To help you grow in your relationship with Jesus, we regularly recommend books to encourage you in your relationship with God and your understanding of His Word. Our bookstore provides carefully recom-mended books at a low cost to help you grow. 

HOw Parkside does Family Ministry.

Parkside had the incredible opportunity to hear Jim and Susan Cook present on how they have found effective ways to communicate with children in ministry. They have done children's ministry all over the world and brought a wealth of knowledge that you did not want to miss out on. Pastor Justin is condensing this class down into six blog posts that will benefit your children's ministry greatly. You can find these blog posts on Pastor Justin's own blog.

Pastor's Picks

Below are recommendations from our pastors of books that will aid in your study, as you seek to know God more each week. They may be purchased in our Bookstore. The following books have been chosen based upon our Summer Series; "One Another".

  • Discipling -- Mark Dever

    What does it look like to help others become more like Christ? In this concise guide, pastor Mark Dever outlines the who, what, where, when, why, and how of discipling--helping others follow Jesus. Following the pattern found in Scripture, this book explains how disciple-making relationships should function in the context of the local church, teaching us how to cultivate a culture of discipling as a normal part of our everyday lives.--From back cover

  • Unpacking Forgiveness -- Chris Brauns

    "True or false: most Christian pastors and counselors agree on what forgiveness is and how it should take place." This question is part of Chris Brauns's Forgiveness Quiz that draws readers into his book and gets them thinking about the subject of forgiveness. The truth is, pastors and counselors disagree profoundly on this subject. Unpacking Forgiveness combines sound theological thinking and honesty about the complicated questions many face to provide readers with a solid understanding of biblical forgiveness.--From Amazon

  • Conscience -- Andy Naselli

    What do you do when you disagree with other Christians? How do you determine which convictions are negotiable and which are not? How do you get along with people who have different personal standards? All of these questions have to do with the conscience. Yet there is hardly a more neglected topic among Christians. In this much needed book, a New Testament scholar and a cross cultural missionary explore all thirty passages in the New Testament that deal with the conscience, showing how your conscience impacts virtually every aspect of life, ministry, and missions. As you come to see your conscience as a gift fro God and learn how to calibrate it under the lordship of Jesus Christ, you will not only experience the freedom of a clear conscience but also discover how to lovingly interact with those who hold different convictions.--From back cover

  • Made for Friendship -- Drew hunter

    Friendship is one of the deepest pleasures of life. But in our busy, fast-paced, mobile world, we’ve lost this rich view of friendship and instead settled for shallow acquaintances based on little more than similar tastes or shared interests.

    Helping us recapture a vision of true friendship, pastor Drew Hunter explores God’s design for friendship and what it really looks like in practice―giving us practical advice to cultivate the kinds of true friendships that lead to true and life-giving joy.--From Amazon