Recommended Books

Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest by Edward T. Welch.

An examination of the biblical roadmap to a life of peace and security, is written for those who appreciate a comprehensive analysis written in conversational prose. Insightful and very helpful for those with anxiety issues.




The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God's Eyes by Robert McGee.

Robert McGee's best-selling book has helped millions of readers learn how to be free to enjoy Christ's love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others. In fact, Billy Graham said that it was a book that "should be read by every Christian."

This is not a self-help book; it is thoroughly Biblical and focuses on key doctrines.


Can Christianity Cure Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?: A Psychiatrist Explores the Role of Faith in by Ian Osborn MD.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relentless condition, the primary symptom being the occurrence of terrifying ideas, images, and urges that jump into a person's mind and return again and again, despite the individual's attempt to remove them. 

Christians who suffer from OCD may grapple with additional guilt, as the undesired thoughts are frequently of a spiritual nature. Yet people may be surprised to learn that some of the greatest leaders in Christian history also struggled with this malady. What did they experience? How did they cope? Were they able to overcome these tormenting, often violent, obsessions? Where did God fit into the picture?

Ian Osborn shares the personal accounts of Martin Luther, John Bunyan, and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, as well as his own story, in exploring how faith and science work together to address this complex issue.

The Finished Work of Christ: The Truth of Romans 1-8 by Francis A. Schaeffer, Udo W. Middelmann.

The Book of Romans, with its compact yet all-encompassing summary of the Christian faith, has greatly influenced the church through the centuries. Augustine, Martin Luther, and John Wesley all trace their spiritual renewal to a reading of Romans. Great revivals in church history have been sparked by studying it. And the doctrinal truths within Romans are foundational to all of the late Dr. Francis Schaeffer's work.

Now available for the first time ever in print, Schaeffer's landmark commentary on the first eight chapters of Romans--drawn from his recorded talks to a group of students more than three decades ago--provides fresh insight into Schaeffer's thinking and the message of this most remarkable epistle, as well as an arresting perspective on our own times.

A General Introduction to the Bible Hardcover by Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix.

An updated version of the popular original, it satisfies the exacting demands placed on any good Bible introduction: Excellent scholarship and clear writing.



Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free byFrederick Fyvie Bruce.

Written by one of the best known and most respected evangelical biblical scholars of all time, "Paul" explores the primary themes in Paul's thought as they developed in the historical context of his life and travels.


The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel.

Using the dramatic scenario of an investigative journalist pursuing a hot story, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the "Chicago Tribune" to interview experts from the fields of science, philosophy, and history in an attempt to force the truth about Jesus Christ and Christianity out into the open.

The Grace Awakening: Believing in Grace Is One Thing. Living It Is Another, by Charles R. Swindoll.

"The Grace Awakening" calls all Christians to wake up and reject living in such legalistic, performance-oriented bondage. It's clear that the challenges in the world are greater than ever, but the need for Christians who will live out their witness in freedom and compassion is even greater.

The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul.

One of the most major flaws today, in both Christian and secular circles, is an incredible lack of appreciation for God's holiness. This classic addresses it wonderfully. To know God's utter holiness is to appreciate His grace all the more.
Revised in 1997, The Holiness of God has sold almost 200,000 copies since it was first released in the 1980s. 



True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer.

True Spirituality is the result of Schaeffer’s honest search for answers. When the book was published thirty years ago, it shook the Christian world. Young people flocked to L’Abri, his spiritual retreat center in the Swiss Alps. Today, it’s a classic book on understanding what real Christianity is all about―what it means to follow Jesus moment by moment. A wonderful book, a must read.

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