hengel, Martin. The Son of God. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1976.
  • Hoekema, Anthony A. Created in God’s Image. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, Carlisle, England: Paternoster Press, 1986.
  • Letham, Robert. The Work of Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993.
  • Lewis, Peter. The Glory of Christ. Chicago: Moody Press, 1997.
  • Marshall, I. Howard. The Work of Christ. Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press, 1969.
  • Morris, Leon. The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1955.
  • The Atonement: Its Meaning and Its Significance. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1983.
  • Reymond, Robert L. Jesus: Divine Messiah. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1990.
  • Stott, John. The Cross of Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1986.
  • Wells, David F. The Person of Christ: A Biblical and Historical Analysis of the Incarnation. Alliance, OH: Bible Scholar Books, 1984.

Systematic Theology: Soteriology

  • Boettner, Loraine. The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination. Phillipsburg, PA: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1932.
  • Hoekema, Anthony A. Saved by Grace. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1989.
  • Luther, Martin, J. I. Packer, trans., O. R. Johnston, trans. The Bondage of the Will. Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell, 1957.
  • Schreiner, Thomas R., ed., Bruce A. Ware, ed. The Grace of God, The Bondage of the Will. 2 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1995.
  • Wright, R. K. McGregor. No Place for Sovereignty: What’s Wrong with Freewill Theism. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996.

Systematic Theology: Doctrine of Sanctification

  • Alcorn, Randy. Money, Possessions, and Eternity. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1989.
  • Boisvert, Robin, C.J. Mahaney. How Can I Change?. Gaithersburg, MD: PDI Ministries, 1996.
  • Bridges, Jerry. The Discipline of Grace. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1994.
  • The Joy of Fearing God. Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 1997.
  • The Practice of Godliness. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1992.
  • The Pursuit of Holiness. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1978.
  • Carson, D. A. A Call to Spiritual Reformation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1992.
  • Dieter, Melvin E., et al. Five Views on Sanctification. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1987.
  • Loftness, John, C.J. Mahaney. Disciplined for Life. Gaithersburg, MD: PDI Ministries, 1993.
  • Lundgaard, Kris. The Enemy Within. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1998.
  • Owen, John, James M. Houston, ed. Sin and Temptation. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 1983.
  • Owen, John. Temptation and Sin (The Works of John Owen Vol. 6). Edinburgh, Scotland: Banner of Truth Trust, 1967.
  • Peterson, David. Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1995.
  • Piper, John. A Hunger for God. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1997.
  • Piper, John. Future Grace. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 1995.
  • Ryle, J. C. Holiness. Durham, England: Evangelical Press, 1879.
  • Schaeffer, Francis A. True Spirituality. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1971.
  • Tozer, A. W. The Pursuit of God. Camp Hill, NJ: Christian Publications, 1982.
  • Welch, Edward T. When People Are Big and God Is Small. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 1997.
  • Whitney, Donald. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1991.
  • Willard, Dallas. The Spirit of the Disciplines. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988.

Systematic Theology: Pneumatology

  • Deere, Jack. Surprised by the Power of the Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993.
  • Fee, Gordon D. God’s Empowering Presence. Peabody, MA: Henrickson, 1994.
  • Grudem, Wayne A., ed. Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.
  • Murray, Iain H. Pentecost – Today? Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1998.
  • Packer, J. I. Keep in Step with the Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell, 1984. Turner, Max. The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
  • White, John. When the Spirit Comes in Power. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988.

Systematic Theology: Eschatology

  • Boettner, Lorraine. Immortality. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1956.
  • Clouse, Robert G., et al. The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1977.
  • Cox, William E. Amillennialism Today. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1966.
  • Biblical Studies in Final Things. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1966. Harris, Murray J. From Grave to Glory. Grand Rapids, MI: Academie Books, 1990.
  • Raised Immortal. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1983.
  • Hoekema, Anthony A. The Bible and the Future. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1979.
  • Ladd, George Eldon. The Blessed Hope. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1956.
  • Reiter, Richard R., ed., Gleason L. Archer, Paul D. Feinberg, Douglas J. Moo. The Rapture. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1984.

