Recommendations

Always Use Discernment

The pastors and staff at CHBC recommend the resources below to you as you seek to grow to become a fully devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. Though we believe these resources will be edifying to you, we may not necessarily agree with every point they make. Always read with care and discernment.


Books & Articles

Apologetics

  • Truth Matters by Darrell Bock, Andreas Kostenberger, and Josh Chatraw
  • The Reason for God by Tim Keller

Bible Reading Plans

Bibles

  • ESV Study Bible
  • ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible
  • The John MacArthur Study Bible

Bibles for Children

  • The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung
  • The HCSB Illustrated Study Bible for Kids

Biography

  • Spurgeon: A New Biography by Arnold Dallimore
  • Robert Murray M'Cheyne by Andrew Bonar
  • Through the Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
  • The Swans Are Not Silent series by John Piper
  • Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
  • Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
  • Tortured by Christ by Richard Wurmbrand

Church & Church Membership

  • Why Church Matters by Joshua Harris
  • What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever
  • What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile

Christian Living

  • The Cross-Centered Life by CJ Mahaney
  • The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Don Whitney
  • Don’t Waste Your Sports by CJ Mahaney
  • Radical by David Platt
  • Humility: True Greatness by CJ Mahaney
  • The Peacemaker by Ken Sande
  • The Gospel at Work by Sebastian Traeger & Greg Gilbert
  • Holiness by J.C. Ryle

Culture

  • Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Russell Moore
  • Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age by David Platt

Devotionals for Families with Kids

  • Long Story Short: Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski
  • Old Story New: Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski

Discipleship

  • Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever
  • WITH: A Practical Guide to Informal and Intentional Disciplemaking by Alvin Reid and George Robinson

Evangelism & Missions

  • Evangelism by Mack Stiles
  • The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever
  • Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
  • I am Going by Daniel Akin & Bruce Ashford

God the Father

  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  • The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

God the Son (Jesus)

  • The Cross of Christ by John Stott
  • Who is Jesus? by Greg Gilbert

Gospel

  • What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
  • The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul
  • Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by JD Greear

Gospel Tracts

  • The Story by Spread Truth Ministries
  • Two Ways to Live by Matthias Media
  • Three Circles by NAMB

Guidance & The Will of God:

  • Found: God's Will by John MacArthur
  • Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

Jesus

  • The Cross of Christ by John Stott
  • Who is Jesus? by Greg Gilbert 

Marriage

  • Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack
  • When Sinners say "I Do" by Dave Harvey

Manhood/Womanhood

  • Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper & Wayne Grudem
  • Thoughts for Young Men by J.C. Ryle
  • Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis
  • Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood by Carolyn Mahaney
  • True Beauty by Carolyn Mahaney

Parenting

  • Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul Tripp
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
  • Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman
  • ApParent Privilege by Steve Wright

Scripture

  • Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung
  • Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert

Sexuality/Homosexuality

  • Sex is Not the Problem; Lust is by Joshua Harris
  • Sexual Detox by Tim Challies
  • What Does The Bible Say About Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung
  • Transgender by Vaughan Roberts

Theology

  • Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem
  • Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem

SBC entities & organizations

Ministries

Archived CHBC sermons

Doctrinal Statements