Spring is finally here! And because many of us are stuck inside due to social distancing restrictions, now is a great time to dig into new book.
We’re excited to announce the arrival of our Spring Catalog. Packed full of essential resources for students, pastors, academics, and general readers, there are a number of books to get excited about.
Here are a few highlights you’re not going to want to miss.
In An Introduction to Biblical Greek, John D. Schwandt integrates the rigor of a classic Greek grammar with the fruit of contemporary language learning. The result is a one-stop introduction to New Testament Greek that exhibits sound scholarship in a friendly, approachable manner for students.
“John Schwandt knows how to teach Greek, and it shows in An Introduction to Biblical Greek. I have myself taught Greek for many years and am well aware of the challenges students face. Schwandt’s Introduction is the best there is.”—Craig A. Evans, John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins, Houston Baptist University
The message of what God has done in Christ is good news to all, but to have the greatest impact on its hearers—or even to be understood at all—it must be culturally contextualized. Finding Our Voice speaks clearly to an issue that has largely been ignored: preaching to Asian North American (ANA) contexts.
“At last, we have a book that discusses contextualized preaching among Asian North Americans while upholding the authority of Scripture. A practical and culturally-aware guide to the particularities of Asian North American hermeneutics, theology, and pulpit. This is a much-needed book that should be welcome in both the church and the classroom.”—Daniel K. Eng, Instructor at Moody Theological Seminary and Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge
In Preaching the Word with John Chrysostom, through a combination of storytelling and theology, Gerald Bray reflects upon 1,500 year-old pastoral wisdom from one of church history’s most prolific Christ-centered preachers. Chrysostom’s eloquent preaching and influence on Christian teaching left a legacy that is still recognized today.
“Gerald Bray serves as a trustworthy guide to the essential Chrysostom, pointing the reader to key elements of the reluctant bishop’s background as well as exploring the texts that will best introduce twenty-first-century readers to the “golden-mouthed” interpreter of Jesus, Matthew, John the Evangelist, and Paul.”—Joel Elowsky, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
The good news of Jesus includes his life, death, resurrection, and future return—but what about his ascension? Though often neglected or misunderstood, the ascension is integral to the gospel.
In The Ascension of Christ, Patrick Schreiner argues that Jesus’ work would be incomplete without his ascent to God’s right hand. Not only a key moment in the gospel story, Jesus’ ascension was necessary for his present ministry in and through the church. Schreiner argues that Jesus’ residence in heaven marks a turning point in his three-fold offices of prophet, priest, and king. As prophet, Jesus builds the church and its witness. As priest, he intercedes before the Father. As king, he rules over all.
American evangelicals are often assumed to be a monolithic political force absolutely unified in their priorities. This collection of articles from Christianity Today originally published between 1956 and 2016 tells a different story. Evangelical engagement with politics has been more complex than is often remembered. Dual Citizens reveals a variety of evangelical thought towards political developments over the past few decades. These essential articles provide insight into our current situation and preserve the wrestling and wisdom of the past for the benefit of the future.