Book of the Month

November

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul, in this classic work, puts the holiness of God in its proper and central place in the Christian life. He paints an awe-inspiring vision of God that encourages Christians to become holy just as God is holy.

October

Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley

Shelley’s one volume overview of church history is concise and readable. He treats history as the story of people – their motivations, the issues they grapple with, the decisions they make – and the result is that his historical accounts read like a story.

September

Reasons We Believe by Nathan Busenitz

Reasons We Believe confirms and strengthens the faith of believers by demonstrating the reliability of the twofold authority on which Christianity rests: the Word of God and the person of Jesus Christ. Reasons builds a biblical foundation for the authority of the Bible and then shows how extra-biblical evidence corresponds with and supports what the Bible claims. This study seeks to reinforce the faith of Christians while also providing them with a straightforward evangelistic tool for reaching non-Christians.

August

If God is Good by Randy Alcorn

Alcorn addresses the issue of suffering as a theologian, pastor, and fellow-sufferer. This lengthy volume skillfully combines satisfying answers and practical application to help us process the pain of life in a broken world. The format of the book makes it easy to use as a reference tool to look up certain topics for those who may not want to read straight through it.

July

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Follow the courageous true story of Corrie ten Boom and her family as they hide Jewish people from Nazi forces during WWII in the Netherlands. For more than 45 years her story has encouraged believers in dark times that they should “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” 

June

Humility by C.J. Mahaney

James 4:6 tells us that “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” C.J. Mahaney describes pride and humility in vivid terms and gives practical steps to grow in the virtue of humility. 

May

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

For over 40 years, J. I. Packer's classic has been an important tool to help Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory, and the joy of knowing God. Explaining both who God is and how we can relate to Him, Packer divides his book into three sections: The first directs our attention to how and why we know God, the second to the attributes of God, and the third to the benefits enjoyed by a those who know Him intimately. This guide leads readers into a greater understanding of God while providing advice to gaining a closer relationship with Him as a result.

April

Pleasing People by Lou Priolo

Do you ever feel controlled by the desire to please others? Do you find yourself living for the approval of others? Lou Priolo shows the being an “approval junkie” is essentially at the heart of what the Bible refers to as the fear of man. In a winsome and clear style, Priolo helps the reader identify the fear of man in his or her own life and work towards a liberating, Biblical solution.

March

The Man Christ Jesus by Bruce Ware

The Bible teaches that Jesus is fully God and fully man. What are the implications of His humanity? Bruce Ware explores the significance of Christ’s humanity and helps us learn, by the power of the Spirit, to follow in Jesus’s steps.

February

Valley of Vision

Do you ever wonder what to pray or feel like your prayers are shallow? This collection of classic prayers from the puritans is a great resource to spur your own prayer life.

January 2018

Anger and Stress Management God’s Way by Wayne Mack

Anger and stress may be commonplace, but they are still destroyers that will cause devastating harm if left unchecked. By God's grace, however, no one needs to be overcome by ungodly anger or stress. Wayne Mack shows how to apply God's Word to finding true and authoritative help, explaining principles that can be adopted for lasting positive change.

December

Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Written in a captivating style with beautiful illustrations, The Jesus Storybook Bible helps children and adults see the big picture behind the key stories of the Bible.

November

Hymns of Grace by The Master's Seminary Press

Featuring many classic and modern hymns, Hymns of Grace is a great resource for individuals and families. You will find many of the songs we sing at UBC contained inside. Consider picking up a copy and incorporating it into your personal or family devotions!

October

Unquenchable Flame by Michael Reeves

The Unquenchable Flame, an accessible introduction to the Protestant Reformation, brings to life the movement’s most colorful characters – Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, the Puritans – and examine their ideas, showing the profound and personal relevance of Reformation thinking for Christians today.

September

Faithful Parent by Scott and Peace

The goal of a Christian parent is to be faithful to God’s Word in their parenting. The hope is that God will use our faithful, though imperfect, efforts to work in our children. This book gives a helpful overall perspective on parenting as well as detailed application to each stage of your child’s development.

August

Resolving Everyday Conflict by Ken Sande

If you have relationships with people then you experience some conflict. How do you work through conflict in a Biblical way? What if you are willing to reconcile but the other person is not? Ken Sande’s book will provide a framework for conflict resolution and specific steps to apply the framework to different situations.

July

Trusting God, Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges

Is God really in control? If He is, how can I trust Him when life is hard? Jerry Bridges walks you through the scope of God’s power over nations, nature, and the detailed lives of individuals, helping you see God’s good hand at work in the world. And as you come to know Him better, you’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely—even when life hurts.

June 2017

Spiritual Reformation by D.A. Carson

This powerful and clear book on prayer mixes commentary on the prayers of Paul with practical suggestions for personal growth in prayer.