It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is right around the corner. We haven’t even reached the holiday season yet but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking forward to next year. We have some exciting new releases lined up for the first half of 2021. Here are five highlights from our upcoming slate of titles—and all of them are now available for pre-order.
Release date: February 24, 2021
In Signs of the Messiah, Andreas Köstenberger—veteran New Testament scholar and expert on the Gospel of John—guides readers through John and highlights its plot and message. John’s Gospel is written to inspire faith in Jesus. By keeping the Gospel’s big picture in view, readers will see Jesus’ mighty signs and be compelled to trust more fully in the Messiah.
Release date: March 24, 2021
All Christians use water to baptize. All invoke the triune name. Beyond that, there’s little consensus.
Peter Leithart reunifies a church divided by baptism. He recovers the baptismal imagination of the Bible, explaining how baptism works according to Scripture. Then, in conversation with Christian tradition, he shows why baptism is something worth recovering and worth agreeing on.
Release date: April 14, 2021
In Wonderfully Made, John Kleinig forms a properly biblical theology of our bodies. Through his keen sensitivity to Scripture’s witness, Kleinig explains why bodies matter. While sin has corrupted our bodies and how we think of them, God’s creation is still good. Thus, our bodies are good gifts. The Son took on a body to redeem our bodies. Kleinig addresses issues like shame, chastity, desire, gender dysphoria, and more, by integrating them into the biblical vision of creation.
Release date: April 28, 2021
It’s not often that we hear the virtues of the small. Our culture teaches that bigger is better—and that includes church ministry and preaching, too. But what if rather than swinging for the fences, preachers focused on improving their sermons through small habits, practices, and exercises? What if smaller is better?
In a world where “small” isn’t always celebrated, Jonathan T. Pennington provides Small Preaching, a short book of simple tips that can have revolutionary effects over time. Pennington offers preachers 25 words of wisdom that will help shape their preaching for the better.
Lexham Ministry Guides
Release date: May 5, 2021
The Lexham Ministry Guides, edited by Harold L. Senkbeil, offer practical, proven wisdom for the church. But wisdom takes time. The authors in this series developed their wisdom through years of ministry experience and conversations with colleagues. These books invite you to enter into these conversations to better serve the Savior’s sheep and lambs with confidence. You will find hands-on tools, lessons from years of ministry experience, and an array of resources to apply to your own ministry context.
These five books represent just a small taste of our Spring 2021 catalog. There are also titles scheduled in the Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology series, the Studies in Scripture and Biblical Theology series, and the Transformative Word series. All these books and the rest of our pre-orders can be found at LexhamPress.com/Pre-Order.