Books Written By Our Faculty

View More Faculty Books

Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief

Author: John Frame
ISBN: 1596389389
ISBN-13: 9781596389380
Published: 6/30/2015

Two subjects of particular note are Frame’s fresh look at probability arguments and a stimulating investigation into the problem of evil.

Some of the most valuable elements of this book are Frame’s extensive use of Scripture and his presentation of specific lines of argument.

Pursuing a Mind for Truth and a Heart for God--Why Seminary Education Matters

Author: Dr. Don Sweeting
ISBN: 1499374585
ISBN-13: 9781499374582
Published: 2/19/2015

Why would anyone in their right mind go to seminary? Well, seminaries matter—not just any seminaries but seminaries that take the gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth of the Bible seriously. Seminaries shape Christian leaders, especially pastors. Pastors shape churches. Churches shape families. Families shape communities. Communities shape countries. And yet, many people do not really know what a seminary is all about. This book aims to remedy that in two ways. First, by encouraging the reader, whether you ever take a seminary class or not, to have a mind for truth and a heart for God. Second, by explaining how seminary plays a vital role in helping you grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. In short, this book is perfect for anyone who is even dabbling with the idea of more effective Christian service—or perhaps becoming a pastor, counselor, teacher, missionary, ministry leader or just a better-trained Christian.

Acts (EP Study Commentaries)

Author: Dr. Guy Waters
ISBN: 1783970030
ISBN-13: 9781783970032
Published: 6/20/2014

Study Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles is exegetically and theologically sound, cogently reasoned and clearly written. Demonstrating Luke's competence as a historian.

John Frame's Selected Shorter Writings, Vol. 2

Author: John Frame
ISBN-13: 978-1629950785
Published: 2/1/2015

Twenty-six short, pointed essays summarizing some of Frame’s central (and a few peripheral) ideas about Scripture, theological education, theological method, apologetics, ethics, and the church, along with essays on interesting personal reflections. The book begins with “Inerrancy: A Place to Live,” one of Frame’s shortest and clearest presentations of this aspect of the doctrine of Scripture. This essay is complemented later in the book by “Let God Be True: Scripture and Certainty.” Other essays include “Why Theology Needs Philosophy,” (presaging Frame’s epic History of Western Philosophy and Theology), “The Academic Captivity of Theology,” “The Demise of Systematic Theology,” “The Heart of the Atonement,” “The Bible on the Problem of Evil,” “Tolerance,” “Two Levels of Divine Blessing,” “What Denomination Should I Join?,” “Worship That Pleases God,” “My Exceptions to the Westminster Standards,” and (just for fun) “Triperspectival Dieting.” You will be delighted, entertained, challenged—and come away feeling smarter than you were before!

Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation

Author: Scott Swain and Michael Allen
ISBN: 0801049792
ISBN-13: 9780801049798
Published: 1/15/2015

Can Christians and churches be both catholic and Reformed? In this volume, two accomplished young theologians argue that to be Reformed means to go deeper into true catholicity rather than away from it. Their manifesto for a catholic and Reformed approach to dogmatics seeks theological renewal through retrieval of the rich resources of the historic Christian tradition. The book provides a survey of recent approaches toward theological retrieval and offers a renewed exploration of the doctrine of sola scriptura. It includes a substantive afterword by J. Todd Billings.

Confessing the Faith

Author: Chad Van Dixhoorn
ISBN: 1848714041
ISBN-13: 9781848714045
Published: 8/4/2014

This accessible, biblical, and thoughtful work digests years of study and teaching into bite-sized sections. Van Dixhoorn’s work is historical and practical in its focus. It deliberately presents readers with more than another survey of Reformed theology; it offers a guide to a particular text, considers its original proof-texts, and seeks to deepen our understanding of each paragraph of the Confession.

Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery

Author: Ben Gladd, Dr. G.K. Beale
ISBN: 0830827188
ISBN-13: 978-0830827183
Published: 11/3/2014

When reading through the Bible, it is impossible to ignore the troubling fact that Israel and its leaders—and even Jesus' own disciples—seem unable to fully grasp the messianic identity and climactic mission of Jesus. If his true deity, his death and resurrection and his role in the establishment of God's eternal kingdom were predicted in the Old Testament and in his own teachings, how could the leading biblical scholars of their time miss it? This book explores the biblical conception of mystery as an initial, partially hidden revelation that is subsequently more fully revealed, shedding light not only on the richness of the concept itself, but also on the broader relationship between the Old and New Testaments. Exploring all the occurrences of the term mystery in the New Testament and the topics found in conjunction with them, this work unpacks how the New Testament writers understood the issue of continuity and discontinuity. This investigation of the notion of mystery sharpens our understanding of how the Old Testament relates to the New and explores topics such as kingdom, crucifixion, the relationship between Jews and Gentiles and more. As such, it is a model for attentive and faithful biblical theology intended for students, scholars, pastors and lay people who wish to seriously engage the Scriptures.

