2018 Christian Book Award ®: Bible Reference Works Finalists

  1. Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth
    Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth
    William Barrick, Nathan Busenitz, James Mook
    Crossway / 2016 / Hardcover
    $40.49 Retail: $60.00 Save 33% ($19.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW545917

Doctrine isn't just for theologians—it's important for every Christian because it shows us who God is and how we should live. Systematizing the robust theology that has undergirded Dr. John MacArthur's well-known preaching ministry for decades, Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth offers an overview of basic Christian doctrine covering topics such as Scripture, God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, humanity and sin, salvation, angels, the church, and more.

Comprehensive in scope yet written to be accessible to the average reader, Biblical Doctrine includes non-technical vocabulary, minimal footnotes, and a helpful bibliography. For educated laypeople, readers of MacArthur's previous books, pastors and other church leaders, as well as college and seminary students, this volume offers a solid biblical foundation for what to believe and why.

  1. Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, One-Volume Edition
    Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, One-Volume Edition
    Edwin M. Yamauchi, Marvin R. Wilson
    Hendrickson Publishers / 2017 / Hardcover
    $52.99 Retail: $89.95 Save 41% ($36.96)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews

The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity is a unique reference work that provides background cultural and technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 4000 BC to approximately AD 600.

Previously published in four individual paperback volumes, this one-volume hardcover edition covers topics from A-Z. This dictionary casts light on the culture, technology, history, and politics of the periods of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.

Written and edited by a world-class historian and a highly respected biblical scholar, with contributions by many others, this unique reference work explains details of domestic life, technology, culture, laws, and religious practices, with extensive bibliographic material for further exploration. There are 115 articles ranging from 5-20 pages long. Scholars, pastors, and students (and their teachers) will find this to be a useful resource for biblical study, exegesis, and sermon preparation.

  1. Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
    Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
    Timothy J. Wengert
    Baker Academic / 2017 / Hardcover
    $37.99 Retail: $59.99 Save 37% ($22.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW049699

The Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions traces the history, theology, and practices of the global Lutheran movement, with prominent scholars offering nearly 600 articles that provide a comprehensive overview of Luther's life and work. It also addresses significant figures, events, writings, denominational subgroups, and congregational practices in an easily accessible layout. This is an excellent resource for anyone desiring to know more about Luther and the Lutheran tradition or to just use as an easy reference guide.

  1. Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World
    Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World
    Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell
    Thomas Nelson / 2017 / Hardcover
    $17.99 Retail: $29.99 Save 40% ($12.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 19 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW676704

In the first edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowell armed thoughtful Christians with historical documentation and modern scholarship, bearing witness to the truth of the Bible. Evidence quickly became a resource for millions of believers in defense of Christianity against the harshest of critics. Josh is joined by his son, Sean McDowell, in this exciting new edition with more historical insights to encourage those familiar with Evidence, as well as a new generation of believers, to embrace the truth of Christ in a skeptical culture. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions.

  1. How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology
    How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology
    Andrew David Naselli
    P & R Publishing / 2017 / Hardcover
    $26.99 Retail: $39.99 Save 33% ($13.00)
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    Stock No: WW952482
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How to Understand and Apply the New Testament forwards a comprehensive, conversational book that is ideal for anyone who wants to understand and apply the Bible—and the New Testament in particular—in a responsible, well-informed, and God-glorifying way. Andrew Naselli is an able guide, walking readers through a carefully field-tested twelve-stage interpretive process that pastors, scholars, teachers, and laypeople can use with benefit.

  • Move from genre to textual criticism, take Greek grammar and literary context into account, and journey through the passage all the way to practical application.
  • Learn how to track an author's thought-flow, grasp the text's message, and apply the ancient Word in this modern world, all in light of Christ's redeeming work.
  • Go further in your studies using the extensive recommended resources for every step of the way.

With engaging illustrations and practical answers at their fingertips, readers will master the skills needed to deepen understanding and shape theology with confidence and wisdom.