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.

40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible

This Week's Recommended Book October 21, 2018 - Sermon Series: Blueprints of a Healthy Church Sermon: False Teachers and Those Who Follow Them Book: 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible by Robert L. Plummer … [Read more...]

Lead Like Jesus

This Week's Recommended Book October 7, 2018 - Sermon Series: Blueprints of a Healthy Church Sermon: Show the City What Leadership Looks Like Book: Lead Like Jesus (Revisited), by Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, & Phyllis Hendry … [Read more...]

Going Deeper: A Study in 1 Timothy

This Week's Recommended Book September 16, 2018 - Sermon Series: Blueprints of a Healthy Church Book: Going Deeper | A Study in 1 Timothy -Available in the Gathering Space -Online: BibleCenterChurch.com -On the App: Media & Resources … [Read more...]

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making

This Week's Recommended Book August 26, 2018 - Sermon Series: This is Us Sermon: Beautiful Mess Book: Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy Lane & Paul Tripp … [Read more...]

Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions

August 5, 2018 - Sermon Series: Summer in the Psalms Sermon: The Best Way to Pray Book: Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper … [Read more...]

Praying with Jesus: A Year of Daily Prayers & Reflections…

July 15, 2018 - Sermon Series: Summer in the Psalms Sermon: Praying Your Discouragement, Depression, and Despair Book: Praying with Jesus: A Year of Daily Prayers and Reflections on the Words and Actions of Jesus by Eugene Peterson … [Read more...]

The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms

July 8, 2018 - Sermon Series: Summer in the Psalms Sermon: Prayers of Worship Book:  The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Tim & Kathy Keller … [Read more...]

Healing is a Choice

July 1, 2018 - Sermon Series: Summer in the Psalms Sermon: Help, Lord! Somebody Has Hurt Me. Book:  Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn … [Read more...]

This Week’s Recommended Books

June 24, 2018 - Sermon Series: Summer in the Psalms Sermon: Your Creation is Beautiful! Books:   The New Answers Book 1 by Ken Ham Searching for Adam by Terry Mortenson Replacing Darwin by Nathaniel T. Jeanson   … [Read more...]

The Cry of the Soul

This Week's Recommended Book June 17, 2018 - Sermon Series: Summer in the Psalms Sermon: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Book: The Cry of the Soul: How our Emotions Reveal our Deepest Questions About God by Dan Allender   … [Read more...]

God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School

This Week's Recommended Book May 6, 2018 - Sermon Series: For the Gospel. For the City. Sermon: Generous Book: God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School by Andy Stanley   … [Read more...]

Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend

This Week's Recommended Book April 22, 2018 - Sermon Series: For the Gospel. For the City. Sermon: Growing Book: Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend by Andy Stanley   … [Read more...]

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...]