Pastor Calvin’s Recommendations

1.) CSB Study Bible
2.) CSB Legacy Notetaking Bible
3.) ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible


2022 Black History Month Reader Recommendations

1.) To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice by Michael K. Honey
2.) Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours by Joseph Rosenbloom
3.) The Trumpet of Conscience by Martin Luther King
4.) Martin Luther King: A Religious Life by Paul Harvey

Winter 2021-2022 Recommended Emotionally Thought Provoking Reads
1.) Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism by Paul Vitz
2.) Walking Through Fire: A Memoir of Loss and Redemption by Vaneetha Rendall Risner 
3.) Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History by Catharine Arnold

Fall 2021 Recommended Books on American Christianity intersecting with Race & Gender
1.) Bad Faith: Race and the Rise of the Religious Right by Randall Balmer
2.) White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America by Anthea Butler
3.) In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit by Yolanda Pierce
4.) Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes Du Mez 

Jesus and the Gospels
1.) Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee by Mark L. Strauss
2.) The Cross of Christ by John Stott
3.) Rich: The Reality of Encountering Jesus by Dickson and Gibson
4.) Jesus Skeptic by John S. Dickerson
5.) Rediscovering Jesus: An Introduction to Biblical, Religious and Cultural Perspectives on Christ by Capes, Reeves, & Richards 
6.) Discovering Jesus: Why Four Gospels to Portray One Person? by T. Desmond Alexander 
7.) The Jesus of the Gospels: An Introduction by Andreas J. Köstenberger 

1.) A Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson
2.) Great Doctrines of the Bible (Three Volumes in One) by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
3.) Reformed Dogmatics (4 Volume Set) by Herman Bavinck 
4.) John Wesley's Teachings Complete Set: Volumes 1-4
5.) Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin (2 Volume set)

The Doctrine of Scripture
1.) Scripture Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine by R.C. Sproul
2.) God's Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture by Matthew Barrett 
3.) The Canon of Scripture by F.F. Bruce
4.) Thy Word is Truth by E.J. Young

Church History
1.) Baptists in America: A History by Thomas S. Kidd and Barry G. Hankins 
2.) A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation by Justo L. González
3.) Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution-A History from the 16th Century to the 21st by McGrath
4.) The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan Hatch
5.) A Religious History of the American People by Sydney E. Ahlstrom
6.) Bullies and Saints: An Honest Look at the Good and Evil of Christian History by John Dickson

Racism & American Christianity
1.) White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity
2.) The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation by Stephen R. Haynes
3.) The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby
4.) Unreconciled: From Racial Reconciliation to Racial Justice in Christian Evangelicalism by Andrea Smith 
5.) God with Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942–1976 by Ansley Quiros
6.) The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice from the Civil Rights Movement to Today by Charles Marsh

Immigrant Justice
1.) Taking Children: A History of American Terror
2.) There's No Jose Here: Following the Hidden Lives of Mexican Immigrants
3.) Separated: Inside an American Tragedy
4.) Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America

Economic/Labor Justice
1.) $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
2.) Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone
3.) American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears
4.) Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty

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