GROWING IN GRACE

As St Paul said, “Bring the Books.” Or as he might have added today, “…and the videos.”

On this page you’ll find recommended resources for progressing in the knowledge of and obedience to Jesus Christ. From perusing these you’ll also get a feel for the theological influences on Somers Baptist Church. On that note, although C.S. Lewis is listed only once, he has had an outsized influence on Pastor Colin.

It should go without saying that including these is not an unqualified endorsement.

You’ll notice that this list is eclectic and includes some ‘off the beaten path’ recommendations. That’s ok. That’s ok.

Commentaries and Series
  • The Bible Speaks Today: Alec Motyer (OT), John Stott (NT), Derek Tidball (Themes)

  • Tyndale Series

  • Wiersbe Commentaries

  • The New Bible Commentary edited by Wenham, Motyer, Carson, France

  • “For Everyone” by Tom Wright

  • MacArthur’s Commentaries

  • Job by Christopher Ash

  • Gospel of John by Frederick Dale Bruner

  • Anything on the Pentateuch by John Sailhamer

  • Contours of Christian Theology Series

  • Proverbs 1-9 by Michael Fox

Devotionals

Theology and Personal Growth
  • Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes

  • Changed into His Image by Jim Berg

  • Evil and the Justice of God by N T Wright

  • The Deep Things of God by Fred Sanders

  • The Whole Christ by Sinclair Ferguson

  • God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts

  • 20 Things Every Christian Should Know by Wayne and Eliot Grudem

  • Prayer, the Cry for the Kingdom by Stanley Grenz

  • The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission by John Dickson

  • Married for God by Christopher Ash

  • Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham

  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala

  • Devoted to God by Sinclair Ferguson

  • Desiring God by John Piper

  • Surprised by Hope by N T Wright

  • Robert Alter: OT Translations; The Art of Biblical Narrative; The Art of Biblical Poetry

  • Mood Tides by Ronald Horton

  • Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey

  • Politics After Christendom by David VanDrunen

  • The Great Good Thing by Andrew Klavan

  • Zeal Without Burnout by Christopher Ash

  • The Heart of a Servant Leader by C John Miller

  • For the Glory by Duncan Hamilton

  • “Salvation’s Destiny” in the God of Salvation by Ivor Davidson

  • NIV Atlas of the Bible (Zondervan)

  • In the Beginning by Herman Bavinck

Writers, Ministers, and Ministries

Videos