Gospel Resources

Some might say we’re spoiled. More than any time in history, Christian resources are readily available in abundance. We have easy access to books, sermons, podcasts, book reviews, interviews — and the list goes on and on. So I guess the question becomes: which resources should we use?

Well, a lot. And then some. Here are some that have influenced me. Hopefully they’ll help you as much as they’ve helped me.

Blogs 

  • Tim Challies. When it comes to Christian blogging, no one does it better than Challies. Articles, Book Reviews, Book Recommendations — his site has become the “go-to” site for many of us.
  • The Gospel Coalition. The idea of TGC started in a little coffee shop in Manhattan, NY. I’m not even sure D.A. Carson and Tim Keller saw this coming. All the bloggers on this site consistently produce outstanding content.
  • Desiring God.  I’ve never met anyone from DG, but they seem (and write) like the happiest people on the planet.
  • Al Mohler. An excellent blog from one of the best Christian leaders alive.
  • Thomas Rainer. All things church related. Pastors should love it.
  • The Blazing Center. Multiple authors who showcase humility, vulnerability, and transparency (and humor).
  • Trevor Nashleanas. Young Christian leader? Trevor’s your guy.
  • Sam Storms. Perhaps the most outspoken advocate of reformed and charismatic theology.

Bonus: Top 300 Christian Blogs: Also, for a list every quarter of the top Christian blogs, be sure to check out this list from Kent Shaffer.

Pastors and Preachers 

  • Matt Chandler. A living miracle. And a preaching giant.
  • Tim Keller. Christocentric. Contextualization. Clarity. Courage. It’s all there with Keller. He knows how to get to your head, but he also knows how to get to your heart.
  • John Piper. Not sure that anyone preaches with more passion. I know he’s never gonna retire, so that I guess that means I’m never gonna stop listening.
  • Paul Washer. Don’t always agree with Washer’s methodology, but man, fewer preachers compel me to pursue holiness like Washer.
  • John MacArthur. When it comes to preaching, no one sticks to the text better than MacArthur. I like MacArthur a lot (and I’m a Continuationist).

Bonus: Steve Lawson has a podcast called “Expositor” which helps preachers with Expository preaching.

Books 

Which books should you read?

Time fails me to mention all of them here, but the following list should provide some helpful guidance.

Bonus: If you’re looking for a book recommendation on a specific subject, email me and I’ll send you a few recommendations.

Book Reviewers 

  • Tim Challies Incredibly discerning, honest, frank, robust, prolific. Agree on most of his reviews (not all). If your book is heretical, you don’t want Challies to review it.
  • Aaron Armstrong. Reads over 100+ books a year. Has helpful book reviews in between.
  • The Gospel Coalition. Pull from various sources to reviews. Never biased. Always helpful.
  • Andy Naselli. He’s a tough sell. But that’s what I appreciate about him the most.
  • Dave Murray. Reads wisely and widely. Pastor’s heart. Very practical, helpful.
  • Dave Jenkins. Reviews well, but also teaches others how to review well. Never harsh or off-putting. Always gracious.

Bonus: Become a Book Reviewer: If you’d like to get free eBooks and become a book reviewer, check out Beyond The Page from Crossway. They have an outstanding program.

 Book Publishers 

Bonus: Here’s a list of many (if not all) Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online.

Theology 

Bonus: Ligonier Ministries has theological training for $9 a month through their Ligonier Connect program.

Church Planting Networks

Thinking about planting a church or joining a church plant? Check out one of these Networks.

Bonus: If you’re looking to plant a church or join a church plant and none of these work for you, email me and I’ll send you a few other recommendations.

Ministries 

Bonus: Matt Perman’s site, What’s Best Next, is an excellent source for all thing related to gospel-centered productivity.

Podcasts and Audio 

Bonus: Look at the Book is an outstanding where someone (usually John Piper) takes time to explain in detail and particular text in the Bible via video.

Finding a Good Church Near You 

Looking for a good church? Check out these church directories:

Bonus: If none of these church directories worked for you, email me and I’ll personally help you find a church.

Seminaries and Bible College 

Bonus: If none of these Seminaries or Bible Colleges will work for you, email me and I’ll (potentially) help you find one that does.

 Miscellaneous 

Hyatt is my go-to guy online for most things blogging and personal development. I started following his work since 2011, and I haven’t looked back since.

These three guys have eBooks that have personally changed by life. If you are an aspiring author, I commend their work to you.

Questions and Comments: Did I miss any resources that you think I should add to this list? Comment below, or email me, and I’ll consider adding it.

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