Recommended Books for Further Study on the Fundamental Doctrines of Christianity*

Although not an exhaustive list of books on Bible doctrine and systematic theology, the student of Scripture will find these resources to be extremely helpful as they journey into a more in-depth study of the essential, cardinal doctrines of the Faith. They range from devotional readings on doctrine to advanced scholarly studies in theology.

Bible/Christian Doctrine

Lewis Sperry Chafer,Major Bible Themes, Revised by John F. Walvoord (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1974).

Rick Cornish, 5 Minute Theologian (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2004).

Millard J. Erickson, Introducing Christian Doctrine edited by L. Arnold Hustad (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992).

William Evans, The Great Doctrines of the Bible (Chicago: Moody, 1974).

Wayne Grudem, Bible Doctrine edited by Jeff Purswell (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999).

Foundational Faith, ed., John Koessler (Chicago: Moody, 2003).

Walter Martin, Essential Christianity (Ventura: Regal Books, 1980).

Bruce Milne, Know the Truth (Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 1998).

Leon Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1965).

Charles C. Ryrie, Survey of Bible Doctrine (Chicago: Moody, 1972).

Kenneth R. Samples, Without a Doubt (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004).

Alan Kent Scholes, What Christianity Is All About (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1999).

John R. W. Stott, Basic Christianity (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994)

Systematic Theology

Floyd H. Barackman, Practical Christian Theology, Fourth Edition (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2001).

James Oliver Buswell, A Systematic Theology of the Christian Religion, in One Vol., (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1962).

Lewis Sperry Chafer, Systematic Theology, Abridged edition, 2 vols., John F. Walvoord ed. (Wheaton: Victor, 1988).

Paul Enns, The Moody Handbook of Theology (Chicago: Moody, 1989).

Millard J. Erickson, Christian Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991).

Norman Geisler, Systematic Theology, 4 vol. (Bloomington: Bethany House, 2004).

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994).

Robert P. Lightner, Evangelical Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1986).

Charles C. Ryrie, Basic Theology (Chicago: Moody, 1999).

William G. T. Shedd, Dogmatic Theology, Third Edition: 1 vol. edition, ed., Alan W. Gomez (Pillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2003).

Understanding Christian Theology, ed., Charles R. Swindoll & Roy B. Zuck (Nashville: Nelson, 2003).

Henry Thiessen, Lectures in Systematic Theology, Revised by Vernon D. Doerksen (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979).

Bible/Theological Dictionaries

Alan Cairns, Dictionary of Theological Terms (Greenville: Ambassador Emerald International, 2002).

Baker’s Dictionary of Theology, Everett F. Harrison, ed., (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1960).

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, Walter A. Elwell, ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1984).

The Theological Wordbook, Charles R. Swindoll, ed. (Nashville: Word, 2000).

Merrill F. Unger, The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, R. K. Harrison, ed. (Chicago: Moody, 1988).

W. E. Vine, Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Old Tappan: Revell, 1981).

*Additional recommended resources / books are provided in the “Books” section of the website.

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