*A simple fact is that you will not agree with everything you read. A great example is the “theology” section in which you will quickly realize that the authors have different views on some subjects. For all of the books listed: I have read the books on this list and found them orthodox in essentials and valuable in one way or another.


  • The Moody Handbook of Theology by Paul Enns contains a great overview of biblical theology, systematic theology, historic theology, and contemporary theology. It’s a great quick resource for a variety of issues.
  • Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem is a fantastic introduction into systematic theology and is very readable. This is the most common text used in universities on the subject of Theology.
  • Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof is a classic and a fairly easy read. You’ll be presented with plenty of proof texts to crack your bible open with to get the most of your study of systematic theology.
  • Reformed Dogmatics: Abridged in One Volume by Herman Bavinck is a harder read, but well worth the time and effort. A very thorough treatment that is excellent, especially in the abridged edition.
  • Institutes of the Christian Religion is a pretty massive text. There is a lot of good stuff to be found here, but you can expect it to be a difficult read in comparison to the other texts mentioned in this section.



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