We have several “Christian” bookstores around here but there’s only one that I’ll go to for my Christian book needs – Evangelical Bible Book Store
From their website:
Today, the term “Christian books” refers to a wide spectrum of literature. Too often so-called Christian books incorporate worldly philosophies and ideas which ignore or even deny what the bible says. At Evangelical we believe that all Christian books should be in accordance with the scriptures and that the Scriptures alone are the standard for how we live and what we believe.
Many of the “other” book stores specialize in left [my undies] behind and purpose-driven-cheerleader books. They mostly carry CD’s, bible covers, knick-knacks and other “stuff”. They are very light on theological books and even lighter on actual bibles. Evangelical on the other hand is not only all about growing in your understanding of God and scripture, the staff is quite knowledgeable and helpful. Evangelical promotes reformed books by classic and modern authors.
Reformed books are in what’s called the reformed side of the reformation. Authors like: John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Charles H. Spurgeon and the English Puritans (Thomas Watson, Jeremiah Burroughs, John Bunyan, & John Owen)
Old Princeton Seminary authors include: Charles Hodge, B. B. Warfield, Geerhardus Vos & J. Gresham Machen.
More recent authors include: John Murray, R. C. Sproul, John Piper, Michael Horton, John Frame and many more.
They also carry a large selection of nouthetic counseling titles; authors include Jay E. Adams, Wayne A. Mack, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Paul Tripp, Ed Welch and more.
Evangelical has always discounted their titles lower than retail so that you can save on the books needed for further understanding of biblical truth. They have been doing this long before it became a thing of necessity in the industry and try to discount all of their titles, not just a few selected top sellers to attract customers. Evangelical stocks solid, biblical titles which proclaim the Word of our Lord.
If you’re in the San Diego area and are looking for good, solid Christian authors, Evangelical is the place to go. And if you’re in the market for a new bible for yourself or a friend, they have a large selection of translations and styles.
4 thoughts on “Evangelical Books”
Wow, Luke, those are great books. What a bookstore. Wish there was something like it here.
We have a few Bible Book Stores here in Edmonton. I think Dawn goes to them every once in a while.
Luke took me to this Christian bookstore on my last day in San Diego before heading back to Australia. And I must say it was a nice change to walk into a Christian bookstore and not see a montage of Joel Olsteen’s face smiling at you like the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.
I don’t think there is necessarily wrong with reading books like Left Behind, or dare I say even ones by Joel Olsteen. And perhaps some of the books I read that have to do with pop culture (e.g. The Gospel According to the Simpsons) that would probably not make it on to the shelf of the Evangelical Bookstore. However, I don’t have a problem with that because I think it’s important to have a good understanding of Biblical doctrine before choosing to read any secondary Christian book, even if anything truthful or beneficial can be drawn from them.
No bible shops around here… just P-R-O-N (sic).
Just out of curiosity, and with all due respect, do you read these for pleasure or are you a minister of some sort? If it’s the latter, I’ll make sure I’ll maintain some semblance of reverence around your blog.
(We had ours last month… Hope you aren’t too attached to sleep.)