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Links to key online resources can be found on our links page.

The information presented below has been compiled for use by Harvester PCA members to aid in their spiritual growth. Many of the resources have been used by the Harvester in its Sunday School classes, small groups and other discipleship forums.

If contact information is not listed, it is assumed that the resources can be ordered through a local Christian bookstore, or other book sellers such as Christian Book Distributors or Amazon.com. ISBN numbers are listed only to help in identifying a book. The book may also have other ISBN numbers if it is under another title or in a different format, such as paperback.


Bibles

New International Version
New King James Version
New American Standard Bible
English Standard Version
King James Version
This is a partial list of English Bible versions. They can be purchased at book stores, Christian book stores and over the Internet in either hardback or paperback. We do not believe that gender-neutral versions of the Bible are true to the original languages.
 
Biblegateway.com This is a web site with several searchable Bible versions.
 

Confessions, Catechisms, Historic Church Documents

Westminster Confession of Faith Free Presbyterian Publications, c 1646
ISBN: 0-902506-08-0
Still Water Revival Books

http://www.swrb.com/


 
This is a reprinting of the original 1646 version, which contains the Confession of Faith, and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, with scripture references, the Sum of Saving Knowledge, The National Covenant, The Solemn League and Covenant, the Directory for the Public Worship of God, the Form of Presbyterian Church Government and the Directory for Family Worship.
Westminster Confession of Faith: An Authentic Modern Version

The Confession is a summary of the major reformed Christian doctrines written around 1646.

Sumertown Texts: c 1992
Signal Mountain, TN
ISBN: 0-9614303-5-4
 
This is a version of the Confession in modern English.
Shorter Catechism Source Information TBD
 
The Shorter Catechism puts the major reformed Christian doctrines in a memorizable question and answer format.
Larger Catechism Source Information TBD
 
The Larger Catechism puts the major reformed Christian doctrines in a longer, more detailed question and answer format.
Historic Church Documents http://www.reformed.org/documents
 
A very nice collection of documents in HTML and other formats
Epistle to the Reader By Thomas Manton
Epistle to the Reader
 

Eldering

Biblical Eldership By Alexander Strauch
 
Available on www.unitingchurchandhome.org< td>

Prayer

Improve Your Prayer Life
Intercede For and With Your Family
Invigorate Your Church
Impact Your World
By Archie Parrish
Serve International, Atlanta, GA
http://www.kingdomprayer.org/
 
These four books are a set designed to help someone learn how to pray in line with Scripture for God's Kingdom.
Prayer By John Bunyan
Puritan Paperbacks
The Banner of Truth Trust
ISBN: 0 85151 090 6
 
A compilation of two books by John Bunyan: Praying in the Spirit, 1662 and The Throne of Grace, 1692.
A Layman Looks at the Lord's Prayer By W. Phillip Keller
Moody Press, c 1976
ISBN: 0-8024-4644-2
 
His Way to Pray By W. Phillip Keller
Kregel, c 1997
ISBN: 0-8254-2993-5
 
A devotional study of prayer that explores seven basic forms of prayer.
The Power of Prayer in a Believer's Life By Charles Spurgeon
Compiled and edited by Robert Hall
Emerald Books, c1993
ISBN 0-913367-36-2
 
With Christ in the School of Prayer By Andrew Murray
Whitaker House, c 1981
ISBN: 0-883368-106-4
 
The Ministry of Intercessory Prayer By Andrew Murray
Bethany House Publishers, c 1981
ISBN: 0-87123-353-3
 
A devotional book on prayer with a 31-day "school" for putting prayer into practice.
Simple Prayers: A Daybook of Conversations with God By Kenneth and Karen Boa
Honor Books, c 1997
ISBN: 1-56292-367-6 This is a book with 365 readings that lead a person in praying the Scriptures with both structure and freedom.
 
Face to Face, Volume One: Praying the Scriptures for Intimate Worship By Kenneth Boa
Zondervan, c 1997 This book contains three months of daily prayers that can be repeated indefinitely.
 
Face to Face, Volume Two: Praying the Scriptures for Spiritual Growth By Kenneth Boa
Zondervan, c 1997
 
This book contains three months of daily prayers that can be repeated indefinitely, along with a topical guide to spiritual renewal and growth.
Answers to Prayer By George Mueller
Compiled by A.E.C. Brooks
Moody Classics
ISBN: 0-8024-0565-7
 
This is a compilation of excerpts from Mr. Mueller's "Narratives" - his diary - that show how God answers believing prayer.

