Recommended Reading List

Pastor Cody challenged everyone to read at least one book off of this list, are you up for the challenge?  

Recommended Reading List Winter 2014

Scripture Reading/Study

Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stewart*

Bible Survey (A look at each book of the bible)

Beginner:
The Essential Bible Companion: Key Insights for Reading God's Word by John H. Walton Mark L. Strauss Ted Cooper, Jr.
An introduction to the New Testament by D.A. Carson and Douglas Moo

Intermediate/Advanced:
A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew Hill and John Walton
A Survey of the New Testament by Robert H. Gundry

Theology (The Study of God)

Beginner
Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer*
Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul
 
Intermediate

Christian Theology: An Introduction by Alister McGrath
Systematic Theology: An introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem*
Knowing God by J.I. Packer*

Advanced:
Church Dogmatics by Karl Barth
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin

Apologetics (Defense of the Faith)

Beginner
On Guard by William Lane Craig
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
The Case for the Creator by Lee Strobel
The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel

Intermediate
Mere Christianity by CS Lewis*
The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig*
Contenting with Christianity’s Critics by William Lane Craig and Paul Copan

Advanced
The Resurrection of the Son of God by NT Wright
The Rationality of Theism by Paul Copan and Paul Moser
The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology by William Lane Craig and JP Moreland

Hermeneutics (Principles of Interpreting the bible)

Beginner/Intermediate
Grasping God’s word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays

Advanced:
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation by William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg, Robert I. Hubbard Jr. 

*Indicates a highly recommended book