A list of Favorite Resources

From time to time I’ll add links to things I think are noteworthy.

The Bible


  • Commentary on the Old Testament, Keil and Delitzsch, T. and T. Clark, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1885.
    translated from the German. The finest biblical exegesis of the Old Testament produced to date. Originally published in Germany in the 1860s and 1870s. Translated into English shortly after the German editions were published.
  • Calvin’s Commentaries, John Calvin (1509–1564), Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 1999
    Another excellent exegesis of the Old Testament and New (Calvin did not include exposition on Judges to Job, Proverbs to Song of Solomon, 2 & 3rd John, and Revelation). See this Wikipedia article

Church History


  • A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and other Early Christian Literature, by Walter Bauer, William F. Arndt and F. Wilber Gingrich, The University of Chicago Press, 1957 known as BAG for the editors. A second edition (1979) is known as BADG and a third edition (2000) BDAG when Danker took over from Bauer.
  • The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, by James Strong, S.T.D. LLD., Mac Donald Publishing Co., McLean, Virginia, n.d.


  • How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture Francis A. Schaeffer, Fleming H. Revell, 1979
    analyzes the reasons for modern society’s sad state of affairs and presents the only viable alternative for recovery: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God’s revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible’s truth, morals, values and meaning. The title comes from the passage in Ezekiel 33:10 from the KJV
  • He is There and He is not Silent, Francis A. Schaeffer, Tyndale House, Wheaton, IL 1972
    God is not dead and He did not wind up the watch and walk away. Here’s the summary from He Is There and He Is Not Silent is a philosophical work written by American apologist and Christian theologian Francis A. Schaeffer. It is Book Three in Volume One of The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer A Christian Worldview. Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1982. This is the third book of Francis Schaeffer’s “Trilogy.”
  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict Josh McDowell, 1972
    Among important books in the defense of Christianity, this one has few equals. Evidence That Demands a Verdict is an easy-to-read, front-line defense for Christians facing the tough questions of critics and skeptics. Using secular evidences and other historical sources, Josh McDowell’s faith-building book is a “must read” for every Christian.


  • Coffee With Calvin
    Blog reflecting on reading John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion all the way through in one year.
    Started January 2010, stopped November 12, 2010 at Book 4, chapter 7 section 30 (chapter 20 is the last in the Institutes). He almost made it to the end, then – silence. I hope he is OK!