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2016 Christian Book Award ®: Bible Reference Finalists

  1. A Theology of Mark's Gospel: Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God
    A Theology of Mark's Gospel: Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God
    David E. Garland
    Zondervan / 2015 / Hardcover
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How do Mark's views differ from those of the other three Gospel writers? In what ways do his themes relate to other portions of the New Testament?

In this unique series, leading scholars present formidable overviews of each book of the New Testament, demonstrating how the most disparate pieces can neatly fit together.

This volume on Mark by leading New Testament scholar David E. Garland covers major Markan themes and sets forth the distinctive contribution of Mark to the New Testament and the canon of Scripture, providing readers with an in-depth and holistic grasp of Markan theology in the larger context of the Bible.

  1. The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem
    The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem
    Colin Nicholl
    Crossway / 2015 / Hardcover
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    CBD Stock No: WW542138

For millennia, the star of Bethlehem has been shrouded in mystery. What was it? What prompted the magi to follow it? How did it lead them to Jesus? Drawing on cutting-edge astronomical research and key documents from antiquity, Nicholl's beautifully illustrated study explores the remarkable celestial event that took place around the time of Christ's birth. 480 pages, hardcover from Crossway.

  1. How We Got the Bible - Handbook
    How We Got the Bible - Handbook
    Timothy Jones
    Rose Publishing / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW622164

Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in the Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told you that some books were cut out of the Bible or that the stories of Jesus in the Gospels can't be trusted? In this book, dive into the fascinating account of the most amazing - and best preserved - book the world has ever seen. Dr. Timothy Paul Jones gives easy-to-understand answers to popular questions on the Bible's reliability and accuracy.

  1. Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible
    Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible
    Leland Ryken
    Crossway / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW542176

In this comprehensive and systematic volume, renowned literary expert Leland Ryken introduces readers to the specific themes, patterns, and techniques used by the biblical authors. A companion to Ryken's A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible, this practical guidebook will equip you to interpret each book of the Bible through the lens of its literary forms and features - helping you faithfully read, understand, and teach the Bible with greater insight.

  1. Matthew: Teach the Text Commentary Series
    Matthew: Teach the Text Commentary Series
    Jeannine K. Brown
    Baker Books / 2015 / Hardcover
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    CBD Stock No: WW092183

With large sections devoted to extended teachings and memorable sayings of Jesus, Matthew's Gospel has been a favorite of Christians throughout the centuries. New Testament scholar Jeannine Brown helps readers understand this Gospel as theological biography. Matthew employs numerous Old Testament quotations and allusions to communicate his message of Jesus as Israel's Messiah-King, the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets, and the perfect Israel of God. He calls Jesus' followers to embrace and live out self-giving ministry devoted to love, mercy, and justice. Through careful examination and explanation of the text, Dr. Brown helps modern readers and teachers bring this important message from the first-century context into our own.

About the Series:
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By keeping the discussion in each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes allow pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.