Hermeneutics/Exegesis

  • Berkof, Louis. Principles of Biblical Interpretation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1950.
  • Carson, D. A. Exegetical Fallacies. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1996.
  • Fee, Gordon D., Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1982.
  • Fee, Gordon D. New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1983.
  • Kaiser, Jr., Walter C., Moisés Silva. An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1994.
  • Kaiser, Jr., Walter C. Toward and Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1981.
  • Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Grand Rapids, MI: Word Books, 1993.
  • Marshall, I. Howard, ed. New Testament Interpretation: Essays on Principles and Methods. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1977.
  • McCartney, Dan, Charles Clayton. Let the Reader Understand: A Guide to Interpreting and Applying the Bible. Wheaton, IL: Bridgepoint Books, 1994.
  • McKnight, Scot. Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1988.
  • Introducing New Testament Interpretation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1989.
  • Osborne, Grant R. The Hermeneutical Spiral. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1991.
  • Schreiner, Thomas R. Interpreting the Pauline Epistles. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1990.
  • Silva, Moisés. Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1983.
  • Sproul, R. C. Knowing Scripture. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1977.
  • Stuart, Douglas. Old Testament Exegesis: A Primer for Students and Pastors. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1980.

Homiletics

  • Broadus, John A. On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. 4th ed. San Francisco: Harper, 1979.
  • Chapell, Bryan. Christ-Centered Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1994.
  • Greidanus, Sidney. The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
  • Kaiser, Jr., Walter C. Toward and Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1981.
  • Larsen, David L. The Anatomy of Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1989.
  • Liefeld, Walter L. New Testament Exposition: From Text to Sermon. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1984.
  • Piper, John. The Supremacy of God in Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1990.
  • Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1980.
  • Sargent, Tony. The Sacred Anointing. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1994.
  • Stott, John R. W. Between Two Worlds. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1982.

Evangelism/Discipleship

  • Little, Paul. How to Give Away Your Faith. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1989.
  • McCloskey, Mark. Tell It Often, Tell It Well. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995.
  • Packer, J.I. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1991.

Marriage/Parenting

  • Piper, John, ed., Wayne Grudem, ed. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1991.
  • Ricucci, Gary, Betsy Ricucci. Love that Lasts. Gaithersburg, MD: PDI Ministries, 1993.
  • Tripp, Paul. Age of Opportunity. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1997.
  • Tripp, Tedd. Shepherding a Child’s Heart. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, 1995.
  • Wilson, Douglas. Reforming Marriage. Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 1995.
  • Wilson, Nancy. The Fruit of Her Hands. Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 1997.

Worship

  • Best, Harold. Worship Through the Eyes of Faith. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1993.
  • Carson, D. A. Worship: Adoration and Action. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1993.
  • Frame, John M. Worship in Spirit and Truth. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1996.
  • Martin, Ralph. The Worship of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1982.
  • Peterson, David. Engaging with God: A Biblical Theology of Worship. Leicester, England: Apollos, 1992. Piper, John. Desiring God. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 1996.

Biblical Leadership

  • Baxter, Richard. The Reformed Pastor. Edinburgh, Scotland: Banner of Truth, 1981. Bridges, Charles. The Christian Ministry. Edinburgh, Scotland: Banner of Truth Trust, 1997.
  • Sanders, J. Oswald. Spiritual Leadership. Chicago: Moody Press, 1967.
  • Strauch, Alexander. Biblical Eldership. Littleton, CO: Lewis and Roth, 1986.
  • The New Testament Deacon. Littleton, CO: Lewis and Roth, 1992.

