Pastor Calvin’s Recommendations

Pastor Calvin's Statements
-Call to Justice after George Floyd's Murder


CSB Study Bible
CSB Legacy Notetaking Bible
ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible


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.) The Jesus We Missed: The Surprising Truth About the Humanity of Christ by Patrick Henry Reardon

1.) Thy Word is Truth: Some Thoughts on the Biblical Doctrine of Inspiration by E.J. Young 
2.) God's Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture: What the Reformers Taught and Why It Still Matters by Barrett
3.) In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture edited by Cowan and Wilder

Biblical Justice
1.) The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice from the Civil Rights Movement to Today by Charles Marsh 
2.) Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate by Matthew Soerens & Jenny Yang
3.) You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Us by Kent Annan
4.) Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World by Kent Annan

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.) Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry
5.) America's Religious History: Faith, Politics, and the Shaping of a Nation by Thomas S. Kidd
6.) Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England by Douglas L. Winiarski
7.) The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan Hatch
8.) A Religious History of the American People by Sydney E. Ahlstrom
9.) The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-and How It Died by Philip Jenkins 

Race & Christianity
1.) The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation by Stephen R. Haynes
2.) The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark Noll
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 Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches by Korie L. Edwards

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