At CCC, we believe a reading church is a growing church, and we want to encourage our people to read spiritually challenging, gospel-centered books. In fact, you will often hear our pastors refer to books on certain subjects from the pulpit on Sunday mornings. To aid our people, we have compiled our top 5 favorite books on certain topics. Many of these titles are available in CCC’s Resource Center.

Gospel Living
Christ Formed in You, by Brian Hedges
Living the Cross-Centered Life, by C.J. Mahaney
What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
The Gospel Primer, by Milton Vincent
The Gospel for Real Life, by Jerry Bridges

Spiritual Disciplines
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, by Don Whitney
Counterfeit Gods, by Timothy Keller
The Discipline of Grace, by Jerry Bridges
The Practice of Godliness, by Jerry Bridges
Disciplines for Life, by CJ Mahaney

Missions
Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation, by Jason Mandryk
Ministering Cross Culturally, by Sherwin Lingenfelter
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, by Ralph Winter
Let the Nations be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions, by John Piper
Worldview for Christian Witness, by Charles Kraft

Evangelism
The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, by Mark Dever
Jesus Among Other Gods, by Ravi Zacharias
The Gospel’s Power & Message, by Paul Washer
Marks of the Messenger: Knowing, Living and Speaking the Gospel, by J. Mack Stiles

Evangelistic Materials
The Essential Jesus (Mathias Media: the gospel of Luke with gospel presentation)
50 Reasons Why He Came to Die (book or audio)
2 Ways to Live (tract)
For Your Joy (tract)
GodManChristResponse (tract)

Parenting
Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp
Age of Opportunity, by Paul David Tripp
Gospel-Powered Pare
nting, by William Farley
Big Truths for Young Hearts, by Bruce Ware
Get Outta My Face: How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel, by Rick Horne

Marriage
When Sinners Say, “I Do,” by Paul Harvey
This Momentary Marriage, by John Piper
Loving Your Wife As Christ Loved the Church, by Larry McCall
The Meaning of Marriage, by  Tim Keller
The Rich Single Life, by Andy Farmer

For Youth
Living the Cross-Centered Life, by C.J. Mahaney
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, by J.D. Greear
Humility, by C.J. Mahaney
Christian Beliefs, by Wayne Grudem
Crazy Love, by Francis Chan