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PHCC Recommend Reading List

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Attributes of God
    Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer
    Knowing God, J.I. Packer
    The Attributes of God, A.W. Pink
    Pleasures of God, John Piper
    The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul
    God's Passion for His Glory, John Piper
    The Grandeur of God, Sam Storms
    The One True God, Paul Washer
    The Existence and Attributes of God, Stephen Charnock

    Has Christianity Failed You, Ravi Zacharius
    In Defense of the Bible, Steven Cowan and Terry Wilder
    Why I believe the Bible, John MacArthur
    Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
    The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell 
    If God is Good, Randy Alcorn  
    When Skeptics Ask, Norman Geisler
    The God Who is There, Francis Schaeffer
Escape From Reason, Francis Schaeffer
    He Is There and He Is Not Silent, Francis Schaeffer
    The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable, F.F. Bruce
    The Case for Christ, Lee Stroble 
    I’m Glad You Asked, Ken Boa and Larry Moody
    Know Why You Believe, Paul Little
    From Darwin to Design, C.L. Cagan

    Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, Roland Bainton
    Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography, Iain Murray
    Whitefield, Arnold Dallimore
    Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Volumes 1 & 2), Iain Murray
    The Life of Arthur W. Pink, Iain Murray
    The Unwavering Resolve of Johathan Edwards, Steve Lawson
    The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitfield, Steve Lawson
The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon, Steve Lawson
    The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts, Douglas Bond
The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, Steve Lawson
The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen, Steve Lawson
    The Expository Genius of John Calvin, Steve Lawson 
    The Daring Mission of William Tyndale, Steve Lawson
    In Light of Eternity: Life of Leonard Ravenhill, Mack Tomlinson
    Heroes, Iain Murray
    Wesley and the Men who Followed, Iain Murray

    Humility, C.J. Mahaney
    The Mortification of Sin, John Owen  
    The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin, Kris Lundgaard

    Sin and Temptation, Johhn Owen
    Future Grace, John Piper
    Don't Waste Your Life, John Piper
    Holiness, J.C. Ryle
    The Christian in Complete Armor, William Gurnall
    Desiring God, John Piper
    Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan
    The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, Sinclair Ferfuson
    Sanctification, J.C. Ryle
    Practical Religion, J.C. Ryle
    The Gospel for Real Life, Jerry Bridges
    Studies Of The Sermon On the Mount, Martyn Lloyd Jones

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 Hunger for God, John Piper 

     At the Throne of Grace, John MacArthur
    Worship by the Book, D.A. Carson
    Give Praise to the Lord, Ligon Duncan
    Engaging with God, David Peterson
    Worship in Spirit and Truth, John Frame
    Gravity and Gladness, John Piper

    Money, Possesions, and Eternity, Randy Alcorn
    The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn

    Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon
    Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett
    Pierced by the Word, John Piper
    Life as a Vapor, John Piper
    Taste and See, John Piper
    My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers

Depression/Hope and Healing 
     Rid of My Disgrace: (Sexual Assault), Justin S. Holcomb
     When the Darkness Will Not Lift (Depression), John Piper
     Surgeon’s Sorrows: (Depression), Zack Eswine
     When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy, John Piper 
Is it My Fault? (Domestic Violence), Justin S. Holcomb
    MacArthur New Testament Commentaires, John MacArthur
    Believers Bible Commentary, William, MacDonald
    Commentary on the New Testament use of the Old Testament, G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson
The Treasury of David (The Psalms), Charles, Spurgeon
    Expository Thoughts of the New Testament, J.C. Ryle
    The Matthew Henry Commentary, Matthew Henry 
The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, variety of authors
    The New American Commentary, variety of authors
    The Pillar New Testament Commentary, variety of authors
    Manual of Church Order, J.L. Dagg
    Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever
    Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church, Michael Lawrence
    Deliberate Church, Mark Dever
    Life in the Father's House, Wayne Mack
    Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Church, Don Whitney

    Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch
    Biblical Eldership, John Piper
    Elders in Congregational Life, Phil Newton
    Answering Key Questions about Elders, John MacArthur
    The New Testament Deacon, Alexander Strauch
    Deacons: Answering Key Questions, John MacArthur
    Polity, Mark Dever

    Handbook of Church Discipline, Jay Adams
    Biblical Church Discipline, Daniel Wray
    Peacemaker, Ken Sande

Church History
    Turning Points, Mark Noll
    Sketches in Church History, S.M. Houghton
    Christianity’s Dangerous Ideas, Alister McGrath
After Acts, Bryan Litfin
Getting to Know the Church Fathers, Bryan Litfin
    Church History in Plain Language, Bruce Shelly

