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A Personal Theological Library

These books will give you a powerful jumpstart on a personal journey to deeper biblical knowledge, theological understanding and spiritual growth.  Whether you’re studying to go into full-time ministry or you’re a seasoned preaching minister–this collection of biblical books would be a powerful asset to your library.

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Start with the fundamentals:  Bible Study

Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible by Robert Young. helps the reader to analyze more accurately the various uses of the original Hebrew and Greek words.

Strong’s Bible Concordance (James Strong)– necessary for your word study.

The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary – because you need it!

Halley’s Bible Handbook – illustrations, maps and diagrams bring information to light making it more easily understood.

Word Pictures in the New Testament (A.T. Robertson) – English translation from Greek with nuances and meanings explained.

Word Pictures In The New Testament Vol 1 Matthew-Mark

Word Pictures In The New Testament Vol 2 Luke

Word Pictures In The New Testament Vol 3 Acts

Word Pictures In The New Testament Vol 4 Epistles of Paul

Word Pictures In The New Testament Vol 5 John and Hebrews

Word Pictures In The New Testament Vol 6 General Epistles and Revelation

Resources for Theology:

The Faith Once for All: Bible Doctrine for Today (Jack Cottrell) This is a great systematic theology book.  The WebMaster HIGHLY recommends keeping it at hand for daily study.

Hell Is Real (But I Hate to Admit It) - (Brian Jones) A theologian reluctantly comes to accept the Biblical understanding of life removed from God’s presence.

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Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible (John Haley) Addresses questions surrounding common misunderstandings of Scripture.  This book is essential for your personal library because it explains questionable passages, and helps answer skeptics' questions.

Abstract of Systematic Theology (Boyce) – the premier handbook for Southern Baptists.  Calvinistic doctrine.

Handbook of Christian Theology (Field_Symon) - An Armenian counterpart of Boyce from the same time period.

Theopneustia: The Plenary Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures - (Louis Gaussen) This s Professor Gaussen’s brilliant discussion of God’s inspiring our Bible.

Old Testament study resources:

New Testament study resources:

Gareth L. Reese, D.Min.

New Testament History ACTS

New Testament Epistles Romans

New Testament Epistles 1Corinthians

New Testament Epistles 2 Corinthians

New Testament Epistles Paul's Prison Epistles

New Testament Epistles Timothy and Titus

New Testament Epistles Hebrews

New Testament Epistles James and 1,2,3 John

New Testament Epistles 1 & 2 Peter, Jude

Biblical Theology

The Faith Once for All: Bible Doctrine for Today (Cottrell) - A systematic and Biblical study of the major doctrines of the Bible.  √√ See Above.

Language study (extract deeper meaning from Scripture):

James Hastings:  A Dictionary of the Bible: Dealing With Its' Language, Literature, and Contents, Including the Biblical Theology

Church history (better to know where we’ve been):

John Foxe_ Foxes Book of Martyrs  – you need this book.




Preaching: Helpful resources to stimulate your thinking.

Benjamin Keach_An Exposition of the Parables

Benjamin Keach_Troplogia, or, Preaching from the Types and Metaphors of the Bible


Personal devotion: