Recommended Resources for Adult Bible Study and Christian Education

General Bible Study

  • Bible Study that Works | David Thompson
  • Life Changing Bible Study | Matt Friedeman
  • Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry to the Old Testament | Sandra Richter
  • Basic Introduction to the New Testament | John Stott
  • How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels | N.T. Wright
  • Paul and the Power of Grace | John M.G. Barclay
  • Revelation and the End of All Things | Craig Koester

Bible Reference

  • The New Testament in its World | N.T. Wright and Michael Bird
  • The IVP Bible Background Commentary | John Walton (OT), Craig Keener (NT)
  • NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible | Zondervan
  • The Bible for Everyone Commentary Series | N.T. Wright
  • Word Biblical Commentary Series | Zondervan

Bible Study Curricula

Discipleship and Spiritual Growth

  • Celebration of Discipline | Richard Foster
  • Renovation of the Heart | Dallas Willard
  • Hearing God | Dallas Willard
  • How to Pray | Pete Greig
  • Learning to Breathe | Chris Lohrstorfer
  • The Purity Principle | Randy Alcorn
  • Knowledge of the Holy | A.W. Tozer
  • Every Day with the Master | Dennis Kinlaw
  • Life Together | Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Created for Community: Connecting Christian Belief with Christian Living | Stanley Grenz
  • Worship, Communion, and the Triune God of Grace | James B. Torrance

Church History

  • The Story of Christian Theology | Roger Olson
  • Know the Creeds and Councils | Justin S. Holcomb
  • The Mosaic of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity | Roger Olson
  • How God Saves the World: A Short History of Global Christianity | Timothy Tennant
  • Turning Points: Decisive Moments in Christian History | Mark Noll
  • Wesley & The People Called Methodists | Richard Heitzenrater


  • The Sermons of John Wesley: A Collection for the Christian Journey | Ed. Kenneth J. Collins and Jason E. Vickers
  • Called to Be Holy: A Biblical Perspective | John Oswalt
  • The Holy Spirit: An Introduction | Matt Ayars
  • Holiness: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Theology | Ayars, Bounds, and Friedeman
  • Let’s Start with Jesus: A New Way of Doing Theology | Dennis Kinlaw
  • Classic Christianity: A Systematic Theology | Thomas C. Oden
  • Atonement and the Death of Christ |
    William Lane Craig
  • The Mosaic of Atonement | Joshua McNall
  • Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Meaning of the Church | N.T. Wright
  • The Unseen Real: Life in the Light of the Ascension of Jesus | Stephen Seamands
  • The Doctrine of Good Works | Friedeman, Friedeman, and McCall
  • Heaven | Randy Alcorn

Disciplemaking, Evangelism & Missions

  • The 5Q Method of Discipleship | Matt Friedeman
  • The Master Plan of Evangelism | Robert Coleman
  • The Heart of the Gospel | Robert Coleman
  • The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission | Christopher J.H. Wright


  • Mere Christianity | C.S. Lewis
  • Simply Christian | N.T. Wright
  • The Case for Christ | Lee Strobel
  • The Problem of God | Mark Clark
  • The Problem of Pain | C.S. Lewis
  • The Return of the God Hypothesis | Stephen Meyer
  • Can We Trust the Gospels? | Peter J. Williams
  • Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity | Alisa Childers
  • Total Truth | Nancy Pearcey
  • Strange New World | Carl Trueman
  • Critical Dilemma | Neil Shenvi

Prayer, Healing and Spiritual Warfare

  • Mighty Prevailing Prayer: Experiencing the Power of Answered Prayer | Wesley Duewel
  • Wounds that Heal: Bringing Our Hurts to the Cross | Stephen Seamands
  • Follow the Healer: Biblical and Theological Foundations for Healing Ministry | Stephen Seamands
  • The Screwtape Letters | C.S. Lewis