(This was originally posted on October 10, 2019)
We enjoyed a good conference this past Sunday night and Monday. I am grateful to Pastor Steve Abrams and the fine people who make up First Baptist Church in Keil. Their hospitality and graciousness in hosting us was second to none.
I’m also grateful to Robert Sweatt and Joel Smith for their outstanding work in their respective sessions.
I wanted to pass along some suggested resources for studying the Lord’s Supper. I’ve used all of these at one point or another and have benefitted from them. Those listed in bold are my top recommendations.
If you could only purchase two or three books, I would suggest starting with Schreiner, Jaimeson, and Hammett's 40 Questions book.
Understanding Four Views on the Lord’s Supper, edited by John H. Armstrong and Paul E. Engle. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.
The Lord’s Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ until He Comes, edited by Thomas R. Schreiner and Matthew R. Crawford. Nashville: B & H, 2010.
Allison, Gregg. Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.
Barcellos, Richard C. The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More Than a Memory. Newton, IL: Mentor, 2014.
Grace, W. Madison. “Early English Baptists’ View of the Lord’s Supper.” Southwestern Journal of Theology 57 no. 2 (Spring 2015): 159-79.
Hammett, John S. Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2005.
________. 40 Questions about Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2015.
Hicks, John. Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper. Abilene, TX: Leafwood, 2012.
Jaimeson, Bobby. Going Public: Why Baptism Is Required for Church Membership. Nashville: B & H, 2015.
________. Understanding the Lord’s Supper. Nashville: B & H, 2016.
Letham, Robert. The Lord’s Supper: Eternal Word in Broken Bread. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R, 2001.
Smith, Gordon T. A Holy Meal: The Lord’s Supper in the Life of the Church. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.
Yarnold, G. D. The Bread Which We Break. London: Oxford University Press, 1960.