Recommended Reading


Sermons given by Pastor Crippen at Christ Reformation Church  (video, audio and PDFs)

Wise as Serpents — A Practical Theology of Evil  (26 part sermon series by Pastor Crippen)

Domestic Violence and Abuse — The Psychology and Methods of Sin (21 part sermon series by Pastor Crippen)

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Our Books

In My Father’s House: God’s Redemptive Plan from Genesis to Revelation (book by Pastor Crippen based on his sermon series by the same title posted at sermon audio.)

Unholy Charade: Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church (by Jeff Crippen with Rebecca Davis)

Here is a link to a review by Persis Lorenti at The Aquila Report

A Cry for Justice:  How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church (by Jeff Crippen and Anna Wood)

Here is a link to a review by Ps Dave Orrison

Who is a Christian?* (28 page booklet by Pastor Crippen. A valuable tool for evangelism.)

In My Father’s House* (Summation of Pastor Crippen’s 16 part sermon series on the Temple.  You can find that series by the same title, In My Father’s House, at Sermon Audio.)


George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival  (by Arnold A. Dallimore)

Two-volumes:  Volume 1 and Volume 2

Arnold Dallimore has provided us with a very valuable resource by writing George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the 18th Century Revival.  I read this two-volume set to our entire congregation about 10 years ago during our mid-week meetings, with great profit. I am currently re-reading it to our Wednesday women’s study group. I can say without exaggeration that I learned more sound theology, practical pastoral theology, and church history from these volumes than I ever did in seminary. The reader will profit by learning how the enemy opposes the preaching of Christ all the while disguised as “the clergy.” The mighty power of the Holy Spirit in effecting real revival is wonderfully described, and the Lord’s ability to transform entire nations through the power of the gospel preached by a handful of His servants serves as a great encouragement to us in these dark days. These volumes are certainly a “must read” for every Christian.

J.C. Ryle:  Prepared to Stand Alone, by Ian H. Murray

If you want to see a true pastor in action, standing against all kinds of religious evil, then here is a biography for you. Ryle’s life is an example of a genuine Christian leader, humble, courageous, with a real heart for the salvation of the lost. The books he wrote are still in print today and are at the top of my list of must reads.

Other books by J.C.Ryle (all of these are on Amazon with a description of the contents.)

Practical Religion

Knots United

Old Paths (note: small print)



Birthright: Christian, Do You Know Who You Are? by David Needham

Revelation: A Shorter Commentary by G.K.Beale 


Justice Keepers Publishing (JKP)

JKP was established by Ps Jeff Crippen to facilitate publishing books through Amazon’s Kindle Direct self-publishing tool.  Click here for information on these books. 





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