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.

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...]

The Gospel Story Bible

This Week's Recommended Book July 9, 2017 - Sermon Series: Lost in Translation Sermon: Why Have Vacation Bible School Book: The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments by Marty Machowski … [Read more...]

The Bible Knowledge Commentary

This Week's Recommended Book June 25, 2017 - Sermon Series: Lost in Translation Sermon: Handle with Care: The Do's & Don'ts of Understanding the Bible Book: The Bible Knowledge Commentary [Old Testament / New Testament] Website: BestCommentaries.com … [Read more...]

40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible

This Week's Recommended Book June 18, 2017 - Sermon Series: Lost in Translation Sermon: Is the Bible full of errors? Book: 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible by Robert L. Plummer … [Read more...]

The God Who is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story

This Week's Recommended Book June 11, 2017 - Sermon Series: Lost in Translation Sermon: What is the Bible All About? Book: The God Who is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story by D.A. Carson … [Read more...]

Discover the Book God Wrote

This Week's Recommended Book June 4, 2017 - Sermon Series: Lost in Translation Sermon: What is the Bible? Book: Discover the Book God Wrote by Bill Bright … [Read more...]

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

This Week's Recommended Book May 28, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not So Picture Perfect Sermon: How Can I Be a Peacemaker? Book: Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek … [Read more...]

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict

This Week's Recommended Book May 21, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not So Picture Perfect Sermon: How to Make Friends with Enemies Book: The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande … [Read more...]

If You Bite & Devour One Another: Principles for Handling Conflict

This Week's Recommended Book May 14, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not So Picture Perfect Sermon: A Face Only a Mother Could Love Book: If You Bite & Devour One Another: Principles for Handling Conflict by Alexander Strauch … [Read more...]

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making

This Week's Recommended Book May 7, 2017 - Sermon Series: Not So Picture Perfect Sermon: What Does God's Family Look Like? Book: Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp … [Read more...]

Gospel Resources

This Week's Recommended Resources April 30, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: Why the Gospel Can Change Charleston Resources: Books & Videos … [Read more...]

Abide in Christ

This Week's Recommended Book April 23, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: Jesus Hears My Prayers Book: Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray … [Read more...]

Surprised by Hope

This Week's Recommended Book April 16, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: Why Easter Gives Me Hope Book: Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright … [Read more...]

One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus

This Week's Recommended Book April 9, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: The King Came for Me Book: One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus by John MacArthur … [Read more...]

The Mission of God’s People

This Week's Recommended Book March 26, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: God is With Us Book: The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission by Christopher J. H. Wright … [Read more...]

When God Sings

This Week's Recommended Book March 19, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: God Always Tells The Truth Book: When God Sings: The Breathtaking Truth of God Singing Over His Own  by Dr. Bill Tanzey … [Read more...]

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

This Week's Recommended Book March 12, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: How Can We Show Hope to Our Neighbors? Book: The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller … [Read more...]

God is the Gospel

This Week's Recommended Book March 5, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: God is the Good News Book: God is the Gospel by John Piper … [Read more...]

Future Grace

This Week's Recommended Book February 26, 2017 - Sermon Series: Ouch! Healing from Hard Religion Sermon: Marinate in Grace Book: Future Grace by John Piper … [Read more...]

God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible

This Week's Recommended Book February 19, 2017 - Sermon Series: Ouch! Healing from Hard Religion Sermon: Just Put the Ball in the Hoop Book: God's Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible  by Vaughan Roberts … [Read more...]

When People are Big and God is Small

This Week's Recommended Book February 12, 2017 - Sermon Series: Ouch! Healing from Hard Religion Sermon: Just Put the Ball in the Hoop Book: When People Are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man by Edward T. Welch … [Read more...]

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse

This Week's Recommended Book February 5, 2017 - Sermon Series: Ouch! Healing from Hard Religion Sermon: Find a Safe Place Book: The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church by David Johnson & Jeff Van … [Read more...]

When God Sings

This Week's Recommended Book January 29, 2017 - Sermon Series: New Year. New You. Sermon: When God Sings Book: When God Sings; The Breathtaking Truth of God Singing Over His Own by Dr. Bill Tanzey … [Read more...]

The Relational Soul

This Week's Recommended Book January 22, 2017 - Sermon Series: New Year. New You. Sermon: God Can Change Me Book: The Relational Soul: Moving from False Self to Deep Connection by Richard Plass and James Cofield … [Read more...]

The Gift of Being Yourself

This Week's Recommended Book January 15, 2017 - Sermon Series: New Year. New You. Sermon: God Made Me Book: The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery by David Benner … [Read more...]

The Practice of the Presence of God

This Week's Recommended Book January 8, 2017 - Sermon Series: New Year. New You. Sermon: God is With Me Book: The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence … [Read more...]

Shame Interrupted

This Week's Recommended Book January 1, 2017 - Sermon Series: New Year. New You. Sermon: God Accepts Me Book: Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness & Rejection by Edward T. Welch … [Read more...]