Growing Together Resources - Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Mebane
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Growing Together Resources

Are you interested in helping another to grow in their knowledge of Christ and the Word of God? Grace Church recommends some resources you can begin with to learn more yourself and as aides to teaching others.

Apologetics and Culture

  • Principles of Conduct – John Murray
  • Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me – Kevin DeYoung
  • Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion – Rebecca McLaughlin
  • The Reason for God:Belief in an Age of Skepticism – Tim Keller
  • Apologetics to the Glory of God – John Frame
  • Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
  • Every Thought Captive – Richard Pratt
  • How Shall We Then Live – Francis Schaeffer
  • Alisa Childers – discusses apologetics and current events
  • Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College – Michael Kruger


The Church

  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church – Mark Dever
  • The Church: The Gospel Made Visible – Mark Dever
  • What is a Healthy Church? – Mark Dever
  • The Deliberate Church – Mark Dever and Paul Alexander
  • What is a Healthy Church Member – Thabiti Anyabwile
  • Church Membership – Jonathan Leeman
  • What is the Mission of the Church – Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert
  • The Trellis and the Vine – Collin Marshall and Tony Payne
  • The Church – Edmund Clowney
  • City on a Hill – Philip Ryken


Church History and Biography

  • John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace – Jonathan Aitken
  • To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson – Courtney Anderson
  • The Spiritual Secret of Hudson Taylor – Howard Taylor
  • Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography – Iain Murray
  • The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones – Iain Murray
  • John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides – John G. Paton
  • Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey – Timothy George
  • Through Gates of Splendor – Elizabeth Elliot
  • Theology of the Reformers – Timothy George
  • The Story of Christianity: Volume I – Justo Gonzalez
  • The Story of Christianity: Volume II – Justo Gonzalez
  • The Unquenchable Flame – Michael Reeves
  • Meet the Puritans – Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson


Evangelism and Missions

  • Unashamed: Taking a Radical Stand for Christ – Robby Gallaty
  • Tell the Truth – Will Metzger
  • Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did – Randy Newman
  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God – J.I. Packer
  • Let the Nations Be Glad – John Piper
  • Evangelism – Mack Stiles
  • The Master Plan of Evangelism – Robert E. Coleman
  • The Gospel and Personal Evangelism – Mark Dever
  • The Mission of God – Christopher Wright
  • A Vision for Missions – Tom Wells
  • A Faith Worth Sharing – C. John Miller
  • Salvation to the Ends of the Earth – Kostenberger and O’Brien
  • The Gospel to the Nations – Peter Bolt and Mark Thompson
  • Gospel Threads – David Platt with David Burnette



Manhood and Womanhood

  • What’s the Difference: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible – John Piper
  • The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith – Rosaria Butterfield
  • Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ – Rosaria Butterfield
  • Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know? – Sharon James
  • The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men – Richard D. Phillips


  • What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage – Paul David Tripp
  • When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage – Dave Harvey
  • Strengthening your Marriage – Wayne A. Mack
  • The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God – Timothy Keller
  • Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? – Gary Thomas
  • This Momentary Marriage – John Piper
  • Reforming Marriage – Douglas Wilson
  • Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God – C.J. Mahaney
  • Feminine Appeal – C.J. Mahaney


  • The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men – Richard D. Phillips


  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Tedd Tripp
  • Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens – Paul David Tripp
  • The Lifegiving Parent: Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ – Clay and Sally Clarkson
  • The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming – Sally and Sarah Clarkson
  • Don’t Make Me Count to Three! – Ginger Hubbard
  • Wise Words for Moms Chart – Ginger Hubbard
  • Withhold Not Correction – Bruce Ray
  • Parenting with Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments – Kara Durbin
  • The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place – Andy Crouch
  • The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children – Lou Priolo
  • Wisdom for Today’s Issues: A Topical Arrangement of the Proverbs – Steven Voorwinde
  • The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-Image – Jay E. Adams
  • Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s Control – Elisabeth Elliot
  • Successful Christian Parenting – John MacArthur
  • Gospel-Powered Parenting – William Farley
  • What Every Son Wishes His Father Had Told Him – Byron Yawn
  • Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches – Rachel Jankovic


  • Loving God with all Your Mind – Elizabeth George
  • A Woman After God’s Own Heart – Elizabeth George (Study Guide available)
  • Stepping Heavenward – Elizabeth Prentiss
  • The Hidden Art of Homemaking – Creative Ideas for Enriching Everyday Life – Edith Schaeffer
  • Practical Theology for Women:How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives – Wendy Alsup
  • Journeywomen – Hunter Beless – Journeywomen comes alongside women to move them to know and love God and his Word, to find hope in the gospel, and to invest deeply in their local churches as they go out on mission for the glory of God. –
  • Sally Clarkson – encouragement for wives and mothers –


