“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









  • 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



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



Evangelism and Apologetics


Personal Evangelism:

Missions and Biographies:


For Children and Youth


Leadership and Preaching




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