Recommended Books

Pastoral & Church Ministry
Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley
The Imperfect Pastor by Zach Eswine
Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp
Growing Young by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, and Brad Griffin
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever

Preaching & Teaching
The Christ-Centered Expositor by Tony Merida
Preaching by Tim Keller
On Preaching by H.B. Charles, Jr.
How to Prepare Biblical Messages by James Braga
Invitation to Biblical Preaching by Donald Sunukjian
Teaching that Changes Lives by Howard Hendricks

Leadership
Leadership as an Identity by Crawford Loritts
Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders
The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make by Hans Finzel
Leading on Empty by Wayne Cordeiro
The Self-Aware Leader by Terry Linhart
The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham by Harold Myra & Marshall Shelley
Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders by Dave Earley

Student Ministry
Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry by Various Authors
Sticky Faith: Youth Workers Edition by Kara Powell, Brad Griffin, and Cheryl Crawford
Building a Youth Ministry That Build Disciples by Duffy Robbins
Better Safe Than Sued by Jack Crabtree
Everyone’s Called to Youth Ministry by Darren Sutton
Ministering to Gay Teenagers by Shawn Harrison

Theology
Doctrine by Mark Driscoll
Visual Theology by Tim Challies & Josh Byers
Systemic Theology by Wayne Grudem
Everyone’s a Theologian by R.C. Sproul
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
What is Reformed Theology by R.C. Sproul
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by E. Randolph Richards & Brandon O’Brein

Relationships, Marriage, and Sex
Sex, Dating, and Relationships by Gerald Hiestand & Jay Thomas
Love, Sex, and Dating by Andy Stanley
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
Date Your Wife by Justin Buzzard
What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality by Kevin DeYoung
Is God Anti-Gay by Sam Allberry

Spiritual Growth
Prayer by Tim Keller
Reading the Bible Supernaturally by John Piper
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges
Walking with God Through Pain & Suffering by Tim Keller
The Imperfect Disciple by Jared Wilson
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by J.D. Greear
Money, Possessions, and Eternity by Randy Alcorn
Counter Culture by David Platt
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson

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