Core List

Preachers and Preaching (Martin Loyd-Jones)*

How to Get the Most from God's Word (John MacArthur)*

Knowing God (J.I. Packer)*

The Pleasures of God (John Piper)*

Desiring God (John Piper)*

Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Jeremiah Burroughs)

Spiritual Warfare in a Believers Life (Charles H. Spurgeon)*

Morning and Evening: Daily Devotionals (Charles H. Spurgeon)

Christian in Complete Armour (William Gurnall)

Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan)*

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (John Bunyan)

The Fear of God (John Bunyan)

The Sovereignty of God (A.W. Pink)*

The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Volume I)

The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Volume II)

The Complete Green Letters - Miles J. Stanford*

Biblical Psychology - Oswald Chambers*


1. Abstract of Systematic Theology - James P. Boyce*

2. Systematic Theology - Augustus H Strong

3. Lectures in Systematic Theology - Henry C. Thiessen*

4. Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 Volumes)

5. Systematic Theology—Lewis Sperry Chafer (Multiple Volumes)*

Cultural / Historical

1. Introduction to the New Testament - Carson, Moo, Morris

2. Introduction to the New Testament - Donald Guthrie

3. Introduction to the Old Testament - R.K. Harrison*

4. Old Testament Introduction - Lasor, Hubbard, Bush

5. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah - Alfred Edersheim*

6. Sketches of Jewish Social Life - Alfred Edersheim*

7. The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times - Ralph Gower

8. The Works of Josephus - Flavius Josephus

9. The Holman Bible Handbook

10. The Temple: It’s Ministry and Services in the Time of Jesus Christ - Alfred Edersheim*


1. Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Charts and Maps*

2. Moody Atlas of Bible Lands

3. Holman Book of Biblical Charts, Maps and Reconstructions

Bible Software

(Software changes rapidly)

The Sword Project (Free download)*

Bible Works

Logos Bible Software*

Bible Concordances / Reference Books

1. Strong’s Enhanced Concordance and Lexicon - James Strong*

2. Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament*

3. Complete Word Study Dictionary of the Old Testament (AMG)*

4. Complete Word Study Dictionary of the New Testament (AMG)*

5. Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament - Harris, Archer, Waltke

6. Strong’s Expanded Dictionary of Bible Words

7. Wuest’s Word Studies in the Greek New Testament*

8. Thayer Greek: English Lexicon of the New Testament - Joseph Thayer

9. The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge*

10. Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament

11. Theological Lexicon of the Old Testament - Hendrickson Publishers

12. Theological Dictionary of the New Testament - Gerhard Kittle

13. Cruden’s Complete Concordance

14. Nave’s Topical Bible*

Complete Commentaries

1. Calvin’s Commentaries (22 Vol.)

2. The Geneva Series Commentaries on the Bible

3. Matthew Poole’s Commentaries (3 Vol.)*

4. Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary on the Bible (6 Vol.)

5. John Gill’s Commentary on the Bible (9 Vol.)

6. Tyndale Commentaries on the Old and New Testaments

7. The Expositor’s Bible Commentaries (12 Volumes)

8. The New International Commentary Series, Harrison and Hubbard Editors (35 Vol.)

9. The Works of Martin Luther

10. Jamieson, Fausett, and Brown

Old Testament Commentaries

1.  Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

2. Barnes’ Notes on the Old Testament

3. Treasury of David- Charles Spurgeon

New Testament Commentaries

1. Word Pictures - A.T. Robertson*

2. Lenski New Testament Commentaries

3. MacArthur New Testament Commentaries (20 Vol.)*

4. The New Testament Commentaries, Hendrickson and Kistemaker*

5. Romans, Ephesians, 2Peter, Phillipians - D Martyn Lloyd Jones

Single Volume Commentaries

1. Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

2. Matthew Henry’s One Volume Commentary Abridged or Concise

3. The New International Bible Commentary (FF Bruce Editor)

4. The Wycliffe Bible Commentary

5. Jamieson, Fausett and Brown’s Commentary on the Whole Bible

6. The AMG Concise Bible Commentary

7.  The Student's Commentsary (Williams)

Bible Dictionaries

1. New Bible Dictionary

2. Holman Bible Dictionary

3. Easton’s Bible Dictionary

4. Smith’s Bible Dictionary

5. Wilson’s Complete Word Study Dictionary of the Old Testament

6. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

7. Ungers Bible Dictionary*

Devotional Reading List

1. A Body of Divinity, by Thomas Watson

2. A Sure Guide to Heaven, by Joseph Alliene

3. A Treatise of Earthlimindedness, by Jeremiah Burroughs

4. A Treatise on Effectual Calling and Election, by Christopher Love

5. All Things for Good, by Thomas Watson

6. Apostasy from the Gospel, by John Owen

7. Charity and Its Fruits, by Jonathan Edwards

8. Christian's Great Interest, by William Guthrie

9. Communion With God, by John Owen

10. Desiring God, by John Piper

11. Doctrine of Repentance, by Thomas Watson

12. Glorious Freedom, by Richard Sibbs

13. Glory of Christ, by John Owen

14. Godly Man's Picture, by Thomas Watson

15. Heaven Taken by Storm, by Thomas Watson

16. Holy Spirit, by John Owen

17. Knowing God, J.I. Packer

18. Michael and the Dragon, by Daniel Dyke

19. Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon

20. Morning Exercises, by William Jay

21. Evening Exercises, by William Jay

22. Mystery of Providence, by John Flavel

23. Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan

24. Prayer, by John Bunyan

25. Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, by Thomas Brooks

26. Puritan Golden Treasury, by IDE Thomas

27. Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, by Jeremiah Burroughs

28. Religious Affections, by Jonathan Edwards

29. Remedies for Wandering Thoughts in Worship, by Richard Steele

30. Riches Increased by Giving, by Thomas Gouge

31. Shorter Catechism Explained From Scripture, by Samuel Rutherford

32. The Almost Christian Discovered, by Matthew Mead

33. The Bible and the Closet, by Thomas Watson and Samuel Lee

34. The Doctrine of Repentance, by Thomas Watson

35. The Evil of Evils, by Jeremiah Burroughs

36. The Mortified Christian, by Christopher Love

37. The Practice of Piety, by Lewis Bayly

38. The Saint’s Encouragement to Diligence in Christ’s Service, by James Janeway

39. The Ten Commandments, by Thomas Watson

40. The True Christian's Love for the Unseen Christ, by Thomas Vincent

41. The Works of Christopher Love: Volume 1, by Christopher Love

42. Theology in Dialogue, by John Gerstner

43. Complete Green Letters - Miles Stanford*

44. The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers (Radio Bible Class/Discovery Press)*

45. Life on the Highest Plane - Ruth Paxon*




The following list is one that was developed by

Rev. Herb Hodges of Spiritual Growth Ministries. 

The additions marked with an astrick were supplied by

Dr. William Owens of 222 Plan Ministries.

Some are out of print, but many are classics and may

be available as an ebook publication.