Theme and study books

In 2018, ARPWM will be Genesis 12-25, the life of Abraham.

The theme verse for 2018 is Genesis 17: 7 – “I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.” (NIV)

Below are the Study Book Recommendations 2018. You can click on the highlighted links to buy them at the ARP Bookstore.

Ian Duguid, Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham

Pulls the reader into the dramatic unfolding of the story of Abraham as a significant stage in the larger story of salvation.

“At last a series on the Old Testament designed to provide reliable exposition, biblical theology, and a focus on Christ. These books should be like manna in the desert to pastors, preachers, teachers, and many individual Christians who struggle to come to terms with how to read the Old Testament.” – Sinclair B. Ferguson


Elyse Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone

Many people desire to live godly lives but feel trapped in habitual sins. This book reveals that at the heart of every besetting sin lies idolatry.

“Demonstrates how ‘false gods’ generate the garden-variety sins of irritability, self-pity, escapism, and anxiety, as well as anger, despair, addictions, and panic. Fitzpatrick shows how Jesus Christ retakes our lives from these idols, setting up his reign over out attention, loyalty, and affections.” – David Powlison


Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God

Taking his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity, Keller uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable. Within that parable Jesus reveals God’s prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.