“It is not the reading of many books which is necessary to make a man wise and good, but the well-reading of a few, could he be sure to have the best.” Richard Baxter

Church Library

The HBC library provides resources for every age group in our church family. Our aim is to have a range of biblically sound books, videos and DVDs to assist you in your daily living for Christ. New resources are added to the library all the time, including: reference books, study aids, commentaries, biographies, devotionals, and more.

You can browse our catalogue here:

 

 


Recommended Reading

As a starting point, here is a list of recommended books on various topics related to Christianity, the gospel and topical issues.

Books are available to borrow from the church library are marked in bold.

To purchase a personal copy, you may like to support the following Kiwi Christian booksellers:

 

Exploring Christianity

 

Basics of the Faith

 

Spiritual Growth

 

Discernment

 

Church

 

Theology

 

Classics

  • The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  • The Life and Diary of David Brainerd – David Brainerd (ed. Jonathan Edwards)
  • Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices – Thomas Brooks
  • The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment – Jeremiah Burroughs
  • The Confessions of St Augustine – Augustine
  • The Mortification of Sin – John Owen
  • The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers – Arthur Bennett

 

Topical Issues

Marriage:

Parenting:

Gender and Sexuality:

  • God’s Good Design – Claire Smith
  • Jesus, Justice and Gender Roles – Kathy Keller
  • The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert – Rosaria Butterfield
  • Is God Anti-Gay? – Sam Allberry

Counselling:

 

Evangelism and Apologetics

Apologetics:

Personal Evangelism:

Missions and Biographies:

 

For Children and Youth

 

Leadership and Preaching

Leadership:

Preaching:

 

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.”
René Descartes