This page serves to give the Christian a list of recommended readings to grow in his or her faith. We believe the following readings will aid you in your walk with Christ, allowing you to grow in understanding of God’s Word and His plan.

By ease of access we have divided the resource list into three categories:

The Beginner section includes resources we believe are geared toward new believers or individuals who are just starting their journey with Christ. These resources are perfect for someone who is just starting their walk with Christ, or is just beginning to study and grow in their faith.

The Intermediate section includes resources we believe are geared toward individuals who may have been believers for some time. Perhaps a man has been a Christian for a number of years, and feels God’s calling upon his life. These resources should aid the individual who is serious about a growing, relationship to the Lord, and is committing to His cause and plan for their life.

The Advanced section includes resources for the studious seminarian, pastor, leader or theologian. These resources are not intended for the faint of heart. These publications should be considered by those in the academia realm, or vastly approaching it.


Listing a resource here does not indicate any sort of partnership between the owner of the resource and The Samuel Ministry.


Beginner Section

101 Simple Sermon Outlines for any Occasion by Samuel Schmidt

I Believe in Jesus: Leading Your Child to Christ by John MacArthur

I will! Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian by Thom Rainer

The Case for Christianity Answer Book by Lee Strobel

The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book by David Jeremiah



Intermediate Section

Church Growth 101 by Glenn Mollette

Everyday Evangelism by Matt Queen

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Pray Like it Matters by Steve Gaines

Walking with Luther: A 30 Day Devotional in Honor of History’s Greatest Reformer by Samuel Schmidt

What Every Christian Ought to Know by Adrian Rogers

Whosoever Will by Jerry Vines


Advanced Section

Charismatic Chaos by John MacArthur

Core Facts by Braxton Hunter

Joyfully Justified Because of Jesus: A commentary on Romans 5: 6-11 by Samuel Schmidt

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

The Extent of the Atonement by David Allen

The Potter’s Promise by Leighton Flowers

The Trinity by Malcolm Yarnell