The Apostle Paul encouraged young pastor Timothy to show himself to God as a tested and approved worker able to rightly handle the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15). At Simcoe Gospel Chapel, we are committed to preaching the whole counsel of God’s word as He meant for it to be understood.  Our pastors have draw upon dozens of theologians, writers, and pastors from across the centuries in order to be faithful to God’s written word.  Some of these authors are living, many of them are long dead.  Alive or dead, their contributions to the church is a blessing of God.

Below you will find a list of our top recommended books on each subject.

DAILY DEVOTIONALS
Cultivating a discipline of being in God’s Word
New Morning Mercies || Paul David Tripp
Quiet Time Diary || Word of Life International Ministries
Morning and Evening || Charles Spurgeon
My Utmost for His Highest || Oswald Chambers
Holiness, Day by Day || Jerry Bridges 

THEOLOGY
What does the Bible say about…
Systematic Theology || Wayne Grudem
Christian Theology || Millard J. Erickson
The Moody Handbook of Theology || Paul Enns
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology || Walter E. Elwell and Daniel J. Treier
Concise Theology || J.I. Packer
What Christians Ought to Believe || Mike Bird

KNOWING GOD
Who is God? How Can I know Him?
Knowing God ||  J.I. Packer
Knowledge of the Holy ||  A.W. Tozer
The Holiness of God || R.C. Sproul

GOSPEL
What is the gospel? What does it mean?
What is the Gospel? || Greg Gilbert
The Cross of Christ || John Stott
The Transforming Power of the Gospel || Jerry Bridges
A Gospel Primer for Christians || Milton Vincent

THE BIBLE
What is the Bible? Is it True?
Taking God at His Word || Kevin Deyoung
Why Believe the Bible || John MacArthur
How to Read the Bible For All It’s Worth || Gordon D Fee and Douglas Stuart
Journey Into God’s Word: Your Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible || J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays

SUFFERING
How do I handle the difficulties of life?
Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering || Timothy Keller
God’s Grace in Your Suffering || David Powlison
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God || John Piper and Justin Taylor

HOLINESS
Overcoming sin and temptation
The Pursuit of Holiness || Jerry Bridges
Respectable Sins || Jerry Bridges
The Mortification of Sin || John Owen
The Hole in Our Holiness || Kevin DeYoung
Holiness || J.C. Ryle

LOCAL/ GLOBAL MISSION
God’s plan to reach the world
The Mission of God || Christopher Wright
Let the Nations be Glad || John Piper
Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global || Andy Johnson
The Missionary Call || M. David Sills

MARRIAGE
What does the Bible say about marriage?
This Momentary Marriage || John Piper
What Did You Expect? || Paul David Tripp
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God || Timothy Keller
Sacred Marriage || Gary Thomas

PARENTING & FAMILY
Help for parenting and family
Parenting: 14 Gospel Truths That Can Radically Change Your Family || Paul David Tripp
Shepherding a Childs Heart || Tedd Tripp
Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens || Paul David Tripp

DATING AND SINGLENESS
Resources for Dating and the gift of singleness
Sex, Dating and Relationships || Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas
Redeeming Singleness || Barry Danylak 

MANHOOD
Being the man of God that God has called you to be
Disciplines of a Godly Man || R. Kent Hughes
The Measure of a Man || Gene Getz
The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men || Richard D. Phillips

WOMANHOOD
Being the woman of God that God has called you to be
Lies Women Believe || Nancy DeMoss Walgemoth
Calm My Anxious Heart || Linda Dillow
Sacred Influence || Gary Thomas

ETHICS AND MORALITY
What does the Bible say about our ethics?
Abortion- Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Ethics and the beginning of human life || Megan Best
Is God Anti-Gay? || Sam Allberry
What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? || Kevin Deyoung
Transgender: Talking Points || Vaughan Roberts
God and the Transgender Debate || Andrew Walker

 
APOLOGETICS
Defending the Faith and Answering Objections
The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist || Andy Bannister
The God Who is There || D.A. Carson
The Reason for God || Timothy Keller
 
PREACHING
Identifying God’s plan for the preaching ministry of a church
Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism || Timothy Keller
Expository Preaching: How We Preach God’s Word Today  || David Helm
Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship || John Piper
Preaching and Preachers || D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

LIFE ISSUES
Dealing with the day to day difficulties of life 
Relationship Conflict
Relationships: A Mess Worth Making || Paul David Tripp
The Peacemaker || Ken Sande

Fear and Anxiety
Running Scared: Fear, worry and the God of Rest || Edward T. Welch
When People are Big and God is Small || Edward T. Welch

Doubt
When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy || John Piper
Doubting || Alister McGrath

Depression
Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness || Edward T. Welch
Spiritual Depression: It’s Causes and Cure || Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Your Past
Putting Your Past In Its Place || Steve Viars

 
MONEY AND FINANCES
Redeeming Money: How God Reveals and Reorients our Hearts || Paul David Tripp
Living in Light-Money, Sex and Power: Making the most of three dangerous opportunities || John Piper
Counterfeit Gods || Timothy Keller
Managing God’s Money || Randy Alcorn

WORSHIP
Worship as God has intended for it to be
Worship by the Book || D.A. Carson
Christ-Centred Worship || Bryan Chapell
For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship || Danial I. Block

CHURCH HISTORY
The Story of Christianity Volume 1: The Early Church Age to the Dawn of the Reformation || Justo L. Gonzalez
The Story of Christianity Volume 2: The Reformation to the Present Day || Justo L. Gonzalez

CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Training up a child in the way they should go
Everything a Child Should Know About God || Kenneth N. Taylor
The Lamb || John R. Cross
The Biggest Story ABC’s || Kevin DeYoung
The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings us Back to the Garden || Kevin DeYoung

EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP -EVANGELIZING AND DISCIPLING OTHERS
God’s plan for the growth of the church and the glory due His name
Discipling || Mark Dever
The Master Plan of Evangelism || Robert Coleman
4 Chair Discipleship || Dan Spader
Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus || J. Mack Stiles

DISCIPLESHIP -GROWING IN OUR FAITH
God’s plan for our maturity in Christ
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life || Donald Whitney

BUILDING HEALTHY CHURCHES
How a Church is to function according to the Bible
Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus || Jeramie Rinne
The Master’s Plan for the Church || John MacArthur
Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name os Jesus || Jonathan Leeman
Word Centered Church: How Scripture Brings Life and Growth to God’s People || Jonathan Leeman
Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church: Participating Fully in the Body of Christ || Donald S. Whitney
9 Marks of a Healthy Church || Mark Dever
Sound Doctrine: How a Church Grows in the Love and Holiness of God || Bobby Jamieson
The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ || Ray Ortlund