Book Recommendations

Do you remember when you were growing up and you couldn't wait for school to end and the halycyon days of summer to start? The future stretched before us, filled with infinite possibilities as we dreamed about the long and unencumbered hours ahead.

That dream isn't quite the same for adults, as our responsibilities continue no matter what the season, but summer still represents a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of a few extra hours in the backyard or at the beach by reading some of those books that have been piling up by your bedside! To help you in this summer adventure, we've put together a list of some wonderful books that will engage your heart and your mind and encourage your spiritual growth.

Valley of Vision

A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions edited by Arthur Bennett • The strength of Puritan character and life lay in prayer and meditation.

Respectable Sins

by Jerry Bridges • Jerry Bridges returns to the theme of holiness and addresses a dozen clusters of specific...

The Practice of Godliness

by Jerry Bridges • "Be ye holy, for I am holy", "Be holy for without holiness no one will see the Lord".

Trusting God

Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges • “Why is God allowing this? What have I done wrong?”

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

by Jeremiah Burroughs • Contentment, although as precious as a jewel, is also very rare.

The Gospel Comes with a House Key

by Rosaria Butterfield • Rosaria Butterfield’s testimony began with a faithful couple opening up their home to her...

A Little Book on the Christian Life

by John Calvin • This book is a simple and profound classic on the Christian life.

How to Worship Jesus Christ

by Joseph S. Carroll • True worship requires complete commitment of your emotions, intellect and will.

Choosing Gratitude

Your Journey to Joy by Nancy Leigh DeMoss • Gratitude is a choice. If we fail to choose it, by default we choose ingratitude.

Calm My Anxious Heart

by Linda Dillow • Even though we want to be content and trust God, we can still feel overwhelmed by worry.

Keep a Quiet Heart

by Elisabeth Elliot • oin Elisabeth as she points the way to a deeper, more fulfilling--and restful--walk with God.

Missional Motherhood

Gloria Furman • The ministry of motherhood is more than laundry and cooking dinner.

With the Master on Our Knees

A Ladies Bible Study on Prayer by Susan Heck • Prayer is crucial in the life of a believer...

Disciplines of a Godly Woman

by Barbara Hughes • Maybe discipline seems like a hard word to you—implying nothing but challenge and duty.

Think Biblically!

by John MacArthur • This book will help readers to “not be conformed to the world...

God's High Calling for Women

by John MacArthur • This study takes an indepth look at 1 Timothy 2:9-15 concerning women's issues like...

Anxious for Nothing

God's Cure for the Cares of Your Soul by John MacArthur • As Christians, we're certainly not immune to the troubles of life.

Divine Design

God's Complementary Roles for Men and Women by John MacArthur • For decades culture has blurred the lines between men and women...

Biblical Doctrine

A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth by John MacArthur • Doctrine isn’t just for theologians—it’s important for every Christian...


The Ultimate Priority by John MacArthur • Worship is so much more than what is sung or played in church on Sunday morning.

Strengthening Your Marriage

by Wayne Mack • For better or for worse? Whichever term describes your marriage, there are ways to make it (even) better.

A Praying Life

Connecting with God in a Distracting World by Paul E. Miller • Prayer is often discussed as an essential spiritual discipline...

Knowing God

by J.I. Packer • Reading this book will give you a high and exalted view of God...

Attitudes of a Transformed Heart

by Martha Peace • Christians often embrace a low view of God, and consequently a casual view of sin and Scripture.

Damsels in Distress

by Martha Peace • This book reveals God's principles for dealing with the common problems women face...

The Excellent Wife

by Martha Peace • Our top-selling Bible study for couples.


The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, wife of Charles Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes Jr.

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women

by John D. Street & Janie Street • A resource to equip pastors, counselors, and women...

In Search of Balance

Keys to a Stable Life by Richard Swenson • Sometimes we seem to live lives of "quiet desperation"...

Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God

A Guide to Developing Your Biblical Potential by Lisa Tatlock, Pat Ennis • There is an enormous amount of confusion and deception...

When People are Big and God is Small

Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man by Edward Welch

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

by Donald S. Whitney • We aren’t meant to wait for holiness―we’re meant to pursue it.