With countless resources on Reformed theology, it can be difficult to know where to begin. For those looking for a helpful introduction to Reformed theology and the doctrines of grace, the following resources can assist your own spiritual growth or serve as tools to help introduce others to Reformed theology.
What Is Reformed Theology? by R.C. Sproul
In this insightful book, Dr. Sproul walks through the foundations of Reformed doctrine and explains how it is centered on God, based on God’s Word, and committed to faith in Jesus Christ. He also explains the five points of TULIP and makes plain the reality of God’s amazing grace.
The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented by David N. Steele, Curtis C. Thomas, and S. Lance Quinn
This updated classic contains a brief exposition of each of the five points of Calvinism along with the biblical passages that teach each point. This helpful summary of the teachings of Reformed theology makes it a handy reference for studying the biblical teaching on man’s depravity and the sovereignty of God in salvation.
The Necessity of Reforming the Church by John Calvin
To restore the church to the teachings of Christ, the Reformers cried out for a return to God’s authoritative Word. In this classic treatise, John Calvin presents four areas of the church’s life and doctrine that must be carefully guarded and guided by Scripture.
Truths We Confess by R.C. Sproul
In this book, Dr. Sproul introduces readers to the Westminster Confession of Faith, explaining its insights and applying them to modern life. As he walks through the confession line by line, Dr. Sproul shows how the doctrines of the Bible—from creation to covenant, sin to salvation—fit together to the glory of God.
Welcome to a Reformed Church by Daniel Hyde
What do Reformed churches believe and why do they structure their life and worship as they do? This book sketches the historical roots of the Reformed churches, their scriptural and confessional basis, their key beliefs, and how those beliefs are put into practice. This is a valuable resource for those encountering the Reformed world for the first time and for those who want to know more about their Reformed heritage.