RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

We believe that every believer in Jesus Christ must also be a disciple committed to taking responsibility to grow in their understanding of the faith and ability to teach and disciple others.

Below are a few resources that we have found to be biblical and helpful. 

PARABLES RESOURCES

As we continue in our sermon series through Jesus’ parables in the Gospel of Luke, we wanted to provide you with some further resource recommendations to help you dig deeper into the Word. Check out the resources below:

What do Jesus' Parables Mean? by R.C. Sproul

In this short booklet, Dr. R.C. Sproul explores the parables of Jesus, laying out their meaning and the rich blessings that they promise to believers.

(86 pages) | Buy on Amazon

Parables by John MacArthur

Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables He told were ingeniously simple word pictures with profound spiritual lessons. In this book pastor John MacArthur exposits the meaning of these parables.

(288 pages) | Buy on Amazon

The Parables Of Jesus by James M. Boice

In this classic book, James Boice takes us systematically through the five categories of parables – the kingdom, salvation, wisdom and folly, the Christian life, and judgment – and how they bear on our lives today.

(272 pages) | Buy on Amazon

The Parables Of Jesus (Video Series) by R.C. Sproul

People would gather from far and wide in order to listen to what Jesus said about the kingdom of God, and the most common way He would explain the kingdom was in parables. But what does God want us to learn from these parables? In this series of twelve 24-minute teaching videos, Dr. R.C. Sproul examines several parables of Jesus, exploring the rich truths they reveal about who Jesus is and what He came to achieve through His life, death, and resurrection.  

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READING & UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE
ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

Knowing God – J.I. Packer
The Forgotten Trinity – James R. White
The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer
The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul
The Attributes of God – Arthur W. Pink

HOLINESS & SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES
CHURCH HISTORY

Church History 101: The Highlights of Twenty Centuries – Sinclair B Ferguson, Joel R Beeke, Michael A G Haykin
Church History in Plain Language – Bruce Shelley
The Unquenchable Flame – Michael Reeves
Know the Heretics – Justin Holcomb
Know the Creeds and Councils – Justin Holcomb
Why the Reformation Still Matters – Michael Reeves & Tim Chester
Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine – Gregg R Allison
The Story of Christianity: Volumes 1 & 2 – Justo Gonzalez

BIBLE MEMORIZATION

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11 Here is a resource link to help you begin and/or increase the discipline of Bible memorization in your life:

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly…” Colossians 3:16

FREE KINDLE BOOKS

Below are some links to FREE Kindle books on Amazon and in MOBI format. You can click to download the MOBI files and transfer them to your Kindle device via USB or emailing it to your Kindle’s email address.

The ESV Bible (Amazon link) – Crossway Publishers
The Attributes of God – A.W. Pink
Holiness – J.C. Ryle
A Shelter in the Time of Storm – Paul David Tripp
The Bruised Reed – Richard Sibbes
The Pilgrim’s Progress (Modern English Version) – John Bunyan
Captive to Glory – John Piper
Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples (PDF) – John Piper
Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice – Various Contributors
The Sovereignty of God – A.W. Pink
The Love of Christ – Robert Murray McCheyne
Killjoys: The Seven Deadly Sins – Various Authors
On the Mortification of Sin in Believers – John Owen
Habits of Grace – David Mathis
Morning and Evening (devotional) – C.H. Spurgeon
All of Grace – C.H. Spurgeon
Living in the Light: Money, Sex, and Power – John Piper
Forgiveness – J.C. Ryle
Comfort for Christians – A.W. Pink
Don’t Follow Your Heart: God’s Ways Are Not Your Ways – John Bloom
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Modernized) – Jeremiah Burroughs
Martin Luther: Lessons from His Life and Labor – John Piper
The Soul Winner – C.H. Spurgeon
Not Yet Married: The Pursuit of Joy in Singleness and Dating – Marshall Segal
Risk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It – John Piper

From the Crucial Questions Series of booklets (Amazon):
What is Repentance?
What is Predestination?
Who is Jesus?
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Can I be sure I’m saved?
What can I do with my guilt?
Can I lose my salvation?
Can I trust the Bible?
What is the Trinity?

There are also many great titles for free download as PDF here at DesiringGod.org

ONLINE RESOURCES

There are so many internet resources, it’s often tough to filter through the good and the bad. Below we’ve compiled a short sample list of some solid online biblical resources that you can check out as you grow in your walk with the Lord.

LIGONIER

The ministry founded by R.C. Sproul that exists to proclaim, teach and defend the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible.

CHALLIES

The blog of pastor, author and Christian speaker – Tim Challies – with helpful book reviews and informative articles to help believers grow in their faith.

DESIRING GOD

Sermons, books, podcasts, videos, and daily articles from the ministry of John Piper.

THE GOSPEL COALITION

Articles, book reviews, videos and resources to equip believers and church leaders to shape life and ministry around the Gospel.

BIBLE PROJECT

An excellent online resource of animated videos of different books and themes of the Bible for all ages.

REFNET

Free 24-hour Christian internet radio. Listen to trustworthy preaching & teaching from well-known Bible teachers.

CHRISTIAN PODCASTS

We live in a world where many people are always on the go. Podcasts are a great way to grow in your faith as you can listen during your commute, doing chores, or whenever you might find the time. You can listen on Apple (iPhone) or Google Podcasts (Android) or whatever your favourite podcast app is! Here are a few we recommend.

CORE CHRISTIANITY

Answers you can trust from seminary professor Michael Horton and Pastor Adriel Sanchez.

DESIRING GOD PODCASTS

Various podcasts from Desiring God including “Ask Pastor John”, “Solid Joys daily devotional” and more…

CROSSWAY PODCAST

Weekly thoughtful interviews with Christian authors about the Bible, theology, church history, and Christian life.

RENEWING YOUR MIND

A daily destination for trustworthy Christian teaching and in-depth Bible study with R.C. Sproul.

THE WHITE HORSE INN

Featuring panellists from a variety of Christian traditions, this program seeks to answer questions about the faith.

GRACE TO YOU

A daily podcast with sermons and broadcasts from the ministry of John MacArthur.

Got more questions about Resources?

Contact Thaddeus at thaddeus@hopechurchtw.ca for more information about solid, biblical resources to help you grow in your Christian walk.

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