BIBLE STUDY TOOLS
Here you will find sites that can assist you in looking up Bible verses in multiple translations (NKJV, NIV, ESV, etc.) as well as performing word and phrase searches, accessing commentaries, doing topical research, and more. We have also included recommendations for books we recommend. The whole family can benefit by learning to use these great resources.
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Here you will find a short selection of books which we have found to be foundational for any Christian's library. Each book is linked to Amazon (click on the image), allowing you to view the Table of Contents and to read a sample of text. We trust you will find these added resources helpful!
Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Fast Answers for Skeptics' Questions about Jesus
- by Josh McDowell
Among important books in the defense of Christianity, this one has few equals. Evidence That Demands a Verdict is an easy-to-read, front-line defense for Christians facing the tough questions of critics and skeptics. Using secular evidences and other historical sources, Josh McDowell's faith-building book is a "must read" for every Christian.
Worldly Saints – The Puritans as They Really Were
-by Leland Ryken
"Ryken's Worldly Saints offers a fine introduction to seventeenth-century Puritanism in its English and American contexts. The work is rich in quotations from Puritan worthies and is ideally suited to general readers who have not delved widely into Puritan literature. It will also be a source of information and inspiration to those who seek a clearer understanding of the Puritan roots of American Christianity." -Harry Stout, Yale University "
The Treasury of David
- by Charles Spurgeon
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the "Prince of Preachers," composed and polished The Treasury of David over the span of nearly half his ministry. This incomparable commentary on the Psalms has been prized by Christians ever since.
Spurgeon's own commentary on every verse of the Psalms is extremely insightful, and by itself it would have been rich enough for posterity. But there's also a wealth of illuminating extracts and quotes from hundreds of commentators--contemporaries of Spurgeon as well as the great Puritan expositors of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Whether you're teaching on the Psalms, studying them for personal devotions, or simply intrigued by the writings of Spurgeon, you'll enjoy this splendid classic.
The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, & Everything Important That Happens Between
- by Gregory Koukl
Biblical Christianity is more than just another private religious view. It’s more than just a personal relationship with God or a source of moral teaching. Christianity is a picture of reality.
It explains why the world is the way it is. When the pieces of this puzzle are properly assembled, we see the big picture clearly. Christianity is a true story of how the world began, why the world is the way it is, what role humans play in the drama, and how all the plotlines of the story are resolved in the end.
Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America's Children
-by Samuel L. Blumenfeld, Alex Newman
Utopian dictators like Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Mao are criminals – genocidal psychopaths who have killed more human beings in the last hundred years than any other ideologues in history. They don’t limit their murder to individuals, but to entire nations
In the United States another form of utopians, the "progressives," have tried to destroy traditional America by strategically dumbing down her people. America’s future is being crippled on purpose in order to fundamentally transform the nation, its values, and its system of government.
Strengthening Your Marriage
- by Wayne A. Mack
For better or for worse? Whichever term describes your marriage, there are ways to make it (even) better. That's because God has designed marriage to be a relationship of deep unity and strength. Despite the challenges that couples face today, marital harmony need not be considered an impossible ideal.
In this book, Wayne A. Mack has gathered a wealth of biblical insight and practical information on marital roles, communication, finances, sex, child rearing, and family worship. Both as a counseling aid and as a guide for husbands and wives to study together, this book offers true hope and help where couples need it most.
Darwin on Trial
- By Phillip Johnson
Is evolution fact or fancy? Is natural selection an unsupported hypothesis or a confirmed mechanism of evolutionary change? Professor of law Phillip Johnson relentlessly follows the evidence wherever it leads and his conclusions remain as relevant today as then. The facts and the logic of the arguments that purport to establish a theory of evolution based on Darwinian principles, says Johnson, continue to draw their strength from faith--faith in philosophical naturalism. Johnson responds to critics and maintains that scientists have put the cart before the horse, regarding as scientific fact what really should be regarded as a yet unproved hypothesis.
Also included is a new, extended introduction by noted biologist Michael Behe, who chronicles the ongoing relevance of Johnson's cogent analysis.