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Recommended Resources

One of the ways we encourage one another is sharing tools that are helpful in specific areas and seasons of life.

There are many other materials available in our Church Library.

Web Links

Apologetics - Explaining and Defending the Christian Faith

Apologetics Resource Center

Ministry of Kirby Anderson

Ministry of Norman Geisler

Ministry of Josh McDowell

Ministry of Bob Dutko

Ministry of Ravi Zacharias

Stand to Reason

Q & A video clips

Bible Study

For a Great Bible study tool

For Information about “The Bethel Series”

For a variety of study tools

Many Outstanding Free Downloadable Resources (formerly

Online Evangelical Radio Teaching Ministries


Keys for Kids Daily Devotional

GPCC Summer Camp for Kids-Lake James

Patch the Pirate Ministry-Ron Hamilton

Christian Church – Affiliated Organizations

College Press Publishing

The Christian Standard

The Lookout

The North American Christian Convention

Counseling & Care

Ministry of Dave & Jan Dravecky

Ministry of Joni Eareckson Tada

Ministry to families and individuals impacted by homosexuality

Ministry to those dealing with sexual sin

Devotionals (Online)

Our Daily Bread (formerly

Streams in the Desert

My Utmost for His Highest

Sports Spectrum


Affordable Christian Skits

Christian Drama Share

The Skit Guys


Testimonies of Faith -


Dave Ramsey – Financial Peace University

Crown Financial Ministries


Answering Islam

Beyond the Wall

The Koran*

*Make sure that it is the PICKTHALL translation which is the only actual translation

that has not been softened or westernized.

Marriage & Family

Family Life Today – Dennis & Barbara Rainey

Marriage Today – Jimmy & Karen Evans

Sacred Marriage – Gary Thomas

Love & Respect - Emerson Eggerichs

Focus on the Family – James Dobson


The following are sites that review media from a Biblical perspective.


The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood -

Steve Farrar -


(See the “Missions” section in our web page for the sites of the missionaries supported by Garden Park)

Mission Frontiers

The Pregnancy Center of Toledo



Ministry of Ron Deal


Center for Parent and Youth Understanding

Understanding Our Times

Ministry of David Reagan

Jan Markel Program

Dr. Al Mohler Program

National Events

Adam McManus

David Spencer


The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood -


Bible Dictionary (any one of the following)

New Unger’s Bible Dictionary

Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary

New International Bible Dictionary

Bible (any one of the following)

NIV Study Bible(New International Version)

The Open Bible (New American Standard Version)

ESV Study Bible (English Standard Version – 2008)

Recommended Reading for Junior High Students

More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell

Epic by John Eldridge

Basic Christianity by John Stott

The Kneeling Christian by an anonymous author

Stomping Out the Darkness by Dave Parks and Neil Anderson

The Life You’ve Always Wanted to Live by John Ortberg

A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm by Phillip Keller

A Layman Looks At the Lord’s Prayer by Phillip Keller

Recommended Reading for High School Students and Older

(Trilogy) What The Bible Says about God: God the Creator, God the Ruler, God the Redeemer by Jack Cottrell

Caring Enough to Confront by David Augsburger

Foxes Book of Martyrs (a classic)

God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrews

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

The Secret of Loving by Josh McDowell

The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand

Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee

The Way to Power and Poise by E. Stanley Jones

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton

Recommended Readings for Christian Servant-Leaders

Dedication and Leadership by Douglas Hyde

God’s Plan for Church Leadership by Knofel Staton

How People Grow by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias

Living by the Book by Howard & William Hendricks

Seven Practices of Effective Ministry by Andy Stanley

Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders

Teaching to Change Lives by Howard Hendricks

The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero

The Stages of a Man’s Life by E. James Wilder

They Smell Like Sheep by Lynn Anderson

Victory Over the Darkness by Neil Anderson

When God Builds a Church by Bob Russell

Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill

Recommended Reading for Understanding Islam

Behind the Veil: Unmasking Islam by Joseph Abd El Shafi, MD (download free at:

Christian Witness among Muslims: A Guide to Understand the Muslim Religion through the Eyes of Jesus

Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World by Jan Goodwin

The Facts on Islam by John Ankerberg

The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross: Insight from an Arab Christian by Nabeel Jabbour

Waging Peace on Islam by Christine Mallory

Books for Adults on Sexuality

Sheet Music by Dr. Kevin Lehman

The Gift of Sex by Clifford and Joyce Penner

Sacred Sex by Tim Alan Gardner

*There are also handouts on this topic, available through the church office

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