Looking for a good book recommendation? We are here to help! 

Below is a list of some of our recommended books by category.
We do not necessarily agree with every book listed below, but do think that each one is helpful in providing a variety of perspectives.
If there are other categories or books you would like to recommend adding to this list, please email info@unionchurchsc.com.  Enjoy!


Abortion
The Case for life - Scott Klusendorf
Pro Life Answers to Pro Choice Arguments - Randy Alcorn
Why Pro-Life? - Randy Alcorn
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - Megan Best

Apologetics
The Reason For God - Tim Keller
Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
Apologetics to the Glory of God - John Frame 

Biography
C.H. Spurgeon Auto Biography Volume 1 - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
C.H. Spurgeon Auto Biography Volume 2 - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace - John Aitken
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther - Roland Bainton
Jonathan Edwards: A Life - George Marsden
Legacy of Sovereign Joy - John Piper
Foxe’s Book of Martyr’s - John Foxe

Church History
Church History in Plain Language - Bruce Shelley
2,000 Years of Christ’s Power - Nick Needham
Historical Theology - Gregg Allison

Church Planting / Missiology
Confessions of a Reformission Rev. - Mark Driscoll
Church in the Making - Ben Arment
Planting Missional Churches - Ed Stetzer
Center Church - Tim Keller 

Classics
Confessions – Augustine
Pilgrim’s Progress - John Bunyan
Institutes of the Christian Religion - John Calvin 

Complementarianism
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - John Piper, Wayne Grudem 

Counseling
Competent to Counsel - Jay Adams
Seeing With New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition - David Powilson 

The Cross
The Cross of Christ - John Stott
The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views - Multiple Authors 

Depression / Anxiety
Spiritual Depression - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Running Scared - Ed Welch 

General Theology
Holiness of God - R.C. Sproul
God’s Passion for His Glory - John Piper, Jonathan Edwards
Proverbs - Charles Bridges
The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23 - John Piper
Freedom of the Will - Jonathan Edwards
Knowing God - J.I. Packer 

Jesus Christ
The Glory of Christ: His Office and Grace - John Owen
The Person of Christ - Donald McLeod 

Marriage and Family
God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation - Andreas Kostenberger
This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence - John Piper
Reforming Marriage - Douglas Wilson 

Men
Fidelity - Douglas Wilson
Thoughts for Young Men - J.C. Ryle
Exemplary Husband - Stuart Scott
The Godly Man’s Picture - Thomas Watson 

Ministry / Church Leadership
Lectures to My Students - C.H. Spurgeon
The Reformed Pastor - Richard Baxter
Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership - Alexander Strauch
The Cross and the Christian Ministry - D.A. Carson
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church - Mark Dever 

Parenting
Shepherding a Childs Heart - Tedd Tripp
Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child - John Rosemond
Future Men: Raising Boys to Fight Giants - Douglas Wilson
The Fruit of Her Hands: Respect and the Christian Woman - Nancy Wilson 

Prayer
Power Through Prayer - E.M. Bounds
Hunger for God - John Piper 

Preaching
Preaching and Preachers - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Light and Heat: The Puritan View of the Pulpit - R. Bruce Bickel
Christ Centered Preaching - Bryan Chapell
Biblical Preaching - Haddon Robinson 

Puritans
The Puritans: Their Origins and Successors - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life - J.I. Packer
Puritan Portraits - J.I. Packer
Meet the Puritans - Joel Beeke, Randall Pederson
The Works of Thomas Brooks (6 Volume Set) - Thomas Brooks
The Works of John Owen (16 Volume Set) - John Owen
The Works of Thomas Goodwin (12 Volume Set) - Thomas Goodwin
The Works of Thomas Watson (7 Volume Set) - Thomas Watson 

Revival
Dynamics of Spiritual Life: An Evangelical Theology of Renewal - Richard Lovelace
Revival - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones 

Sin
Respectable Sins - Jerry Bridges
The Sinfulness of Sin - Ralph Venning
Sin and Temptation - John Owen 

Spiritual Growth
Sermon on the Mount - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Desiring God - John Piper
Humility - C.J. Mahaney
The Treasury of David (3 Volume Set) - C.H. Spurgeon
The Christian in Complete Armor - William Gurnall
Religious Affections - Jonathan Edwards 

Spiritual Warfare
Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices - Thomas Brooks
Three Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare - Clinton E. Arnold
Screw Tape Letters - C.S. Lewis 

Systematic Theology
Systematic Theology - Wayne Grudem
A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life - Joel Beeke 

Worldviews
The Consequences of Ideas - R.C. Sproul
Worldviews in Conflict: Choosing Christianity in a World of Ideas - Ronald Nash 

Worship
Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspective of Worship and the Arts - Harold Best
Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God - Bob Kauflin 

Women
Sermons on Women of the Bible - C.H. Spurgeon
Praise her in the gates - Nancy Wilson
Women helping women - Elyse Fitzpatrick
Feminine Threads - Diana Lynn Severance
Susannah Spurgeon: Free Grace and Dying Love - Susannah Spurgeon, Charles Ray