I Recommend

l am putting the things I frequently recommend on this page.

Bible Study

Bible Reading with Your Kids is essential reading for anyone with kids. Aimed at fathers, but just as helpful for mothers, grandparents, or any other caregiver.

Songs for the Old Testament and the New Testament to learn the order of the books of the Bible.

The ESV Study Bible and Thompson Chain Reference Bible are two of many good study Bibles. A study Bible is great because it’s a mini theological library all bound up with your Bible. Really helpful!

From the Mouth of God: Trusting, Reading, and Applying the Bible is a book-length treatment on how to study the Bible.

The Bible Project makes animated videos that teach the books of the Bible.

Church Government

Book of Church Order of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church

How Jesus Runs the Church is an easy-to-read biblical introduction on how Presbtyerian follow Jeus is the ways we organize ourselves, think about our leaders, stay on mission, and more.

Hospitality

The New Rules of Etiquette: A Young Woman’s Guide to Style and Poise at Work, at Home, and on the Town is a readable and memorable guide on the science of compassion, as known as known as etiquette. Aimed at women, good for men too.

Introducing Christianity

Christianity Explored classes are available all of the world.

Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story

The Covenant of Grace

From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology

Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored

Learn to Read Greek and Hebrew

The Moss Method for Greek

Daily Dose of Hebrew

Ordained Offices

The Deacon: Biblical Foundations for Today’s Ministry of Mercy

The Shepherd Leader

The Imperfect Pastor: Discovering Joy in Our Limitations Through a Daily Apprenticeship with Jesus

Orthodox Presbyterianism

Confessions and Catechisms of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, with Scripture proofs. And this summary by B. B. Warfield.

Shorter Catechism set to music. Helps for memorizing. Also on streaming services.

Lest We Forget is a long-form piece on the origins of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Covenant Questions for Communicant Membership

Preaching

Paul’s Theology of Preaching: The Apostle’s Challenge to the Art of Persuasion in Ancient Corinth

Reformation

Did the Church Really Need Reforming? Yes. And Here’s Why.

Relationships

Building a Godly Home (3 Vol.)

Holding Hands, Holding Hearts

On Marriage and Family Life

Sharing the Gospel

Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus

Get Real: Sharing Your Everyday Faith Every Day

Honest Evangelism: How to Talk about Jesus Even Wwhen It’s Tough

Reformed Evangelism conference lectures by Eric Watkins

Some Core Biblical Concerns

Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will

Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview

Living in God’s Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture

The Marrow of Modern Divinity

On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation, 1518

Ordinary Means explains the ordinary ways in which God does the extraordinary in our lives.

Tech

Accordance for computer assisted Bible study

Brave for browsing the web

DuckDuckGo for searching the web

Mico.blog for blogging and microblogging

ProtonMail for email

Signal for talk and text

Thinking

calnewport.com

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds shows how thinking is always relational. Thinking well requires one to take a certain posture towards the truth, oneself, and others.

Lead with Wisdom: How Wisdom Transforms Good Leaders into Great Leaders

Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People is focused on the question, Can we know God? But the answer will teach you about knowing in general.

What’s Your Worldview? An Interactive Approach to Life’s Big Questions

Using Words Well

A Writer’s Coach: The Complete Guide to Writing Strategies That Work

Becoming a Writer

Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research

Garner’s Modern English Usage

You’re Probably Using the Wrong Dictionary and should secure a copy of Wesbter’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, Unabridged © 1934.

Various Anthologies

The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

Lapham’s Quarterly

Mars Hill Audio Journal

Steering Through Chaos: Vice and Virtue in an Age of Moral Confusion

Worship

A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God-Centered Worship

Celebrating Jesus’ Birth—Without His Picture

Is Reformed Worship Boring?

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Because I don’t want my recommendations to seem tainted, I no longer use affiliate links. But if you want to support my work, you can buy me a book. It might end up on this page one day.

Christopher Chelpka @christopherchelpka