Contemporary Issues
    The Intolerance of Tolerance, D.A. Carson
    The Truth War, John MacArthur
    Evangelicalism Divided, Iain Murray
    The Gagging of God, D.A. Carson
    Made in America, Michael Horton
    No Place for Truth, David Wells
    Above All Earthly Powers, David Wells
    Erasing Hell, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle

    Hard to Believe, John MacArthur

    Finally Alive, John Piper
Puritan's on Conversion, Soli Deo Gloria
    The Doctrine of Regeneration, Stephen Charnock
    Relgious Affections, Jonathan Edwards
    Carnal Christian, Ernest Reisinger
    The Race Set Before Us: Theology of Preseverance & Assurance, Thomas Schreiner  
    Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray

    Tell the Truth, Will Metzger
    Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer
    The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Mark Dever
    The Soul Winner, Charles Spurgeon
    The Invitation System, Iain Murray
    Advice for Seekers, Charles Spurgeon
    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
    Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper
    Saved from What? R.C. Sproul
    Christ our Penal Substitute, Robert Dabney
    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, John Owen
    The Cross: The Vindication of God, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    The Ultimate Rescue, Eryl Davies
    God is the Gospel, John Piper
    Salvation When? Conrad Murrell
    The Gospel's Power and Message, Paul Washer 

Marriage and Family
Courtship and Marriage

    Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God, C.J. Mahaney
    Reforming Marriage, Douglas Wilson
    Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack
    Sweethearts for a Lifetime, Wayne Mack

Men and Husbands
    Exemplary Husband, Stuart Scott
    Fidelity, Douglas Wilson
    A Godly Man's Picture, Thomas Watson
    Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes

Women and Wives
    Women Helping Women, Elyse Fitzpatrick
    Become a Titus 2 Woman, Martha Peace
    Praise Her in the Gates, Douglas Wilson
    The Excellent Wife, Martha Peace
    Feminine Appeal, Caroline Mahaney

    Old Paths for Little Feet, Carol Brandt
    Your Child's Profession, Denis Gunderson
    Treasuring God in our Traditions, John Piper
    Shepherding a Child's Heart, Ted Tripp
    Age of Opportunity, Ted Tripp
    Training Hearts, Teaching Minds, Starr Meade
    Future Men, Douglas Wilson
    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
     The Jesus Story Bible, Sally Lloyd Jones
     The Donkey and the King, R.C. Spiral
Dirty Clothes, R.C. Sprou
The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunya
     The Gospel Story Bible, Marty Machouiski

    Let the Nations be Glad! John Piper
    A Vision for Missions, Tom Wells
    Salvation to the Ends of the Earth, Andreas Kostenberger
    Chance to Die, Elizabeth Elliot
    The Faithful Witness: William Carey
    Through Gates of Splendor, Elizabeth Elliot
    The Puritan Hope, Iain Murray

Pastoral Ministry
    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
    Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, John Piper
    Dear Timothy, Tom Ascol
    Am I Called? (Perspectives Series Booklet), Dave Harvey

    Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Preaching, John MacArthur
    Supremacy of God in Preaching, John Piper
    Between Two Worlds, John Stott
    Spirit Empowered Preaching, Arturo Azurdia
    Feed My Sheep, Sproul, Piper, Macarthur, Mohler, etc.
    Preaching that Persuades, Hershel York

    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
    Quick Scripture Reference Guide for Counseling, John G. Kruis
    Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible, Jay Adams

Helps for the Pastor

     Spiritual Depression, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
     When People are Big and God is Small, Ed Welch
Dangerous Calling, Paul David Trip

Sovereignty & Sovereign Grace
    By His Grace and For His Glory, Tom Nettles
    Spurgeon Against Hyper-Calvinism, Iain Murray
    Amazing Grace, Timothy George
    Still Sovereign, Schreiner/Ware
    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
    The Justification of God, John Piper
    Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther
    Freedom of the Will, Jonathan Edwards

     Institutes of Christian Religion, John Calvin
     Foundations of the Christian Faith, James Boice
     A Body of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity, John Gill
     Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Wayne Grudem
  The King and His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Bible, Thomas, Schreiner
The Moody Handbook of Theology, Paul Enns
     Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton
     Basic Christianity, John Stott
     Biblical Interpretation, William Klein, Craig Blomberg

Bible Apps & Reading Plans
     YouVersion Bible (Bible reading, devotions, plans, notes, etc)
     ESV Bible (Read the ESV Bible and with the study Bible notes)
     Ligonier (Teaching ministry of R.C. Sproul)
     Got Questions? (Answers to Bible questions) 
     GTY (Teaching ministry of John MacArthur)
     Bible for Kids (Interactive game that tells stories of the Bible)
     MacArthur Daily Bible (Daily reading plans, study Bible) 
     Bible Reading (