Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Our recommended reading list includes a selection of articles and books categorized according to the main themes of Christ the King’s vision statement.

Please note: This list was carefully selected and represents some of the best available resources on the respective subjects. However, the views expressed by the authors may not always be reflective of the theological or doctrinal beliefs of Christ the King Presbyterian Church.

Books

[amazon_link id=”1594483493″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Reason for God[/amazon_link], by Tim Keller

[amazon_link id=”083083205X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Why I Am a Christian[/amazon_link], by John Stott

[amazon_link id=”B0036WDROA” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Mere Christianity[/amazon_link], by C.S. Lewis

[amazon_link id=”0830834338″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Finding God at Harvard[/amazon_link], by various authors

[amazon_link id=”0830834036″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Basic Christianity[/amazon_link], by John Stott

Articles

“How Can I Know God?” by Tim Keller

Growing in Christ

Books

[amazon_link id=”0851515169″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Christian Life[/amazon_link] by Sinclair Ferguson

[amazon_link id=”0300158416″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Religious Affections[/amazon_link] by Jonathan Edwards

[amazon_link id=”1433515814″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]A Quest for Godliness[/amazon_link] by J. I. Packer

[amazon_link id=”1576839893″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Discipline of Grace[/amazon_link] by Jerry Bridges

[amazon_link id=”1601423101″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Desiring God[/amazon_link] by John Piper

[amazon_link id=”0842373519″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]True Spirituality[/amazon_link] by Francis Schaeffer

[amazon_link id=”0830751068″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Rediscovering Holiness[/amazon_link] by J. I. Packer

Articles

“10 Principles of Christian Giving” by Ligon Duncan

“The Centrality of the Gospel” by Tim Keller

“The Idol Factory” by C.J. Mahaney

“Soul Idolatry Excludes Men Out of Heaven” by David Clarkson

“Idols of the Heart and ‘Vanity Fair'” by David Powlison

On Marriage, Singleness, and Vocation

Books

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper

[amazon_link id=”B002U0KQ1Q” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity[/amazon_link] by Lauren Winter

[amazon_link id=”0842318240″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Intimate Allies[/amazon_link] by Dan Allender

[amazon_link id=”1590523741″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Mystery of Marriage[/amazon_link] by Mike Mason

[amazon_link id=”B004TGKRJ0″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]What Did You Expect?[/amazon_link] by Paul Tripp

Article

“Singled Out for Good” by Paige Benton

Decision Making and Wisdom

[amazon_link id=”0875526039″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Step by Step: Divine Guidance for Ordinary Christians[/amazon_link] by James Petty

[amazon_link id=”1590522052″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Decision Making and the Will of God: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View[/amazon_link] by Garry Friesen

[amazon_link id=”0849944376″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life[/amazon_link] by Os Guinness

[amazon_link id=”0802839746″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion?[/amazon_link] by Bruce Waltke

[amazon_link id=”B004LJTH5K” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Just Do Something[/amazon_link] by Kevin DeYoung

Parenting and Family

[amazon_link id=”0966378601″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Shepherding a Child’s Heart[/amazon_link] by Tedd Tripp

[amazon_link id=”0875526055″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens[/amazon_link] by Paul Tripp

[amazon_link id=”0972304649″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Don’t Make Me Count to Three[/amazon_link] by Ginger Plowman

[amazon_link id=”0966378660″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Wise Words for Moms[/amazon_link] by Ginger Plowman

[amazon_link id=”1596381353″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Gospel-Powered Parenting[/amazon_link] by William Farley

[amazon_link id=”0801064856″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Peacemakers: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict[/amazon_link] by Ken Sande

[amazon_link id=”1934885533″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]How People Change[/amazon_link] by Tim Lane

[amazon_link id=”0875526071″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands[/amazon_link] by Paul Tripp

[amazon_link id=”0875526047″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]War of Words[/amazon_link] by Paul Tripp

[amazon_link id=”1581341067″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Big Truths for Little People[/amazon_link] by Susan Hunt

[amazon_link id=”0802851207″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Leading Little Ones to God[/amazon_link] by Marian Schooland

[amazon_link id=”B000FXUQJW” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Children’s Bible in 365 Stories[/amazon_link] by Mary Batchelor and John Haysom

[amazon_link id=”0802850111″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Child’s Story Bible[/amazon_link] by Catherine Vos

On the Bible

Craig Blomberg’s The Historical Reliability of the Gospels (IVP, 2nd edition, 2008.) This makes the case that the Biblical account of Jesus is not legend but historically trustworthy. Blomberg incorporates insights from Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, an important work but much longer and more difficult to read.

On the Cross

J.I.Packer and Mark Dever, In My Place Condemned He Stood (Crossway, 2007.) This volume assembles several older essays by J.I . Packer.

John Stott, The Cross of Christ (IVP, 2006) This volume along with the Packer book will give you a very complete and Biblically rich understanding of the Cross.

On the Resurrection

N.T.Wright, Surprised by Hope (HarperOne, 2008) This is a shorter and more accessible summary of his bigger classic The Resurrection of the Son of God, which is wonderful but very long and academic.

Devotional

John Newton, The Letters of John Newton or Cardiphonia: The Utterance of the Heart (various editions) Either of these editions of John Newton’s letters are classics of spirituality and devotion. He was the former slave trader who was converted and became a minister and wrote the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’

General

C.S.Lewis, Mere Christianity (Harper, 1952) – We talk about C.S. Lewis a lot around CTK and this is one of his greats. If you have already read it, read one of the other big CSL classics: The Screwtape Letters or The Great Divorce or even The Narnia Chronicles.

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