Our first recommendation is the Bible, of course.

Beyond that, here are some books that have influenced the thinking and lives of BGC’s leadership in key areas of the Christian life. Also be sure to stop by our bookshop to find some of these and other titles that the leadership team has picked out.


The Gospel

What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

The Cross of Christ by John Stott


Discipleship & Community

Saturate by Jeff Vanderstelt

Gospel-Centered Discipleship by Jonathan Dodson

Community by Brad House

Called Together by Jonathan Dodson and Brad Watson


Evangelism & Missions

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer

Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman

Let the Nations by Glad by John Piper

Live Life on Purpose by Claude Hickman


The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller

Gospel-Centered Marriage by Tim Chester

What Did You Expect? by Paul Tripp

Parenting & Kids 

Gospel-Powered Parenting by William Farley

Parenting by Paul Tripp

The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm

The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung

The Bible & Theology

Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung

Dig Deeper by Nigel Beynon and Andrew Sach

Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem

The Whole Christ by Sinclair Ferguson

The Person of Jesus by J. Gresham Machen

Cultural Issues

Abortion by R.C. Sproul

What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung

Transgender by Vaughan Roberts

Christian Classics

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Confessions by Augustine