2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

Gift Ideas for Dad

Encourage the heart and mind of a father in your life this year. Browse the lists below, clicking on a specific category to be taken directly to the list you’re interested in seeing.

For Those Interested in Science

Theistic Evolution

Theistic Evolution

J. P. Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer, Christopher Shaw, Ann K. Gauger, Wayne Grudem

This volume of more than two dozen essays written by highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theologians from Europe and North America provides the most comprehensive critique of theistic evolution yet produced, opening the door to scientific and theological alternatives.

Redeeming Science

Redeeming Science

Vern S. Poythress

We live in God's world, and today this world is continually experiencing the impact of science, scientific ideas, and technological fruits of science. So if this is God's world, then how does God relate to science?

How to Be an Atheist

How to Be an Atheist

Mitch Stokes

Challenging atheists to be more skeptical about their own worldview, this book by an accomplished philosopher shows how Christianity offers the best explanation for the world, humanity, and morality.

Bioethics and the Christian Life

Bioethics and the Christian Life

David VanDrunen

An introduction to bioethics decision making within the context of the theological principles, wisdom, and virtue underlying the broader Christian life. For thoughtful laypeople, pastors, elders, and seminarians.

Creation and the Courts

Creation and the Courts

Norman L. Geisler

This book challenges Christians to recognize the erosion of Christian influence in the public schools and to take part in the battle for Creationism in the classroom.

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek

Geisler and Turek argue that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable. A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith.

Science and Faith

Science and Faith

C. John Collins

Collins investigates specific topics of "conflict" between faith and science, including the age of the earth and evolution. Written for parents, students and for anyone interested in the interplay between science and faith.

For Those Interested in Theology

Biblical Theology

Biblical Theology

Nick Roark, Robert Cline

In response to various kinds of false teaching around the world, this book is an exhortation for churches to use biblical theology to help guard the true gospel.

Echoes of Exodus

Echoes of Exodus

Alastair J. Roberts, Andrew Wilson

Exploring the theme of exodus throughout both the Old and New Testaments, this book sheds light on Scripture’s unified message of redemption from slavery to sin through Jesus Christ.

The City of God and the Goal of Creation

The City of God and the Goal of Creation

T. Desmond Alexander

Linking the garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem, this volume traces the theme of city throughout Scripture—revealing God’s plan for his people in the great city to come.

The Deep Things of God

The Deep Things of God

Fred Sanders

A specialist on the doctrine of the Trinity explains how the gospel is inherently Trinitarian. Now updated with an accessible study guide to make it more user friendly for pastors, theologians, and laypeople alike.

Work and Our Labor in the Lord

Work and Our Labor in the Lord

James M. Hamilton Jr.

Well-known biblical scholar James Hamilton explores the theme of work throughout the whole Bible—its original purpose, how it was affected by the fall, and how we should think about it today. Part of the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series.

Theologians You Should Know

Theologians You Should Know

Michael Reeves

Reeves helps modern readers see that the lives and thought of important theologians from the past are still relevant today, shaping what we believe and how we live as Christians.

50 Crucial Questions

50 Crucial Questions

John Piper, Wayne Grudem

In this concise and accessible resource, John Piper and Wayne Grudem offer compelling answers to the top 50 questions often asked in regard to biblical manhood and womanhood, engaging common objections winsomely and biblically.

The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses

The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses

Chris Bruno

Helping readers grasp the overarching story line of the Bible, this concise resource explores 16 key verses that serve as “turning points” in the biblical narrative, highlighting God’s sovereignty, glory, and grace throughout his Word.

6 Ways the Old Testament Speaks Today

6 Ways the Old Testament Speaks Today

Alec Motyer

Exploring six key themes in the Old Testament—history, religion, worship, prophecy, wisdom, and theology—theologian Alec Motyer helps readers understand the Old Testament for themselves and discover its relevance to life today.

The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words

The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words

Chris Bruno

This accessible overview of biblical theology traces the development of sixteen key themes from Genesis to Revelation, showing how each theme contributes to the one main storyline of Scripture.

