This page is for my family or anyone who has ever tried to buy me a book and been forced to guess, send a gift card, or have Rachel quickly scan my bookshelves. This is a book “wish list.” I promise to regularly delete any books I have recently purchased or been given.

This is not a list of books I necessarily agree with or am recommending!


  • Twenty Compelling Evidences that God Exists, Bowman
  • The Fundamentals (4 volumes), R. A. Torrey
  • Christianity and Liberalism, J. Gretchen Machen
  • A Christian View of Men and Things, Gordon Clark
  • An Introduction to Christian Apologetics: A Philosophic Defense of the Trinitarian-Theistic Faith, Edward John Carnell
  • The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer: A Christian Worldview (5 Volume Set), Francis A. Schaeffer
  • He is there and He is not Silent, Francis A. Schaeffer
  • Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics, William Lane Craig


  • Baptism of Disciples Alone, Fred Malone


  • Bill Wallace Of China, Jesse C. Fletcher
  • Jonathan Edwards: a New Biography, Ian Murphy
  • Autobiography of George Muller: A Million and a Half in Answer to Prayer ( 
  • George Müller of Bristol, Arthur Tappan Pierson


  • A Parliamentary Guide for Church Leaders, C. Barry McCarty



  • Wenham (Word Biblical Commentary)
  • Sailhamer (Expositor’s Bible Commentary)


  • Enns (NIV Application Commentary)


  • Hartley (Word Biblical Commentary)


  • McConville (AOTC ); Wright (New International Biblical Commentary)


  • Woudstra (New International Commentary on the Old Testament) or Hess (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)

Judges and Ruth:

  • Block (New American Commentary)

1 & 2 Samuel:

  • Bergen (New American Commentary)

1 & 2 Kings:

  • House (New American Commentary)

1 Chronicles:

  • Braun (Word Biblical Commentary)

2 Chronicles:

  • Dillard (Word Biblical Commentary)

Ezra and Nehemiah:

  • Williamson (Word Biblical Commentary)


  • Baldwin (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)


  • Andersen (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)


  • Kidner (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)
  • Proverbs:

    • Kidner (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)
    • Bridges (Banner of Truth)


    • Longman (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

    Song of Solomon:

    • Longman (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)


    • Oswalt (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)


    • Thompson (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

    Jeremiah & Lamentations:

    • Harrison (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)


    • Allen (Word Biblical Commentary)


    • Baldwin (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)
    • Longman (NIVAC)

    Minor Prophets:

    • McComiskey (3 volumes)


    • D.A. Carson (Expositor’s Bible Commentary)


    • Lane (New International Commentary on the New Testament)


    • Bock (Baker Exegetical Commentary)


    • Carson (Pillar New Testament Commentary)
    • The Gospel According to St. John, C. K. Barrett
    • Leon Morris (New International Commentary on the New Testament)


    • Longenecker (Expositor’s Bible Commentary)


    • Schreiner (Baker Exegetical Commentary); Murray (Eerdmans)
    • C. E. B. Cranfield (International Critical Commentary, 2 vols, not the abbreviated version from T&T Clark/Eerdmans 1985)

    1 Corinthians:

    • Fee (New International Commentary on the New Testament)


    • Longenecker (Word Biblical Commentary)


    • Christian Warfare: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-13, David Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    • Andrew T. Lincoln (Word Biblical Commentary)


    • O’Brien (New International Greek Testament Commentary)
    • Gerald Hawthorne (Word Biblical Commentary 43)

    Colossians and Philemon:

    • O’Brien (Word Biblical Commentary)

    1 & 2 Thessalonians:

    • Bruce (Word Biblical Commentary)

    Pastoral Epistles:

    • Mounce (Word Biblical Commentary)


    • Ellingworth (New International Greek Testament Commentary)
    • William Lane (Word Biblical Commentary, 2 vols, 1991)

    1 Peter:

    • Grudem (Tyndale New Testament Commentary)

    2 Peter and Jude:

    • Moo (NIV Application Commentary)

    Johannine Epistles:

    • Stott (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries)


  • Beale (New International Greek Testament Commentary)


    • A Homework Manual for Biblical Living: Personal and Interpersonal Problems, Wayne A. Mack
    • A Homework Manual for Biblical Living: Family and Marital Problems, Wayne A. Mack
    • A Christian Growth and Discipleship Manual, Wayne A. Mack
    • A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love, Milton Vincent
    • You Can Trust God, Jerry Bridges
    • PsychoBabble: The Failure of Modern Psychology–and the Biblical Alternative, Richard Ganz
    • The Language of Counseling, Jay Adams
    • When People are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man, Edward T. Welch
    • Pleasing People: How Not to Be an Approval Junkie, Louis Paul Priolo
    • Christian Spirituality: Five Views of Sanctification, Donald L. Alexander
    • Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness, David Peterson
    • “Hope and Help” series counseling pamphlets by Focus Publishing:
      • Anger, Anxiety and Fear, Stuart Scott
      • For Cutters and Self-Injurers, Dr. Mark Shaw
      • So, What’s Wrong with Living Together?,  Jeff Miller
      • For Life-Dominating Sins, Susan Heck
      • For the Suffering, Howard Eyrich
      • For Marriage, Mark Shaw
      • For Husbands and Fathers, Mark Shaw
      • For Video Game, TV & Internet Addiction, Mark Shaw
      • For the Homosexual, Howard Eyrich
      • Communication and Conflict Resolution, Stuart Scott
      • From Pride to Humility, Stuart Scott        
      • Psychologized Man, Martha Peace



    • Forced Labor: What’s Wrong with Balancing Work and Family, Brian C. Robertson


    • Divided by Faith, Emerson
    • Mighty Long Journey, George
    • Winning the Race to Unity, Shuler


    • Evangelizing the Hard-To-Reach, Robert D. Dale (Out of print)


    • fictional books designed to teach theology
    • A Journey in Grace, Richard P. Belcher
    • A Journey in Purity: A Theological Novel, Richard P. Belcher



    • Using Illustrations to Preach with Power, Bryan Chapell
    • Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, Leon Morris


    • Thoughts on Family Worship, James W. Alexander (Soli Deo Gloria Publishers)
    • The Case for Family Worship, George Hamond
    • Reforming Marriage, Douglas Wilson
    • Solving Marriage Problems: Biblical Solutions for Christian Counselors, Jay Adams
    • Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible, Jay Adams
    • Divorce, John Murray (P&R Publishing, 1961)
    • Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God: What Every Christian Husband Needs to Know, C. J. Mahaney
    • The Script: The 100% Absolutely Predictable Things Men Do When They Cheat, Elizabeth Landers
    • Day Care Deception: What the Child Care Establishment Isn’t Telling Us, Brian C. Robertson
    • The Child’s Story Bible, Catherine F. Vos (Best children’s Bible [Ages 4 – 10] Includes all narrative and historical passages in the Bible)
    • Twice Yours, Nan Gurley
    • Evil of Evils, Jeremiah Burroughs
    • The Pastor’s Daughter, Louisa Payson Hopkins (Solid Ground Books)
    • Faith of a Child, Art Murphy (Moody Press)
    • Repentance and Faith, Charles Walker (Solid Ground Books)
    • The Child’s Book of Repentance, Thomas H. Hallaudet
    • Feed My Lambs, John Todd
    • The Power of the Cross of Christ, Charles Spurgeon
    • Your Child’s Profession of Faith, Dennies Gundersen
    • The Glory of Christ, John Owen
    • Altogether Lovely, Jonathan Edwards
    • Christ Our Mediator, C.J. Mahaney


    • From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions, Ruth A. Tucker
    • The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission, Christopher J. H. Wright
    • Operation World (The new one that comes out in 2010)


    • Pastoral Leadership For Manhood and Womanhood, Wayne Grudem & Dennis Rainy
    • A Guide to Christ, Solomon Stoddard
    • Doctrine of Repentance, Thomas Watson
    • Christian Contentment, Jeremiah Burroughs
    • When a Baby Dies: Answers to Comfort Grieving Parents, Ronald H. Nash
    • Safe in the Arms of God: Truth from Heaven About the Death of a Child, John MacArthur
    • Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure, David Martyn Lloyd-Jones


    • Christian Ministry, Bridges
    • Precious Remedies, Brook
    • The Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter


    • When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought, John Mark Reynolds
    • Christianity and the Nature of Science, J. Moreland, James Porter Moreland
    •  I would like to find Kuyper’s (From Westminster) Errors in Decision Making (May not be the correct name)


    • He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, Graham A. Cole
    • Counterfeit Miracles, Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
    • The Presence and the Power: The Significance of the Holy Spirit in the Life and Ministry of Jesus, Gerald F. Hawthorne
    • Method of Grace, Flavel
    • Led By The Spirit: How the Holy Spirit Guides the Believer, Jim Elliff


    • That’s Easy for You to Say: Your Quick Guide to Pronouncing Bible Names (with CD), W. Murray Severance
    • How to Read a Book, Mortimer Jerome Adler
    • New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology (4 Volumes), Colin Brown
    • Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament, William D. Mounce


    • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S. Kuhn
    • The Creator and the Cosmos: How the Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God, Hugh Ross
    • The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance through Small Probabilities, William A. Dembski
    • Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, Michael J. Behe


    • Power Through Prayer, Edward M. Bounds
    • Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes
    • A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer, John Piper


    • Doctrine of Justification, James Buchanan
    • Spurgeon v. Hyper-Calvinism: The Battle for Gospel Preaching, Iain H. Murray
    • Christianity and Liberalism, John Gresham Machen
    • The Saints’ Everlasting Rest, Richard Baxter
    • Fourfold State, Boston
    • Holiness, J.C. Ryle
    • Without God, Without Creed: The Origins of Unbelief in America, James C. Turner
    • Interpreting the Pauline Epistles, Thomas Schreiner
    • New Covenant Theology, Tom Wells, Fred Zaspel
    • Future book: Kingdom through Covenant, Gentry and Wellum
    • Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul’s Letters, Clinton E. Arnold
    • Heaven, Randy Alcorn


    • Truth In Contemporary Culture, Albert Mohler
    • The Democratization of American Christianity, Nathan O. Hatch
    • Revolutions in Worldview: Understanding the Flow of Western Thought, W. Andrew Hoffecker (P&R)
    • The Gagging of God, Carson


    • Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice, Bryan Chapell
    • Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship: Celebrating the Legacy of James Montgomery Boice, Philip Graham Ryken
    • Then Sings My Soul: 150 of the World’s Greatest Hymn Stories (2 Volumes), Robert J. Morgan
    • Singing and Making Music: Issues in Church Music Today, Paul S. Jones
    • Olney Hymns, William Cowper, John Newton
    • Engaging with God, David Peterson
    • The Book of Psalms for Singing, Crown and Covenant Publications, 1973. (Includes all songs available from C&C)
    • The Book of Psalms for Singing, Crown and Covenant Publications, 1999. (CD collection)
    • Praise Him: Psalm Selections for Singing, Crown and Covenant Publications, 1987.