The pastors at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church have created a list of recommended books. You can purchase them at your local book store or order them online through To see all of the books, use the “Filter & Sort” function and select “Purchased and Unpurchased.” You can also view the books from previous lists on Amazon. Here are the recommended books for September and October 2021.

The cover of the book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self By Carl Trueman.

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
By: Carl Trueman
Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution.
Modern culture is obsessed with identity. Trueman surveys the past, brings clarity to the present, and gives guidance for the future as Christians navigate the culture in humanity’s ever-changing quest for identity.

The book cover of Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth By Thaddeus Williams.

Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth
By: Thaddeus Williams
Twelve questions Christians should ask about social justice. Social justice is not optional for the Christian. Drawing from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists, Williams makes the case that we must be discerning if we are to “truly execute justice” as Scripture commands.

The book cover of Embodied By Preston Sprinkle.

By: Preston Sprinkle
Transgender identities, the church, and what the Bible has to say.
Compassionate, biblical, and thought-provoking. An accessible guide for Christians who want help navigating issues related to the transgender conversation.

The book cover of Love Thy Body By Nancy Pearcey.

Love Thy Body
By: Nancy Pearcey
Answering hard questions about life and sexuality. Why love thy body? To counter the hostility toward the human body and biological facts of life driving many of today’s headline stories.

The book cover of Living in a Gray World By Preston Sprinkle.

Living in a Gray World
By: Preston Sprinkle
A Christian teen’s guide to understanding homosexuality. Through honest conversation, real-life examples, and biblical research, Sprinkle unpacks what we can know to be true, and how Scripture’s overall message to us today allows us to move forward and find answers that align with God’s intent.

The cover of book The Secular Creed By Rebecca McLaughlin.

The Secular Creed
By: Rebecca McLaughlin
Engaging five contemporary claims. Helps us disentangle the beliefs Christians gladly affirm from those they cannot embrace, and invites us to talk with our neighbors about the things that matter most.

Cover of Timothy Keller's book The meaning o f marriage

The Meaning of Marriage
By: Timothy Keller
Facing the complexities of commitment with the wisdom of God. Offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

The book cover of The Magna Carta of Humanity By Os Guinness.

The Magna Carta of Humanity
By: Os Guinness
Sinai’s revolutionary faith and the future of freedom. Explores the nature of revolutionary faith, contrasting between secular revolutions such as the French Revolution and the faith-led revolution of ancient Israel.