List of Recommended Resources

This page is a work in progress. I don’t necessarily agree with every viewpoint on every site here, but I’ve learned something valuable in each of these places. I’ll add items here as I think of them. Enjoy!

Scripture Journals

ESV Scripture Journals – you can take notes and reference them for the rest of your life!

Bible Apps

  • YouVersion The devotional plans on this app tend to try to appeal to a wide audience, so I mostly just use this for a quick and easy Bible app. You can also easily highlight and take notes.
  • Ligonier: for Apple, Android – From the ministry of R.C. Sproul.
  • First5 – This is an app for women with a daily devotional on every chapter of the Bible, an online community, and study guides, which I personally review.

Documentaries

I found these very interesting and informative. Tell me if there is one you recommend!
Reformation Profiles
Calvinist
American Gospel: Christ Alone

Podcasts

Free Greek and Hebrew interlinear!

An interlinear is a must-have resource when dealing with specific word study.  https://www.stepbible.org/ They even have a free course on how to use it. PS This also works amazing on a mobile phone.

Logos Bible Software – used by pastors, basic version is FREE! https://www.logos.com/get-started

Other Websites

  • The Bible project – videos summarizing every book of the Bible, with free poster downloads. I don’t agree with all of their theology– take what you can from it!
  • Look at an ancient scroll of Isaiah, part of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Gospel believing Church Search 1 https://www.9marks.org/church-search – Search for a good nearby church! Just a note that there are churches on this site and themselves here, they aren’t necessarily endorsed by 9Marks.
  • Gospel believing Church Search 2 https://founders.org/church-search/
  • Reformed Sage – Reformed / Biblical / theological art, coffee, mugs, stickers
  • monergism.com – Articles, MP3s & Resources on the Historic Christian Faith
  • https://fightcoffee.org/ – Buy your coffee here and fight human trafficking at the same time. This was started by a personal friend of mine.
  • www.bestcommentaries.com – the rotten-tomatoes of Bible commentaries (bible commentary search and ratings)
  • Here is a list of resources I’ve compiled to help Christians defend against secular worldviews such as Critical Theory, Social Justice, and Intersectionality

Commentaries

  • Word Biblical Commentary
  • NIV Application Commentary
  • Tyndale Old/New Testament Commentaries
  • New International Biblical Commentary
  • New International Commentary on the Old Testament
  • New American Commentary
  • Baker Exegetical Commentary
  • Pillar New Testament Commentary
  • New International Greek Testament Commentary
  • Eerdmans commentary on the bible
  • Banner of Truth Commentaries

Very good ones FREE on Studylight.org:

These are my recommendations on commentaries per book of the Bible. These scholars are often devoted particularly to their book of study here. These are sometimes expensive but worth the investment. NOTE: The series is abbreviated when it has already been mentioned:

  • Genesis: Wenham (Word Biblical Commentary) or Sailhamer (Expositor’s Bible Commentary)
  • Exodus: Enns (NIV Application Commentary)
  • Leviticus: Hartley (WBC)
  • Numbers: Wenham (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)
  • Deuteronomy: McConville (AOTC ); Wright (New International Biblical Commentary)
  • Joshua: Woudstra (New International Commentary on the Old Testament) or Hess (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)
  • Judges, Ruth: Block (New American Commentary)
  • 1 & 2 Samuel: Bergen (NAC)
  • 1 & 2 Kings: House (NAC)
  • 1 Chronicles: Braun (WBC)
  • 2 Chronicles: Dillard (WBC)
  • Ezra and Nehemiah: Williamson (WBC)
  • Esther: Baldwin (TOTC)
  • Job: Andersen (TOTC)
  • Psalms: Kidner (TOTC)
  • Proverbs: Kidner (TOTC); Bridges (Banner of Truth)
  • Ecclesiastes: Longman (NICOT)
  • Song of Songs: Longman (NICOT)
  • Isaiah: Oswalt (NICOT)
  • Jeremiah: Thompson (NICOT)
  • Jeremiah & Lamentations: Harrison (TOTC)
  • Ezekiel: Allen (WBC)
  • Daniel: Baldwin (TOTC); Longman (NIVAC)
  • Minor Prophets: McComiskey (3 volumes; superb)
  • Matthew: D.A. Carson (EBC)
  • Mark: Lane (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
  • Luke: Bock (Baker Exegetical Commentary)
  • John: Carson (Pillar New Testament Commentary)
  • Acts: Longenecker (EBC)
  • Romans: Moo (NICNT); Schreiner (BEC); Murray (Eerdmans)
  • 1 Corinthians: Fee (NICNT)
  • 2 Corinthians: Barnett (NICNT)
  • Galatians: Longenecker (Word)
  • Ephesians: Bruce (NICNT), Lincoln (WBC)
  • Philippians: O’Brien (New International Greek Testament Commentary)
  • Colossians/Philemon: O’Brien (WBC)
  • 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Bruce (WBC)
  • Pastoral Epistles: Mounce (WBC)
  • Hebrews: Ellingworth (NIGTC)
  • James: Moo (PNTC)
  • 1 Peter: Grudem (Tyndale New Testament Commentary)
  • 2 Peter and Jude: Baukham (WBC); Moo (NIVAC)
  • Johannine Epistles: Kruse (PNTC); Stott (TNTC)
  • Revelation: Beale (NIGTC)