This page is an incomplete list of book recommendations given to my church. It is updated as I make recommendations of books to my church and remember to add these recommendations to this page.
For lists that recommend commentaries and Bible study helps, click the links below:
- Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary Book List
- 850 Books for Bible Expositors by The Master’s Seminary
For a list of discipleship and Christian living resources, scroll down to “Recommended Discipleship Resources” on this page: http://www.bjustudentlife.com/resources.html
For some helps on teaching or preaching, see this post: “Ways to Help Your Passage-by-Passage Study of the Bible (for Teachers or Christians in General)”
Current Series at First Baptist Church
Sunday Mornings: 1-2 Thessalonians
- Hiebert, D. Edmond. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Winona Lake, IN: BMH Books, 1996.
- Fee, Gordon D. The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2009.
- Green, Gene L. The Letters to the Thessalonians. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI; Eerdmans, 2002.
- Ryrie, Charles C. First & Second Thessalonians. Everyman’s Bible Commentary Chicago: Moody, 1969.
Sunday Afternoons: Nehemiah
- Fensham, F. Charles. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah. New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.
- Kidner, Derek. Ezra and Nehemiah. Tyndale Oold Testament Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1979.
- Williamson, H. G. M. Ezra, Nehemiah. Word Biblical Commentary: Dallas, TX: Word, 1985.
- Breneman, Mervin. Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. New American Commentary. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1993.
Wednesday Evenings: The Life of Christ
- The Passion of the Servant: A Journey to the Cross by Don N Howell, Jr. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009.
- Jesus According to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels by Darrell L. Bock and Benjamin I. Simpson. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017.
- The First Days of Jesus by Andreas Kӧstenberger and Alexander Stewart. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015.
- The Final Days of Jesus by Andreas Kӧstenberger, Justin Taylor, and Alexander Stewart. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014.
- The Words and Works of Jesus Christ: A Study of the Life of Christ by J. Dwight Pentecost. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1981.
- Uprooting Anger by Robert D. Jones. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2005.
- The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children by Lou Priolo. Amityville, NY: Calvary Press, 1997.
- Upright Downtime: Making Wise Choices About Entertainment by Brian Hand. Greenville, SC: BJU Press, 2008.
- The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness by John MacArthur. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1998.
- Knowing God by J. I. Packer. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973.
- Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1955.
- Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2007.
- Trusting God by Jerry Bridges. Carol Stream, IL: NavPress, 2008.
- Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1965.
The Will of God
- Finding God’s Will? by Kevin Bauder. Plymouth, MN: Central baptist Theological Seminary, 2021.