Taking You From Come, Worship & Connect; To Go and Serve In Christ

At Sycamore Baptist Church we want you to grow in your Christian walk. In an effort to help, we recommend the following books. We encourage you to use this as a reading list to grow in your biblical knowledge. (A starred book is highly recommended by the pastor; books with an S have an available study guide)

Christian Living

  • A Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson
  • A Godward Life by John Piper
  • A Praying Life by Paul Miller *
  • A Quest for Godliness by J.I. Packer
  • Absolutely Sure by Steven Lawson *
  • After God’s Heart: Becoming the man that God is seeking by Deron Biles
  • Am I Really a Christian by Mike Mckinley *
  • Basic Christianity by John Stott *
  • Blood Lines by John Piper *
  • Broken Down House by Paul David Tripp
  • Christ Formed in You by Brian Hedges
  • Classic Christianity by Bob George
  • Counterfeit God’s by Timothy Keller *
  • Counterfeit Gospels by Trevin Wax
  • Crazy Love by Francis Chan
  • Desiring God by John Piper *
  • Disciple: Getting Your Identity from Jesus by Bill Clem
  • Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper *S
  • Encouragement: How Words Change Lives by Gordon Cheng
  • Finally Alive by John Piper
  • Future Grace by John Piper *
  • Generous Justice by Timothy Keller *
  • Gospel in Life: Grace Changes Everything by Timothy Keller *S
  • Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson S
  • Gospel: Recovering the Power that Mae Christianity Revolutionary by J.D. Greear *S
  • Hard To Believe by John MacArthur *
  • He is Not Silent by Albert Mohler
  • How People Change by Timothy Lane
  • Kings Cross by Timothy Keller *
  • Living by the Book by Howard Hendricks *
  • Living the Cross Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis *
  • Not a Fan by Kyle Chapman
  • Note To Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself by Joe Thorn
  • Plight of Man and the Power of God by Martin Lloyd Jones
  • Radical by David Platt
  • Radical Together by David Platt
  • Recovering the Real Lost Gospel by Darrell Bock
  • Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges *
  • Reverberation by Jonathan Leeman
  • Slave by John MacArthur
  • Spiritual Depression by Martin Lloyd Jones *
  • Taking Hold of God by Joel Beeke and Brian Najapfour
  • The Call by Os Guiness
  • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer *
  • The Dangerous Duty of Delight by John Piper
  • The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson *
  • The Mortification of Sin (Abridged and Made Easy to Read) by John Owen *
  • The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller *
  • The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges *
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis *
  • The Transforming Power of the Gospel by Jerry Bridges *
  • The Ultimate Priority On Worship by John MacArthur
  • Trusting God by Jerry Bridges *
  • Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
  • What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert *
  • What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper
  • Words From the Fire by Albert Mohler

The Church

  • Ashamed of the Gospel by John MacArthur *
  • Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch
  • Death by Love by Mark Driscoll
  • Don’t Call it a Comeback by Kevin DeYoung
  • Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer *
  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever *
  • Spurgeon on Leadership by Larry Michael
  • Stop Dating the Church by Joshua Harris
  • The Book of Leadership by John MacArthur *
  • The Deliberate Church by Mark Dever *
  • The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter
  • The Shepherd Leader by Timothy Witmer *
  • The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love by Jonathan Leeman
  • The Trellis and The Vine:The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything by Colin Marshall
  • The Truth War by John MacArthur *
  • Twelve Challenges Churches Face by Mark Dever *
  • Vintage Church by Mark Driscoll
  • What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile *
  • What is the Mission of the Church by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert S
  • Why Small Groups? by C.J. Mahaney

Marriage and Family

  • Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris *
  • Don’t Make Me Count to Three! by Ginger Plowman *
  • Equal Yet Different by Alexander Strauch
  • God, Marriage, and Family by Andreas Kostenberger
  • Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible by Jay Adams
  • The Exemplary Husband by Stuart Scott *
  • The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski *
  • Sex and the Supremacy of Christ by John Piper and Justin Talyor
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp *
  • The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller *S
  • What Did You Expect?? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp *
  • When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey

Evangelism and Missions

  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer *
  • Let the Nations be Glad by John Piper
  • Nothing But the Truth by John MacArthur *
  • The Mission of God by Christopher Wright
  • The Mission of God’s People by Christopher Wright
  • Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman *
  • Philosophy and Apologetics
  • Darwin’s Black Box by Michael Behe *
  • Defeating Darwinism by Philip E. Johnson *
  • Defending the Gospel: What to say when people challenge your faith by Kel Richards
  • Deliver us From Evil by Ravi Zacharias
  • Does God Believe in Atheists? by John Blanchard
  • Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias *
  • Love Your God With All Your Mind by J.P. Moreland *
  • Think by John Piper
  • Thinking About God by Gregory Ganssle
  • The Battle for the Beginnings by John MacArthur *
  • The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer by Francis Schaeffer *
  • The End of Reason by Ravi Zacharias
  • The Reason for God by Timothy Keller *
  • True for You, But not for me by Paul Copan

Culture and Society

  • Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman *
  • Christ and Culture Revisited by D.A. Carson
  • City of Man by Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner
  • Crosstalk by Michael Emlet
  • Meaning at the Movies by Grant Horner
  • Moral Darwinism by Benjamin Wiker
  • No Place for Truth by David F. Wells
  • The Next Story by Tim Challies *

Theology

  • Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology by Gregory Boyd
  • Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce A. Ware *
  • By Faith Alone Gary Johnson and Guy Waters
  • Chosen for Life by Sam Storms
  • Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem *
  • Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris *
  • Magnifying God in Christ by Thomas Schreiner *
  • Putting Amazing Back into Grace by Michael Horton *
  • The Deep Things of God by Fred Sanders
  • The Existence and Attributes of God by Stephen Charnock
  • The Holiness of God by RC Sproul *
  • The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin *
  • The Messiah and the Psalms by Richard Belcher
  • The Parables by Simon Kistemaker
  • The Potter’s Freedom by James White
  • Theology of the Reformers by Timothy George *
  • Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of the Christianity by Mark Noll
  • Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem *

Biblical Theology

  • According to Plan by Graeme Goldsworthy *
  • Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence *
  • Dominion and Dynasty by Stephen Dempster
  • God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts *
  • God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment by James Hamilton
  • The Drama of Scripture by Craig Bartholomew
  • The Unfolding Mystery Discovering Christ in the Old Testament by Edmund Clowney

Hermeneutics

  • 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible by Robert Plummer *
  • Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson
  • Gospel Centered Hermeneutics by Graeme Goldsworthy
  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee *
  • How to Read the Bible as Literature by Leland Ryken *
  • How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens by Michael Williams *
  • Introduction to Old Testament Theology by John Sailhamer
  • The Meaning of the Pentateuch by John Sailhamer

Biography

  • A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards by George Marsden *
  • Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper *
  • John MacArthur by Ian Murray *
  • Spurgeon A New Biography by Arnold Dallimore *

Finances

  • Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey *