Exploring Christianity

The Conversion of Paul – Michelangelo

What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis,
the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it —
the fact that He knows me. I am graven on the palms of His hands.
I am never out of His mind. All my knowledge of Him depends on
His sustained initiative in knowing me. I know Him, because He first knew me,
and continues to know me. He knows me as a friend, one who loves me,
and there is no moment when His eye is off me,
or His attention distracted from me,
and no moment therefore, when His care falters.
— J.I. Packer

Recommended Reading

Exploring Christianity

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
Simply Christian by Tom Wright
Why I Am a Christian by John Stott
Finding God at Harvard ed. by Kelly Monroe

The Christian Life
A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life by J. I. Packer
Desiring God by John Piper
The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction by Sinclair Ferguson
Approaching God: How to Pray by Steve Brown
Three Free Sins: God’s Not Mad At You by Steve Brown
Sabbath by Dan Allender

The Bible
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee
Search the Scripture: A Three-Year Daily Devotional Guide to the Whole
Bible by Alan M. Stibbs

Theology
Concise Theology by J. I. Packer
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer
Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin by Cornelius Plantinga
When People Are Big and God Is Small by Ed T. Welch

Community
Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition by Christine D. Pohl
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian by Tod E. Bolsinger

Biblical Worldview
Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living by Cornelius Plantinga
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview by Albert M. Wolters
Chameleon Christianity by Dick Keyes
Apologetics
Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction by John M. Frame
Every Thought Captive: A Study Manual for the Defense of Christian Truth by Richard L. Pratt

Church History
Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley
Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity by Mark A. Noll
A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker et. al.

Parenting
How Children Raise Their Parents by Dan Allender
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Age of Opportunity by Paul Tripp
Children’s Story Bible by Catherine Frances Vos
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Marriage / Men and Women
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
Intimate Allies by Dan B. Allendar
Each for the Other by Bryan Chapell
Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity by Lauren F. Winner