Have you ever asked or been asked these questions?

  • Who is God?
  • Why should I believe in God?
  • Why does God allow bad things to happen?
  • Did God create evil?
  • Is God more powerful than the devil?
  • Has science and the big bang disproved the Bible and Christianity?
  • Who wrote the Bible?
  • Why is the Bible full of apparent contradictions?
  • Is the Bible relevant?
  • Are biblical miracles just magic tricks that fooled simple primitive people?
  • Why is there so much evil in the world?
  • How was Mary a virgin?
  • Who is Jesus and why is he the only way to God?
  • Is Jesus really the Son of God?
  • What’s the meaning of Christmas?
  • What’s the meaning of Easter?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • What does ‘born again’ mean?
  • What is salvation?
  • Why does God forgive bad people?
  • Why are there so many different churches and denominations?
  • Is there an afterlife?
  • What happens after death?
  • What do I need to do to get to heaven?
  • What about those who have never heard or will never hear about Jesus; will they go to heaven?
  • What are the end times, and are we living in them?
  • Who is the antichrist?
  • Why do college students lose their faith?

These are important questions! We want to help you find biblical solutions and articulate biblical answers to these real-life struggles.

Below is a brief list of recommended books we believe will help you grow in your understanding of the Bible, church history, doctrine, and theology. Many of these books are available at the library at First Baptist Church.

*A recommendation does not mean we agree with everything in the book or with the author’s total theology. We believe we can learn from other brothers and sisters even though we may disagree on secondary or tertiary matters. We encourage everyone to follow the example of the Bereans (Acts 17:11and test everything by Scripture and hold fast to what is true (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

To see more recommended reading, check out our book lists for Christian Living and Christian Relationships.


Systematic Theology—Church