Book Recommendations

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. [More…]

December 18, 2016
Sermon: Anna: Ordinary Widow. Extraordinary Sacrifice.
Book: Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur
book_blackaby November 20 –
 2020 Vision
Sermon: How Will We Serve the Kanawha Valley in 2020 and Beyond?
Book: Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby
book_think-orange November 13 –
 2020 Vision
Sermon: How Will We Reach the Next Generation?
Book: Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide by Reggie Joiner
book_christ-and-culture November 6 –
Sermon: How to Have a Great Election Day
Book: Christ & Culture Revisited by D.A. Carson
book_disciple October 30 –
2020 Vision
Sermon: How Will Our Worship Feel in 2020?
Book: Disciple: Getting Your Identity From Jesus by Bill Clem
book_rhythms-of-grace October 23 –
2020 Vision
Sermon: How Will Our Worship Feel in 2020?
Book: Rhythms of Grace: How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel by Mike Cosper
book_explicit-gospel October 16 –
 2020 Vision
Sermon: What Will Be Most Important to Us in 2020?
Book: The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler
book_on being a servant September 18 –
Sermon: Serve
Book: On Being a Servant of God by Warren Wiersbe
book_total church September 11 –
Sermon: Belong
Book: Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community by Tim Chester
& Steve Timmis
book_let the nations be glad September 4 –
Sermon: Worship
Book: Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper
book_total forgiveness August 28 –
 Praying with Jabez & Jesus
Sermon: Pardon & Purity Play an Important Part in Prayer
Book: Total Forgiveness by R.T. Kendall
book_answering God August 21 –
 Praying with Jabez & Jesus
Sermon: Why Pray for Daily Bread?
Book: Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer by Eugene Peterson
book_beyond Jabez August 14 –
 Praying with Jabez & Jesus
Sermon: Praying with Faith & Flexibility
Book: Beyond Jabez: Expanding Your Borders by Bruce Wilkinson
book_Cure for Common Life July 24 –
Doorkeepers: Why Serve?
Sermon: Do it for the Benefits
Book: Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot by Max Lucado
book_volunteer revolution July 17 –
Doorkeepers: Why Serve?
Sermon: You Never Serve Alone
Book: Volunteer Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Everybody by Bill Hybels
book_rescuing ambition July 10 –
: Doorkeepers: Why Serve?
Sermon: Everyone Needs a Challenge
Book: Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey
book_Essential Church July 3 –
Doorkeepers: Why Serve?
Everyone Fits Somewhere
Essential Church? Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts by Thom & Sam Rainer
book_Abba's Child June 19 –
Series: The Ridiculously Deep Doctrine of Vacation
Sermon: What Dads & Kids Teach Us About Vacation
Book: Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning
book_all but normal June 12 –
The Ridiculously Deep Doctrine of Vacation
When the Resort Becomes the Cave (Thornton)
All But Normal: Life on Victory Road by Shawn Thornton
book_becoming worldly saints June 5 –
: The Ridiculously Deep Doctrine of Vacation
Sermon: Who Invented Pleasure?
Book: Becoming Worldly Saints: Can You Serve Jesus and Still Enjoy Your Life? by Michael E. Wittmer
book_generous justice May 29 – (Jesus Loves Charleston) Why God is Excited About Bible Center Church
Generous Justice
by Tim Keller
book_renewal May 22 – (Jesus Loves Charleston) Extreme Makeover: Charleston Edition
Renewal as a Way of Life: A Guidebook for Spiritual Growth
by Richard Lovelace
book_lifestlyle evangelism May 15 – (Jesus Loves Charleston) Why are We Doing Beans & Rice This Week?
Lifestyle Evangelism
by Joe Aldrich
book_city on the hill May 8 – (Jesus Loves Charleston) Bible Center: On a Hill, For a Purpose
City on the Hill
by Mark Hall & Matthew West
book_For the City May 1 – (Jesus Loves Charleston) God Wants Good Things for the Kanawha Valley
For the City: Proclaiming and Living out the Gospel
by Darrin Patrick & Matt Carter
book_What you do best April 24 – (NEXT) We Plug More People into Ministry
What You Do Best in the Body of Christ
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, Personal Style, and God-Given Passion
by Bruce Bugbee
Book_The Ascension April 17 – (NEXT) We Look Up and Look Out
The Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God
by Tim Chester & Jonny Woodrow
book Hearing God April 10 – (NEXT) We Remember the Source of Our Power
Hearing God
by Dallas Willard
Experiencing Resurrection April 3 – (NEXT) We Keep the Party Going
Experiencing the Resurrection
by Henry & Melvin Blackaby
book_case for the resurrection March 27 – Easter: A New Perspective on Peace
The Case for the Resurrection
by Lee Strobel
book_wholeheartedness March 20 – Easter: A New Perspective on Love
Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self
by Chuck DeGroat
book_wounded healer March 13 – Easter: A New Perspective on Suffering
The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society
by Henri Nouwen
book_fearless March 6 – Easter: A New Perspective on Fear
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
by Max Lucado