Recommended Resources

These are resources Pastor Josh thoroughly endorses. While there are multitudes of resources that can be helpful, these are the top resources that you can rely on to be Biblically faithful, and challenge and encourage your heart to delight in God.

Books

Name Author Comment Link
Desiring God John Piper A modern classic that has given a whole generation a passion to exalt God with a big view of His glory and a vision for our satisfaction being found in Him alone. DesiringGod.org
Let the Nations be Glad John Piper A fabulous little book that will set your heart on fire with God's heart for the world. DesiringGod.org
21 Servants of Sovereign Joy John Piper A compilation of 21 short biographies of many of the heros of the faith to inspire, encourage, and challenge you. DesiringGod.org
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family Paul Tripp This is one of the most helpful books ever, and applicable to every aspect of life, not just parenting. Paul Tripp shows in this book how the gospel applies to hearts and how God's grace is transformative. Amazon.com
Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church Paul Tripp Another gospel-centered book on how to develop a healthy leadership community based on grace. Amazon.com
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers Dane Ortlund A book that takes a deep look at God through Jesus to show us the greatness of His compassion. So deeply encouraging and at the same time challenging to be more like Christ. Amazon.com
The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything Colin Marshall and Tony Payne A solid book that looks at our philosophy of ministry and seeks to recover the biblical model of all Christians being disciple-makers. Amazon.com
On the block Doug Logan A short book that gives a picture of what it looks like to engage with our neighbors in gospel driven relationships. Amazon.com
Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life Jeff Vandersteldt Another book about how to be a light for Jesus in your everyday life. There are many great examples of how to engage in unbelievers to point them to Christ. Amazon.com
Loving Messy People Scott Mehl A very helpful book written by a good friend who is a great pastor/counselor that points us to how to come alongside people in ways that are helpful and edifying. Amazon.com
You Can Change Tim Chester A book that helps us to fight the sin within with the truth of the gospel. Amazon.com
Relationships: A Mess Worth Making Timothy Lane Although relationships are difficult, they are at the heart of not only our human existance, but also our Christianity. This book helps work us through how to help our relationships thrive. Amazon.com

Websites

Name Author Comment Link
Josh's Old Testament Videos Joshua Grauman Pastor Josh spent several years creating an Old Testament Curriculum for Eternity Bible College. Here are those 280 Videos on every book in the Old Testament, along with study guides, and other resources. TheApprenticeship.org
Hare Translation Journey Dave and Stacey Hare Friends of Josh and Melody who are missionaries/church planters/Bible Translators in Cameroon. Their selfless service of the Lord, heart, and kingdom mindset is challenging and encouraging, and somehow they find time to write thoughtful blogs through it all! There is a wealth of good articles here that put things in perspective. HareTranslation.com
Gunner's Blog David Gundersen Another friend of Josh and Melody who is a pastor in Texas, Gunner always writes very thoughtful and articulate articles. Every time he writes I make it a point to read, and am never disappointed. DavidAGundersen.com

Podcasts

Name Author Comment Link
Ask Pastor John John Piper The podcast the Josh and Melody come back to time and time again for encouragement and wisdom. Short wise councel on a variety of of topics. Apple Podcast Google Podcast