For Those Interested in History and Biography

21 Servants of Sovereign Joy

21 Servants of Sovereign Joy

John Piper

In this book, John Piper explores the lives of 21 leaders from church history, offering a close look at their perseverance amidst opposition, weakness, and suffering—inspiring readers toward a life of Christ-exalting courage, passion, and joy.

ESV Archaeology Study Bible

ESV Archaeology Study Bible

The ESV Archaeology Study Bible roots the biblical text in its historical and cultural context, giving Bible readers a framework for better understanding the people, places, and events recorded in Scripture.

Histories and Fallacies

Histories and Fallacies

Carl R. Trueman

A primer for dealing with conceptual and methodological problems in history and presents classic historical problems as a way to examine what history is, what it means, and how it can be told and understood.

Jack

Jack

George Sayer

Written by a longtime friend and colleague of the man his friends called "Jack," this definitive biography of C. S. Lewis recounts the great scholar's relationships and experiences.

Rediscovering the Church Fathers

Rediscovering the Church Fathers

Michael A. G. Haykin

An organized and convenient introduction to the church fathers from AD 100 to 500. Haykin surveys a number of church fathers, outlining their roles in church history and their teaching on a number of topics.

The Theology of B. B. Warfield

The Theology of B. B. Warfield

Fred G. Zaspel

The first comprehensive, systematic treatment of B. B. Warfield’s theology gives scholars, pastors, and students a concise account of Warfield’s position on all theological topics.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Herman Selderhuis

This biography follows Martin Luther on his spiritual journey, revealing his dynamic personality, deep struggles, and durable faith—presenting him first and foremost as a man searching for God.

Lewis on the Christian Life

Lewis on the Christian Life

Joe Rigney

Joe Rigney explores particular themes that run throughout C. S. Lewis's popular and lesser-known writings, illuminating how they help readers develop a deeper awareness of God's presence and work in their lives.

For Those Interested in Bible Study

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible

Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins, Thomas R. Schreiner

Essays from leading evangelical scholars form this accessible introduction to reading the Bible with an understanding of its storyline, theology, and genres.

ESV Scripture Journal: Romans

ESV Scripture Journal: Romans

ESV Scripture Journal: Romans positions the full text of Romans opposite lightly lined blank pages for recording notes and prayers—great for personal Bible reading and reflection, group studies, or sermon notes.

Crossway ESV Bible Atlas

Crossway ESV Bible Atlas

John D. Currid, David P. Barrett

This groundbreaking, full-color companion to the ESV Bible combines visual appeal with state-of-the-art historical and geographical resources in one user-friendly volume.

ESV Study Bible

ESV Study Bible

The ESV Study Bible—created by a diverse team of 95 leading Bible scholars and teachers—features a wide array of study tools, making it a valuable resource for readers, students, and teachers of God’s Word.

Mark

Mark

Dane C. Ortlund

This study of the Gospel of Mark helps readers understand what vibrant faith and authentic discipleship looks like for those who follow a rejected king.

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ESV Journaling Bible®

The ESV Journaling Bible provides the perfect way for you to keep a journal of your spiritual life right in the 2-inch margins of the Bible that you read and study every day. 

For Those Interested in Culture and Social Issues

12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Tony Reinke

Writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives—for good and ill—and calls us to develop healthy habits for life in the digital age.

Uncomfortable

Uncomfortable

Brett McCracken

Uncomfortable makes a compelling case that following Jesus calls us to embrace the more difficult aspects of Christianity in the context of the local church.

The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

Mike Cosper

Americans love movies and watch a lot of TV. Cosper helps readers effectively engage with and evaluate what they watch, highlighting how the stories we tell reveal humanity’s universal longing for redemption.

Inerrancy and Worldview

Inerrancy and Worldview

Vern S. Poythress

Groundbreaking, worldview-based defense of scriptural inerrancy offers a positive case for the Bible’s trustworthiness while implicitly critiquing modern materialist worldviews.

Ethics for a Brave New World, Second Edition

Ethics for a Brave New World, Second Edition

John S. Feinberg, Paul D. Feinberg

This updated and revised second edition analyzes the current literature regarding various ethical issues. Includes a new chapter on stem cell research and expanded material on other topics. 

