Recommended Study Bibles:

NIV Study Bible
The Student Bible — NRSV or NIV Translation
The Harper Collins Study Bible, NRSV
The Life Application Study Bible

The One Year Bible – NIV
978-0-8423-2451-9

Pastor Rich’s Favorite Authors:

Frederick Buechner
Tony Campolo
Richard Foster
Joseph Girzone
Peter Gomes
Harold Kushner
Anne Lamott
C.S. Lewis
Max Lucado
Kathleen Norris
Henri Nouwen
John Ortberg
Lewis Smedes
Barbara Brown Taylor
Philip Yancey

Books I Highly Recommend:

Spiritual Growth: 

To Begin at the Beginning by Martin Copenhaver
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard Foster
Streams of Living Water by Richard Foster
Joshua by Joseph Girzone
Who Needs God by Harold Kushner
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Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado
Fearless by Max Lucado
Traveling Light by Max Lucado
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren
The Story We Find Ourselves In by Brian McLaren
Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris
God is Closer than You Think by John Ortberg
The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg
Restoring Your Spiritual Passion by Gordon MacDonald
Sacred Journeys: A Woman’s Book of Daily Prayer by Jan L. Richardson
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancey
What’s So Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey

Relationship Enrichment: 

The Five Languages of Love by Gary Chapman
Boundaries by Cloud & Townsend
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman
The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Goldhor Lerner
Can Christians Love Too Much? by Margaret J. Rinck
The Art of Forgiving by Lewis Smedes

Bible Help: 
The Good Book by Peter Gomes
NIV Compact Dictionary of the Bible by Douglas & Tenney
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Fee & Stuart
Get Acquainted with Your Bible by Gary L. Ball-Kilbourne

Christian Children’s Books: 

The Beginners Bible by Gold ‘n’ Honey Books (ages 2-8)
Baby’s First Bible by Colin & Moira MacLean (ages 1 – 3)
God Loves You: A Pop-Up Book by Shapiro & Kampen(ages 1-2)
The Beginners Bible for Toddlers by Baker, Helms, & Dalby
The First Step Bible for Toddlers by Gold ‘n’ Honey Books
A First Bible Story Book by Hoffman & Downing (ages 1-6)
And God Created Squash by Hickman & Ferri (ages 1-6)

Deep Blue Children’s Bible
Help Me, God: A Take-Along Prayer Book for Little Hearts by Tyndale for Kids
Praise You, God: A Take-Along Prayer
Book for Little Hearts by Tyndale for Kids
All Things Bright and Beautiful by Alexander & Heyer (ages 1-6)
The World That God Made by Bostrom & Adderley (ages 3-6)
What Did Jesus Promise? by Haidle & Bladholm (ages 3-8)
WWJD for Kidz by Hollingsworth & Incrocci (ages 3-8)
Give Us This Day: The Lord’s Prayer Illustrated for Children by TashaTudor
Big Truths for Little Kids by Hunt & Hunt (school age)