Nearly each week, Pastor Matt recommends a book related to his sermons for further study. You are invited to purchase any of them from one of our Charleston area bookstores. For 2016 recommendations, click here.

Stop Dating the Church! Fall in Love with the Family of God

This Week's Recommended Book April 15, 2018 - Sermon Series: For the Gospel. For the City Sermon: United Book: Stop Dating the Church! Fall in Love with the Family of God by Joshua Harris   … [Read more...]

Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything

This Week's Recommended Book April 1, 2018 - Sermon Series: Furious Love Sermon: The Meaning of Easter Book: Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything by Steven Mathewson   … [Read more...]

Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality

This Week's Recommended Book March 25, 2018 - Sermon Series: Furious Love Sermon: We Can Learn a Lot from a Donkey Book: Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality by David G. Benner   … [Read more...]

Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear

This Week's Recommended Book March 11, 2018 - Sermon Series: Loving Like Jesus Sermon: Jesus Loves Rich People Too Book: Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear by Scott Sauls   … [Read more...]

The Return of the Prodigal Son

This Week's Recommended Book March 4, 2018 - Sermon Series: Loving Like Jesus Sermon: You Can Always Come Home Book: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen   … [Read more...]

Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church

This Week's Recommended Book February 11, 2018 - Sermon Series: Loving Like Jesus Sermon: Women Matter Book: Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church by Nancy Beach   … [Read more...]

How to Really Love Your Child

This Week's Recommended Book February 4, 2018 - Sermon Series: Loving Like Jesus Sermon: Children Are Welcome Book: How to Really Love Your Child by D. Ross Campbell   … [Read more...]

All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

This Week's Recommended Book January 28, 2018 - Sermon Series: Living Like Jesus Sermon: The Cost of Being (or Not Being) All In Book: All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life by Mark Batterson   … [Read more...]

Gaining by Losing

This Week's Recommended Book January 21, 2018 - Sermon Series: Living Like Jesus Sermon: Three Things We Lose and Gain When We Follow Jesus Book: Gaining By Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send by J. D. Greear   … [Read more...]

Don’t Waste Your Life

This Week's Recommended Book January 14, 2018 - Sermon Series: Living Like Jesus Sermon: Don't Waste Your Life Book: Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper   … [Read more...]

When Helping Hurts

This Week's Recommended Book January 7, 2018 - Sermon Series: Living Like Jesus Sermon: Jesus' Vision for Charleston Book: When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert   … [Read more...]

The Legend of the Candy Cane

This Week's Recommended Book December 24, 2017 - Sermon Series: The Songs of Christmas Sermon: The Angels' Song of Peace Book: The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg (Christmas Eve Children's Story)     … [Read more...]

A Time for Confidence: Trusting God in a Post-Christian Society

This Week's Recommended Book December 17, 2017 - Sermon Series: The Songs of Christmas Sermon: Christmas Makes Us Confident Book: A Time for Confidence: Trusting God in a Post-Christian Society by Stephen J. Nichols     … [Read more...]

Advent: Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

This Week's Recommended Book December 3, 2017 - Sermon Series: The Songs of Christmas Sermon: Mary's Song of Praise Book: Advent at Bible Center: Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas Also available on our App.   … [Read more...]

Where is God When it Hurts

This Week's Recommended Book November 26, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not Alone Sermon: God's Presence Changes Everything Book: Where is God When it Hurts by Phillip Yancey   … [Read more...]

Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments

This Week's Recommended Book November 19, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not Alone Sermon: Being Thankful for the Past Book: Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments by Jenny Simmons   … [Read more...]

Becoming Home: Adoption, Foster Care & Mentoring

This Week's Recommended Book November 12, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not Alone Sermon: Accepting Broken People Book: Becoming Home: Adoption, Foster Care & Mentoring by Jedd Medefind (Barna Group)   … [Read more...]

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

This Week's Recommended Book November 5, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not Alone Sermon: Not Alone Book: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero   … [Read more...]

A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table

This Week's Recommended Book October 22, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Others in Their Place Book: A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table by Tim Chester   … [Read more...]

How People Change

This Week's Recommended Book October 15, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Life in Its Place Book: How People Change by Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp   … [Read more...]

Three Free Sins: God’s Not Mad at You

This Week's Recommended Book October 8, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Legalism in Its Place Book: Three Free Sins: God's Not Mad at You by Steve Brown   … [Read more...]

The Invisible War

This Week's Recommended Book October 1, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Angels and Demons in Their Place Book: The Invisible War by Chip Ingram *Watch this book’s video version by signing up for a free RightNow Media account. … [Read more...]

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

This Week's Recommended Book September 24, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Suffering in Its Place Book: Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe … [Read more...]

Your Jesus is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior

This Week's Recommended Book September 17, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting Jesus in His Place Book: Your Jesus is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior by Jared C. Wilson … [Read more...]

Going Deeper: A Study in Colossians

This Week's Recommended Book September 10, 2017 - Sermon Series: Victorious: Christ Has Won! Sermon: Putting the News in Its Place Book: Victorious: Christ has Won! Going Deeper | A Study in Colossians -Available in the Gathering Space -Online: BibleCenterChurch.com/colossians -On the App … [Read more...]

Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City

This Week's Recommended Book August 27, 2017 - Sermon Series: Find Your Fit Sermon: Why a Church Charleston Can't Live Without? Book: Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City by Timothy Keller … [Read more...]

The Lost Art of Disciple Making

This Week's Recommended Book August 13, 2017 - Sermon Series: Find Your Fit Sermon: What is Bible Center Called to Do? Book: The Lost Art of Disciple Making by LeRoy Eims … [Read more...]

Start with Why

This Week's Recommended Book August 6, 2017 - Sermon Series: Find Your Fit Sermon: Why is Bible Center in Charleston? Book: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek … [Read more...]

Theology and Practice of Mission: God, the Church, and the Nations

This Week's Recommended Book July 30, 2017 - Sermon Series: Lost in Translation Sermon: God's Word to the World Book: Theology and Practice of Mission: God, the Church, and the Nations by Bruce Riley Ashford … [Read more...]

When I don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy

This Week's Recommended Book July 16, 2017 - Sermon Series: Lost in Translation Sermon: The Bible: The Key to Blessing Book: When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy by John Piper … [Read more...]