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The Bayview church library offers many of these books free for check out.

Right With GodRight with God
Blanchard, John

Introduction to The Gospel; justification
A straightforward book to help those searching for personal faith in God.


Redemption AccomplishedRedemption: Accomplished and Applied
Murray, John

Murray explores the biblical passages dealing with the necessity, nature, perfection, and extent of the atonement, and goes on to identify the distinct steps in the Bible’s presentation of how the redemption accomplished by Christ is applied progressively to the life of the redeemed.


Westminster Standards

The Westminster Standards
Shorter Catechism

Shorter Catechism with Scripture Proofs, The (Original Language)
The original Shorter Catechism with the scripture proofs written out.


What is Reformed FaithWhat is the Reformed Faith?
OPC introduction into Reformed Theology.





Knowing GodKnowing God
Packer, J.I.

Over half a million people have found J.I.Packer’s classic, Knowing God, to be an immense help. And tens of thousands have used this study guide to know God even better. This guide takes readers through the essential truths of Packer’s book. Individuals can stretch their understanding and allow the material to change their lives. Small groups can see God more clearly through rich and transforming discussions. In this guide are twenty-two studies, one for each chapter of the book. A Sunday-school class, neighborhood study or campus group will find it breaks conveniently into two eleven-week units.

Spiritual DisciplinesSpiritual Disciplines for The Christian Life
Whitney, Douglas

This guide draws from the rich heritage left us by the early church fathers, the Puritan writers, and Jesus Himself to lead group members or individuals through a carefully selected array of disciplines, including Scripture reading, meditation and application, prayer, worship, evangelism, stewardship, fasting, silence and solitude, and journaling.

Pursuit of HolinessThe Pursuit of Holiness
Bridges, Jerry

“Be holy, for I am holy,” God commands His people. Yet holiness is something that is often missing from the Christian’s daily life. According to Jerry Bridges, that’s because we’re not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, he helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do—and what we should accept responsibility for ourselves. Whether you’re continuing your pursuit of holiness or just beginning, the principles and guidelines in The Pursuit of Holiness will challenge you to live up to God’s standard of holiness.

SKU: 0891099409  Author: Jerry Bridges  Publisher: NavPress

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By This StandardBy This Standard
Bahnsen, Greg L.

A popular presentation of the argument presented in Theonomy in Christian Ethics. Highly readable exposition of the theonomic case presented in bite-sized chapters averaging under 15 pages. This is an excellent, inexpensive introduction to the case for theonomic ethics.

SKU: 0930464060  Author: Greg L. Bahnsen  Publisher: Institute for Christian Economics  More Information

Always ReadyAlways Ready
Bahnsen, Greg L.

This volume is a compilation of materials produced by Dr. Bahnsen over several years and is intended to introduce students to important foundational concepts essential to biblical apologetics.

The first section, previously published as a syllabus, provides a step-by-step explanation of key issues in Christian apologetics and establishes the biblical support for the presuppositional method. The second section of this volume offers further practical advice on how to approach an apologetic situation and provides specific answers to particular apologetic questions such as “the problem of evil.” The book concludes with and appendix giving a detailed exposition of the Apostle Paul’s defense of the faith as he delivered it at the Areopagus in Athens, as recorded in Acts 17.

SKU: 0915815281  Author: Greg L. Bahnsen  Publisher: Covenant Media Press

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Every Thought CaptiveEvery Thought Captive

A popular presentation of Reformed (or “Van Tillian”) apologetics for the layperson. Suitable for students, especically undergraduates.

SKU: 0875523528  Author: Richard L. Pratt, Jr.  Publisher: P & R Publishing

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Back to BasicsBack to Basics
Hagopian, David (ed.)

This enlightening introduction to Reformed theology calls us to a fresh understanding of the faith in four crucial areas. Contributors include Douglas Wilson, Douglas Jones, and Roger Wagner.