The Things of Earth

The Things of Earth

Joe Rigney

Helping readers walk the line between idolatry and ingratitude, this book emphasizes our responsibility to glorify God by joyfully embracing his good gifts without letting them become worldly distractions that steal our affection.

Redeeming Money

Redeeming Money

Paul David Tripp

Filled with biblical wisdom and aimed at debunking the false promises people often believe about money, this book by best-selling author Paul David Tripp gives a fresh understanding of money through the lens of the gospel.

Reset

Reset

David Murray

Although burnout is growing increasingly common among men in ministry, it doesn’t have to be inevitable. Pastor and counselor David Murray offers men gospel-centered hope for avoiding and recovering from burnout, setting a more sustainable pace.

For Those Interested in Church Ministry

Expository Exultation

Expository Exultation

John Piper

Revealing insights from over 30 years of experience, John Piper shows pastors how and what to communicate from the pulpit in a way that takes seriously the God-appointed task of preaching.

15 Things Seminary Couldn't Teach Me

15 Things Seminary Couldn't Teach Me

Jeff Robinson Sr., Collin Hansen

This book aims to help young pastors bridge the gap between seminary training and ministry in a local church, offering real-world wisdom from the experience of veteran pastors.

Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life

Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life

Jason C. Meyer

Jason Meyer highlights the life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, regarded as one of the most powerful preachers of the twentieth century, teaching us the importance of the union between doctrine and life.

The Imperfect Pastor

The Imperfect Pastor

Zack Eswine

Written in a compelling memoir style, Eswine reflects on the failures, burnout, pain, and complexities that come with pastoral ministry—helping readers find significance in the ordinary through honest conversation and theological reflection.

Preaching

Preaching

Jason C. Meyer

The sermon is under attack. This comprehensive biblical theology of preaching examines what it is, how to do it, and why it’s so important, exploring the concept’s canonical development and relevance for key doctrines.

For Those Interested in Arts & Literature

A Christian Guide to the Classics

A Christian Guide to the Classics

Leland Ryken

Helping readers understand, engage with, and enjoy the classics of Western literature, this volume answers basic questions and provides practical tips for reading some of the greatest works of the last 2,000 years.

Echoes of Eden

Echoes of Eden

Jerram Barrs

Art is all around us, but few people truly understand it. Barrs helps readers evaluate and define great art through an investigation of the work of Lewis, Tolkien, Rowling, Shakespeare, and Austen.

Art and the Christian Mind

Art and the Christian Mind

Laurel Gasque

Rookmaaker's impact on the arts in the twentieth century was enormous. Laurel Gasque examines Rookmaaker's life and shows how he incorporated his biblical beliefs into his teaching, writing, and interaction with the arts.

The Romantic Rationalist

The Romantic Rationalist

John Piper, David Mathis

With contributions from a number of well-known evangelical leaders, this book explores the life, work, and theology of one of the most prominent Christians of the twentieth century: C. S. Lewis.

For Those Interested in Marriage and Family

Parenting

Parenting

Paul David Tripp

This book sets forth fourteen practical and gospel-centered principles that help parents view their role through the lens of God’s grace, radically changing how they interact with their children.

Sex in a Broken World

Sex in a Broken World

Paul David Tripp

Best-selling author Paul David Tripp helps us see that only the gospel can redeem sexual brokenness, giving us a clear view of God’s original purpose for sex.

The Life We Never Expected

The Life We Never Expected

Andrew Wilson, Rachel Wilson

This touching memoir by two parents recounts the highs and lows of raising children with specials needs, ultimately directing readers to the God who promises us peace and joy, even in the midst of trials.

Adopted for Life

Adopted for Life

Russell D. Moore

In this practical book, Moore highlights the importance of adoption for all Christians, encouraging readers to lead the way in adoption and orphan advocacy out of our identity as adopted children of God.

The Family Life of a Christian Leader

The Family Life of a Christian Leader

Ajith Fernando

This book speaks to a common struggle Christian leaders face—balancing ministry and family priorities. Ajith Fernando equips leaders to cultivate a God-centered home, covering topics such as disciplining children, dealing with disappointment, and more.

Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God

Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God

C.J. Mahaney

This book will help husbands understand God's intentions for romance and sex as presented in the Bible, teaching them how to cultivate the intimacy with their wives that God intends.