Pastor Samuel's Recommended Books


These resources are some of the great tools we use at PHBC as we engage in one-on-one discipleship, or in a small group discussion, or are simply recommendations for your own personal reading. 

 

GOSPEL-CENTRALITY

What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert 

The Cross-Centered Life, by C. J. Mahaney

Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols by Brad Bigney

 

EVANGELISM

Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks About Jesus, by Mack Stiles

Speaking of Jesus, by Mack Stiles

Marks of the Messenger, by Mack Stiles

Christianity Explained: A Study Introducing Jesus through Mark's Gospel

Tell the Truth, by Will Metzger

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, by Mark Dever

Two Ways To Live (Gospel tract for adults)

Who Will Be King (Gospel tract for children)

 

DISCIPLESHIP

Am I Really a Christian? by Mike McKinley

What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile

The Bruised Reed, by Richard Sibbes

Humility, by C. J. Mahaney

The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (esp. chs. 1-5)

When People are Big and God is Small, by Ed Welch

Spiritual Depression, by Martyn-Lloyd Jones

The Law and the Spirit, by St. Augustine

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt

One to One Bible Reading by David Helm

Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness & Rejection by Edward T. Welch

Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest by Edward T. Welch

Health, Wealth & Happiness: Has the Prosperity Gospel Overshadowed the Gospel of Christ? by David W Jones & Russell S Woodbridge

 

CHURCH

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Denver

What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Denver

The Trellis and the Vine, by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne (Matthias Media, 2009)

Life Together, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Hospitality Commands, by Alexander Strauch

The Compelling Community: Where God's Power Makes a Church Attractive by Mark Denver & Jamie Dunlap

Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus by Jonathan Leeman

Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus by Jonathan Leeman

Sound Doctrine: How a Church Grows in the Love and Holiness of God by Bobby Jamieson

 

HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHIES

The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, by Iain H. Murray

Revival and Revivalism, by Iain H. Murray

 

THEOLOGY

Systematic Theology, by Wayne Grudem

The Cross of Christ, by John Stott

A Biblical Theology of Worship, by David Peterson

Gospel and Kingdom, by Graeme Goldsworthy

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller

 

PRAYER

A Call To Spiritual Reformation, by D. A. Carson

A Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry

Praying for the Next Generation by Sally Michael 

 

PARENTING, FAMILY, WOMEN'S, MEN'S

Family Worship by Donald S Whitney

Shepherding A Child's Heart, by Ted Tripp

True Beauty by Carolyn Mahaney & Nicole Whitacre

Thoughts for Young Men by John Charles Ryle

Is God anti-gay? And other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction by Sam Allberry

 

MARRIAGE

What Did You Expect? by Paul Tripp

When Sinners Say I Do, by Dave Harvey 

 

CHILDREN'S RESOURCES

The Big Picture Story Bible, by David Helm

The Jesus Story Book Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones

God’s Promises, by Sally Michael

God’s Names, by Sally Michael

God's Providence by Sally Michael

Long Story Short, by Marty Machowski

Old Story New, by Marty Machowski

The Gospel Story Bible, by Marty Machowski

The Church History ABCs: Augustine & 25 other Heroes of the Faith by Stephen J Nichols & Ned Bustard

 

You can purchase a copy of most of these books from the Books Kiosk in the atrium. The church library also has most for you to borrow.