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The staff and elders at The Ridge recommend the resources below to you as you seek to grow to become a fully devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. Though we believe these resources will be edifying to you, we may not necessarily agree with every point they make. Always read with care and discernment.

Training to Be a Disciple

Disciples Path by Lifeway

The Navigators 2:7 Series

One to One Discipling by Multiplication Ministries

Books & Articles

Apologetics

Truth Matters by Darrell Bock, Andreas Kostenberger, and Josh Chatraw
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
Bible Reading Plans

Bible Reading Plan

5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan
Robert Murray McCheyne's Bible Reading Plan

 Biography

Spurgeon: A New Biography by Arnold Dallimore
Robert Murray M'Cheyne by Andrew Bonar
Through the Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
The Swans Are Not Silent series by John Piper
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
Tortured by Christ by Richard Wurmbrand

Church & Church Membership

What is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever
What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile

Christian Living

The Cross-Centered Life by CJ Mahaney
The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Don Whitney
Don’t Waste Your Sports by CJ Mahaney
Radical by David Platt
Humility: True Greatness by CJ Mahaney
The Peacemaker by Ken Sande
The Gospel at Work by Sebastian Traeger & Greg Gilbert
Holiness by J.C. Ryle
Habits of Grace by David Mathis

Culture

Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Russell Moore
Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age by David Platt

Devotionals for Families with Kids

Long Story Short: Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski
Old Story New: Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski

Discipleship

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever
WITH: A Practical Guide to Informal and Intentional Disciplemaking by Alvin Reid and George Robinson

Evangelism & Missions

Evangelism by Mack Stiles
The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever
Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
I am Going by Daniel Akin & Bruce Ashford

God the Father

Knowing God by J.I. Packer
The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

God the Son (Jesus)

The Cross of Christ by John Stott
Who is Jesus? by Greg Gilbert

Gospel

What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by JD Greear
Assured by Greg Gilbert

Gospel Tracts

The Story by Spread Truth Ministries
Two Ways to Live by Matthias Media
Three Circles by NAMB

Guidance & The Will of God

Found: God's Will by John MacArthur
Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

Jesus

The Cross of Christ by John Stott
Who is Jesus? by Greg Gilbert
What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper 

Marriage

Catching Foxes by John Henderson
Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack
When Sinners say "I Do" by Dave Harvey

Manhood/Womanhood

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper & Wayne Grudem
Thoughts for Young Men by J.C. Ryle
Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis
Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood by Carolyn Mahaney
True Beauty by Carolyn Mahaney

Parenting

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul Tripp
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman
ApParent Privilege by Steve Wright
Visionary Parenting by Rob and Amy Rienow

Prayer

Praying with Paul by DA Carson

Scripture

Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung
Why Trust the Bible? by Greg Gilbert 

Sexuality/Homosexuality

Sexual Detox by Tim Challies
What Does The Bible Say About Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung
Transgender by Vaughan Roberts

Theology

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by RC Sproul