We recommend the following books:

If you have questions about Christianity: Case for Christ – Lee Stroebel; The Reason for God – Tim Keller

  • Study Bible: The ESV Study Bible 
  • Spiritual Growth: Conformed to His Image – Ken Boa
  • Understanding God: The Good and Beautiful God – James Bryan Smith; Knowing God – J.I. Packer
  • Understanding the Good News: Gospel Primer – Caesar Kalinowski
  • Our Identity in Christ: Living Free In Christ – Neil Anderson
  • Understanding Christianity: Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
  • Understanding Theology: Systematic Theology – Wayne Grudem
  • Church Planting: Center Church – Tim Keller
  • Missional/Incarnational DNA theory: The Forgotten Ways – Alan Hirsch
  • Missional/Incarnational living, applied and illustrated: Organic Church – Neil Cole
  • Cross Cultural Ministry: Cross Cultural Servanthood – Duane Elmer
  • Leadership: Leadership as Identity – Crawford Loritts
  • Discipleship: The Complete Book of Discipleship – Bill Hull
  • Evangelism: I Once Was Lost – Don Everts; The Celtic Way of Evangelism – George C. Hunter
  • Social Issues: When Helping Hurts – Steve Corbett and Brian Fikker
  • Marriage: The Meaning of Marriage – Tim Keller; What Did You Expect? – Paul Tripp
  • Sex: Intended For Pleasure – Ed Wheat; (for sexual ethics, we recommend: Bringing Sex Into Focus – Caroline Simon)
  • Finance: we recommend literature from Ron Blue and cautiously recommend Dave Ramsey (use discernment)
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Boundaries – Henry Cloud and Townsend
  • Self Management: Organizing Your Private World – Gordon MacDonald; The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Steven Covey
  • Suffering: A Grief Observed – CS Lewis; The Problem of Pain – CS Lewis; How Long Oh Lord – DA Carson
  • Purity: The Purity Principle – Randy Alcorn
  • Confronting Sin in your life: You Will Never Be the Same – Basilea Schlink; Enemies of the Heart – Andy Stanley
  • Addictions: Victory over Darkness – Neil Anderson
  • Prayer: A Call To Spiritual Reformation – DA Carson; Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire – Jim Cymbala


If by any chance, you are looking for a different sort of church than ours, we also recommend the following churches in the Richmond area.

Commonwealth Chapel (located near the center of the city and also on the south side)

East End Fellowship (located in the east end, church hill)

First Baptist Church of Richmond (located in the near west end/fan)

Redemption Hill (located in the northern/western part of the city)



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