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Book Discussion Guide:

  • Summarize the big idea and argument of the chapter.
  • What were your most important takeaways from this chapter?
  • What was your favorite quote from the chapter?
  • How did the author utilize the Bible to make his argument?

Some books are easier to read than others. Watch for these symbols on the book recommendations below for estimated reading difficulty.

*= Discussion questions/ study guide available for this book

(b) = Beginner

(i) = Intermediate

(a) = Advanced

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Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Disciplines

Habits of Grace by David Mathis* (b)

Praying with Paul by D.A. Carson (i)

Deeper by Dane Ortlund (i)


The Basics of Christianity

What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert (b)

Who is Jesus? by Greg Gilbert (b)

Multiply by Francis Chan* (b)

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund (i)


Discipleship and Evangelism

Life on Mission by Dustin Willis* (b)

Radical by David Platt* (b)

Discipling by Mark Dever (b)

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer (i)

The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield (b)


How to Read the Bible

Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin (b)

Biblical Theology by Nick Roark and Robert Cline (b)

Journey into God's Word by Scott Duvall and Robert Hays (b)

Reading the Bible Supernaturally by John Piper (i)


Becoming a Healthy Church Member

Life in Community by Dustin Willis* (b)

What is a Healthy Church by Mark Dever (b)

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (i)


Fighting for Holiness

The Death of Porn by Ray Ortlund (b)

The Hole in our Holiness by Kevin Deyoung (b)

Holiness by J.C. Rye (i)

The Mortification of Sin by John Owen (a)


Walking Through Suffering

Suffering by Paul Tripp (b)

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller (b)


Marriage and Family

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller (b)

Parenting by Paul Tripp (b)

Family Discipleship by Matt Chandler (b)


Culture and Ethics

Counter-Cultural by David Platt

A Strange New World by Carl Truman

Is God Anti-Gay by Sam Alberry

Same-Sex Attraction and the Church by Ed Shaw


Theological Classics

Knowing God by J.I. Packer (i)

The Cross of Christ by John Stott (i)

Desiring God by John Piper (i)

The Holiness of God by R.C Sproul (i)