recommended reading

Step 1. Gospel

Prodigal God – Timothy Keller – In this book, Keller helps readers avoid the surprising confusion most people are unaware that they have about what the gospel is and what it is not. Readers will leave this book with a clear understanding of the gospel for themselves and, hopefully, be able to lead others through this book as well.


Step 2. Christianity

The Walk – Stephen Smallman – In this book, Smallman helps readers grasp the big picture of the Christian life that every person should understand and be able to teach others.


Step 3. Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Donald Whitney – In this book, Whitney helps readers understand the key spiritual disciplines that should mark every Christians life in a way that will help readers teach others as well.


Step 4. Church Membership

I Am A Church Member – Thom Rainer – In this book, Rainer helps readers understand the key attitudinal disposition every Christian should understand in a way that will help readers experience themselves and teach these truths to others.


Step 5. Theology

Christian Beliefs – Wayne Grudem – In this book, Grudem introduces readers to the core theological beliefs that every Christian should understand, be able to articulate, and be able to pass on to others.


Step 6. Evangelism

Out of the Salt Shaker and Into the World – Rebecca Pippert – In this book, Pippert helps readers understand how to follow Jesus’ evangelistic command and pattern of living in a way that is accessible and easy to pass on to others.


Step 7. Finances

The Treasure Principle – Randy Alcorn – in this book, Alcorn helps readers grasp the key biblical truths that every Christian should understand about their finances in a way that can easily be understood and taught to others.


For more helpful resources, see below:



Humility: True Greatness – C.J. Mahaney


The Peacemaker – Ken Sande

The Meaning of Marriage – Timothy and Kathy Keller


Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Tedd Tripp


Running Scared – Ed Welch

Decision Making

Just Do Something – Kevin DeYoung


What Women Fear – Angie Smith

Lies Women Believe – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Fear and Faith – Trillia Newbell


The Dude’s Guide to Manhood – Darrin Patrick


Crazy Busy – Kevin DeYoung