Recommended Reading - Intermediate List
Resource List - The True Christians Love for the Unseen Christ


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“Intermediate Resource Library”


Best "Word for Word" translations: King James or New King James

Best  "Thought for Thought" (ie. Paraphrase) translations: New International Version, New American Standard and English Standard Version

(Bibles that are acceptable, though not preferable: New International Version, New American Standard, English Standard Version)

(Bibles that are more commentary: The Living Bible, J.B. Phillips, The New Living Translation)

(Bibles that are NOT acceptable: Today’s New International Version, New World Translation (Jehovah’s Witness Version), New American Bible, New Revised Standard Version)


Ages (Ultimate Christian Library) - DVD, CD Rom
Logos Library (preferably Scholars Library Series 10)
AMG Complete Word Studies
Quick Verse Scholar’s Library

(Budget/free Bible software that is found on-line, that is respectable: <>


Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer, Sr.
Webster’s International Dictionary (published prior to 1917)
The Anchor Bible Dictionary


The Works of Josephus by Flavius Josephus
The Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties by Gleason Archer
Sketches of Jewish Social Life by Alfred Edersheim


The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge by Jerome Smith
Nave’s Topical Bible

REFERENCE BOOKS (Concordance and Lexicons):

Strong’s Enhanced Concordance
Thayer’s Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament

REFERENCE BOOKS (Georgraphy, Maps):

Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Charts and Maps

COMMENTARIES: (Note: The following commentaries are included in the recommended Bible Software)

Matthew Henry’s Commentaries on the Whole Bible
John MacArthur’s New Testament Commentaries
Jonathan Edwards (Volumes 1 - 6)
A. W. Pink (The Arthur Pink Collection)
Calvin’s Commentaries
William Hendricksen’s New Testament Commentaries
Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Old and New Testament
Matthew Poole’s Commentaries (3 Volumes)
Adam Clarke’s Commentaries
Martin Luther’s Commentaries
John Gill’s Commentary on the Bible (9 Volumes)
Hebrews by John Owen
The Expositor’s Bible Commentary


A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith by Robert Reymond
Systematic Theology by Charles Hodge (3 Volumes)
Institutes Of The Christian Religion by John Calvin (also available on AGES Software)


Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit/New Park Street Pulpit, Sermons by Charles Spurgeon
The Works Of Jonathan Edwards Banner of Truth Edition (2 Volumes)
The Works Of John Wesley (*some of Wesley’s material erred in some areas of “perfectionism” and “Arminianism”)
A. W. Pink Collection


The Apostles Creed
The Heidelberg Catechism
The Westminster Confession
The Westminster Shorter Catechism
The Westminster Larger Catechism
The London Baptist Confession of 1689
The Canons of Dort
The Westminster Shorter Catechism Explained by Thomas Vincent (an excellent commentary!)


Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs
The Potter’s Freedom by James R. White
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Prayer by John Bunyan
The Almost Christian Discovered by Matthew Mead
The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict by Josh McDowell
The Power of Prayer by R.A. Torrey
The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink
The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
The Exemplary Husband by Stuart Scott
Child Training Tips by Reb Bradley
Leading Little Ones To God by Marian M. Schoolland
How To Be A Lady by Harry Newcomb
The Method of Grace by John Flavel
A Christian Directory by Richard Baxter (Volumes I & IV)
The Freedom Of The Will by Jonathan Edwards
The Bondage Of The Will by Martin Luther
Charismatic Chaos by John MacArthur
Chosen by God by R. C. Sproul
Desiring God by John Piper
A Call To A Devout and Holy Life by William Law
God Has A Wonderful Plan For Your Life by Ray Comfort
Heaven Taken By Storm by Thomas Watson
Holiness by J.C. Ryle
Instructions About Heartwork by Richard Alleine
Irenicum: Healing the Divisions Among God’s People by Jeremiah Burroughs
John Owen on the Christian Life by Sinclair Fergusen
Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and Hell by John Gerstner
Keeping The Heart by John Flavel
Knowing God by J. I. Packer
Lord’s Prayer by Thomas Watson
The New Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (with updated test by Judith Markham)
Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks
Pressing Into The Kingdom by Jonathan Edwards
The Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards
Sexual Idolatry by Steve Gallagher
The Christian’s Two Chief Lessons: Self-Denial & Self-Trial by Thomas Hooker
The Doctrine of Endless Punishment by W.G.T. Shedd
The Everlasting Righteousness by Horatius Bonar
The Fear of God by John Bunyan
The KVJ Controversy by J. R. White
The Nature of Saving Conversion by Solomon Stoddard
Why Read The Puritans Today? By Don Kistler
The Sovereignty of God by Elisha Coles
The True Christian’s Love for the Unseen Christ by Thomas Vincent
Today’s Gospel by Walter Chantry
Victorious Christian Living by Alan Redpath
A Good Start: A Book For Young Men and Women by Charles H. Spurgeon
Family Worship by J. W. Alexander
Female Piety (revised edition) by John Angell James
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem
Reforming Marriage by Douglas Wilson
Shepherding Your Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
The Godly Family: Essays on the Duties of Parents and Children, (compilation)
The Good Works Begun, by Thomas Vincent
The Power Of A Praying Wife/Husband Pack by Stormie Omartian
The New Tolerance by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler

All books can be obtained at: