Books to help you grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus.

A select list of recommended Christian books new and old that have had some of the deepest impacts on the pastors of Firm Foundation Bible Church.

Christian book--Changed Into His Image by Jim Berg

Changed Into His Image

Jim Berg

“This book was instrumental in forming my early understanding of what it means to grow as a Christian.”

–Pastor Lloyd


Christianity & Liberalism

J. Gresham Machen

“A hard-hitting yet pastoral defense of the faith by one of the most brilliant Christian minds of the past 150 years.”

–Pastor Tony

Christian book--Confessions of Augustine


Saint Augustine

“An autobiography in the form of an extended prayer by one of the most influential Christians to ever live which I, along with countless others, have found both encouraging and instructive.”

–Pastor Lloyd

Christian book--Made in God's Image by Hoekema

Created in God’s Image

Anthony Hoekema

“Hoekema takes difficult concepts and makes them understandable. This book been not only informative, but encouraging.”

–Pastor Jeff

Christian book--Gospel According to Jesus by J.MacArthur

The Gospel According to Jesus

John MacArthur

“The definitive work on the “Lordship Salvation” debate. This book was my introduction to John MacArthur’s ministry of sound, clear, and bold exposition of God’s Word.”

–Pastor Lloyd

Christian book--Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Knowing God

J.I. Packer

“The study of God is more than relevant, it is necessary. Packer unpacks key themes that have been beneficial in my life and would be to any Christian.”

–Pastor Jeff

Christian book--Mortification of Sin by John Owen

The Mortification of Sin*

John Owen

*Link is to the updated, easy-to-read version.

“I discovered John Owen as a young Christian who was battling sin and didn’t know what to do about it. He taught me how to understand the battle and what to do about it.”

–Pastor Tony

Christian book--Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp

Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Tedd Tripp

“Next to the Bible, this book has had more practical impact on my life than any book I’ve ever read.”

–Pastor Tony

Christian book--Slave by John MacArthur


John MacArthur

“MacArthur’s Slave was instrumental in helping me understand who I am in Christ and to know Him as not only Savior but Master.”

–Pastor Jeff

Christian book--Spiritual Depression by M.Lloyd-Jones

Spiritual Depression

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“A collection of sermons originally delivered in 1954, yet timeless in their faithfulness to Scripture and its application to the common and debilitating issue of depression.”

–Pastor Lloyd