RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND STUDY GUIDES

We have compiled the following list with two purposes in mind: (1) To encourage individuals in our church family, and (2) to assist community group leaders and DNA group leaders in their equipping and shepherding responsibilities. In short, these are great resources for individual study or for leading and equipping a group of believers. Many of these titles are also available in the Kaleo Library.

 

Christian Living and Mission

 

The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer

The Prodigal God – Tim Keller

Abide in Christ – Andrew Murray

Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper

Church in Hard Places – Mez McConnell & Mike McKinley

Total Church – Steve Timmis and Tim Chester

Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image – Hannah Anderson

The Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Gifts – Sam Storms

You Can Change: God’s Transforming Power for our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions – Tim Chester

Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis

Gospel Fluency – Jeff Vanderstelt

 

Theology

God’s Big Picture – Vaughn Roberts

The God who is There – D.A. Carson

Systematic Theology – Wayne Grudem

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God – J.I. Packer

The Cross of Christ – John Stott

Surprised by Hope – N.T. Wright

 

Bible Study Guides and Resources

The Bible Project (short videos that cover every book of the Bible. Highly recommended!)

How to Study the Bible (PDF)

ESV Study Bible

ESV Global Study Bible (Free Online) go to esvbible.org and select the free app from the app menu at the top of the page.

Knowing the Bible series (by Crossway) See the video introduction here

The God’s Word For You Series (by Tim Keller, Tim Chester, Mark Dever and others)

Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series  – Nancy Guthrie

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both our Hearts and our Minds – Jen Wilkin

 

Controversial Topics

Is God Anti-Gay? – Sam Alberry

Can I really Trust the Bible? – Barry Cooper

Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood (free e-book) – Various authors

Counter Culture – David Platt

 

Parenting

Click HERE to see our parenting resource page

 

Kaleo Leadership Cohort  (Readings)

Click HERE

 

More resources…

Check out these links for great sermons and articles from other ministries:

desiringgod.org  |  thegospelcoalition.org  |  doxa-church.com  |  radical.net