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READING Suggestions

". . . In the multitude clamoring for our attention, some good, many bad, and not a few indifferent, the need of guidance in the choice of our practical reading becomes very acute."

(Benjamin B. Warfield,  on "Spiritual Culture," January, 1904)

The Doctrine of God

The Mystery of God: Theology for Knowing the Unknowable by Steven D. Boyer and Christopher A. Hall

Knowing God by J. I. Packer

Knowing the Unknowable God: How Faith Thrives on Divine Mystery by James R. Lucas

The Doctrine of Christ

On the Incarnation by Athanasius

 Jesus Ascended: The Meaning of Christ's Continuing Incarnation by Garret Scott Dawson

The Origins of New Testament Christology by I. Howard Marshall

 Knowing Christ  by Alister McGrath

The Cross of Christ by John R. Stott

Jesus Christ Our Lord by John Walvoord

Christology as Critique by Knut Alfsvag

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

God's Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul  by Gordon D. Fee

I Believe in the Holy Spirit by Michael Green

Keep in Step with the Spirit by J. I. Packer

The Spirit, the Church, and the World by John R. W. Stott

The Holy Spirit by John F. Walvoord

The Doctrine of the Trinity

On The Trinity by Augustine

God in Three Persons: A Contemporary Interpretation of the Trinity by Millard J. Ericson

The Christian Doctrine of God: One Being Three Persons by T. F. Torrance

The Doctrine of Salvation

True Spirituality by Francis  A. Schaeffer

Beginning Well: Christian Conversion and  Authentic Transformation by Gordon T. Smith

Soul Care: Deliverance and Renewal through the Christian Life by Kenneth J. Collins

The Way of Life  by Charles Hodge

The Doctrine of the Church

Life together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

On Being the Church: Essays on the Christian Community edited by Colin Gunton and Daniel Hardy

"The Church and the Perfection of God," and "The Visible Attests the Invisible," by John Webster [published in The Community of the Word: Toward an Evangelical Ecclesiology, edited by Mark Husbands and Daniel Treier. IVP,2005]

Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace  by James B. Torrence [IVP, 1996]

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