Recommended Resources

Church Search

If you are searching for a Biblical church in your area, our first recommendation is that you pray. In some cases, God might unexpectedly lead you to move. In other cases, He might have you travel a greater distance than you may have anticipated. It’s also possible that within your own community there is a biblical church, or a church reforming and on it’s way to being biblical, or even that God might use you to be the catalyst for the starting of a biblical church.

Thus, you must pray and seek God’s direction for your life. If you are interested in investigating churches in a specific area, we recommend you use any or all of the following links below. However, please be aware that the simple fact of a church appearing on one of these site doesn’t guarantee that it is in fact a biblical church.

Biblical Conversion and Salvation

Christian Books

We encourage people to make the Bible their supreme source of teaching and edification. Jesus prayed for us in this way: “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). We do not recommend that people read anything more than they read the Bible itself. Everything else is to be tested in the light of God’s word (1 Thessalonians 5:21). As Charles Spurgeon once said: “Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.”

While we prioritize Scripture, and use Scripture alone as our rule of faith, we also recommend that believers spend much time reading other sound Christian books.

  “Give yourself unto reading…He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read.” - C.H. Spurgeon

  “By all means read the Puritans, they are worth more than all the modern stuff put together.” - C.H. Spurgeon


God has gifted His people with Spirit-filled teachers who throughout the centuries have handed down countless edifying and enlightening books. Here are some of the ones that we can recommend:

Attributes of God

  • Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer

  • Knowing God, J.I. Packer

  • The Attributes of God, A.W. Pink

  • Pleasures of God, John Piper

  • The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul

  • God’s Passion for His Glory, John Piper

  • The Grandeur of God, Sam Storms

  • Knowing the Living God, Paul Washer


  • Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, Roland Bainton

  • Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography, Iain Murray

  • George Whitefield, Arnold Dallimore

  • The Life and Times of Howell Harris, Edward Morgan

  • Daniel Rowland and the Great Evangelical Awakening in Wales, Eifion Evans

  • Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne, Andrew Bonar

  • Spurgeon: A New Biography, Arnold Dallimore

  • C.H. Spurgeon: Autobiography (Volumes 1 & 2)

  • The Autobiography of George Müller

  • The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Iain Murray

  • The Life of Arthur W. Pink, Iain Murray

  • The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd, John Piper

  • The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce, John Piper

  • The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God’s Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin, John Piper

  • Contending for our All: Defending Truth and Treasuring Christ in the Lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen, John Piper

  • Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor

  • John G. Paton: The Autobiography of the Pioneer Missionary to the New Hebrides

  • Pastor Hsi, Mrs. Howard Taylor

  • In Light of Eternity: The Life of Leonard Ravenhill, Mack Tomlinson

  • Heroes, Iain Murray

  • Wesley and Men Who Followed, Iain Murray

  • To Die is Gain: The Triumph of John and Betty Stam, Mrs. Howard Taylor

  • John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace, Jonathan Aitken

  • Pilgrim of the Heavenly Way: The Autobiography of Daniel Smith

  • Sound of Trumpets, Faith Cook

  • Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan, Faith Cook

  • Archibald G. Brown: Spurgeon’s Successor, Iain Murray


Christian Living


  • Humility, C.J. Mahaney

  • The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin, Kris Lundgaard

  • Sin and Temptation, John Owen

  • Desiring God, John Piper

  • Future Grace, John Piper

  • Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper

  • Holiness, J.C. Ryle

  • The Christian in Complete Armor, William Gurnall

  • Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

  • The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, Sinclair Ferfuson

  • Sanctification, J.C. Ryle

Prayer and Fasting

  • A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts

  • The Call to Prayer, J.C. Ryle

  • Do You Pray?, J.C. Ryle

  • Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life, Charles Spurgeon

  • Praying Successfully, Charles Spurgeon

  • Only a Prayer Meeting, Charles Spurgeon

  • The Hidden Life of Prayer, David Macintyre

  • A Hunger for God, John Piper

  • The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer



  • Worship by the Book, D.A. Carson

  • Give Praise to the Lord, Ligon Duncan

  • Engaging with God, David Peterson

  • Worship in Spirit and Truth, John Frame

  • Gravity and Gladness, John Piper


  • Money, Possessions, and Eternity, Randy Alcorn

  • The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn



  • Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon

  • Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett

  • Pierced by the Word, John Piper

  • Life as a Vapor, John Piper

  • Taste and See, John Piper

  • Mornings with Jesus, William Jay

  • Evenings with Jesus, William Jay

  • My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers



  • Manual of Church Order, J.L. Dagg

  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever

  • Deliberate Church, Mark Dever

  • Life in the Father’s House, Wayne Mack

  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Church, Don Whitney


  • Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership, Alexander Strauch

  • Elders in Congregational Life, Phil A. Newton

  • Answering Key Questions about Elders, John MacArthur

  • The New Testament Deacon: Minister of Mercy, Alexander Strauch

  • Deacons: Answering Key Questions, John MacArthur

  • Polity, Mark Dever


  • Handbook of Church Discipline, Jay Adams

  • Democratic Religion, Gregory Wills

  • Biblical Church Discipline, Daniel Wray

  • Peacemaker, Ken Sande

Modern-Day Reformation

  • Reclaiming the Gospel and Reforming Churches, Tom Ascol

  • The Old Evangelicalism, Iain Murray

  • Ready for Reformation, Tom Nettles


  • 2,000 Year of Christ's Power, Nick Needham

  • The Reformers and Their Stepchildren, Leonard Verduin

  • Sketches in Church History, S.M. Houghton

  • Torch of the Testimony, John Kennedy


Contemporary Issues

  • Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, D.A. Carson

  • The Truth War, John MacArthur

  • Evangelicalism Divided, Iain Murray

  • The Gagging of God, D.A. Carson

  • Does God Believe in Atheists?, John Blanchard

  • God in the Wasteland, David Wells

  • No Place for Truth, David Wells

  • Above All Earthly Powers, David Wells

  • No Place for Sovereignty, R.K. McGregor Wright



  • Hard to Believe, John MacArthur

  • Puritans on Conversion

  • The Doctrine of Regeneration, Stephen Charnock

  • Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards

  • What Should We Think of the Carnal Christian?, Ernest Reisinger

  • How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?, Don Whitney

  • The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance, Thomas Schreiner and Ardel Caneday

  • Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray

  • Justification and Regeneration, Charles Leiter

  • Thoughts on Religious Experience, Archibald Alexander



  • Tell the Truth, Will Metzger

  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer

  • God-Centered Evangelism, R.B. Kuiper

  • Today’s Evangelism, Ernest Reisinger

  • The Soul Winner, Charles Spurgeon

  • The Invitation System, Iain Murray

  • Advice for Seekers, Charles Spurgeon

  • Seeking God: Jonathan Edwards’ Evangelism Contrasted with Modern Methodologies, William C. Nichols

  • A Pastor’s Sketches, Ichabod Spencer

  • A Call to the Unconverted, Richard Baxter

  • Select Sermons of George Whitefield, J.C. Ryle

  • Words to Winners of Souls, Horatius Bonar


The Gospel

  • The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur

  • Ashamed of the Gospel, John MacArthur

  • Today’s Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic?, Walter Chantry

  • Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper

  • Saved from What?, R.C. Sproul

  • The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, John Owen

  • The Cross: The Vindication of God, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • The Ultimate Rescue, Eryl Davies

