A bright star. A lowly manger. Shepherds keeping watch over their flocks. Everyone knows at least something about the first Christmas. But there’s more to the story than what can be contained on a greeting card. Investigating the social, cultural, and political background to the New Testament narratives, this prequel to The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived explores the real meaning of Christ’s birth in a fresh and compelling way. Perfect for those looking for something to read during Advent, this book combines scholarly insights... Read More
For the Love of God’s Word is an abridged, less technical version of Köstenberger and Patterson’s acclaimed Invitation to Biblical Interpretation. Students, teachers, and pastors alike will find this introduction to biblical hermeneutics to be an accessible resource with both breadth and substance. Built on the premise that every passage requires careful scrutiny of its historical setting, literary dimension, and theological message, this volume teaches a simple threefold method that is applicable to every passage of Scripture regardless of genre. In addition, the book sets forth... Read More
I am grateful for the publication of several volumes in 2014 that will equip serious exegetes and preachers to study and proclaim God’s word with greater accuracy and authority. This pertains particularly to the study of Acts, Galatians, 1-2 Thessalonians, and 1 Peter. Other important books pertain to the divinity of Jesus, church leadership, and heaven. In the interest of full disclosure, while no books I authored are included, there are several books to which I contributed an essay (6, 7) or which I edited (2, 4).
1. New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis. 5... Read More
We’re excited to announce that Biblical Foundations is giving away 10 copies of God’s Design for Man and Woman to Todd Brandt, Jefferee Coe, Kevin Fiske, Abbey Gale, Rondi Guess, Ellen Habeck, Jan Henzel, Steven Meister, Dave Mitchell, and Tim Pattison. We ask that the winners email their name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org (from the email address used when entering) within a week of this post. For those who didn’t win this time, we hope you’ll still be able to get a copy of this book on Amazon or in some other way. Thank you for helping spread the... Read More
Biblical Foundations will be giving away at least five free copies of Dr. Kostenberger and his wife Margaret’s book, God’s Design for Man and Woman. To register for this book giveaway, simply use the comment field below to enter your name, email address, and a brief explanation of how you will use the book in ministry or otherwise. Whether you want this book for pleasure reading, need it for a class, or just want an extra book on the bookshelf, the book’s retail price is $22.99 and costs around $18.00 on Amazon and its other competitors, so this is a good deal. It also couldn’t... Read More
Thanks to all who entered The Lion and the Lamb giveaway, as well as to B&H Academic for sponsoring the event! We pray that this book will serve as a helpful tool to advance God’s kingdom in your personal study, preaching, or in whichever way God sees fit. Whether ending up in an office, library, or the back seat of a car, we hope that this book will serve to bring glory to God.
What a blessing God has granted to our ministry to be able to give away ten copies to Daniel Ashworth, Edralin Gonzales, Sal Garcia, Vaidas Krasauskas, Mark Evans, José Carlos, Jonathan Roberts, Derek... Read More
Biblical Foundations will be giving away some free copies of Dr. Kostenberger’s book, The Lion and The Lamb. To register for this book giveaway, simply use the comment field below to enter your name, email address, and a brief explanation of how you will use the book in ministry or otherwise. Whether you want this book for pleasure reading, need it for a class, or just want an extra book on the bookshelf, the book’s retail price is $39.99 and costs around $30.00 on Amazon and it’s other competitors, so this is a really good deal. It also couldn’t hurt your chances of... Read More
Christmas is only a couple weeks away, which means it’s time once again for the best books in Bible and theology published this year. The list is inevitably subjective, and in many cases unsurprising, as certain books commend themselves by their self-evident quality and the scholarly stature of their authors. Needless to say, listing a book doesn’t mean I endorse all of its contents (in some cases, I haven’t even read the entire book yet!). With this in mind, then, are my top 10 books of 2013:
1. William Baird, History of New Testament Research, vol. 3: From C. H. Dodd to Hans Dieter... Read More
On March 29, AD 33, Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem and boldly predicted that he would soon be put to death—executed on a cross, like a common criminal. So began the most important week of the most important person who ever lived.
Nearly 2,000 years later, the events that took place during Jesus’s last days still reverberate through the ages. Designed as a day-by-day guide to Passion Week, The Final Days of Jesus leads us to re-examine and meditate on the history-making, earth-shaking significance of Jesus’s arrest, trial, crucifixion, and empty tomb.
Combining a chronological... Read More
Truth Matters is written directly to this audience, arming them with well-reasoned responses to the accusations that are most likely to appear in their lives, either as upcoming lecture notes and test questions or as inner qualms and questions. Things like: What gives the Bible any authority or credibility? Where is God in a world full of suffering? Why should Christianity be any more believable than any other religious system? And many, many more.
Easy to read yet loaded with meat and substance, this book is a level-headed reaction to those who equate Christian faith with “blind faith,”... Read More
A husband and wife team—both highly respected biblical scholars—lead us on a journey through God’s Word, outlining its teaching on gender from Genesis to Revelation. Packed with careful exegesis and astute historical analysis, this accessible volume offers clear-headed and compelling arguments in support of the idea that God created men and women different but equal. Ultimately, this book will help you understand not only what the Bible teaches about true manhood and womanhood, but why its teaching is best—for you, for your family, and for society as a whole.
For more information and... Read More
“In the beginning was Diversity. And the Diversity was with God, and the Diversity was God. Without Diversity was nothing made that was made. And it came to pass that nasty old ‘orthodox’ people narrowed down diversity and finally squeezed it out, dismissing it as heresy. But in the fullness of time (which is of course our time), Diversity rose up and smote orthodoxy hip and thigh. Now, praise be, the only heresy is orthodoxy. As widely and as unthinkingly accepted as this reconstruction is, it is historical nonsense: the emperor has no clothes. I am grateful to Andreas Köstenberger... Read More
Truth in a Culture of Doubt takes a closer look at the key arguments skeptical scholars such as Ehrman keep repeating in radio interviews, debates, and in his their popular writings. If you are looking for insightful responses to critical arguments from a biblical perspective, easily accessible and thoughtfully presented, this book is for you. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive response to Ehrman’s popular works. It is presented in such a way that readers can either read straight through the book or use it as a reference when particular questions arise. Responding to... Read More
Thanks again to all of you who participated in the Invitation to Biblical Interpretation (ITBI) book giveaway. First of all, we are humbled by the well over 100 entries from people all over the world who want to learn more about how to interpret the Bible and to teach it to others. A huge thanks to Kregel for sponsoring this giveaway. We wish everyone could have won! Overall, there are 3 different prizes for a total of 20 winners.
The 5 winners of a physical copy of ITBI are Corey, José Carlos Martínez, Nathan Ridlehoover, John Latham, and Marcus Collins (please email... Read More
This year has been a good year for Biblical Foundations™ pursuing its mission to strengthen marriage and the family in the home, the church, and society as we long to see all the world rest of biblical foundations. We are particularly grateful to Crossway for releasing Marriage and the Family: Biblical Essentials this year, an abridged version of God, Marriage, and the Family.
Here, then, are the top ten books in biblical studies from 2012, in terms of their potential influence and utility:
1. Darrell Bock, A Theology of Luke and Acts (Zondervan). This, the second volume in the Biblical... Read More