Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

At Celebration Church we believe that a healthy Christian is a growing, maturing Christian. The primary means of grace God has given us for this maturing process is His Word, which the Holy Spirit illuminates and makes clear to us. In addition to His Word, God has also given us other believers, who in different ways, come alongside us in our Christian walk and help us press on. 

One of the ways other believers help us is through the books they’ve written. These books can edify us, encourage us, cause us to think clearly and correctly about God or a particular subject or circumstance in life…they are a complement to the Word of God, but never a substitute. 

We believe every person is a theologian and a thinker, but the question is, are you thinking about theology correctly? Our leadership team has compiled a list of helpful books and commend them to you for consideration as you seek to grow in your faith. 

“…until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” – Ephesians 4:13-15


Topic Book Title Author
Apologetics The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism Tim Keller
Apologetics Tactics Greg Koukl
Apologetics Cold Case Christianity J. Warner Wallace
Apologetics The Gathering Storm Al Mohler
Apologetics Expository Apologetics: Answering Objections with the Power of the Word Voddie Baucham Jr.
Assurance Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart J.D. Greear
Assurance How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian Donald S. Whitney
Assurance Chosen by God R.C. Sproul
Biblical Counseling Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically John MacArthur
Biblical Counseling Counseling the Hard Cases Lambert and Scott
Biblical Counseling Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands Paul Tripp
Biblical Counseling Uprooting Anger Robert Jones
Biblical Counseling Finally Free Heath Lambert
Biblical Counseling Men Counseling Men John Street
Biblical Counseling Counseling One Another: A Theology of Interpersonal Discipleship Paul Tautges
Biblical Counseling Competent to Counsel Jay Adams
Biblical Counseling The Christian Counselor’s Manual: The Practice of Nouthetic Counseling Jay Adams
Biblical Counseling A Theology of Christian Counseling Jay Adams
Biblical Counseling Seeing with New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition Through the Lens of Scripture David Powlison
Biblical Counseling When People Are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man Edward T. Welch
Biblical Studies / Theology A General Introduction to the Bible Norman Geisler
Biblical Studies / Theology Basic Bible Interpretation Roy Zuck
Biblical Studies / Theology Living by the Book Howard Hendricks
Biblical Studies / Theology Taking God at His Word Kevin DeYoung
Biblical Studies / Theology What Does the Bible Teach About Lust? Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock
Biblical Studies / Theology What Does the Bible Teach About Transgenderism? Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock
Biblical Studies / Theology Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe Voddie Baucham Jr.
Biblical Studies / Theology Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop It Owen Strachan
Biblical Studies / Theology The Essential Scriptures: A Handbook of the Biblical Texts for Key Doctrines Kevin Zuber
Biblical Studies / Theology God vs. Government: Taking a Biblical Stand When Christ and Compliance Collide Nathan Busenitz
Church Nine Marks of a Healthy Church Mark Dever
Church Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace? James Boice
Church Life in the Father’s House Wayne Mack
Church Spurgeon the Pastor: Recovering a Biblical and Theological Vision for Ministry Geoffrey Chang
Church Elders in Congregational Life: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership Phil A. Newton
Church 40 Questions About Church Membership and Discipline (40 Questions & Answers) Jeremy Kimble
Church Love Your Church: 8 Great Things About Being a Church Member Tony Merida
Spiritual Disciplines A Man’s Guide to Disciplines Patrick Morley
Spiritual Disciplines Disciplines of a Godly Man R. Kent Hughes
Spiritual Disciplines Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Donald S. Whitney
Spiritual Disciplines Habits of Grace David Mathis
Discipleship Thoughts for Young Men J.C. Ryle
Discipleship Grounded in the Faith Kenneth Erisman
Discipleship The Master Plan for Evangelism Robert Coleman
Discipleship Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship Jonathan Lunde
Growth Anxious for Nothing John MacArthur
Growth Trusting God Jerry Bridges
Growth Don’t Waste Your Life John Piper
Growth Counter Culture David Platt
