Even though we’ve thankfully left 2020 in the rear-view mirror, we can still take some time to reflect on what turned out to be a wild and exhausting year. The somber tenor to the year is reflected in the title of one of our bestselling and most acclaimed titles released in 2020: Christ and Calamity. Here are five of our best titles from the past year and three excellent titles you might have missed out on.
Because of the society-altering reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone faced varying degrees of suffering and tragedy this year. In the midst of this global calamity, it would be easy to think that God had forgotten us.
In Christ and Calamity, award-winning author Harold Senkbeil speaks pastorally to our suffering and uncertainty, showing God’s constant and faithful grace to us. Even though this book was written with our current circumstances in mind, it contains a timeless message no matter what calamities — big or small — we may face.
Christ and Calamity won an Award of Merit for the Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year in the 2021 Christianity Today Book Awards.
After revealing the supernatural worldview of the ancient biblical writers in The Unseen Realm, and then tackling what the Bible has to say about the members of God’s heavenly host in Angels, Michael Heiser completed his “supernatural” trilogy with Demons.
The truth about demons is far stranger—and even more fascinating—than what’s commonly believed.
Get ready for many lightbulb moments, and for a whole new appreciation of biblical texts you thought you already understood.—Tim Mackie, co-creator of BibleProject
Beautifully typeset and faithfully translated, the Lexham English Septuagint makes the Septuagint accessible for modern readers.
The LES is the only contemporary English translation of the Septuagint that has been made directly from the Greek. It is an attempt to answer the question, “How would this text have been read—understood and experienced—by a fourth century, Greek-speaking gentile Christian?” These guiding translation principles maintain the meaning of the original text while providing a readable and transparent English edition of the Septuagint for modern readers.
By far the best English version of the Septuagint on the market. A faithful, consistent, readable translation.—Michael A. G. Haykin, FRHistS, Chair and professor of Church History The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Geerhardus Vos’s Reformed Dogmatics represents the early theological thought of one of the premier Reformed thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Originally self-published in five volumes in 1896 under the title Gereformeerde Dogmatiek, the translation of this important work of Reformed theology was a pivotal moment in Lexham’s history.
Published in English for the first time ever, these five volumes bring a unique, fresh biblical perspective to systematic theology. This new edition incorporates the English translations of each of the earlier volumes into a single volume for students of Reformed theology.
The Lexham Context Commentary is a commentary series unlike any other before it. This brand new commentary guides readers through the literary context of the Bible, especially the contextual thought flow at each level of a book’s organization. The Lexham Context Commentary is like a heavily annotated outline of the entire Bible. Zoom in as close—or out as far—as you want, and you’ll never take a verse out of context again.
This digital resource was designed specifically for Logos Bible Software and is a standout example of the innovation that is foundational to who we are as a publisher.
The Lexham Context Commentary is perfect for me. For preparing sermons on any given week, quick and concise context and structure is exactly what I want to get a jump start on the text or to compare notes after I’ve gotten started. In seminary I used and prized the majorly technical commentaries, but now that I’ve got people in the hospital to see, staff to work with, people to meet with and disciple, and general church direction to provide, I prize quick and concise sermon helps.—Mason Miller, Lead Pastor, Normandale Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX
We published nearly 50 new titles in 2020 alone. With so many new books, there are bound to be titles that slip through the cracks. Here are three titles that you might have missed that we think are worth reminding you about.
Written with passion and candor, Michelle Lee-Barnewall investigates the parables’ historical setting and invites readers to ponder their teachings in light of their own circumstances. She explains the puzzles in the parables as she develops their lessons on discipleship. This beautifully written exploration of the parables draws the reader to the feet of Jesus.—Lynn Cohick, provost and dean, professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary
This is not only first-rate, but desperately needed.—JP Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and author of Finding Quiet
In exposing the rich terrain of the passage he has the skills of an archaeologist, reminds us of the big picture like a master story-teller, and touches the heart like a good pastor. This book will lead you to love and understand God and his Word more than ever before.—Michael Horton, professor, Westminster Seminary California