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RECOMMENDED READING

The resources below are recommended by our pastors and organized by category.

NPC’s Vision: Rejoicing in the Real and Irresistible Jesus
     Dane Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers
     John Owen, The Glory of Christ
     Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith

Christian Living 
     Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love
     Bryan Chapell, Unlimited Grace: The Heart Chemistry That Frees from Sin and Fuels the Christian Life
     C.S. Lewis, “Three Kinds of Men”
     Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure
     Dane Ortlund, Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners
     John Owen, Communion with God
     J. I. Packer, Knowing God
     J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
     Jen Wilkin, In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character

Addiction
     Ed Welch, Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave
     Ray Ortlund, The Death of Porn: Men of Integrity Building a World of Nobility
     David Powlison, Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken

Pain and Suffering
     D. A. Carson, How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil
     Paul Miller, J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life
     David Powlison, God's Grace in Your Suffering

Devotional
     The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
     Erika Allen, ed., Daily Joy: A Devotional for Women
     Dane Ortlund, In the Lord I Take Refuge: 150 Daily Devotions through the Psalms
     Sam Storms, ed., Daily Strength: A Devotional for Men
     Paul Tripp, New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional

Church Life
     Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together
     Mark Dever, Discipling
     Colin Marshall and Tony Payne, The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything
     Richard Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life: An Evangelical Theology of Renewal
     Ray Ortlund, The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ
     Francis Schaeffer, The Lord's Work in the Lord's Way

Marriage and Parenting
     Bryan Chapell, Each for the Other: Marriage As It's Meant to Be
     Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
     Paul Tripp, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family
     Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child's Heart

Apologetics
     Tim Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
     Rebecca McLaughlin, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion
     Rebecca McLaughlin, 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity
     Gavin Ortlund, Why God Makes Sense in a World That Doesn't: The Beauty of Christian Theism

Recommended Bibles
At NPC we use the English Standard Version across all our ministries. Below are a few editions you may find useful beyond the text-only editions that Crossway publishes.
     ESV Study Bible
     ESV Student Study Bible
     ESV Men's Devotional Bible
     ESV Women's Devotional Bible
     ESV Creeds and Confessions Bible
See also esv.org for a useful and searchable digital Bible, including audio.

RECOMMENDED ONLINE RESOURCES


    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
    Desiring God
    The Gospel Coalition
    The Presbyterian Church in America

RECOMMENDED COUNSELING


At NPC we commend to our people the ministry of CCEF (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) and associated ministries. CCEF is based in Philadelphia, but has various associated branches throughout the country. Here in Chicagoland, we would commend Cross Care Counseling.