A growing church in Crestview, Florida.


At Emmanuel we believe that community is a huge part of growing to be like Christ. In addition to being a part of community, it is vital that each person pursue growing in their individual relationship with God. The following books and studies are just a few of many that may be helpful in that pursuit. This list is certainly not exhaustive, but rather it is simply a list of helpful  resources.

Growing in Christ

Crazy Love :: Francis Chan
Experiencing God :: Henry Blackaby
Grace Walk :: Steve McVey
Grace Awakening :: Charles Swindoll
Prodigal God :: Tim Keller
Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ :: John Piper
Multiply :: David Platt and Francis Chan
Forgotten God :: Francis Chan
Bible Studies by Beth Moore

Spiritual Disciplines/Prayer

The Praying Life :: Paul Miller
Praying God’s Word :: Beth Moore
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth :: Richard Foster
The Life You’ve Always Wanted; Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People :: John Ortberg

Online Bible Study

You Version :: www.youversion.com (app also available for ios and android)
Bible Gateway :: www.biblegateway.com
Blue Letter Bible :: www.blueletterbible.com
ESV Study Bible Online :: www.esvstudybible.org (purchase necessary)
My Study Bible :: www.mystudybible.com
Logos Bible :: www.logos.com (app also available for ios and android)

Devotional Books

Jesus Calling :: Sarah Young
Streams in the Desert :: L.B. Cowman
Jesus Today :: Sarah Young
My Utmost For His Highest :: Oswald Chambers

Marriage, Family & Relationships

Sacred Marriage :: Gary Thomas
When Sinners Say I Do :: Dave Harvey
Everybody’s Normal  Till You Get to Know Them :: John Ortberg
Boundaries :: Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Just Walk Across the Room :: Bill Hybels
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus :: Elyse Fitzpatrick
Shepherding a Child’s Heart :: Tedd Tripp
Age of Opportunity :: Paul David Tripp

For books relating to Foster and Adoptive Parenting, please see our resource list on
Crestview Orphan Care’s Webpage

Christian Apologetics

The Reason for God :: Tim Keller
The Case for Christ :: Lee Strobel
Mere Christianity :: C.S. Lewis
The Case for Faith :: Lee Strobel
The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict :: Josh McDowell


The Purpose of Man :: A.W. Tozer
Whatever Happened to Worship? :: A.W. Tozer
Worship Matters :: Bob Kauflin
For All God’s Worth :: N.T. Wright


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