Recommended by Pastor Biggs for those who would like to read on topics from Reformed theology, evangelism, family, parenting, means of grace, Christian living, sacraments and more.  Listed in alphabetical order by author, most of these can be found at the CEP bookstore.


Beisner, E. Calvin. Prospects for Growth: A Biblical View of Population, Resources, and the Future. Crossway Books, 1990.

Beisner, E. Calvin. Prosperity and Poverty: The Compassionate Use of Resources in a World of Scarcity. Wipf & Stock Pub, 2001.

Billingsley, K. L. The Seductive Image: A Christian Critique of the World of Film. Blackstone Audio, Inc., 1997.

Blamires, Harry. The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think?. Regent College Publishing, 2005.

Boettner, Loraine. The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination. Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1991.

Boice, James Montgomery. Foundations of the Christian Faith. IVP Academic, 1986.

Booth, Robert R. Children of the Promise: The Biblical Case for Infant Baptism. P & R Publishing, 1995.

Bridges, Jerry. The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness. NavPress, 2006.

Bridges, Jerry. Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love. NavPress, 2008.

Cheeseman, John. Grace of God in the Gospel. The Banner of Truth Trust, 1972.

Chilton, David. Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion. Dominion Pr, 1987.

Demar, Gary. Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church. Wolgemuth & Hyatt Pub, 1999.

Frame, John M. Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction. P & R Publishing, 1994.

Frame, John M., Joseph E. Torres – Vol Editor, and Joseph E. Torres. Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief. P & R Publishing, 2015.

Frame, John M. The Doctrine of God. P & R Publishing, 2002.

Frame, John M. The Doctrine of the Christian Life. P & R Publishing, 2008.

Frame, John M. The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God. P & R Publishing, 1987.

Frame, John M. The Doctrine of the Word of God. P & R Publishing, 2010.

Frame, John M. Perspectives on the Word of God. Wipf & Stock Pub, 2000.

Frame, John M. Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology. P & R Publishing, 2006.

Friesen, Garry. Decision Making & the Will Of God. Multnomah, 1982.

Gentry, Kenneth L. He Shall Have Dominion: A Postmillennial Eschatology. The NiceneCouncil, 2009.

Gerstner, John H., Douglas F. Kelly, and Philip Rollinson. A Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith: Commentary. Summertown Texts, 1992.

Goldsworthy, Graeme. According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible. IVP Academic, 2002.

De Graaf, Simon Gerrit. Promise and Deliverance: Set of 4 Volumes. Paideia Press, 1981.

Haley, John. Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible. Whitaker House, 2004.

Hendriksen, William. Survey of the Bible: A Treasury of Bible Information. Baker Books, 1995.

Holwerda, David E. Jesus and Israel: One Covenant or Two?. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1995.

Jackson, Jeremy C. No Other Foundation: The Church Through Twenty Centuries. Good News Pub, 1980.

Johnson, Phillip E. Darwin on Trial. IVP Books, 2010.

Johnson, Phillip E. Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education. IVP Books, 1998.

Jordan, James B. Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World. Wipf & Stock Pub, 1999.

Kidner, Derek. The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job & Ecclesiastes. IVP Academic, 1985.

Kuyper, Abraham. Abraham Kuyper: Lectures on Calvinism: Six Lectures from the Stone Foundation Lectures Delivered at Princeton University. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009.

Leithart, Peter. Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture. Baylor University Press, 2009.

Leithart, Peter J. A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament. Canon Press, 2000.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. HarperOne, 2015.

Little, Paul E. How to Give Away Your Faith. IVP Books, 2008.

Longman, Tremper. How to Read the Psalms. IVP Academic, 1988.

Luther, Martin. The Bondage of the Will. Baker Academic, 2012.

Machen, J. Gresham. New Testament: An Introduction to Its History and Literature. Banner of Truth, 1976.

Macleod, Donald. Shared Life: The Trinity and the Fellowship of God’s people. Christian Focus, 2005.

Mathison, Keith A. Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper. P & R Publishing, 2002.

Mathison, Keith A. Postmillennialism: An Eschatology of Hope. P & R Publishing, 1999.

Mathison, Keith A. The Shape of Sola Scriptura. Canon Press, 2001.

Metzger, Will. Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully & Lovingly. IVP Books, 2013.

Miller, Paul E. A Praying Life:  Connecting With God In A Distracting World. NavPress, 2009.

Milne, Bruce. Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief. IVP Academic, 2010.

Murray, John. Principles of Conduct: Aspects of Biblical Ethics. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1957.

Newson, Brian Habig & Les. The Enduring Community: Embracing the Priority of the Church. REFORMED UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2001.

Noll, Mark A. Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity. Baker Academic, 2012.

