Resources for Christian Growth

Daily Devotions

New Morning Mercies - Paul Tripp

New Morning Mercies - Paul Tripp

Christ-centered devotions for every day of the year. My wife and I began the book this year and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

Not by Sight - Jon Bloom

Not by Sight - Jon Bloom

This book is really cool. It takes Bible stories and puts us in the shoes of the characters, helping us learn the godly lessons that they learned. The devotions are short, insightful, and applicable. 

Bibles

ESV Study Bible

ESV Study Bible

Probably the best study Bible out there. You can’t go wrong with this one unless you prefer a different translation.

CSB Study Bible

CSB Study Bible

Though a great translation, I’ve switched from the ESV to the more readable CSB. The study notes in the ESV Study Bible are hard to beat, but the CSB Study Bible is a contender.

ESV Journaling Bible

I’ve never used a journaling Bible, but literally dozens of my friends have this one and love it. I’ve heard them praise its usefulness enough to fully recommend it.

NLT Jesus-Centered Bible

NLT Jesus-Centered Bible

We know that the Old Testament points to Jesus, but where? This Bible highlights over 600 references and promises in blue to help us see Christ in the text and understand the Bible’s big picture. Why did no one think of this sooner?

ESV Reader's Bible

ESV Reader's Bible

A “Reader’s Bible” takes out the distraction of chapters and verses, making reading whole books much easier. These aren’t for study, but if your goal is simply to read then the ESV Reader’s Bible is a great choice.

Dwell audio bible

Dwell Audio Bible

Dwell calls itself “The Spotify of Scripture”. It has playlists, 4 accents, etc. It’s not free, but it’s the best experience I’ve had with an audio Bible.

Websites

The Gospel Coalition

TGC brings together leaders from multiple denominations to write articles that build up the global church. This is one of the few sites that I check out every day.

Saturate

Saturate

Saturate is all about practical, daily life discipleship. Two books from the ministry (Gospel Fluency and Saturate) have changed the way I think about practically living out the gospel. The site is full of great resources.

Desiring God

Desiring God

John Piper’s ministry has been a huge influence in my life. His website offers thousands of free sermons, articles, books, and podcasts.

9Marks

9Marks

Looking for resources to make your church healthier or to be a better church member? That’s the specialty of the 9Marks ministry. There are plenty of articles on the site, or you can check out their series of books.