SKU: 0875522165  Author: David C. Hagopian (Editor) with Douglas Wilson, Douglas Jones, and Roger Wagner  Publisher: P & R PublishinMore Information

Fathers HouseLife in the Father’s House
Mack, Wayne

This book introduces us to the meaning of church membership, the traits of a good church, and how we are to function as parts of the body. Written for lay men and women, it includes practical discussions on church leadership, male and female roles, worship, spiritual gifts, confrontation, unity, and prayer.

SKU: 0875523552  Author: Wayne A. Mack  Publisher: P & R PublishingMore Information

Spiritual Disciplines 2Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church
Whitney, Donald S.

Whitney says that committed love must mark the local expression of the body of Christ. By putting spiritual disciplines into practice in the church, congregations can return to the depth of community present in the New Testament church. Why should I go to church? Why should I give so much time to people I hardly know? Donald Whitney calls us to the discipline of living in community. It is only through our local church that we truly experience life in the body of Christ.

SKU: 0802477461  Author: Donald S. Whitney  Publisher: Moody PublishersMore Information

Peace MakerThe Peacemaker
Sande, Ken

In The Peacemaker, Ken Sande presents practical biblical guidance for conflict resolution that takes you beyond resolving conflicts to true, life-changing reconciliation with family, coworkers, and fellow believers. “‘Blessed are the peacemakers,’ said Jesus. With crystal clarity this manual lays before us the wisdom that leads humble souls into that blessing.”-J. I. Packer, author of Knowing God “Of people alive and writing today, I know of no more reliable guide for peacemaking in church and family than Ken Sande.”-John Piper, pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church

SKU: 0801064856  Author: Ken Sande  Publisher: Baker BooksMore Information

ReadyReady to Restore
Adams, Jay E.

Here is a guide to Christian Counseling written specifically for laypeople. Jay E. Adams, a pioneer in the field of counseling, has taken the most essential elements of counseling and packaged them in this thorough but nontechnical volume. The result is neither simplistic nor superficial, but a complete, systematic course, useful for study groups, Bible colleges, church leaders, and individual study. Although this is a previously-published P&R title, it is now under a newly designed cover.

SKU: 0875520707  Author: Jay E. Adams  Publisher: P & R PublishingMore Information

ForgivingFrom Forgiven to Forgiving
Adams, Jay E.

Adams clears away the common misconceptions about this most important subject. If you have experienced the incredible power of God’s forgiveness, read this book and see how forgiveness’ power can change your life as you relate to others.

SKU: 1879737124  Author: Jay E. Adams  Publisher: Calvary Press

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HandbookHand Book of Church Discipline
Adams, Jay E.

Church discipline.



Step by StepStep by Step
Petty, James C.

How can I know God’s will for my life? Sifting through confusion about divine guidance, promptings, “fleece, ” and inner voices. Petty clearly illustrates how to make biblically wise decisions.

SKU: 0875526039  Author: James C. Petty  Publisher: P & R PublishingMore Information

What is OPCWhat Is the OPC? – Basic Information About the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Rian, Edwin H.

OPC introduction into the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.



ConflictThe Presbyterian Conflict
Rian, Edwin H

Introduction into the history of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.



Fighting the Good Fight: A Brief History of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Hart, D.G., and Muether, John

Overview of OPC history.

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HusbandComplete Husband: A Practical Guide to Biblical Husbanding
Lou Priolo

Many books speak about husbanding, but no one has ever “put it all together” in one volume until now. “Fills a large, empty space on the pastor’s resource shelf. This is where a man will find solid biblical counsel on how to know and love his wife. When the word gets out, it will become a favorite gift for husbands from their wives.” Tedd Tripp.

SKU: 1879737353  Author: Lou Priolo  Publisher: Calvary PressMore Information

WifeExcellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
Martha Peace

Here is a scripturally based blueprint for the woman who truly desires to be the wife God intended her to be. This book is based on Proverbs 31:10: An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. Thousands of women have already discovered the worth of this volume and testify to lives and marriages changed because of a commitment to the principles presented here. If this is a commitment you have made, or want to make, The Excellent Wife answers the difficult questions facing you today.

SKU: 1885904088  Author: Martha Peace  Publisher: Focus Publishing

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