Olasky, Marvin, Herbert Schlossenberg, and Clark H. Pinnock. Freedom, Justice, and Hope: Toward a Strategy for the Poor and the Oppressed. Crossway Books, 1988.

Olasky, Marvin. Prodigal Press: The Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media. Crossway Books, 1988.

Packer, J. I. “Fundamentalism” and the Word of God. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1958.

Packer, James I. Knowing God. InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Pearcey, Nancy. Total Truth (Study Guide Edition): Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. Crossway, 2008.

Pearcey, Nancy R., and Charles B. Thaxton. The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy. Crossway Books, 1994.

Pink, Arthur W. The Sovereignty of God. Wilder Publications, 2009.

Piper, John. Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. Multnomah Books, 2011.

Piper, John. The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God’s Delight in Being God. Multnomah Books, 2000.

Piper, John, and Wayne Grudem. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Redesign): A Response to Evangelical Feminism. Crossway, 2012.

Pippert, Rebecca Manley. Out of the Saltshaker & Into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life. IVP Books, 1999.

Poythress, Vern S. God-Centered Biblical Interpretation. P & R Publishing, 1999.

Poythress, Vern Sheridan, and Poythress. The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses. P & R Publishing, 1995.

Poythress, Vern Sheridan, and Poythress. Understanding Dispensationalists. P & R Publishing, 1993.

Pratt, Richard L. Designed for Dignity: What God Has Made It Possible for You to Be. P & R Publishing, 2000.

Pratt, Richard L. He Gave Us Stories: The Bible Student’s Guide to Interpreting Old Testament Narratives. P & R Publishing, 1993.

Pratt, Jr. Richard L. Every Thought Captive: A Study Manual for the Defense of Christian Truth. P & R Publishing, 1980.

Pratt, Richard L. Pray With Your Eyes Open: Looking at God, Ourselves, and Our Prayers. P & R Publishing, 1999.

Rushdoony, Rousas John. The Institutes of Biblical Law. Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1973.

Ryle, J.C. Holiness. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.

Ryle, John Charles. Practical Religion. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.

Schaeffer, Francis. He Is There and He Is Not Silent. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1972.

Schaeffer, Francis A. Escape from Reason. IVP Books, 2007.

Schaeffer, Francis A. The God Who Is There. IVP Books, 1998.

Schlossberg, Herbert. Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture. Crossway Books, 1993.

Schlossberg, Herbert. Turning Point: A Christian Worldview Declaration. Good News Pub, 1987.

Scott, Jack B. God’s plan unfolded. Tyndale House Publishers, 1978.

Scott, Jack B. Survey of the Old Testament. Committee for Christian Education and Publications, Presbyterian Church in America, 1977.

Singer, C. Gregg. A Theological Interpretation of American History. Solid Ground Christian Books, 2009.

Sproul, R C. Truths We Confess 3 volume set. P & R Press, 2007.

Sproul, R. C. The Holiness of God. Living Books, 2000.

Sproul, R. C. Knowing Scripture. IVP Books, 2009.

Steele, David N., Curtis C. Thomas, and S. Lance Quinn. The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented. P & R Publishing, 2004.

Sterrett, T. Norton, and Richard L. Schultz. How to Understand Your Bible. IVP Connect, 2010.

Stokes, Mitch. A Shot of Faith (to the Head): Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists. Thomas Nelson, 2012.

Stott, John R. W. Basic Christianity. IVP Books, 2012.

Van Til, Henry R. The Calvinistic Concept of Culture. Baker Academic, 2001.

Veith, Gene Edward. God at Work (Redesign): Your Christian Vocation in All of Life. Crossway, 2011.

Veith, Gene Edward. Loving God with All Your Mind: Thinking as a Christian in the Postmodern World. Crossway, 2003.

Veith, Gene Edward. Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture. Crossway, 1994.

Veith, Gene Edward. Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature. Crossway, 1990.

Vos, Geerhardus. Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. Banner of Truth, 1975.

Wallace, Ronald. Calvin’s Doctrine of the Christian Life. Wipf & Stock, 1999.

Wallace, Ronald. Calvin’s Doctrine of the Word and Sacrament. Wipf & Stock Pub, 1997.

Williams, Michael D. Far as the Curse Is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption. P & R Publishing, 2005.

Williamson, G. I. The Westminster Confession of Faith: For Study Classes. P & R Publishing, 2003.

Williamson, G. I. The Westminster Shorter Catechism: For Study Classes. P & R Publishing, 2003.

Wilson, Douglas. Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education. Crossway, 1991.

Wilson, Douglas J., et al. Back to Basics: Rediscovering the Richness of the Reformed Faith. P & R Publishing, 1996.

Wolters, Albert M. Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005.

Wright, Christopher J. H. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative. IVP Academic, 2006.