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Below are links to 100+ books on the personal and corporate dimensions of the covenant. God's covenantal plan is executed through 3 main institutions: the church, family, and government. These are the 3 institutions most clearly given resources, purpose, and authority throughout Scripture. These institutions can use Resources in harmony with divine THEOS process in the areas described on this website and summarized below. The following table explains the R-THEOS acronym in the middle and shows how these 6 elements of the covenant correspond to covenantal concepts explained in the books linked below in sections corresponding to this table:

Note: For more information about how divine character is reflected through the six elements of the covenant, please see

Personal Resources RESOURCES [1] Corporate Resources
Personal Worship TRUSTING IN GOD’S TRANSCENDENCE [2] Corporate Worship
Personal Prayer HEARING GOD AND HEEDING HIS HIERARCHY [3] Accountability (in Men’s Group)
Personal Bible study EDUCATION ABOUT GOD’S ETHICS [4] Biblical worldview schooling
Personal Obedience OBEYING GOD TO BE STRENGTHENED BY HIS OUTCOMES [5] Administration of Sacraments
The above three columns are based on Tim Voorhees' condensation of covenant theology into six personal and six corporate activities. See for details about how the covenant can guide life planning.


Topic Title Author
Personal Resource Development Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Live as a Christian Calling Sire, James
The Call Guinness, Oz
God's Way to Health, Wealth, and Wisdom Rogers, Adrian
The Passion of the Western Mind Tarnas, Richard
Personal Worship Knowing God (1973) Packer, J.I.
The Pleasures of God (1992) Piper, John
The Holiness of God (1985) Sproul, R.C.
The Pursuit of God (1949) Tozer, A. W.
Personal Prayer The Only Necessary Thing: Living a Prayerful Life Nouwen, Henri J.M.
Classic Sermons on Prayer Wiersbe, Warren
Living the Lord's Prayer: Our Power and Promise Johnson, Ben
Handbook to Renewal: Renewing Your Mind With Affirmations from Scripture Boa, Ken
Handbook to Prayer: Praying Scripture Back to God Boa, Ken
Pray with Your Eyes Open Pratt, Richard
Power Through Prayer (Barbour, 1984) Bounds, E. M.
Powerful and Prayer Pulpits Bounds, E. M.
Purpose in Prayer Bounds, E. M.
Personal Bible study John Calvin's Sermons on the Ten Commandments Calvin, John
  The Westminster Confession and Catechisms Westminster Divines
  Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion Calvin, John
  Evidence that Demands a Verdict (1979) McDowell, Josh
  Collected Works Schaeffer, Francis
  Christianity and Liberalism (1923) Machen, Gresham
  Myths, Lies, & Half-Truths: How Misreading the Bible Neutralizes Christians Bahnsen, Greg
  Love Your God With All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul Moreland, JP
  The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think Blamires, Harry
  By this Standard Bahnsen, Greg
Personal Obedience The Practice of the Presence of God Brother Lawrence
  He Speaks to Me Everywhere: Meditations on Christianity and Culture Ryken, Phil
  Christ’s Call to Discipleship Boice, James
  The Divine Conspiracy Willard, Dallas
  Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God Willard, Dallas
  The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives Willard, Dallas
  Idols for Destruction (1983) Schlossberg, Herbert
One-on-one Outreach Born Again Colson, Chuck
Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith Baynsen, Greg
Every Thought Captive Pratt, Richard
The Defense of the Faith (1955) Van Til, Cornelius
Corporate Resources Loved by God (Six Pillars From Ephesians Book #1): The Spiritual Wealth of the Believer Jakes, T. D.
Intellectuals and Society Sowell, Thomas
Secrets of Jewish Wealth Revealed Rabbi Celso Cukierkorn
The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life Twist, Lynne
Corporate Worship Worship. Reaching Out without Dumbing Down Dawn, Marva
In The Splendor Of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century Jon D. Payne and D.G. Hart
Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship Boice, James et al
Preaching with Purpose Adams, Jay
Corporate Accountability Beyond Promises: A Biblical Challenge to Promise Keepers Wilson, Doug
  Man in the Mirror Morley, Pat
  Doctrine of Repentance Watson, Tom
Corporate Education God and Man at Yale Buckley, William
Darwin on Trial (1991) Johnson, Phillip
Modern Times (1983) Johnson, Paul
The Harsh Truth about Public Schools Shortt, Bruce
Economics in One Lesson Hazlitt, Henry
Excused Absence: Should Christian Kids Leave Public Schools? Wilson, Doug
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning Wilson, Doug
No Place for Truth (1993) Wells, David
Fit Bodies, Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Dont Think and What to Do About It Guiness, Os
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Noll, Mark
We Still Hold These Truths: Spalding, Matthew
Basic Christianity (1971) Stott, John
Corporate Administration of Sacraments Treatise On The Nature, Powers, Ordinances, Discipline and Government Bannerman, James.
The Sacraments. Berkouwer, Gerrit,
The Reformers And The Theology Of The Reformation  Cunningham, William.
The Lord's Supper Watson, Thomas
The Church: Sacraments, Worship, Ministry, Mission Bloesch, Donald
A Sacramental Catechism Willison, John
The Peacemaker Sande, Ken
Dining with the Devil: The Mega Church Flirts with Modernity Guiness, Os
Church Planting and Cultural Reformation A Christian Manifesto Schaeffer, Francis
The Church Effeminate & Other Essays  Warfield, Benjamin
Bleeding of the Evangelical Church Wells, David
One Holy and Happy Society: The Public Theology of Jonathan Edwards McDermott
How is the Gold Become Dim: Smith, Morton
God in the Wasteland: the Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams Wells, David
A Business and It's Beliefs  
Business by the Book Schaeffer, Francis
Complete Christian Businessman Watson, Tom
The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success, Stark, Rodney
Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness: Ten Years of the Claremont Review of Books Kesler, Charles
In Defense of Christian Activism: Frame, John


Endnotes Endnotes relating the above Covenant model to
Tim Voorhees' free book at
Endnotes relating the above Covenant model to Saddleback Church and Similar Churches
[1] Recognize how God blesses us in ways beyond what we could ask for or imagine RESOURCES - Appreciate God's abundance.
[2] Trust in God’s covenantal purpose , the power of prayer, the promises and principles of Scripture, the positive outcomes of obedience, and the post-millennial hope of God’s will being done on earth as in heaven. WORSHIP - to magnify how we experience and appreciate God's transcendence
[3] Heed God as He reveals Himself through Christ, His Church (Covenantal Community), His Counsel, and His Calling for each person CONNECT - to connect with God, Godly leaders, and other members of God kingdom
[4] Educate daily about His Purpose, Peace, Stewardship, and Discipleship SERVE - to minister to others
[5] Obediently steward time, talents, treasures, and trust to realize God's blessings and avoid idols, especially those revealed in the calendar, checkbook, resume, and 360 surveys GROW - to experience greater maturity as a blessing of obedience
[6] Strengthen a covenantal understanding of God at the personal and community level SHARE - to use blessings for missions that build the church and extend the Kingdom