Here is a list of suggested books that you may find helpful in your daily Christian walk.

Reformed theology

Not sure what that is exactly? The following books might help you understand it more clearly.

What is Reformed Theology?
by Dr. R.C. Sproul

The Five Points of Calvinism
by David Steele
The five points defined, defended, and documented.

Calvinism, Hyper Calvinism and Arminianism – a work book
by Kenneth Talbot & Gary Crampton

Light reading

A monthly devotional published by Ligoner ministries.

Day by day with John Calvin or Jonathan Edwards
An idea for a yearly devotional. There are others in this series as well:
(Early Church Fathers, English Puritans)

The One Year Christian History
A devotional of Church History citing events which happened on the day and month they happened in history.

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
by R.C. Sproul

Now That’s a Good Question
by R.C. Sproul

Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God
by J.I. Packer

The Sovereignty of God
by A.W. Pink

With Reverance and Awe
by D.G. Hart and John R. Muether

John Calvin, a Heart for Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology
by various authors, edited by Burk Parsons

Children’s reading

The Child’s Story Bible
by Catherine F. Vos

My First book of Questions and Answers
Based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism
by Carine MacKenzie

The Big Book of Questions and Answers
by Sinclair Ferguson

The King Without a Shadow
by R.C. Sproul

The Lightlings
by R.C. Sproul

The Prince’s poison cup
by R.C. Sproul

Sammy and his Shepherd
by Susan Hunt


Things that are commonly brought up as objections to Reformed theology/Calvinism addressed on the light side.

Chosen by God
by Dr. R.C. Sproul
A book about the Biblical doctrine of election and its importance in our understanding of God.

Willing to Believe
by Dr. R.C. Sproul
An overview of Freewill through Church history

The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism
by Craig R. Brown
Dilemma 1. God’s Sovereignty and mans responsibility, Dilemma 2. Motivation in light of salvation by Grace, Dilemma 3. Obedience of prayer and evangelism in light of predestination, Dilemma 4. A good and Sovereign God yet evil exist, Dilemma 5. If people are born totally depraved then where do babies go when they die?

Evangelistic Calvinism
by John Benton
Why the doctrines of Grace are good news. And the idea that Reformed/Calvinist don’t evangelize is simply a misconception.


Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism
by Jerry Johnson & Eric Holmberg
Also on Nicene Council

White Horse Inn
Largely an apologetics show with Reformed people of differing back grounds. Which is designed to help Christians to know “what they believe and why they believe it.” Free podcast are available from this site.

Reformed Forum
From Christ the center to the Reformed media review this site has much to offer. It is much more tended to a Presbyterian view thou usually OPC, you may also enjoy free podcast from this site. Christ the center defines it self as, “Doctrine for Life is an audio program centered on Christian reformed theology. In each episode a group of informed panelists discusses important issues and stimulate listeners to critical thinking and a better understanding of reformed doctrine designed to yield godly living.” and “The Reformed Media Review is dedicated to reviewing books and culture.”


Westminster Confession of Faith – Preface and Table of Contents, Confession

Westminster Larger Catechism – Part 1, Part 2

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Westminster Scripture Index

Westminster Confession with Larger and Shorter Catechisms

Creeds of Christendom

by Phillip Schaff (3 Volumes)
This is a diverse set that covers most of Christendom from a confessional stand point. Volume One is the history of creeds, confessions and catechisms. Volume 2 covers Greek and Latin creeds. most are not translated into English from the original Greek or Latin (with the exception of the more important ones for Protestants: Apostle’s Creed, Nicene Creed etc.) so for most the majority of Volume Two is unreadable. Volume Three, however, more than makes up for what you may feel you lose in Volume Two. From Baptist to Lutheran, Presbyterian to Methodist, Volume Three is very properly titled “The Evangelical Protestant Creeds.” The only thing not included of particular interest is the Westminster Larger Catechism.

Westminster Confession into the Twenty First Century, Volumes 1, 2, 3
by various authors, edited by Ligon Duncan

The Westminster Confession of Faith for study classes
by G.I. Williamson

Westminster Larger Catechism Commentary
by Johannes Vos, edited by G.I. Williamson

What do Presbyterians Believe? the Westminster confession yesterday and today (a commentary)
by Gordon Clark

The Truths We Confess
(3 Volumes) A layman’s guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith
by R.C. Sproul

Deeper study

For those who wish a fuller explanation of these Biblical truths which will involve quite a bit more reading on your part at a higher vocabulary level.

Both of these dictionaries may be of some help with words that you are unfamiliar with:
Westminster Dictionary of Theological terms
by Donald K. McKim
Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms
by Richard A. Muller

Calvin’s Instutites of the Christian Religion
by John Calvin
Also on Ligonier

Systematic Theology
by Charles Hodge (3 Volumes)

Systematic Theology
by Louis Berkhof

Bondage of the will
by Martin Luther

Death of the Death in the Death of Christ
by John Owen
This book is stated by J.I. Packer as the pinnacle work defending limited atonement Biblically.