Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

See below for suggestions on some books that we hope will reinforce and further develop what you are hearing at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. The Westminster Bookstore most often has the best prices. The PCA’s denominational bookstore also has discounted books available at CEP Bookstore.

Some of these books can also be found in our bookstore on the third floor.

Overview of the Bible

The ESV Study Bible
The Jesus Storybook Bible – by Sally Lloyd-Jones
God’s Big Picture – by Vaughan Roberts
The Unfolding Mystery – by Edmund Clowney
Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church – by Michael Lawrence
The New Testament: An Introduction to its Literature and History – by J Gresham Machen
CrossTalk – by Michael Emlet
Biblical Theology – by Geerhardus Vos

Apologetics / Christian Thought

The Reason for God – by Tim Keller
Counterfeit Gods – by Tim Keller
The Battle Belongs to the Lord – by Scott Oliphint
Christian Apologetics – by Cornelius Van Til
Covenantal Apologetics – by Scott Oliphint


Taking God At His Word – by Kevin DeYoung
The Question of Canon – by Michael Kruger

Basic Christian Doctrine

The Christian Life – by Sinclair Ferguson
Summary of Christian Doctrine – by Louis Berkhof
Knowing God – by J. I. Packer
For Us and For Our Salvation – by Stephen Nichols
Redemption Accomplished & Applied – by John Murray
The Holy Spirit – by Sinclair Ferguson
By Faith Not By Sight – by Richard Gaffin
The Westminster Confession & Catechisms
Institutes of the Christian Religion – by John Calvin

The Christian Life

By Grace Alone – by Sinclair Ferguson
The Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life – by John Calvin
The Hole in Our Holiness – by Kevin DeYoung
The Confessions of St. Augustine
Pilgrim’s Progress – by John Bunyan
A Praying Life – by Paul Miller
The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen – by Sinclair Ferguson
Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God – by J. I. Packer
Just Do Something – by Kevin DeYoung
When People Are Big & God Is Small – by Ed Welch
How People Change – by Paul Tripp & Tim Lane
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – by Paul Tripp

The Church

How Jesus Runs the Church – by Guy Waters
Welcome to a Reformed Church – by Daniel Hyde
Life Together – by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Jesus Loves the Little Children: Why We Baptize Children – by Daniel Hyde
The Lord’s Supper – by Robert Letham


Relationships: A Mess Worth Making – by Paul Tripp & Tim Lane
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – by Paul Tripp
When Sinners Say I Do – by Dave Harvey
Marriage Matters – by Winston Smith

Christian Ethics / Contemporary Issues

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert – by Rosaria Butterfield
Sex & the Supremacy of Christ – by edited by John Piper & Justin Taylor
Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) – by Joshua Harris
What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality – by Kevin DeYoung
Principles of Conduct – by John Murray
Redeeming Science – by Vern Poythress

For Families

The Big Picture Story Bible – by David Helm
The Jesus Storybook Bible – by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Shepherding A Child’s Heart – by Ted Tripp
Don’t Make Me Count to Three – by Ginger Plowman
Parenting in the Pew – by Robbie Castleman
Age of Opportunity – by Paul Tripp