Bible Study Books/Tools
Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (coded to Strong’s Concordance)
Quest for the Original Text of the New Testament by Philip Wesley Comfort
The Men Behind the KJV by Gustavus S. Paine – Out of Print. Check with your library; order via interlibrary loan.
Bible: If you prefer the KJV: The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition, by Thomas Nelson, 2017
TYPES of recommended books that several publishers print:
A Harmony of the Gospels for your preferred Bible version.
Recommended for KJV: Bakers Harmony of the Gospels
A Dictionary of the Bible
An Atlas of the Bible
A Parallel Bible (having 4+ different Bible versions showing same passage printed across each page)
A Greek-English New Testament Interlinear Bible referencing Strong’s Numbers
Recommended for KJV: Interlinear Greek-English New Testament by Jay P., Sr Green (Editor)
A Dictionary of Theological Terms;
Recommended: Evangelical Dictionary of Theology by Daniel Treier and Walter A. Elwell
About Protestant Christian Doctrine
Putting the Amazing Back into Grace: Who Does What in Salvation? by Michael Horton
The Grace Awakening by Charles Swindoll
What’s So Amazing About Grace? Philip Yancey
More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
All the Doctrines of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer
All About the Holy Spirit by Herbert Lockyer
When Jesus Became God: The Struggle to Define Christianity during the Last Days of Rome by Richard E. Rubenstein
Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus by Timothy Paul Jones
The Footsteps of the Messiah: A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchenbaum
Published by Ariel Ministries, www.ariel.org
Recommended Books by Ralph Woodrow:
Women’s Adornment – What does the Bible REALLY Say?
Does the Bible forbid the wearing of slacks, earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets? Did Paul forbid Christian women to cut their hair? Must women wear hats to church? Was it a “shame” that some men in the Bible had long hair? This book exposes the folly of external strictness.
Christmas – Reconsidered
Is Christmas an ancient pagan festival to which the name of Christ has been falsely attached? Was Nimrod the first Santa Claus? Was Christ born in winter? Shepherds did not “abide in the fields” in winter, or did they? Does preaching against Christmas ever bring any souls to Christ? Did Jeremiah condemn Christmas trees?
Easter, Is It Pagan?
Simply put, this book shows that: “Easter” is not the name of a pagan goddess, Constantine did not start Easter at the Nicene Council, the 40 days of Lent did not start in Babylon, Christians who attend sunrise services are not worshiping Baal, eggs and rabbits are not vile, abominable objects! This study shows how many have been victims of misinformation.
Divorce and Remarriage: What Does the Bible Really Say?
Though Old Testament law permitted divorce–the Lord himself, figuratively, went through a divorce–by the time of Jesus, Jewish men were abusing this law by divorcing wives “for any cause.” This book answers the questions: In which situations does the New Testament permit divorce? Are divorced Christians who have remarried “living in adultery”? Church dogma often targets the wounded, rejecting the very ones who need Christ’s healing touch, thereby further complicating the pain and rejection of these wounded ones. While not encouraging frivolous marriage dissolutions, this book deals with the issues of divorce and remarriage from a biblical perspective–looking below the surface of what some have SAID the Bible teaches–to understand the obvious intent of Scriptural passages which deal with these issues.
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
Come, Let Us Reason by Norman L. Geisler & Ronald M. Brooks
The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense by Suzette H. Elgin
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter
Forgive & Forget Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve by Lewis B. Smedes
Shame & Grace-Healing the Shame We Don’t Deserve by Lewis B. Smedes
Healing for Damaged Emotions by David A. Seamands
Tired of Trying to Measure Up by Jeffrey Vanvonderen
Risking by David Viscott (out of print)
Anger: Deal with it, Heal It, Stop it from Killing You by William DeFoore
Letting Go of Anger: The 11 Most Common Anger Styles and What to Do About Them by Ron Potter-Efron, et al
Spiritual Abuse and Recovery
The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the Church by David Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen
When God’s People Let You Down/How to Rise above Hurts That Often Occur within the Church by Jeffrey VanVonderen
Soul Repair: Rebuilding Your Spiritual Life by Jeff VanVonderen and Dale & Juanita Ryan
Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves by Steven Hassan
Churches that Abuse by Ronald M. Enroth. See: “Two-By-Twos;” Pp 133-135, 155
Recovering from Churches that Abuse by Ronald M. Enroth
Toxic Faith by Stephen Arterburn & Jack Felton
Snapping by Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman
Faith That Hurts, Faith That Heals/Understanding the Fine Line Between Healthy Faith and Spiritual Abuse by Stephen Arterburn, Jack Felton
Captive Hearts Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery from Cults and other Abusive Relationships by Madeleine L. Tobias & Janja Lalich
Healing Spiritual Abuse and Religious Addiction by Matthew Linn
Twisted Scriptures: A Path to Freedom from Abusive Churches by Mary Alice Chrnalogar
In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing With Manipulative People by George K. Simon
Serpents in the Manger: Overcoming Abusive Christianity by Jerry L., Ph.D. Harris, Melody J., Ph.D. Milam
Damaged Disciples: Casualties of Authoritarian Churches and the Shepherding by Ron Burks, Vicki Burks
Combatting Cult Mind Control by Stephen Hassan
Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse by Michael D. Langone
When Trying Harder Isn’t Enough: Breaking the Bondage of Legalism by Neil T Anderson, Rich Miller, Paul Travis
Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships by Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias
Cult Proofing Your Kids by Paul R. Martin
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter
Risking by David Viscott
Out of the Cults and into the Church by Janis Hutchinson
Cult to Christ: The Church With No Name and the Legacy of the Living Witness by Elizabeth Joy Coleman
(autobiography of Ex-2×2 author, Australian)