Growth The Knowledge of the Holy A.W. Tozer
Growth The Pursuit of God A.W. Tozer
Growth Desiring God John Piper
Growth Men of God Tim Thornborough & Trevor Archer
Growth New Life in Christ Steven Lawson
Heaven The Glory of Heaven John MacArthur
Heaven Heaven Randy Alcorn
Heaven Heaven Revealed Paul Enns
Holiness The Holiness of God R.C. Sproul
Holiness The Pursuit of Holiness Jerry Birdges
Holiness Respectable Sins Jerry Birdges
Holiness A Fight to the Death Wayne Mack
Leadership Conviction to Lead Al Mohler
Leadership The Book on Leadership John MacArthur
Leadership Spiritual Leadership Oswald Sanders
Leadership Sticky Teams Larry Osborne
Manhood Man in the Mirror Patrick Morley
Manhood The Measure of a Man Gene Getz
Manhood Issues Men Face John Street & John MacArthur
Manhood Tender Warrior Stu Webber
Manhood Masculine Mandate: God’s Call to Men Richard Phillips
Manhood Men and Women: Equal Yet Different Alexander Strauch
Manhood Manly Dominion Mark Chanski
Manhood What’s the Difference: Manhood and Womanhood Defined by the Bible John Piper
Manhood Man Up! Jody Burkeen
Manhood A Guide to Biblical Manhood Randy Stinson & Dan Dumas
Manhood How God Makes Men Patrick Morley
Manhood The Shepherd Leader at Home: Knowing, Leading, Protecting, and Providing for Your Family Timothy Witmer
Marriage The Exemplary Husband Stuart Scott
Marriage The Excellent Wife Martha Peace
Marriage Loving Your Wife as Christ Loves the Church Larry E. McCall
Marriage The Meaning of Marriage Timothy Keller
Marriage Whole Marriages in a Broken World Gary Inrig
Marriage When Sinners Say I Do Dave Harvey
Marriage Strengthening Your Marriage Wayne Mack
Pastoral / Preaching Letters to My Students Charles Spurgeon
Pastoral / Preaching Between Two Worlds John Stott
Pastoral / Preaching On Preaching H.B. Charles
Pastoral / Preaching The Heart is the Target: Preaching Practical Application from Every Text Murray Capill
Pastoral / Preaching On Pastoring: A Short Guide to Living, Leading, and Ministering as a Pastor H.B. Charles
Pastoral / Preaching Preaching with Purpose Jay Adams
Pastoral / Preaching Teaching to Change Lives Howard Hendricks
Pastoral / Preaching Biblical Preaching Haddon Robinson
Pastoral / Preaching The Kind of Preaching God Blesses Steven Lawson
Pastoral / Preaching Why Johnny Can’t Preach T. David Gordon
Pastoral / Preaching Rediscovering Expository Preaching John MacArthur
Pastoral / Preaching Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God’s Word Today David Helm
Parenting The Father Connection Josh McDowell
Parenting Gospel-Powered Parenting William Farley
Parenting Shepherding a Child’s Heart Tedd Tripp
Parenting Parenting Paul Tripp
Parenting Raising a Modern Day Knight Robert Lewis
Prayer A Praying Life Paul Miller
Prayer It Happens After Prayer H.B. Charles
Prayer The Valley of Vision Arthur Bennet
Resolving Conflict Peacemaking for Families Ken Sande
Resolving Conflict The Peacemaker Ken Sande
Resolving Conflict Pursuing Peace Robert Jones
Spiritual Gifts Charismatic Chaos John MacArthur
Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Gifts Thomas R. Schreiner
Spiritual Gifts Dynamics of Spiritual Gifts William McRae
Spiritual Gifts The Final Word O Palmer Robertson
Theology Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible H.L. Wilmington
Theology Knowing God J.I. Packer
Theology Basic Theology Charles Ryrie
Theology The Moody Handbook of Theology Paul Enns
Theology Systematic Theology Wayne Grudem
Theology Worshipping Trinity Robert Parry
Theology Biblical Doctrine John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue
Work A Man’s Guide to Work Patrick Morley
Work The Gospel At Work Greg Gilbert & Sebastian Traeger
Work Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Good of Business Wayne Grudem
Work Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity Tim Challies
Work Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work Tom Nelson
Work The Gospel at Work: How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs Greg Gilbert & Sebastian Traeger
Work The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life Os Guinness
Work Created for Work: Insights for Young Men Bob Schultz
Work Work, Where Life and Calling Meet Jerry White
Worship On Worship H.B. Charles
Worship Music Through the Eyes of Faith Harold Best
Worship Worship Matters Bob Kauflin
Worship Worship by the Book D.A. Carson
Worship Worship: The Ultimate Priority John MacArthur
Worship Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers Patrick Kavanaugh
Worship Leading from the Heart
Robert B. Munger & Robert C. Larson
Worship The Heart of the Artist Rory Noland
Worship Up with Worship Anne Ortlund
Worship True Worshippers Bob Kauflin