Life Issues


  • Good & Angry:Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness– David Powlison

Assurance of Salvation

  • How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian? What the Bible Says About Assurance of Salvation – Don Whitney


  • The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment – Jeremiah Burroughs
  • The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment Abridged and in Modern English – Rob Summers


  • – He is a professor of counseling at SEBTS and head of the counseling ministry at Summit Church – Excellent resources for many issues in the life of a believer
  • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – Paul Tripp
  • Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners: Loving Others as God Loves Us (Helping the Helpers) – Michael Emiet

Daily Life

  • ReSet – Living a Race-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture – David Murray
  • ReFresh – Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands – Shona and David Murray
  • Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone – Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Crazy Busy – Kevin DeYoung – He addresses the busyness problem not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots.
  • Awe – Paul David Tripp We grow in grace when we are in awe of God and fall into sin when we are in awe of God’s creation without consideration of the Creator
  • Humble Roots:How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul– Hannah Anderson

Depression and Grief

  • Grieving: Your Path Back to Peace – James R. White
  • When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God – Joy and John Piper
  • Depression: Looking up from the Stubborn Darkness – Edward T. Welch
  • Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Its Cure – D. Martin Lloyd-Jones “The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself…take yourself in hand…preach to yourself…remind yourself who God is, and what God is..and has done..and pledged Himself to do.”


  • True Feelings:God’s Gracious and Glorious Purpose for Our Emotions – Carolyn Mahaney & Nicole Whitacre


  • Practicing Affirmation – Sam Crabtree

Fear and Anxiety

  • Trusting God – Even When Life Hurts – Jerry Bridges

Fellowship and Hospitality

  • The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in our Post-Christian World – Rosaria Butterfield

Finances and Money

  • Managing God’s Money – Randy Alcorn
  • The Treasure Principle – Randy Alcorn
  • Money, Possessions, and Eternity – Randy Alcorn
  • Money, Greed, and God – Jay Richards
  • Family Money Matters – John Temple

Knowing God’s Will

  • Just do Something:A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will – Kevin DeYoung

Life Together

  • A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships – Paul Miller Drawing from the book of Ruth, A Loving Life offers the help we need to embrace relationship, endure rejection, cultivate community, and reach out to even the most unlovable around us as we discover the power to live a loving life.
  • When People Are Big and God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man – Edward T. Welch
  • The Crisis of Caring: Recovering the Meaning of True Fellowship – Jerry Bridges


  • War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles – Paul David Tripp


  • Surprised by Suffering – R. C. Sproul (A compassionate, sensitive, Biblically truthful look at the role of suffering in human life)


Spiritual Growth

Bible Study and Reference

  • Knowable Word: Helping Ordinary People Learn to Study the Bible – Peter Krol
  • An Introduction to the New Testament 2nd Edition – D.A. Carson and Douglas Moo
  • Electronic Resources: Bibleworks and Logos Bible Software
  • New Testament Introduction – Donald Guthrie
  • Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible – James Strong
  • Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon
  • Unger’s Bible Dictionary – Merrill F. Unger
  • Survey of the Bible – William Hendriksen
  • The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made (historical context, organization, and theology of each OT book) – Mark Dever
  • The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept (historical context, organization, and theology of each NT book) – Mark Dever
  • Women of the WordHow to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds – Jen Wilkin
  • Help Me Teach the Bible – Nancy Guthrie talks to some of the best teachers and preachers of our day to equip all kinds of Bible teachers to creatively teach through specific books of the Bible.
  • Knowing Faith – discussion of current women’s bible studies by Jen Wilkin, Kyle Worley, and J.T. English from the Village Church –

Developing Spiritual Habits

  • Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines – David Mathis
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Donald S. Whitney
  • Simplify Your Spiritual Life: Spiritual Disciplines for the Overwhelmed – Donald S. Whitney
  • Kingdom Life in a Fallen World – Sinclair Ferguson
  • Profiting from the Word – A. W. Pink
  • The Pursuit of God – A. W. Tozer

