With 2019 behind us and the new year ahead, it’s a great time to look forward to some of our most exciting new releases in 2020. All five of these books are coming in the first half of the year, so you’ll be able to enjoy them sooner rather than later!
Release Date: January 15, 2020
Beautifully typeset in a comfortable, single-column format, the Lexham English Septuagint provides a literal, readable, and transparent English edition of the Septuagint for modern readers. Translated directly from Swete’s edition of the Septuagint, the LES maintains the meaning of the original text, making the Septuagint accessible to readers today.
“In the field of Septuagint studies that has been blossoming over the past decade or so, Lexham makes a very important contribution: an up-to-date and methodologically-sound English translation of the Greek Old Testament (and Apocrypha). The LES makes significant steps forward in translation philosophy, accuracy, and readability. It will prove tremendously valuable to those studying both Old and New Testaments (and the relationship between them), particularly by providing a clearer window on the specific wording of the Septuagint.”—Gregory R. Lanier, Associate Professor of New Testament, RTS-Orlando, Co-editor, Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition
Release Date: January 29, 2020
True productivity is more than just getting things done. It is more concerned with stewarding priorities, time, and resources wisely and faithfully in a way that honors God. In Every Day Matters Brandon Crowe provides an accessible and biblical understanding of productivity filled with practical guidance and examples.
“Brandon Crowe distills the best secular books on productivity but with a distinctively Christian approach. What drives his common-sense advice is for us to glorify God.”—Andy Naselli, associate professor of systematic theology and New Testament for Bethlehem College & Seminary
Release Date: February 5, 2020
The Ten Commandments have become so familiar to us that we don’t think about what they actually mean. They’ve been used by Christians throughout history as the basis for worship, confessions, prayer, even civil law. Are these ancient words still relevant for us today?
Peter Leithart re-introduces the Ten Commandments. He shows us how they address every arena of human life, giving us a portrait of life under the lordship of Jesus, who is the heart and soul of the commandments.
“This little gem of a book is the best introduction to the Ten Commandments I have yet come across. I learned something new on almost every page.”—Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Release Date: April 1, 2020
What does it mean to say that God is love, light, life, and spirit? In Who God Is, Ben Witherington III explores the nature and character of the God of the Bible by focusing specifically on the nouns used to describe who God is. Reflecting on these descriptions of God gives us a fresh understanding of the beauty and uniqueness of the character of our God.
“You will be reminded of just how glorious our holy God of grace and compassion is.”—Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary
Release Date: April 29, 2020
What people believed about evil spiritual forces in ancient biblical times is very different than what people have been led to believe about them today. And this ancient worldview is missing from most attempts to treat the topic.
In Demons, Michael Heiser debunks popular presuppositions about the very real powers of darkness. Rather than traditions, stories, speculations, or myths, Demons is grounded in what ancient people of both the Old and New Testament eras believed about evil spiritual forces and in what the Bible actually says.
“Michael Heiser has done a great service to all who want to understand the biblical theology of demons, the supernatural powers in rebellion against God. He gives a detailed exploration of the biblical materials as well as the best of the literature of ancient Jewish writers. The study will correct widely-held errors in modern demonology and make us more faithful followers of the One who has won the decisive victory over the Devil.”—Gerry Breshears, Professor of Theology, Western Seminary, Portland