The Pastors Library
Wild at Heart John Eldridge
Waking the Dead John Eldridge
Both of Eldridge's books are challenging. I find myself growing when I read them because I don't immediately agree with everything he says. I have to struggle with it. He thinks way outside the box, and we need that.
The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren
Our Jealous God Bill Gothard
When God Answers Prayer Bob Russell
Christ in the Passover Moishe Rosen
Pure Desire Ted Roberts
Sheet Music Kevin Lehman
Sheet Music is a good book to read before marriage. I have not read a better book that explains to a couple planning marriage what they should expect sexually.
The Purity Principle Randy Alcorn
The Treasure Principle Randy Alcorn
The Law of Rewards Randy Alcorn
Money, Possessions and Eternity Randy Alcorn
Okay, basically anything by Alcorn, you should read!
Worthy is the Lamb Ray Summers
This is by far my favorite book on the end times.
End Times Fiction Gary DeMar
The Last Days According to Jesus R.C. Sproull
A Case for: A Millennialism Kim Riddlebarger
Classic's You Should Read
Your God is too Small J.B. Phillips
Jesus Man of Joy Shirwood E. Wirt
Paul Apostle of the Heart Set Free F.F. Bruce
Six Miracles if Calvary Nicholson
Sacred Marriage Gary Thomas
Sacred Parenting Gary Thomas
His Needs / Her Needs Willard Harley
Love Must be Tough James Dobson
Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage Lee and Leslie Stroble
On the Church
The Purpose Driven Church Rick Warren
Based on the Church's five Biblical purposes, Rick teaches that all believers are ministers.
When God Builds a Church Bob Russell
Can We Do That? Stanly/Young
An Unstoppable ForceMcManus
Courageous Leadership, Bill Hybels
Church for the UnchurchedHunter
Names of God
Names of God Nathan Stone
There are a lot of books on the names of God, most of them just borrow from Nathan Stone's work...so I figure just go right to the source. Stone's book is easy to read and one of the earliest works on the subject.
The Names of God Lester Summrall
My Fathers Names Elmer Towns
The Names of God Ken Hemphill
Lord, I Want to Know You Kay Arthur
Herschel H. Hobbs
(Look for an Exposition of the Four Gospels)
(Look for Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament)
Warren W. Wiersbe
These are a few of my favorite authors when it comes to serious Bible Study. I buy anything I can by these guys.
Can We Trust The Bible?
A Skeptic's Search for God Ralph O. Muncaster
This a great book. Of course, Muncaster is so smart it's a little hard to keep up with him. I came away saying: Wow, if people that smart believe, it almost doesn't matter if I understand the argument they're making.
The Case for Christ Lee Stroble
Stroble builds a compelling case for the Resurrection of Jesus. Of course, all the claims of the Bible can be pinned to this one event. If Jesus rose from the grave, then everything else is proven true. Using techniques he learned as a journalist, Stroble interviews the best scholars, hitting them with hard hitting questions.
The Case for Faith Lee Stroble
The Case for a Creator Lee Stroble
The Signature of God Grant R. Jeffery
Evidence That Demands a Verdict Josh McDowell
Bible Translations I Like
NIV, KJV, NAS
NAS is the most literal translation I've found. Both NAS and KJV are word for word translations. NIV is called a "thought for thought" meaning it seeks to get at the main idea.
Phillips "The New Testament In Modern English"
This isn't even close to a translation, but it's one of the best paraphrases I've ever seen. Personally I think it's better than Message.
The Complete Jewish Bible
If you don't have this, get one. I can't explain exactly what it is, you just have to see it. It was translated without trying to westernize the text. Names are correctly translated, and the books are preserved in their original Hebrew order.
Just Interesting Stuff
Image of the Risen Christ Kenneth E. Stevenson
This book is about the shroud of Turin.
The Bible Jesus Read Yancy
In the Footsteps of Jesus Bruce Marchiano
This is the story of the making of the Visual Bible's "Matthew." And how playing Jesus changed Bruce's life.
Just as I Am Billy Graham
God's Outrageous Claims Lee Stroble
Resurrection Hank Hanegraaff
Life Sentence Chuck Colson
Christ in the Passover Rosen