Recommended Resources

Below you will find a list of resources recommended by Pastor Joe and the Elders of Emmaus. Please understand that we do not endorse everything stated in these resources, but find them to be generally good and helpful. For a clear presentation of the beliefs of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church please see our Confession of Faith and our Position Papers. Be aware that these books vary in difficulty – some are easy to read and devotional in nature, some are academic. We have decided not to link to online book sellers but leave it to you to find the best prices on these products. The titles with an (*) next to them are stocked in our small bookstore located to the rear of the sanctuary and accessible on Sunday mornings.

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Recommended Books and Articles:

The Christian Life


“Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave”, by Edward T. Welch*


“The Crook in the Lot: God’s Sovereignty and Wisdom Displayed in our Afflictions”, by Thomas Boston


“Good and Angry”, by David Powlison*

Assurance of Faith

“Knowing and Growing in Assurance of Faith “, by Joel Beeke*

Church Life

“Jesus Loves the Church and So Should You”, by Earl Blackburn


“Christians Get Depressed Too”, by David Murray*


“Facing Grief”, by John Flavel

Fear and Anxiety

“Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the Rest of God”, by Edward Welch

Family Worship

“Family Worship”, by Joel Beeke*

“Family Worship”, by Donald Whitney

Holy Living


“The Exemplary Husband”, by Stuart Scott

“The Excellent Wife”, by Martha Peace

“Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage”, by Jim Newheiser*


“The Duties Of Parents”, by J.C. Ryle

“Shepherding a Child’s Heart”, by Tedd Tripp

“Age of Opportunity”, by Tedd Tripp

“Your Child’s Profession of Faith”, by Dennis Gundersen


Sabbath Keeping (The Lord’s Day)

“The Lord’s Day”, Joseph Pipa*

Spiritual Disciplines

“Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life”, by Donald Whitney*‎

Preparing for The End of Life

“Departing in Peace: Biblical Decision-Making at the End of Life”, by Bill Davis

Apologetics and Philosophy

“Christianity and Liberalism”, by J. Gresham Machen*

Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics

“Knowing Scripture”, by R.C. Sproul*

Biblical Theology

“The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses”, Vern Poythress

“When the Time Had Fully Come: Studies in New Testament Theology”, by Herman Ridderbos

“Biblical Theology”, by Geerhardus Vos

“Getting the Garden Right”, by Richard Barcellos


“The Life of Arthur W. Pink”, by Iain H Murray

“Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther”, by Roland H. Bainton

Classics, Etc

“The Pilgrim’s Progress”, by John Bunyan

Confessions and Catechisms

“The Second London Baptist Confession” (1689) (Available online; Available in print at Solid Ground Christian Books )*

“The Baptist Catechism” (Available online)

“The Orthodox Catechism”, Hercules Collins (Available at Reformed Baptist Academic Press)

“A Toolkit for Confessions: Helps for the Study of English Puritan Confessions of Faith”, Renihan and Barcellos (Available at Reformed Baptist Academic Press)

Church History and Historical Theology

“Church History 101: The Highlights of Twenty Centuries”, by Sinclair Ferguson*

“A Survey of Church History”, Robert Godfrey (Video series available at

“The Early Church”, by Henry Chadwick

“Baptists Through the Centuries”, by David Bebbington

“Revival and Revivalism”, by Iain Murray

“Fundamentalism and American Culture”, by George Marsden

“Jesus Made in America”, by Steven Nichols

Systematic Theology

One Volume Systematic Theologies

“Know the Truth”, by Bruce Milne*

“Systematic Theology”, by Louis Berkhof

“The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction”, by Sinclair Ferguson*

Multiple Volume Systematic Theologies

“Reformed Dogmatics”, by Herman Bavinck

The Doctrine of Scripture

“Thy Word in Truth: Some Thoughts on the Biblical Doctrine of Inspiration”, E.J. Young

“The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible”, B.B Warfield

“The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?”, F.F. Bruce

“The Canon of Scripture”, F.F. Bruce

The Doctrine of God

“All That Is in God”, by James Dolezal

“God without Passions: a Primer – A Practical and Pastoral Study of Divine Impassibility”, by Samuel Renihan*

The Doctrine of Man and Sin

The Doctrine of Salvation

“Chosen by God”, by R.C. Sproul*

“Redemption Accomplished and Applied”, by John Murray‎*

“The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented”, by David N. Steele*

The Doctrine of Christ

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

“The Holy Spirit”, Sinclair B. Ferguson

The Doctrine of the Church

“The Church: The Gospel Made Visible”, by Mark Dever

“Nine Marks of a Healthy Church”, by Mark Dever

“Edification and Beauty: The Practical Ecclesiology of the English Particular Baptists”, by James Renihan

The Doctrine of Last Things

“A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times”, by Kim Riddlebarger*

“Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation”, by Dennis E. Johnson

"Him we proclaim,
warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that we may present everyone mature in Christ."
(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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