Study Materials

Find resources and study materials for personal growth, discipleship, and MidWeek studies. Available books are listed below along with descriptions. Check back from time to time for new materials!

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When Sinners Say "I Do": Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage - by Dave Harvey

 

"Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some suprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and woman who are building a life together. When Sinners Say "I Do" is about encountering the life-transforming power of the gospel in the unpredictable journey of marriage." (Excerpt from back cover.)

 

Mere Christianity - by C.S. Lewis

 

"This book brings together C.S. Lewis's legendary broadcast talks of the war years, talks in which he set out simply to "explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times." Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, Lewis provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith." 

(Excerpt from inside cover.)

The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom books - by Nancy Guthrie

 

"This 10-week study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon mines the Wisdom Literature not only for wise principles for living, but also for the wise person these books point to through their drama, poetry, proverb, and song-- Jesus. Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie provides clear commentary and contemporary application of biblical truths found in the Wisdom Books regarding: how God guides us, how we can make sense of our suffering and our dissatisfaction in life, and how to deal with our uneven emotions, our need for security, and our longing to be loved." 

(Excerpt from back cover.)

Astonished by God: Ten Truths to Turn the World Upside down - by John Piper


"For more than thirty years, John Piper pastored in the rough and tumble realities of downtown Minneapolis, preaching his people through the ups and down of life one Sunday at a time. When it came to capturing a generation of joy in one final sermon series, he turned to ten trademark truths to leave ringing in his peoples' ears. These ten are world-shaking truths-- each astonishing in its own way. First they turned Piper's own world upside down. Then his church's. And they will continue to turn the whole world upside down as the gospel of Christ advances in distance and depth. These suprising doctrines, as Piper writes are "wildly untamable, explosively uncontainable, and electrically future-creating.'"

​​​​​​​(Excerpt from back cover.)

Church Membership - by Jonathan Leeman

 

"Becoming a member of a church is an important, and often neglected, part of the Christian life. Yet the trend these days is one of shunning the practice of organized religion and showing a distaste or fear of commitment, expecially of institutions. Jonathan Leeman addresses these issues with a straightforward explanation of what church membership is and why it's important. Giving the local church its proper due, Leeman has built a compelling case for committing to the local body." 

(Excerpt from back cover.)

Discipling - by Mark Dever

 

"In this concise guide, pastor Mark Dever outlines the who, what, when, why, and how of discipling-- helping others follow Jesus. Following the pattern found in Scripture, this book explains how disciplemaking relationships should function in the context of the local church, teaching us how to cultivate a culture of discipling as a normal part of our everyday lives." 

(Excerpt from back cover.) 

Supernatural Power for Everyday People - by Jared C. Wilson


Do you feel like you're just going through the motions? Do you wonder if anything you do matters? Even as a Christian, do you struggle with purpose and vision, with boredom and powerlessness? Do you ever think There has to be more than this? If so, what you need is a clearer connection with the reality of your inner life. Followers of Jesus have access to extraordinary power because someone supernatural is already living inside them. The moment you become a Christian, your Holy Spirit-empowered life has begun. And-- as Jared C. Wilson reveals in his paradigm-shifting new book-- because God has "set up shop" inside of you, his power enables you to live a life of far more joy, contentment, and peace than you ever thought possible. Supernatural Power for Everyday People shows you how. 

(Excerpt from back cover.)

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment - by Jeremiah Burroughs

 

"Burrough's writings, some published before and others after his death, were numerous, but The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment is one of the most valuable of them all. Its author was much concerned to promote (1) peace among believers of various 'persuasions' (2) peace and contentment in the hearts of individual believers during what he describes as 'sad and sinking times'. The Rare Jewel concentrates upon this second aim. It is marked by sanity, clarity, aptness of illustration, and warmth of appeal to the heart. 'There is an ark that you may come into, and no men in the world may live such comfortable cheerful and contended lives as the saints of God'. Burroughs presses his lesson home with all the fervour and cogency of a true and faithful minister of God."

(Exerpt from back cover.)

The Storm-Tossed Family - by Russell Moore

 

"In The Storm-Tossed Family, bestselling author Russell Moore teaches readers whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family is difficult because family--every family-- is an echo of the gospel. Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. Why would this social arrangement have that much power, for good or for ill, over us? The only safe harbor for a storm-tossed family is a nail-scarred home." 

(Excerpt from back cover.)


Sharing Jesus without Freaking Out - by Alvin L. Reid

 

"What if I told you evangelism is less about delivering a polished presentation and more about having a real conversation? What if I told you that God has already given you the skills you need to begin sharing the good news of the gospel today? Evangelism is less about a program and more about connecting with others as they try to understand the chaos of their daily lives. In these pages and online videos you will learn how to connect the gospel story with your own, and how to share your story in everyday conversations with the people you know." 

(Excerpt from back cover.)



Discipleship Essentials - by Greg Ogden

 

We grow in Christ as we seek him together. Jesus' pattern of disciplemaking was to be intimately involved with others, rubbing shoulders and doing life together. By gathering in groups of three or four to study the Bible and encourage one another, we most closely follow Jesus' example with his disciples. This workbook by Greg Ogden is a tool designed to help you follow this pattern. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teachings and strenghten your faith. Each week contains the following elements; a core turth presented in a question-and-answer format, a memory verse and accompanying study, a field-tested inductive Bible study, a reading on the theme for the week, and questions to draw out key principles in the reading."

(Excerpt from back cover.)


Something Needs to Change - by David Platt

 

What happens when a well-known pastor and best-selling author has his deepest convictions rocked by darkness in the world around him? Fresh off a trek through some of the highest mountains and remotest villages in the world, David Platt found himself overwhelmed with seismic questions like these: If the gospel is true and God really is good, then where is God amid extreme poverty and pain? Where is God's protection for the oppressed and exploited? Is hell really a place, and does it actually last forever? If so, then why are so many people born into what seems like an earthly hell only to move to an eternal one? Is Jesus really the hope of the world? In this compelling account of that treacherous trek, Platt invites you to eat what he ate, drink what he drank, see the faces he saw, and feel the emotions he felt at every turn. In the end, you will find yourself eye to eye with some of the most difficult questions and challenging needs in the world, and face to face with the God who desires to use your life in greater ways than you ever imagined. Reading this book is not risk free. It will leave you transformed and determined to take action, starting right where you live." 

(Excerpt from back cover.)

God's Smuggler - by Brother Andrew

 

"As a boy Brother Andrew dreamed of being an undercover spy working behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself working undercover for God. His was a mission filled with danger, financed by faith and supported by miracles. In this expanded edition, Brother Andrew's electrifying real-life story of smuggling Bibles into the most dangerous places on earth will grip readers all over agian and inspire a new generation to step out on their own journeys of faith. Plus, a brand-new interview with Brother Andrew reveals behind-the-scenes information and fascinating insights into current events that are riveting the world. Sixty years after his first perilous trip, Brother Andrew's legacy continues, making him one of the all-time heroes of the faith. This harrowing account of his narrow escapes and amazing adventures will bring you to the edge of your seat--and to a bold new level of faith." 

(Excerpt from back cover.)