Recommended Reading

Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

-Proverbs 4:5-7

At Christ Redeemer Church, we believe that ongoing study is an important part of the Christian life. This page shares both articles and books that we have found helpful in understanding many subjects in light of the Gospel. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it is a helpful start. Click on any topic to see the list of books and articles in that category.

Many of these books are also available on the book table in the lobby. For a complete list of books available, contact the

Where to Begin

Below is a very narrow selection of books to begin with, assuming one’s goal is to growing biblical knowledge and understanding of the most basic Gospel doctrine. There are many more books in the categories that follow for further study and growth.

Pre-School & Elementary Children

Jesus storybookThe Jesus Storybook Bible:
Every Story Whispers His Name

By Sally Lloyd-Jones
(This book is really good for every age to read.)

Junior High & High School Children

Junior High

big-truthsBig Truths for Young Hearts:
Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God

By Bruce A. Ware
(This can be good for younger children as well)

ESVstudentESV Student Study Bible

Published by Crossway


esvESV Study Bible

Published by Crossway

Christian Novice or Non-Believer

CRCarticlesHow Can I Know God?
by Dr. Tim Keller

CRCarticlesThe Gospel Study Guide
by Pastor Don Willeman

Basic Christianity

basic-christianityBasic Christianity

By John Stott

everlasting_man1The Everlasting Man

By G.K. Chesterton

foryourjoyFor Your Joy by John Piper a free PDF download

CRCarticlesThe Gospel Declaration- A Call to Gospel Informed Ministry by Converge Worldwide

CRCarticlesThe Gospel Study Guide
by Pastor Don Willeman

mere-christianityMere Christianity

By C.S. Lewis


By G.K. Chesterton

prodigal-godThe Prodigal God

By Tim Keller

Reason-for-GodReason for God

By Tim Keller

simply-christianSimply Christian

By N.T. Wright

ultimate-questionsUltimate Questions

By John Blanchard

CRCarticlesWhat is Worship?
by Don Willeman

Devotional Guides & Reading Plans

Redeemer Presbyterian Lenten DevotionalsLenten Devotionals are available from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. These may helpful in focusing on repentance and our need for salvation in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday. You may also find these devotionals arranged by date for the current year here.

CRCarticles The Family Devotional Guide is a tool that we developed almost 10 years ago. It is arranged in a weekly format that is convenient for use at the dinner table, bed time, or whenever. The catechisms in this are particularly helpful and the basic orthodox creeds appended at the end of the document are worth pondering for their basic gospel categories. It is available on the book table and here in PDF form.

M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan
The M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan was developed by a Scottish pastor in the 1800s. This plan takes the reader through the New Testament and Psalms twice a year and the Old Testament once a year. There are also many other Bible reading plans available on the web.

For The Love of GodFor the Love of God

By D.A. Carson

Christian Living

Do Hard ThingsDo Hard Things

By Alex & Brett Harris

Don’t Waste Your LifeDon’t Waste Your Life
By John Piper

CRCarticlesFasting for the Purpose of Godliness
the purpose of fasting explained

Untangling EmotionsUntangling Emotions

By J. Alasdair Groves & Winston T. Smith

Life TogetherLife Together

By Deitrich Bonhoeffer

The Man in the MirrorMan in the Mirror

By Patrick Morley

A Praying LifeA Praying Life

By Paul Miller

Pilgrim’s ProgressPilgrim’s Progress

By John Bunyan

The Screwtape LettersThe Screwtape Letters

By C.S. Lewis

Sex and the Supremacy of ChristSex and the Supremacy of Christ

By John Piper & Justin Taylor

War of WordsWar of Words

By Paul David Tripp

CRCarticlesThoughts on Fasting & Prayer
From scripture and theologians

What is a Healthy Church MemberWhat is a Healthy Church Member?

By Thabiti M Anyabwile

Holy Sexuality and the GospelHoly Sexuality and the Gospel

By Christopher Yuan

Gay Girl Good GodGay Girl Good God

By Jackie Hill Perry

Marriage, Family & Singleness
Youth & Young Adults
Ministry & Mission
Public Matters
Christian Worldview & Thought
Church History
Biblical Studies
Study Bibles

esvESV Study Bible
Published by Crossway

ESVstudentESV Student Study Bible
Published by Crossway

ESV Seek and Find BibleESV Seek and Find Bible
Published by Crossway

NIV Zondervan Study BibleNIV Zondervan Study Bible
D.A. Carson, General Editor

Notable Dartmouth Faculty Books

The Island of KnowledgeThe Island of Knowledge
By Marcelo Gleiser