Basic Books for Believers

1.   Bible

– a good literal translation of the Scriptures
(King James Version, New American Standard Bible, New King James Version, English Standard Version)

2. Concordance
– Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
– Young’s Analytical Concordance

3. Bible Handbook
Unger’s Bible Handbook or Hailey’s Bible Handbook

4. New Testament Survey
New Testament Survey by Robert Gromacki

5. Old Testament Survey
A Survey of Israel’s History by Leon Wood
The Old Testament Speaks by Samuel J. Schultz

6. Systematic Theology (Bible Doctrines)
Basic Theology by Charles Ryrie

7. Commentary on the Whole Bible
Matthew Henry’s Commentary
Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Bible Commentary
The Bible Knowledge Commentary by Walvoord and Zuck

8. Books on God and Christ
Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer
Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
Incomparable Christ
by J. Oswald Sanders

9. Sanctification
Changed into His Image by Jim Berg (Bob Jones University Press)

10. Devotional
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Created by Pastor Don Harrelson, Cumberland Bible Church, Cumberland, MD

2 responses to “Resources

  1. Eric Kelsey

    Don , I cant find your current email address so I am contacting you by way of your blog, I need to let you know that Bud May has gone on to glory as of thursday March 10 after complications from pneminia (?)
    I trust that the Lord is blessing your present work
    Grace Baptist
    Eric Kelsey at Grace Baptist
    Pendleton, Oregon

    • Don

      Eric, thanks for the info on Bud. I am sorry to hear of his passing, but glad that his faith is now made sight. How is Lida doing?

      Marjorie and I are doing well. The work is going slow but God is working. Marjorie and I went to the Faith Counseling conference in Lafayette, IN. I understand some from Grace have been going to the ACBC in Portland? Have you been? Give our greetings to the people of Grace and especially give our regards to your dear wife, Julie.

      It was good to hear from you, I was just thinking of you a couple of weeks ago. Our email address is

      Sincerely, Don Harrelson

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