Book of the Month

Every month, Calvary highlights a helpful resource to encourage spiritual growth and obedience. Every book that we suggest has been read and vetted by our pastor and is made available (free of charge) with copies for you to take home on our resource table, or to check out from our church library. Stop by and pick up a copy today!


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Sanctification: The Christian’s Pursuit of God-Given Holiness

by Michael Riccardi

There is much confusion in the church regarding the doctrine of sanctification. It is God who enables Christians to be holy as He alone is holy, and yet Scripture commands Christians to make it their life’s ambition to pursue holiness. This is a helpful work that explains the tension and makes clear Scripture’s call. You can read a full review here.

- Pastor Andy

 

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Welcome to the Family: What to expect now that you’re a christian

by John macarthur

Conversion from spiritual death to spiritual life is as jaring as it sounds. The way we see and interact with the world around us, our friends, and our family will never be the same. This small book is a helpful tool for any Christian who struggles to understand the contrast that has been placed within them from the world around them.

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“Shepherding a Child’s Heart” by Tedd Tripp

A must of for any parent, grandparent, or parent to be. Tedd Tripp highlights the purpose of childrearing to be an effort to raise a new generation of God-fearers and the method to target the heart rather than exterior behavior only.

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“The priest with Dirty clothes” By R.C. Sproul

This is just one of several children’s books written by the late reformed theologian. These books aim to teach profound truths to children. A great resource for the family.

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“Strange Fire” by John Macarthur

This book evaluates the dangers of the charismatic movement within the church against the clear commands of Scripture. A very helpful resource in understanding what is acceptable worship and what is “strange fire” before the Lord.

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“safe in the arms of god” by John macarthur

This is a brief, but thorough study of God’s word in an attempt to answer the question, “What happens to babies that die?” A wonderful and biblical encouragement to those who have lost a child.

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“hard to believe” by John macarthur

This provocative title underscores the cost of discipleship. It is one thing to claim Christ and quite another to follow Him.

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“The heroic boldness of Martin Luther” by Steven Lawson

More than a biography of the famous reformer, this small volume looks at the courage and tenacity that Luther brought to his ministry of Gospel preaching. This is a call for more men with Luther’s boldness to stand for the undeniable truth of God’s Word.

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“He will reign forever: A biblical theology of the Kingdom of God” By michael Vlach

This thorough work begins in Genesis and works its way through the entire Bible in an effort to reveal the thread that runs through all of Scripture: God’s coming King and His kingdom.