Devotional Life

  • New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional – Paul David Tripp
  • The New City Catechism: 52 Questions & Answers for Our Hearts & Minds – Kathy Keller
  • Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden – H. Spurgeon
  • Beside Still Waters – C. H. Spurgeon
  • Morning & Evening – H. Spurgeon
  • The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms – Tim and Kathy Keller
  • Faith’s Checkbook – Charles Spurgeon
  • Voices from the Past – Richard Rushing
  • 365 Days with Calvin – Joel Beeke
  • The Matthew Henry Commentary Series – Matthew Henry
  • Expository Thoughts on the Gospels – J.C. Ryle
  • The One Year Book of Hope – Nancy Guthrie


  • Building Blocks for the Christian Life – Michael Lopes
  • Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus – Mark Dever
  • Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests – Melissa Kruger
  • Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women – Susan Hunt

Identity in Christ

  • Made for MoreAn Invitation to Live in God’s Image – Hannah Anderson

Killing Sin

  • The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin – Kris Lundgaard
  • Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate – Jerry Bridges
  • How People Change: How Christ Changes Us by His Grace: Paul Tripp & Dr. Timothy S. Lane (also has a study guide)
  • You Can Change:God’s Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions – Tim Chester
  • Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin – Cornelius Plantinga


  • Piercing Heaven – Robert Elmer
  • Prayer – John Onwuchekwa
  • Praying the Bible – Donald S. Whitney
  • A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World – Paul Miller
  • Rhythms Prayer Journal – Val Marie Paper
  • Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God – Tim Keller
  • The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
  • A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers – D.A. Carson
  • The Hidden Life of Prayer – David MacIntyre
  • Prayers Of An Excellent Wife: Intercession For Him – Andrew Case
  • The One Year Praying Through the Bible for Your Kids – Nancy Guthrie

Pursuit of Holiness

  • God’s Riches – A Work-Book on the Doctrines of Grace – John Benton & John Peet
  • Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  • Holiness – J.C. Ryle
  • Personal Declension and Revival of Religion in the Soul – Octavius Winslow
  • When I Don’t Desire God – John Piper
  • The Sermon on the Mount – Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • The Message of the Sermon on the Mount: Christian Counter Culture – John Stott
  • Humility – C.J. Mahaney
  • The Practice of Godliness – Jerry Bridges
  • Keeping the Heart – John Flavel
  • Redemption Accomplished and Applied – John Murray



  • Institutes of Christian Religion – John Calvin
  • The Doctrine of the Word of God – John Frame
  • The Doctrine of the Christian Life – John Frame
  • Concise Theology – J.I. Packer
  • A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Confession – Sam Waldron
  • The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented by David Steele
  • Body of Divinity – Thomas Watson

Biblical Theology

  • According to Plan:The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible, An Introductory Biblical Theology – Graeme Goldsworthy
  • Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story– Nancy Guthrie lovingly traces 9 themes of the bible from Genesis to Revelation to help Christians of all ages grow in their grasp of how glorious Jesus is and long for the day when we get to see him face-to-face
  • What is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns – James Hamilton

Covenant Theology

  • Covenant Theology: A Reformed and Baptistic Perspective on God’s Covenants – Greg Nichols
  • Sealed with an Oath: Covenant in God’s Unfolding Purpose – Paul R. Williamson
  • Kingdom through Covenant – Wellum and Gentry

Systematic Theology

  • Systematic Theology – Wayne Grudem
  • Systematic Theology – John Frame
  • A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith – Robert Reymond


  • The Baptism of Disciples Alone – Fred Malone
  • Believer’s Baptism – Schreiner and Wright

End Times

  • The Presence of the Future – George Eldon Ladd
  • The End Times Made Simple – Sam Waldron


  • The Knowledge of the Holy – A. W. Tozer
  • None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing) – Jen Wilkin
  • In His Image:10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character – Jen Wilkin
  • Keeping in Step with the Spirit – J.I. Packer
  • The Holy Spirit – Sinclair Ferguson
  • The Sovereignty of God – A.W. Pink
  • Attributes of God – A.W. Pink
  • The Doctrine of God – John Frame
  • The Mystery of Providence – John Flavel
  • The Person of Christ – Donald Macloud

The Gospel

  • What is the Gospel? – Greg Gilbert
  • Who is Jesus? – Greg Gilbert
  • The Gospel at Work – Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert
  • Explicit Gospel – Matt Chandler
  • Hidden in the Gospel – William Farley
  • The Gospel – Ray Ortlund
  • What is the Gospel? – Bryan Chapell
  • Prodigal God – Tim Keller
  • The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die – John Piper
  • All of Grace – C.H. Spurgeon
  • The Cross of Christ – John Stott

Heaven and Hell

  • Heaven and Hell – Ted Donnelly
  • Happiness of Heaven – Maurice Roberts
  • Heaven – Randy Alcorn