These books have sufficient theological content to interest experts but are intended for anyone to read with profit. They are theological books for the church.
Heaven is a Place on Earth emphasizes the importance of creation for the Christian worldview. Many Christians will recover the true meaning of their lives when they stop thinking like Plato and read their lives through the biblical story of creation, fall, and redemption. This liberating journey through Scripture shows you how.
Don’t Stop Believing addresses the questions that this current generation is asking: is it possible to know anything?, must you believe something to be saved?, are people good or bad?, can non-Christians be saved?, does hell last forever? Each chapter begins with a fundamentalist extreme, cites a postmodern over-reaction, and closes with a third way which retains the best insights of each.
Christ Alone is the first book-length response to Rob Bell’s Love Wins. Although it is a critique of one book, the issues it addresses–hell, universalism, sin, and most important–what is the gospel?–will be roiling the evangelical world for some time. I hope that readers will use Christ Alone to delve into the Scriptures and discover for themselves what God says about “heaven, hell, and the fate of everyone who has ever lived.”
The Last Enemy is an honest and hope-filled look at death. This book’s devotional style will help anyone who trembles when they consider their mortality. I don’t sugar coat death. It’s as bad as you think, and worse. But Jesus has triumphed over the grave, and if you follow the instructions in this book, so will you.
Despite Doubt: Embracing a Confident Faith examines both our objective doubts (Is there a God? Is Jesus His Son? Is the Bible God’s Word?) and our subjective doubts (Am I obeying God? Am I saved? Can I have assurance that I’m saved?). In each case we learn that while doubt can play a beneficial role, it isn’t necessary for a life of faith. Believe what you know, it’s more than you think.
Worldly Saints: Can You Serve Jesus and Still Enjoy Your Life? answers a nagging question that most Christians ask, but almost never out loud. This book explains how to integrate the natural with the supernatural, creation with redemption, your human with your Christian life. You can enjoy both earthly pleasure and heavenly purpose as you serve Jesus in God’s good world.
Anticipating Heaven is a short introduction to the Christian’s intermediate and final states. It answers the important questions, What happens when you die? and What happens after that?
The Bible Explainer is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces readers to the Bible then takes them deeper. Topics range from the basic, Why is there anything? and Who wrote the Bible? to advanced questions about canonicity, hermeneutics, origins, immigration, genocide, slavery, gender, sexuality, and atonement. Leave it on your coffee table and read a question or two when you have a free moment. Or read it straight through to ground followers of Jesus in the faith.
The 5-Minute Visual Guide to the Bible supplies an interesting and easy to read overview of the Bible’s story. Excellent introduction–with pictures–for those unfamiliar with the people and events of Scripture.
Four Views on Heaven begins with my historical survey of the church’s developing views on the final destiny of the saved. It then facilitates a dialogue among scholars holding various views: John Feinberg (traditional evangelical Protestant), J. Richard Middleton (new earth), Michael Allen (heaven on earth), and Peter Kreeft (Catholic). You may be surprised about what they disagree about, and what they don’t!
Journey Through Haggai & Malachi is an exegetical devotional suitable for personal or group use. It applies the message of these two prophets to those whose lives feel stuck.
Urban Legends of Theology corrects forty Urban Legends, such as “I am enough” and “We are the hands and feet of Jesus;” ten mini myths, such as “Arminians have no assurance of salvation” and “Calvinists have no incentive to evangelize;” and six suburban legends, such “I must forgive myself” and “the Bible doesn’t teach church membership.” It’s a sequel to B & H Academic’s Urban Legends of Old Testament, New Testament, and Church History, and would be an enjoyable read for school, church, or personal growth.
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