These are books that I use on a regular basis, ones that I found informational or useful, or just enjoyed reading. Click on the picture to be taken to the Amazon web page where it can be purchased. Where the description or synopsis of the book is long, a link is provided.

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thompsonbibleThe Thompson Chain Reference Study Bible is my Bible of choice. It is full of resources. A complete description of the Bible from the publisher can be found here.




The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible is an updated version to the one I currently have, which is out of print. The Thompson Chain Reference Study Bible provides Strong’s numbers to make finding the reference easier. This is a highly desirable book for serious Bible studies. The Amazon page for this book has a more detailed description of its contents.




kotcThe Kingdom of the Cults is the authoritative reference work on major cult systems for nearly forty years. Working closely together, Ravi Zacharias and Managing Editors Jill and Kevin Rische (daughter of Dr. Martin) have updated and augmented the work with new material. This book will continue as a crucial tool in countercult ministry and in evangelism for years to come. Among cults and religions included are: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age Cults, the Unification Church, Baha’i Faith, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and more.



nbdThe New Bible Dictionary is a reference work ideally suited for people of all ages and backgrounds. This magnificent and comprehensive Bible dictionary has set the standard for evangelical Bible dictionaries for five decades. Now in its third, updated edition, it is the clear leader in its field. The third edition is an important step forward in bringing this classic work up to date with the latest developments in biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern studies and archaeological finds. One hundred of the most important articles have been revised and rewritten. All of the bibliographies have been revised, taking into account the vast increase in publications since the second edition was released. The third edition of the New Bible Dictionary will increase the reader’s knowledge and understanding of God’s Word as no other single book can do. It is an invaluable reference book for schools and colleges, theological and Bible college students, ministers and laypeople, teachers and professional scholars–everyone who wants to know and understand the Bible better.


imcotbIllustrated Manners and Customs of the Bible. This fully illustrated encyclopedic guide to the Bible’s manners, customs, and times puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Forty-six sections cover the people of the Bible and how they lived-from family life to law to transportation. This affordable one-volume resource offers over 6,000 topics and facts, making the wonders of Bible cultures more accessible than ever.




The New Complete Works of Josephus
(Revised and expanded edition; commentary by Paul L. Maier) Unabridged. Includes harmony of Greek and English numbering systems, table of Jewish weights and measures, Old Testament text parallels, twenty full-page illustrations, and an updated index.




tgcThe God Chasers
A God Chaser is a person whose passion for God’s presence presses him to chase the impossible in hopes in the uncatchable might catch him. A child chases a loving parent until, suddenly, the strong arms of the father enfold the chaser. The pursuer becomes the captive; the pursued the captor. Paul put it this way: “I chase after that I may catch that which apprehended me: (Phil. 3:12) Add your name to the list. . . become a God chaser. Who knows? You might one whom He catches.




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