Helpful resources

There's a lot of great information out there if you know where to find it. If your reading isn't quite what you'd like it to be, Erik Raymond has some suggestions to help you read more. Here are some resources about Christianity that I've found helpful, or have had recommended to me:

The Bible

ESV Study Bible (review)
NIV Zondervan Study Bible
My guide to getting started with reading the Bible.
How To Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon D. Fee, Douglas Stuart
Grasping God’s Word, J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays
The Bible in 100 Pages, Phil Moore
Straight to the Heart series, Phil Moore (list)
Why Trust the Bible?, Amy Orr-Ewing
For Everyone series, Tom Wright
Knowing the Bible series (published by Crossway)
New Bible Dictionary (published by IVP)
Recommended commentaries on each book of the Bible


John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace, Jonathan Aitken (review)
The Story of Christianity, David Bentley Hart (review)
The Passion That Shapes Nations, Charlie Cleverly
Run Baby Run, Nicky Cruz
Library of Religious Biography series, (published by Eerdmans)
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas
A Life of Trust, George Müller (review)
The Unquenchable Flame, Michael Reeves
Awakening, David Robertson
Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More, Karen Swallow Prior
A Retrospect, Hudson Taylor
The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom (review)
The Cross and The Switchblade, David Wilkerson


What On Earth is the Church For?, David Devenish
The Spirit-Filled Church, Terry Virgo


Just Do Something, Kevin DeYoung (review)
More Than Conquerors, Simon Guillebaud
Simplify, Bill Hybels
Beginnings, Lex Loizides
Humility, Andrew Murray
Desiring God, John Piper (abridged version: The Dangerous Duty of Delight)
Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
God’s Lavish Grace, Terry Virgo


Just Walk Across the Room, Bill Hybels (review)
Out of The Saltshaker and Into The World, Rebecca Manley Pippert

Explaining Christianity 

The Reason for God, Timothy Keller
Why Trust the Bible?, Amy Orr-Ewing
If God, Then What?, Andrew Wilson
Be Thinking
Big Objections
Timothy Keller's list of books explaining how Christianity makes emotional, cultural, and rational sense.


Peace Like A River, Leif Enger (review)
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson (review)
The Lord of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien


Reclaiming Adoption, ed. Dan Cruver
He Was And Is And Is To Come, Stefan Liston and Dan Jones (review)
Gagging Jesus, Phil Moore (review)
Seeing and Savouring Jesus Christ, John Piper
Desiring God, John Piper (abridged version: The Dangerous Duty of Delight)
The Good God, Michael Reeves
Christ Our Life, Michael Reeves (review)
One Thing, Sam Storms
The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer (review)
Incomparable, Andrew Wilson
Simply Jesus, Tom Wright

Holy Spirit

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Jim Cymbala (review)
Surprised by the Power of the Spirit and Surprised by the Voice of God, Jack Deere
Joy Unspeakable, D. Martyn Lloyd Jones (review)
Everyday Supernatural, Mike Pilavachi & Andy Croft
The Spirit-Filled Church, Terry Virgo


The Making of a Leader, Robert Clinton
Sustainable Power, Simon Holley
Courageous Leadership, Bill Hybels
Shepherds After My Own Heart, Timothy S. Laniak
Good To Grow, Steve Tibbert (review)


Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Jim Cymbala (review)
The Prayer Course, Pete Greig
A Praying Life, Paul E. Miller (review)


You and Me Forever, Francis & Lisa Chan
The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman (review)
For Men Only and For Women Only, Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn
The Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller
I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah, Ravi Zacharias

Student life

First, Matt Carvel (review)
Think, John Piper (review)


Institutes of The Christian Religion, John Calvin
Bible Doctrine, Wayne Grudem
Concise Theology, J.I. Packer
Think Theology
New Studies in Biblical Theology series (list)


Some people I think are good to follow.