BOoks we Like

Below are pastor read and approved books as well as resources on a variety of topics and life issues. Check out our Seanor Library for some of these and more!

  • There are a lot of bible translations on the market. The ESV translation tries to stay closer to original sentence structure of the manuscripts. Additionally, the study notes, maps, and articles in this bible are a true blessing! 

    Read different translations, but use a good study bible too...this is a great choice. 

  • Desiring God - John Piper

    Christian hedonism? Reading this book will help you understand that the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction is found in relationship with God through Jesus Christ. 

    One of Pastor Ryan's favorite books. 

    Free pdf and multiple buying options available. 

  • Prayer - Timothy Keller

    A helpful book on how to pray.

  • Basic Christianity - John Stott

    A little book that explains the nuts and bolts of the Christian faith. 

  • Don't Waste Your Life - John Piper

    Designed for young adults, but relevant for everyone. This book warns against the temptation to throw away life, and urges believers to live wholly committed to enjoying the pleasures of God. 

    Free pdf and multiple buying options available. 

  • Reason for God - Timothy Keller

    This New York Times bestseller gives a relevant approach to understanding reasons for the existence of God. 

  • Dr. Keller offers a VERY helpful guide to exactly what the title describes. Great book to prepare for ministering and being ministered to. 

  • God Space - Doug Pollock

    Trying to figure out how to start spiritual conversations with your friends, co-workers, and family without turning them off? Then maybe its time to learn how to create some "God Space!" 

  • Parenting Beyond Your Capacity - Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof

    Authors Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof have written a gem of parenting wisdom as well as a book that casts vision for parenting with the bigger picture in mind. This is an amazing resource for all parents!