Recommended Reading

Each book on this list is available at the Church on Mill Bookstall. All books are sold at cost.


What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert – Short yet bold, this modern classic summarizes the entire Bible in four words (God, man, Christ, response).

What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever – An excellent summary of why the local church exists and what marks distinguish church life.

Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung – An accessible and encouraging explanation of why we believe the Bible to be God’s Word.

Who is Jesus? by Greg Gilbert – This book offers a compelling explanation of who Jesus is and what Jesus has done.

Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman – One of the most important decisions we ever make is what church family to join: find out why.

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer – An understandable explanation of the harmony between God’s sovereignty over salvation and our responsibility to respond to the gospel.

God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts – The Bible can be confusing, so this book was written to explain the overall structure and story.

Knowing God by J.I. Packer – This modern classic offers a compelling invitation to a lifetime of growth in the love of God.

Marriage and Singleness

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield – Arrestingly honest, a former lesbian articulates her journey to faith in Christ.

What does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? by Keven DeYoung – A concise and loving summary of all the Bible teaches about one of the most controversial issues of our day.

Is God Anti-Gay by Sam Allberry – Written by a pastor who experiences same-sex-attraction, this short book answers all the big questions on this topic.

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy and Kathy Keller – A marriage-changing articulation of a biblical relationship and how to work toward one.

God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew T. Walker – Kind, winsome, and thoughtful, Walker helps Christians understand the dignity and worth of all people, and shows how the biblical worldview of sexuality frees not enslaves.

When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography by Vicki Tiede – This unique resource guides wives through the rocky waters of marital infidelity (visual and physical).

What did you Expect by Paul David Tripp – Marriages are built on expectations: learn what yours are and what to do when they go unmet.

Sexual Sanity for Men by David White – An excellent book on purity every man simply must read.

Christian Living

The Valley of Vision edited by Arthur Bennett – A beautiful collection of Puritan prayers to stir your soul into greater devotion to Christ.

Prayer by Timothy Keller – Whether prayer is your go-to or a constant source of guilt, Keller’s book will show you how to talk with God more often and more effectively.

You Can Change by Tim Chester – Our favorite book on God’s commitment to transform us.

Discipling by Mark Dever – A practical guide for men mentoring men and women mentoring women.

Just do Something by Kevin DeYoung – Decision-making can be an agonizing exercise, but DeYoung shows God wants us to delight in him and do what we’d like to do.

Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller – Suffering is inevitable, but that doesn’t make it any less painful: allow God to use this book to prepare you for or guide you through hardship.

Designed for Joy by Jonathan Parnell and Owen Strachan – Gender is a good gift from God: learn what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman.

Resolving Everyday Conflict by Ken Sande and Kevin Johnson – A practical guide to resolving conflict through forgiveness and reconciliation.


The One Year Chronological Bible Enjoy the text of the Bible organized in chronological order.

Journaling Bible– Organized for note taking and reflection, this is a must-have Bible.

ESV Study Bible– With brief introductions to every book of the Bible, this study Bible also includes answers to many challenging portions of Scripture.

One-to-One Bible Reading– An incredibly helpful guide to how to understand the Bible and help others do the same.