Books for New Christians

There are (and this is a modest estimate) approximately 1 bajillion books about Christianity. Where do you even start? Lifelong Christians are often at a loss, let alone recent converts or those returning after long absences.

Below you'll find some of our best recommendations, books designed to provide knowledge of the Bible and key doctrines at the introductory level, as well as offering support and encouragement for pure living.

Don't assume this is a comprehensive list! Plenty of excellent titles are available, some of which we carry and others that we don't; we've kept this group brief to prevent confusion.

Also, these are just as much for longtime Christians as for newcomers to the faith. If you want to expand your knowledge but don't have a wide foundation to build from, start here. We've purposefully avoided including more advanced theology and Bible study to ensure any title you find here can be used as a jumping-off place.

Finally, enjoy learning. The study of God, His character, and the history of His people should bring joy, and these are books designed not only to increase your knowledge, but to enliven your spirit. Learning is essential for growth; these books are an excellent first step toward maturity and understanding.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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Basic Christian Living
by Douglas Wilson
from Canon Press
for 9th-Adult
$18.00
Christian Beliefs
by Elliot Grudem, Wayne Grudem
from Zondervan
for 10th-Adult
$14.99
Christian History Made Easy
Rose Bible Basics
by Timothy Paul Jones
from Rose Publishing
for 9th-Adult
in Church History Overviews (Location: J)
$14.99
Christianity, Cults & Religions
from Rose Publishing
for 9th-Adult
$14.99
Dangerous Duty of Delight
by John Piper
from Multnomah Books
for Adult
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Faith of Our Fathers
by L. Charles Jackson
from Canon Press
Heidelberg Catechism - A Study Guide
by G. I. Williamson
from P&R Publishing
for 9th-Adult
How to Grow in Christ
by Jack Kinneer
from P&R Publishing
for 9th-Adult
Mere Christianity
by C. S. Lewis
from HarperCollins
Religion/Philosophy for 8th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$12.79
Our Faith: Ecumenical Creeds and Reformed Confessions
by CRC Publications
from CRC Publications
for 10th-Adult
Pursuit of Holiness
by Jerry Bridges
from NavPress
for 9th-Adult
Shorter Catechism Explained from Scripture
by Thomas Vincent
from Banner of Truth Trust
for Adult
Shorter Catechism with Scripture Proofs
by Banner of Truth Trust
from Banner of Truth Trust
for Preschool-8th grade
Westminster Shorter Catechism For Study Classes
by G. I. Williamson
2nd edition from P&R Publishing
for 9th-Adult
$13.50
Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English
by Phillip Rollinson & Kelly Douglas, editors
from P&R Publishing
for All ages