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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.

https://founders.org/misc/chlist/

https://illbehonest.com/local-church

https://www.tms.edu/find-a-church/

Biblical Conversion and Salvation

Local Association of Churches

We belong to the Coulee Baptist Association which consists of twelve churches in four counties. We also are in fellowship with the Northwest Baptist Convention.

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

  • The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul

  • The Existence and Attributes of God, Stephen Charnock

  • The Doctrine of God, Herman Bavinck

  • Knowing the Living God, Paul Washer

Biographies

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

 

Christian Living

Sanctification

  • Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification, Sinclair Ferguson

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

  • Sin and Temptation, John Owen

  • Know Your Christian Life, Sinclair Ferguson

  • Life in Christ, Jeremy Walker

  • Holiness, J.C. Ryle

  • The Christian in Complete Armor, William Gurnall

  • Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

  • The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, Sinclair Ferguson

  • 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 Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers, D.A Carson

  • Understanding the Discipline of Fasting, Paul Washer

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

 

Worship

  • Engaging with God, David Peterson

  • Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship, Philip Graham Ryken

Finances

  • Money, Possessions, and Eternity, Randy Alcorn

  • The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn

Devotionals

  • Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon

  • Flowers from a Puritan's Garden, Charles Spurgeon

  • Thomas Charles' Spiritual Counsels: Selected from His Letters and Papers, Edward Morgan (editor)

  • Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett

  • Mornings with Jesus, William Jay

  • Evenings with Jesus, William Jay

  • The Letters of Samuel Rutherford, Samuel Rutherford

  • My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers

Church

General

  • Manual of Church Order, J.L. Dagg

  • The Church: Why Bother, Jeffrey Johnson

  • Foundations for the Flock, Conrad Mbewe

  • The Master's Plan for the Church, John MacArthur

  • Life in the Father’s House, Wayne Mack

  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Church, Don Whitney

Leadership

  • 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

  • The Man of God (3 volumes), Albert Martin

  • A Portrait of Paul, Rob Venture and Jeremy Walker

Discipline

  • Handbook of Church Discipline, Jay Adams

  • Biblical Church Discipline, Daniel Wray

  • Peacemaker, Ken Sande

Modern-Day Reformation

  • Reclaiming the Gospel and Reforming Churches, Tom Ascol

  • The Old Evangelicalism, Iain Murray

  • Evangelicalism Divided, Iain Murray

  • Revival and Revivalism, Ian Murray

  • Ready for Reformation, Tom Nettles

History

  • 2,000 Year of Christ's Power (4 volumes), Nick Needham

  • The Reformers and Their Stepchildren, Leonard Verduin

  • Sketches in Church History, S.M. Houghton

  • Torch of the Testimony, John Kennedy

  • History of the Christian Church, Philip Schaff

 

Contemporary Issues

  • The Truth War, John MacArthur

  • Evangelicalism Divided, Iain Murray

  • The Gagging of God, D.A. Carson

  • 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

  • The New Calvinism, Jeremy Walker

 

Conversion

  • Hard to Believe, John MacArthur

  • Puritans on Conversion, Samuel Bolton, Nathanael Vincent, Thomas Watson

  • 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

  • Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray

  • Justification and Regeneration, Charles Leiter

  • Thoughts on Religious Experience, Archibald Alexander

Evangelism

  • 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

  • The Truth of the Cross, R.C. Sproul

  • 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 Work of Christ, Robert Letham

  • The Ultimate Rescue, Eryl Davies

  • 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

  • Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack

  • Sweethearts for a Lifetime, Wayne Mack

 

Men and Husbands

  • The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective, Stuart Scott

  • 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

  • The Excellent Wife, Martha Peace

  • Marriage to a Difficult Man, Elizabeth Dodds

  • Stepping Heavenward, Elizabeth Prentiss

Parenting

  • Old Paths for Little Feet, Carol Brandt

  • Your Child’s Profession, Denis Gunderson

  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp

  • Age of Opportunity, Ted Tripp

  • Training Hearts, Teaching Minds, Starr Meade

  • 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

 

Missions

  • A Vision for Missions, Tom Wells

  • Salvation to the Ends of the Earth, Andreas Kostenberger

  • Paul, Missionary Theologian: A Survey of his Missionary Labours and Theology, Robert L. Reymond 

  • The Puritan Hope, Iain Murray

  • An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens, William Carey

  • Ardent Love for Jesus, Michael Haykin

  • The Armies of the Lamb, Michael Haykin

  • Samuel Pearce: The Baptist Brainerd, S. Pearce Carey

 

 

Pastoral Ministry

 

General

  • 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

  • The Man of God (3 volumes), Albert Martin

  • Dear Timothy, Tom Ascol

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

 

Preaching

  • Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • Preaching, John MacArthur

  • Preaching, Andrew Fuller

  • The Privilege, Promise, Power, and Peril of Doctrinal Preaching, Thomas J. Nettles

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

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

Counseling

  • 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

  • Spiritual Depression, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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

 

Puritans

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Forgotten Spurgeon, Iain Murray

  • Spurgeon Against Hyper-Calvinism, Iain Murray

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

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

  • The Sovereignty of God, A.W. Pink

  • Chosen by God, R.C. Sproul

  • The Cause of God and Truth, John Gill

  • 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 (3 volumes), Charles Hodge

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