  • God Is the Gospel, John Piper

  • Salvation When?, Conrad Murrell

  • The Gospel’s Power and Message, Paul Washer

  • The Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer

  • Gospel Assurance and Warnings, Paul Washer



Marriage and Family


Courtship and Marriage

  • Her Hand in Marriage, Douglas Wilson

  • Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God, C.J. Mahaney

  • Reforming Marriage, Douglas Wilson

  • Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack

  • Sweethearts for a Lifetime, Wayne Mack


Men and Husbands

  • The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective, Stuart Scott

  • The Complete Husband: A Practical Guide to Biblical Husbanding, Lou Priolo

  • Fidelity, Douglas Wilson

  • A Godly Man’s Picture, Thomas Watson

  • Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes


Women and Wives

  • Women Helping Women, Elyse Fitzpatrick

  • Female Piety, John James

  • Become a Titus 2 Woman, Martha Peace

  • Praise Her in the Gates, Douglas Wilson

  • The Excellent Wife, Martha Peace

  • Feminine Appeal, Caroline Mahaney

  • Marriage to a Difficult Man, Elizabeth Dodds

  • Stepping Heavenward, Elizabeth Prentiss

  • Women’s Ministry in the Local Church, Ligon Duncan and Susan Hunt



  • Old Paths for Little Feet, Carol Brandt

  • Your Child’s Profession, Denis Gunderson

  • Treasuring God in our Traditions, John Piper

  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp

  • Age of Opportunity, Ted Tripp

  • Training Hearts, Teaching Minds, Starr Meade

  • Future Men, Douglas Wilson

  • Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship, Robbie Castleman

  • The Duties of Parents, J.C. Ryle


Children’s Books

  • The Basket of Flowers, Christoph von Schmid

  • Teddy’s Button, Amy LeFeuvre

  • Foundlings (The Peleg Chronicles, book one), Matthew Christian Harding



  • Let the Nations Be Glad!, John Piper

  • A Vision for Missions, Tom Wells

  • Operation World, Patrick Johnstone

  • The Church Is Bigger Than You Think, Patrick Johnstone

  • From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, Ruth Tucker

  • Salvation to the Ends of the Earth, Andreas Kostenberger

  • Chance to Die, Elizabeth Elliot

  • The Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey, Timothy George

  • To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson, Courtney Anderson

  • Through Gates of Splendor, Elizabeth Elliot

  • Bruchko, Bruce Olson

  • Bruchko and the Motilone Miracle, Bruce Olson

  • Praying Hyde, Captain E.G. Carré

  • Mountain Rain: A Biography of James O. Fraser, Eileen Fraser Crossman

  • The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards

  • The Puritan Hope, Iain Murray



Pastoral Ministry



  • Christian Ministry, Charles Bridges

  • The Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter

  • Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon

  • Pastoral Ministry, John MacArthur

  • The Cross and Christian Ministry, D.A. Carson

  • Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, John Piper

  • Dear Timothy, Tom Ascol

  • Am I Called? (Perspectives Series booklet), Dave Harvey



  • Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • Preaching, John MacArthur

  • Supremacy of God in Preaching, John Piper

  • Between Two Worlds, John Stott

  • Spirit Empowered Preaching, Arturo Azurdia

  • Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching, multiple authors

  • Preaching with Bold Assurance, Hershael W. York and Bert Decker



  • Counseling, John MacArthur

  • Competent to Counsel, Jay Adams

  • A Theology of Christian Counseling, Jay Adams

  • Christian Counselor’s Manual, Jay Adams

  • Ready to Restore, Jay Adams

  • Quick Scripture Reference Guide for Counseling, John G. Kruis

  • Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible, Jay Adams


Helps for the Pastor

  • Spiritual Depression, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • The Crook in the Lot, Thomas Boston

  • The Dejected Soul’s Cure, Cristopher Love

  • When People Are Big and God Is Small, Ed Welch



  • Worldly Saints: The Puritans As They Really Were, Leland Ryken

  • A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life, J.I. Packer

  • The Puritans: Their Origins and Successors, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • A Guide to the Puritans, Robert Martin

  • Meet the Puritans, Joel Beeke and Randall J. Peterson



  • Revival and Revivalism, Iain Murray

  • Pentecost Today?, Iain Murray

  • Jonathan Edwards on Revival

  • Rut, Rot, or Revival, A.W. Tozer

  • Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill

  • Revival God’s Way, Leonard Ravenhill

  • Revival Praying, Leonard Ravenhill

  • Revival: A People Saturated with God, Brian Edwards

  • Revival, Richard Owen Roberts

  • Sounds from Heaven: The Revival on the Isle of Lewis, 1949-1952, Colin and Mary Peckham


Sovereignty & Sovereign Grace

  • By His Grace and for His Glory, Tom Nettles

  • Southern Baptists and the Doctrine of Election, Robert Selph

  • Southern Baptist Sermons on Sovereignty and Responsibility, Tom Nettles

  • The Forgotten Spurgeon, Iain Murray

  • Spurgeon Against Hyper-Calvinism, Iain Murray

  • Amazing Grace: God’s Pursuit––Our Response, Timothy George

  • Still Sovereign, Thomas Schreiner and Bruce Ware

  • Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility, D.A. Carson

  • The Sovereignty of God, A.W. Pink

  • Chosen by God, R.C. Sproul

  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, Loraine Boettner

  • The Cause of God and Truth, John Gill

  • The Justification of God, John Piper

  • Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther

  • Freedom of the Will, Jonathan Edwards


Systematic Theology

  • Manual of Theology, J. L. Dagg

  • Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof

  • A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith, Robert Reymond

  • Foundations of the Christian Faith, James Montgomery Boice

  • Abstract of Principles, James P. Boyce

  • A Complete Body of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity, John Gill

  • Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Wayne Grudem

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