Church History

  • Berkof, Louis. History of the Christian Doctrines. Grand Rapids: Baker Books House, 1937. Reviews history from the standpoint of the development of doctrine.
  • Bettenson, Henry. Documents of the Christian Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 1947. Selected documents generally considered to be of importance to the student of church history; widely used.
  • Boer, Harry R. A Short History of the Early Church. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976. Brief but helpful guide to the first five centuries of the Church and the issues, people and places of importance.
  • Broadbent, E. H. The Pilgrim Church. Basingstoke, UK: Pickering and Inglis, Ltd., 1931. Traces history from a perspective sympathetic to the persecuted sects; well documented; forward by F. F. Bruce.
  • Cairns, E. E. Christianity Through Centuries. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981. Conservative, evangelical textbook on a college undergraduate level.
  • Chadwick, Henry. The Early Church. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1967.
  • Cross, F. L., ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 1958, Rev. 1983. The standard reference work; not cheap, but worth the price.
  • Douglas, J. D., ed. New International Dictionary of the Christian Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978. Very helpful; cross-referenced; fun to browse through.
  • Dowley, Tim, et al. Eerdman’s Handbook to the History of Christianity. Herts, England: Lion Publishing, 1977.
  • Eusebius, G. A. Williamson, trans. The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1965. Contemporary with Constantine; descriptive of the first three centuries of the Church’s history.
  • Friend, W. H. C. The Early Church. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1965, Rev. 1982. A slightly more liberal take on the early church.
  • Jackson, Jeremy. No Other Foundation. Westchester: Crossway Books, 1980. An interpretive assessment of the Church’s history by a disciple of Francis Schaeffer.
  • Kelly, J. N. D. Early Christian Creeds. Essex, England: Longman Group, 1960, Rev. 1972. The standard work on creedal formularies. Early Christian Doctrine. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1960. Standard graduate level text on the development of doctrine.
  • Latourette, Kenneth Scott. A History of Christianity, Revised. 2 vols. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1953, Rev. 1975. By a Yale Divinity School scholar. Volume 1 details the spread of Christianity to 1500; volume 2 continues to the present.
  • The First Five Centuries. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937.
  • Legg, John. The Foosteps of God. Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England: Evangelical Press, 1986. Readable, interesting biographical snapshots of important figures in church history.
  • Maier, Paul L. Eusebius – The Church History. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1999.
  • McGrath, Alsiter E. Historical Theology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
  • Murray, Iain H. Revival and Revivalism. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1994.
  • Noll, Mark A. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1992.
  • Oates, J. Whitney. Basic Writings of Augustine. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1948, Rev. 1976. Contains helpful introductions to Augustine’s major works.
  • Petry, Ray C., Clyde L. Manschreck. A History of Christianity. 2 vols. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1964. Selected readings from the Church’s history including well-known introductions to each period.
  • Qualben, Lars P. A History of the Christian Church. New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1933. Good general text from a Lutheran perspective.
  • Schaff, Philip. A History of the Christian Church. 8 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981. Standard multi-volume work by the dean of American church historians. Over a century old, but very worthwhile.
  • Staniforth, Maxwell, trans. Early Christian Writings, The Apostolic Fathers. Hammondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1968.
  • Walker, Williston. A History of the Christian Church. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1918, Rev. 1959.

Ethics

  • Beckwith, Francis J. Politically Correct Death: Answering Arguments for Abortion Rights. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993.
  • Cameron, Nigel M. de S. The New Medicine. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1991.
  • Clouse, Robert G., et al. War: Four Christian Views. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1981.
  • Craigie, Peter C. The Problem of War in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1978.
  • Davis, John Jefferson. Evangelical Ethics. Phillipsburg, NJ: Prebyterian and Reformed, 1985, Rev. 1993.
  • Feinberg, John S., Paul D. Feinberg. Ethics for a Brave New World. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1993.
  • Murray, John. Principles of Conduct. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1957.
  • Rae, Scott B., Kenman L. Wong. Beyond Integrity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.
  • Moral Choices. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995.
  • Rosner, Brian S., ed. Understanding Paul’s Ethics. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, Carlisle, England: Paternoster Press, 1995.
  • White, Jerry. Honesty, Morality, and Conscience. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1979.

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