Resources

All my favorite Bible & theology books in one place. Click image to purchase.

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Here are my go-to books for Bible study and interpretation basics. Click image to see details/purchase.

Am i supposed to know how to read this thing?

Women of the Word by Jen Wikin

How (Not) to Read the Bible by Dan Kimball


How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth by Gordon Fee

Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew About the Bible by Michael Bird

Help! Theology is Overwhelming! Where do I start?


Take a deep breath. You can do this! Here are some great resources to kick things off. Click image to see details/purchase.


Fix Your Eyes
by Amy Gannett

None Like Him
by Jen Wilkin

In His Image
by Jen Wilkin

What Christians Ought to Believe
by Michael Bird

Delighting
in the Trinity
by Michael Reeves

the books that shaped me

Here’s my top 15 most formative reads. Click image to see details/purchase.


The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

Trusting God
by Jerry Bridges

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

Women of the Word
by Jen Wikin

Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves

The Imperfect Pastor: Discovering Joy in Our Limitations Through Daily Apprenticeship with Jesus by Zac Eswine

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will by Kevin DeYoung

Surprised by Hope
by N. T. Wright

Dark Clouds Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller

Union with Christ: The Way to Know and Enjoy God by Rankin Wilbourne

What's So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp

The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller

Devotionals

All my favs for daily prayer and meditation on Scripture. Click image to see details/purchase.

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible

New Morning Mercies by Paul Tripp

Fighting Words by Ellie Holcomb

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon (revised and updated by Alistair Begg)

Psalms by the Day by Alec Motyer

Gracelaced by Ruth Chou Simons

Every Moment Holy by Douglas McKelvey

Non-cringy Marriage Books

My marriage book criteria is 3-fold: 1) Emphasizes mutuality and one-flesh partnership; 2) Presents sex as a desire, not a need; and 3) Affirms the importance of practical relationship skillsets and mental health. (Note: John Gottman is not a Christian, but his practical research-based principles are incredibly helpful.) Click image to see details/purchase.

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy and Kathy Keller

Sacred Marriage
by Gary Thomas

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

The Great Sex Rescue
by Sheila Gregoire

These books cover a wide variety of Bible and theology topics . Click image to see details/purchase.

Evangelical Theology by Michael Bird (my favorite systematic theology book)

Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God by Paul Copan

Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible by Michael Heiser

Gospel Allegiance: What Faith in Jesus Misses for Salvation in Christ by Matthew Bates

The New Testament in It's World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians by N.T. Wright and Michael Bird

The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative by Christopher Wright

Far As The Curse is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption by Michael Williams

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by Richards and O'Brian

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate


The Pentateuch as Narrative by John Sailhamer


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- Alex A.

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- Shanley C.

 Bible/Theology Favs! 

What Does the Bible ACTUALLY Say About Women? 

Whew! This is a question I'm still working through. Here are the books that I've found most helpful. When applicable, I’ve noted whether an egalitarian or complementarian view of gender is represented. I recommend you read both viewpoints! Click image to see details/purchase.


Two Views on Women in Ministry (complementarian & egalitarian)

Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher

Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, and Bobby Haircuts: A Case for Gender Equality in Ministry by Michael Bird
(egalitarian) 

Paul on Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ by Cynthia Westfall
(egalitarian) 

God's Design for Man and Woman: A Biblical-Theological Survey by Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger
(complementarian)

Jesus & Gender: Living as Sisters and Brothers in Christ by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher

Neither Complementarian Nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate by Michelle Lee-Barnewall

Is the Bible Good for Women? Seeking Clarity and Confidence Through a Jesus-centered Understanding of Scripture by Wendy Alsup

Jesus, Justice, and Gender Roles: A Case for Gender Roles in Ministry by Kathy Keller (complementarian)

I’m a CSB girl and love a good study Bible. Here are my favs. Click image to see details/purchase.


CSB She Reads Truth Bible

CSB Study Bible

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- Alex A.

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- Shanley C.

I Like Big Bibles and I Cannot Lie 


For Heaven’s Sake 

I’m deep-diving into the topic of heaven this year. Here’s my resource list so far. Click image to see details/purchase.

Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright

Heaven
by Randy Alcorn

The New Heaven and The New Earth by Richard Middleton

Blessed: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Revelation by Nancy Guthrie

Gender and Sexuality 

I can't think of a topic that generates more fear and ignorant, damaging rhetoric among Christians than this one.  These books have helped me so much. Click image to see details/purchase.

People to Be Loved by Preston Sprinkle

Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say by Preston Sprinkle

A Better Story: God, Sex, and Human Flourishing by Glynn Harrison

Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution by Cark Trueman and Ryan Anderson (If you're wondering how things got this way, this is your book.)

Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? by Sam Allberry

Love Thy Body
by Nancy Pearcey

Divine Sex
by Johnathan Grant

Single, Gay, Christian
by Gregory Coles