The ECPA just released its 2019 Christian Book Award finalists, and we’re excited to share that two of our titles have been selected as finalists!
Here are a few fun facts about our finalists:
The Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels is a finalist in the Bible Reference Works category.
Here’s what else you should know about the Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels:
- It won Christianity Today’s 2019 book award for Biblical Studies.
- Sixteen people contributed to the series, including Rev. Dr. Paul H. Wright, the current president of Jerusalem University College (formerly Institute of Holy Land Studies), and Gordon Franz, an archaeologist who led the team that discovered the oldest-known biblical texts.
- The print edition is printed in full color and includes many of the beautifully designed maps, infographics, and photos that make the Logos digital edition a multimedia experience.
- The book has 48 chapters, and each chapter focuses on a particular pericope or location in the Gospels. If the story appears in multiple Gospels, the chapter explains the geographical reference without attempting to overly harmonize different passages.
- The commentary has a robust index, featuring organization by subject, Scripture references (including the Septuagint and the Infancy Gospels), Josephus, and Rabbinic literature.
- The late Dr. Grant Osborne praised it as “invaluable” and a “must-purchase,” saying it’s “equally essential on general background issues as on geography itself.”
- This is Lexham’s first geographic commentary. The next volume, Lexham Geographic Commentary on Acts through Revelation, is coming out this Fall.
The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism by Ben Myers is a finalist in the Faith and Culture category.
Here’s more about The Apostles’ Creed by Ben Myers:
- The book has 25 short chapters, going clause by clause—and sometimes word by word—through the Apostles’ Creed.
- The print edition is filled with unique design elements throughout the interior, all playing off the striking cover design.
- The book is praised by James K.A. Smith, Gregg Allison, Oliver Crisp, and Michael Bird.
- Myers cites widely from church history, spanning from the Church Fathers to the Middle Ages, the pre-Reformation days, and today.
- You can get a free downloadable poster of the Apostles’ Creed, formatted so you can easily see what the Church throughout history has affirmed about each person of the Trinity.
- The Apostles’ Creed is the first book in Lexham’s Christian Essentials series. The next titles are The Lord’s Prayer by Wesley Hill and The Ten Commandments by Peter J. Leithart.
The winner in each category will be announced on April 30 at the ECPA Awards Celebration in Chicago. Stay tuned for more on these award-finalist titles!