The Gospel and Grace

The Gospel for Real Life By Jerry Bridges
NavPress, c 2002
ISBN: 1-57683-336-4
 
Explains how and why we need to turn to the liberating power of the cross every day. The topics that this book discusses are vital to every Christian.
Sonship

Workbook, audio tapes, video tapes, telephone discipleship, week-long seminars

By Serge (World Harvest Mission)
Jenkintown, PA
http://www.serge.org/
 
Teaching designed to free up Christians to discover liberty in the gospel as sons and daughters of God.
Gospel Transformation
Six units with six lessons each
By Serge (World Harvest Mission)
Jenkintown, PA
http://www.serge.org/
 
A course on the Christian life that centers on the transformation of Christians by the power of the gospel.
Holiness by Grace By Bryan Chapell
Crossway Books, c 2001
ISBN: 1-58134-279-9
 
Disciplines of Grace By Jerry Bridges
NavPress, c 1994
ISBN: 08910-98836
 
In the Grip of Grace By Bryan Chappell
Baker Book House, c 1992
ISBN: 0-8010-2565-6
 
This book speaks of the evidence of grace revealed in Romans 8.

Bible Study

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth By Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart
Zondervan, c 1981, 1993
ISBN: 0-310-38491-5
 
An excellent book for understanding the different types of literature that you find in the Bible.
Knowing Scripture By R. C. Sproul
Intervarsity Press, c 1977
ISBN: 0-87784-733-9
 
This is a good introductory book on why and how to study and interpret the Bible

Finances

How To Manage Your Money By Larry Burkett
Crown Financial Ministries
1-866-424-4000
http://www.crown.org/
 
A book and workbook - Bible study on personal finances.
Debt-Free Living By Larry Burkett
Crown Financial Ministries
1-866-424-4000
http://www.crown.org/
 
How to get out of debt and stay out.
Biblical Financial Study By Crown Ministries
Sold by Crown Financial Ministries
1-866-424-4000
http://www.crown.org/
 
Student Manual and Workbook for a small group study on finances.
Your Money Counts By Howard Dayton
Sold by Crown Financial Ministries
1-866-424-4000
http://www.crown.org/
 
Accompanies the Biblical Financial small group study.
Sound Mind Investing By Austin Pryor
Sold by Crown Financial Ministries
1-866-424-4000
http://www.crown.org/
 
A Christian perspective on investing money for the future.
Master Your Money By Ron Blue
 
An excellent book, workbook and video set showing Biblical principles for money and how we handle money.

Family Life

Christian Living in the Home By Jay Adams
 
Uniting Church and Home By Eric Wallace
http://www.unitingchurchandhome.org/
 

Marriage

Sacred Marriage By Gary Thomas
Zondervan, c 2000
ISBN: 0-310-22796-8
 
An excellent book that challenges us to look at marriage as a means to grow in holiness and to come to know God more fully.
By Larry Burkett
Crown Financial Ministries
1-866-424-4000
http://www.crown.org/
A set of CD-Rom, workbooks, audio tapes, and personality assessments for a couple to use to help them identify the root causes of their money problems.
 
Money Matters for Newlyweds By Larry Burkett
Crown Financial Ministries
1-866-424-4000
http://www.crown.org/a>
 
A great engagement or wedding gift.
Strengthening Your Marriage By Wayne Mack
Presbyterian & Reformed, c 1977
ISBN: 0-87552-333-1
 
This is a book/workbook that addresses the purpose of marriage, husband and wife responsibilities, communication, finances, etc.

Spiritual growth

Purpose Driven Life By Rick Warren
 
Self-Confrontation: A Manual for In-Depth Discipleship Developed by John C. Broger
Biblical Counseling Foundation, c 1991
 
An excellent manual that uses the Bible to confront us in many key spiritual areas. ** It is most effective when taken as a class.** Other materials are also available from http://www.bcfministries.org/
Instruments of Change CCEF, c 2000
 
A course produced by the Christian Counseling Education Foundation (CCEF) designed to enable Christians to help other Christians change. The course must be taught by a trained lay teacher.
Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer By Paul Tripp
 
The book version of the material covered in the Instruments of Change course.
War of Words By Paul Tripp
Resources for Changing Lives
1-800-318-2186
 
There is a book, audio seminar and video seminar that shows how our words reveals our heart. This is a must-have!
The Enemy Within

Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin

by Kris Lundgaard
Presbyterian & Reformed
ISBN: 0-87552-201-7
 
A MUST-HAVE book!! An updated, easily readable version of John Owens' Indwelling Sin and The Mortification of Sin.

Parenting

Financial Parenting By Larry Burkett and Rick Osborne
Sold by Crown Financial Ministries
1-866-424-4000
http://www.crown.org/
 
Shepherding a Child's Heart By Tedd Tripp
Resources for Changing Lives
1-800-318-2186
 
Age of Opportunity By Paul Tripp
Resources for Changing Lives
1-800-318-2186
 
A Biblical guide to parenting teens.

Single Parenting

The Financial Guide for the Single Parent By Larry Burkett with Cheri Fuller
Crown Financial Ministries
1-866-424-4000
http://www.crown.org/
 
A book and workbook for single parents on budgeting, alimony and child support, wills, insurance, etc.
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