30 essential books for your church library


Old Woman Reading a Book by Pieter van den Bos, circa 1650

Old Woman Reading a Book by Pieter van den Bos, circa 1650

A well-rounded church library is going to include plenty of study aids, Biblical commentaries, and helpful books on issues impacting everyday life. We commend the following resources to help you fill out your library on matters of Biblical sexuality, gender, sexual brokenness, homosexuality and marriage.

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Books outlining godly sexuality

  1. Men and Women are From Eden by Mary Healy
  2. Fill These Hearts by Christopher West
  3. Man and Woman He Created Them by John Paul II
  4. The Nuptial Mystery by Angelo Cardinal Scola

The meaning of marriage

  1. What is Marriage? by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T Anderson and Robert P George
  2. Same-sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design by Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet
  3. God, Marriage, and Family (Second Edition) by Andreas J. Kostenberger

Understanding pornography

  1. Pornland by Gail Dines
  2. Wired for Intimacy by William Struthers
  3. Pornified by Pamela Paul

Books guiding healing and recovery

  1. Sexual Healing by David Kyle Foster
  2. Naked Surrender by Andy Comisky
  3. Undefiled by Harry Schaumburg
  4. False Intimacy by Harry Schaumburg
  5. Breaking Free by Russell Willingham
  6. Grace-based Recovery by Jonathan Daugherty
  7. When Lost Men Come Home by David Zailer

Homosexuality and gender

  1. The Gay Gospel by Joe Dallas
  2. Coming Out of Homosexuality by Bob Davies and Lori Rentzel
  3. The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality: A Biblical and Compassionate Response to Same-Sex Attraction by Joe Dallas and Nancy Heche

Helpful books for parents

  1. How to Talk Turkey with your Kids about Sex by Kevin Leman and Kathy Flores Bell
  2. Hooked by Joe S. McIlhaney Jr. and Freda McKissic Bush
  3. Choosing to Wait by Laura Gallier
  4. So Sexy, So Soon by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne

For teens

  1. Theology of His Body/Her Body by Jason Evert
  2. Why Wait? by Laura Gallier
  3. What’s the Big Deal about Pornography? by Jill Manning

Sexual abuse

  1. The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan B. Allender


We’re leaving a few slots open for new resources as we encounter them!

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