Bible & Theology (Books)

 1New Bible Dictionary

New Bible Dictionary

ed: I. Howard Marshall, A.R. Millard, J.I. Packer, D.J. Wiseman

 

Includes essential background information on the history, geography, and customs of Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors. A reference book for everyone who wants to know and understand the Bible better. Over 2,000 entries on the Bible's books, people, places, key words, and major doctrines; maps, family trees, charts, and illustrations.

 

 new bible commentary

New Bible Commentary

ed: Gordon J. Wenham, J. Alec Motyer, D.A. Carson, R.T. France

 

A one-volume commentary - readable and accessible which brings together many of the finest scholars of our day to meet the needs of students, teachers and Bible readers. Detailed commentaries, based on the NIV text, are accompanied by introductory material on date, authorship, purpose, key themes, outlines and discussions of recent developments in biblical scholarship, along with numerous maps, diagrams, and tables.

 

An Introduction to the Old Testament 

An Introduction to the Old Testament

Tremper Longman III, Raymond B. Dillard 

Features points of research history and representative scholars rather than an exhaustive treatment of past scholarship, deals with the meaning of each book, not in isolation but in a canonical context, and probes the meaning of each book in the setting of its culture. It includes callouts, charts, and graphs, and is written with an eye on understanding the nature of Old Testament historiography, and three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message.

 

 An Introduction to the New Testament

An Introduction to the New Testament

D A Carson/ Donald J Moo

Focuses on "special introduction" i.e., historical questions dealing with authorship, date, sources, purpose, destination, etc. By refocusing on the essentials, this introduction ensures that the New Testament books will be accurately understood within historical settings. The authors also provide a substantial summary of each NT book's content, discuss the it's theological contribution to the overall canon, and give an account of current studies on that book. 

 

 Know The Truth- A Handbook of Christian Belief Bruce Milne

Know The Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief

Bruce Milne

Summarizes what the Bible teaches in the major areas of Christian doctrine (the Bible, God, humanity, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the church and the last things). Each section concludes with a listing of Scripture passages and questions for further reflection and study. This edition is revised in light of the latest biblical and theological studies and considers doctrine changes in the world and the church along with challenges from such movements as the New Age, postmodernism, feminism and pluralism. 

 

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Bible Doctrine

Wayne Grudem

How do we know the Bible is God's Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return? If you've asked questions like these, then "systematic theology" is no abstract term. It's an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know.

 

 How to Read the Bible for all it's Worth  Fee & Stuart

How to Read The Bible For All Its Worth

Fee & Stuart

Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing. It helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible---their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today---so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God's Word. 

 

 At the Heart of the Universe  Peter Jensen

At the Heart Of The Universe

Peter Jensen

Where is the world going? Why did God create it - and us? Is there any purpose and meaning at the heart of the universe? The book starts at the End - tackling the "last things" first. By looking at the ultimate fulfillment of God's Plan, Jensen guides you to see who God is and what He is doing to fulfill His end. A book for everyone who wants to understand Christian belief, their place in the world, and the dynamic goal toward which God is working. 

 

 God Has Spoken  J I Packer

God Has Spoken

J I Packer 

At no time since the Reformation, observes JI Packer, have protestant christians as a body been so unsure, tentative and confused as to what they should believe and do. The church has suffered a famine of hearing God's Word, and he points the way to the understanding and application of the life changing truths of the Bible.

 

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If I were God, I'd Make Myself Clearer

John Dickson

If there really is something spiritual out there, wouldn't there be some pretty clear signposts to it? If God exists - wouldn't he have made himself clearer? Written from a Christian perspective, this book struggles honestly with a dilemma facing 'believers' and 'unbelievers' alike: With so many religions on offer, can one of them be considered true? Or are they different paths up the same spiritual mountain? And how can any one person sort out their way through the maze of claims?

 

the cross of christ 

The Cross of Christ

John Stott 

Many people are unclear about the meaning of the cross, and cannot understand why Christ had to die. John Stott explains the significance of Christ’s cross and answers the objections commonly brought against biblical teaching on the atonement. It combines an excellent biblical exposition, and a characteristically thoughtful study of Christian belief, with a searching call to the church to live under the cross. Highly recommended classic.

 

Classics of the Reformation  Kirsten Birkett  

Classics of the Reformation

Kirsten Birkett

Classics of the Reformation contains: Martin Luther's 'Freedom of the Christian' in which he argues that the true Christian is the 'perfectly free lord of all, subject to none'; and at the same time, the 'perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all'. John Calvin's exposition of Christian prayer, thought by many to be the finest treatment of the subject ever. William Tyndale's introduction to the Scriptures, in which he explains the gist of the Bible for the common reader. Thomas Cranmer's sermons on faith, salvation and good works, which shaped the beliefs of the English Church during its Reformation.

 

The Goldsworthy Trilogy  Graeme Goldsworthy  

The Goldsworthy Trilogy

Graeme Goldsworthy 

A look at how the whole Bible can only be understood through the eyes of the gospel. It studies the Old Testament and its application for today, Israel's wisdom literature and its role in the Christian life and the purpose and contemporary relevance of the book of Revelation.