As a pastor, it is not always easy to recommend books, sites, or resources in general. For instance, I cannot recommend the typical Christian bookstore and what it promotes and sells, due to the ecumenical philosophy it promotes, as well as the fact that most of the best selling "Christian" books are not faithful to the Bible. In the broad "Christian community" there are many things commonly accepted as good that are unbiblical in many ways, in that they are not faithful to the whole counsel of God. (I am not intending to elaborate on these things here.) While there are many resources that have some good to offer and God's people can be helped from them, these often times can also cause subtle harm or can "build bridges" to doctrinal positions and/or practices that a "Bible following Christian" need not have.What I wanted to do in this post is to recommend several sources for good materials. While there are no perfect places (including this blog), I believe I can safely recommend the following three sources of good materials to you. Also, if possible, I would rather recommend a ministry than a business. (Most "Christian bookstores" are business, and not ministries -which is their prerogative, I understand.) *Please understand that by recommending the following resources, I am not giving a blanket endorsement of every author or artist included in the selection of materials they offer! But I do believe the following are places you will find good materials, and at good prices...
Book Heaven - (the Baptist Bookstore) a bookstore operated by the Lehigh Valley Baptist Church offers the best (that I know of) prices on Bibles, and they sell only King James Version Bibles! They also have a good selection of quality, conservative music, and a wide selection of books by mostly like-minded authors.
Local Church Bible Publishers - a Bible printing and publishing ministry of Parker Memorial Baptist Church offers a selection of Bibles (only KJV!) that they publish and make available at their cost. They also print and provide some other materials, but their Bibles are what I recommend the most. Their Bible are quality bound and durable. I have several of their older style wide-margin Bible that I have used for years, and they are still in good service and shape.
The Bible For Today - a ministry operated by Dr. D.A. Waite that offers many books and resources primarily emphasizing and defending the King James Bible and the Traditional texts of the scripture. they also publish "The Defined King James Bible." This Bible is simply the King James Bible text, but gives definitions for the older, archaic, obsolete, or uncommon words (of the KJV) in footnotes. Again, the Bible text itself is unchanged, but the words uncommon today are defined at the bottom of the pages.
In a future post I may make some recommendations for other sources, such as good quality music.