Recommended Books

In Paul's closing comments of his letter to Timothy, we read: "When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments." 2 Tim 2:14

In this little comment we learn two interesting things about the Apostle Paul. He was forgetful and he enjoyed reading. That probably describes many of us in Canada Water Church. But what do you enjoy reading? 

The elders of Canada Water Church have looked through some of the books that shaped our thinking over the years and came up with the following list. We hope you'll find this helpful.

Apologetics
Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction, John Frame
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Trilogy: The God Who is There, Escape From Reason, and He is There and He is not Silent, Francis A. Schaeffer Trilogy

Bible Study
Dig Deeper, Nigel Beynon and Andrew Sach
Dig Even Deeper, Andrew Sach and Richard Alldritt
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee

Biography
John G. Paton, John Gibson Paton

Christian Life
Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller
Broken-down House: Living Productively in a World Gone Bad, Paul David Tripp
Ministry of Mercy, Timothy Keller
Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just, Timothy Keller
How People Change, Paul David Tripp
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Paul David Tripp
Is God Anti‑Gay? And Other Questions about Homosexuality, the Bible, Sam Alberry
The Ten Commandments, Thomas Watson

Church
Sensing Jesus: Life and Ministry as a Human Being, Zack Eswine
The Trellis and the Vine, A. S. Payne and Colin Marshall
Total Church: A Radical Reshaping Around Gospel and Community, Steve Timmis and Tim Chester
Outgrowing the Ingrown Church, Jack Miller
The Church, Edmund Clowney
Center Church, Timothy Keller

Church History
Turning Points, Mark Noll 

Confessions
The Heidelberg Catechism
Westminster Shorter Catechism
Confessing the Faith, Chad Van Dixhoorn
A Reader’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chad Van Dixhoorn

Evangelism - Practical
Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did, Randy Newman

Evangelism - Theology
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. I. Packer

General Theology
Raiding the Lost Ark, Jonty Rhodes
The Christ of the Covenants, O. Palmer Robertson
Cross of Christ, John Stott
The pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer
The Reformation Study Bible, edited by R. C. Sproul
The Whole Christ, Sinclair Ferguson

Manhood/Womanhood
What’s the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible, John Piper

Marriage
Meaning of Marriage, Timothy Keller

Preaching
Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism, Timothy Keller

Resurrection
Surprised by Hope, Tom Wright

Salvation
Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray

Systematic Theology
Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology, John Frame

Work
Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work, Timothy Keller

Worship and Sacraments
Christ, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, Leonard J. Vander Zee