How God Became Jesus

Author: Bird, Evans, Gathercole, Hill, Tilling
ISBN: 0310519594
ISBN-13: 978-0310519591
Published: 3/25/2014

Dr. Charles Hill wrote several chapters for the new book, How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature (Zondervan, March 2014), by Michael F. Bird, Craig A. Evans, Simon J. Gathercole, Chris Tilling, and Charles E. Hill.  Dr. Hill’s chapters are entitled “An Exclusive Religion: Orthodoxy and Heresy, Inclusion and Exclusion” and “Paradox Pushers and Persecutors?”  The book is a response to Bath Ehrman’s new book, How Jesus Became God.

Systematic Theology Volume II – The Beauty of Christ

Author: Douglas Kelly
ISBN: 1781912939
ISBN-13: 978-1781912935
Published: 3/20/2014

Douglas F. Kelly returns to the writings of saints and scholars to exemplify the beauty and the wonder of Christ, the Son of God, in this highly-anticipated second volume of systematic theology. Kelly delves through a treasure trove of Patristics, Scholastics, Reformers, Puritans, and Moderns to recover an Augustinian reverence for the beauty of Christ, to illustrate that the Father and the Spirit are most fully revealed through Him, and to make clear that His coming is the restoration of the universe.

China’s Reforming Churches: Mission, Polity, and Ministry in the Next Christendom

Author: Bruce Baugus
ISBN: 1601783175
ISBN-13: 978-1601783172
Published: 5/26/2014

China is now home to more evangelical believers than any other nation, and the church continues to grow and make inroads in every level of Chinese society. Such dramatic growth, against the backdrop of modern China, has produced profound and urgent church development needs. As faithful Chinese ministers strive to meet these needs, an increasing number are discovering the rich biblical and theological resources of the Reformed tradition and Presbyterian polity. This is a critical moment in the life of China s reforming churches and the Presbyterian and Reformed mission to China. This book provides both a historical look at Presbyterianism in China and an assessment of the current state of affairs, orienting readers to church development needs and the basic outlines of Reformed Christianity in China today. While laying out the challenges and opportunities facing the church, the authors argue that assisting this reformation in China should be a central objective of the Presbyterian and Reformed mission to China in this generation.


Author: Richard Belcher
ISBN: 0852349858
ISBN-13: 978-0852349854
Published: 2/21/2014

Dr. Richard Belcher wrote a commentary on Ecclesiastes for the EP Study Commentary series.

John Frame's Selected Shorter Writings

Author: John Frame
ISBN: 1596387319
ISBN-13: 978-1596387317
Published: 3/26/2014

A collection of short, pointed essays from John Frame stating some of his teachings in theological method, apologetics, and the Christian life. Includes an introduction to his signature concept of perspectivalism.

What’s Your Worldview?: An Interactive Approach to Life’s Big Questions

Author: James Anderson
ISBN: 143353892X
ISBN-13: 978-1433538926
Published: 1/31/2014

2014 Popular Theology Book of the Year - World Magazine

How do you view the world?

It’s a big question. And how you answer is one of the most important things about you.

Not sure what you’d say? Join James Anderson on an interactive journey of discovery aimed at helping you understand and evaluate the options when it comes to identifying your worldview. Cast in the mold of a classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” story, What’s Your Worldview? will guide you toward finding intellectually satisfying answers to life’s biggest questions—equipping you to think carefully about not only what you believe but why you believe it and how it impacts the rest of your life.

From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology and Exegesis

Author: B. L. Gladd, D.M. Gurnere
ISBN: 159856837X
ISBN-13: 978-1598568370
Published: 11/1/2013

B. L. Gladd with D.M. Gurnere wrote From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology and Exegesis (Hendrickson, 2013). Dr. John Currid and L. K. Larson contributed a chapter, “Narrative Repetition in 1 Samuel 24 and 26: Saul’s Descent and David’s Ascent”

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief

Author: John Frame
ISBN: 1596382171
ISBN-13: 978-1596382176
Published: 11/4/2013

Systematic Theology is the culmination and creative synthesis of John Frame's writing on, teaching about, and studying of the Word of God. This magisterial opus—at once biblical, clear, cogent, readable, accessible, and practical—summarizes the mature thought of one of the most important and original Reformed theologians of the last hundred years. It will enable you to see clearly how the Bible explains God's great, sweeping plan for mankind.