These resources are recommended to help you better understand Christianity. They were selected carefully. Keep in mind some of the views expressed in them may not always be reflective of the beliefs of Bethesda. We encourage you to use them not as “destinations” but as “signposts” pointing to the God who has revealed himself in Jesus Christ. Enjoy!

Bible Atlases

Crossway ESV Bible Atlas Holman Bible Atlas The New Moody Atlas of the Bible Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

Bible Reading

For the Love of God: A Daily Companion for Discovering the Riches of God's Word, Volumes 1&2 by D.A. Carson The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament by Nancy Guthrie Unlocking the Bible Story, Volumes 1-4 by Colin S. Smith

Bible Study

The ESV Study Bible New Bible Commentary How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens by Michael Williams


The Life and Diary of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George Marsden John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, Doxology edited by Burk Parsons


In Christ Alone by Sinclair Ferguson The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller Knowing Christianity by J.I. Packer

Christianity Explored

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Basic Christianity by John Stott

Christianity Lived

Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper The Fight: A Practical Handbook for Christian Living by John White

Church History

Sketches from Church History by S.M. Houghton Worldly Saints: The Puritans As They Really Were by Leland Ryken Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley


The Enduring Community by Brian Habig & Les Newsom Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp


The Transforming Power of the Gospel by Jerry Bridges A Journey Worth Taking by Charles D. Drew Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel by Ed Welch


Tell the Truth by Will Metzger Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer


The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien


Knowing God by J.I. Packer The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

Holy Spirit

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan The Holy Spirit by Sinclair Ferguson Keep in Step with the Spirit: Finding Fullness in Our Walk with God by J.I. Packer


Who is This Jesus by Michael Green Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on Christ That Change Us by Kris Lundgaard Knowing Christ by Alister McGrath


Each for the Other: Marriage as It's Meant to Be by Brian Chapell When Sinners Say "I Do": Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller


Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp


Made For His Pleasure by Alistair Begg You: An Introduction by Michael Jensen The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther


The Valley of Vision A Call to Spiritual Reformation by D.A. Carson Pray With Your Eyes Open by Richard L. Pratt


Putting Amazing Back into Grace by Michael Horton Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul The Plan of Salvation by B.B. Warfield


The Historical Reliability of the Gospels by Craig Blomberg The Doctrine of the Word of God by John Frame Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God by Timothy Ward


The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin by Kris Lungaard Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen Not The Way It's Supposed to Be by Cornelius Plantinga

Suffering & Evil

How Long, O Lord?: Reflections on Suffering and Evil by D.A. Carson Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow by Nancy Guthrie Surprised by Suffering by R.C. Sproul


New City Catechism Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief by Bruce Milne Concise Theology by J.I. Packer

Work & Vocation

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work by Timothy Keller Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work by Tom Nelson God at Work by Gene Edward Veith Jr.

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