My Recommendations: Book of the Week, December 31

What do you read as you enter into a New Year? What about reading a book about radical change? Michael J. Oard and John K. Reed give us How Noah’s Flood Shaped Our Earth, a new publication of Creation Book Publishers in 2017. The book addresses the objective evidence confirming the biblical account of the great Flood in Noah’s time. Such a Flood (global and catastrophic) impacted our earth and shaped it. The world we see now is the post-Flood world. Do you know where to look for physical evidence? how to evaluate that evidence? This is the book that will provide you with answers to those questions. As a member of the Canyon Ministries team taking people into the Grand Canyon and down the Colorado River, I appreciate the way Oard and Reed describe and deal with the physical evidence visible in the layers in the walls of that wonderful canyon. May 2018 be the year you decide that God’s description of the Flood in Genesis 6-9 fits the physical evidence.

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My Recommendations: Book of the Week, December 24

Josh McDowell has joined with his son Sean to revise, update, and republish this classic. No better volume fits the Christmas season better when it comes to being a gift to someone still unfamiliar with who the Jesus of Christmas really is or to someone who already loves the Savior deeply. More Than a Carpenter proved to be a great blessing one Christmas season while we served as missionaries in Bangladesh. I’ll never forget the impact it made on me and our celebration of Christmas that year. The volume is not just devotional, it is an apologetic presenting the biblical Jesus.

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My Recommendations: Book of the Week, December 17

No wonder that Zondervan chose to reprint Gleason L. Archer’s Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties yet again–under the title, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties. Of the handful of volumes seeking to provide Bible students with reasonable, biblical solutions to difficult or hard passages in Scripture, Archer’s still holds its own as the best available. Archer takes a firm stand on biblical inerrancy and informs readers that there are solutions to be found for each Bible difficulty they find–and most of those solutions come from the Scriptures themselves through careful exegetical analysis. This is an old friend on my bookshelf and well-worn. I recommend it highly without claiming that it is an example of perfection–no one is perfect when it comes to providing solutions to hard questions from Scripture.

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My Recommendations: Book of the Week, December 10

No One Like Him: The Doctrine of God admirably fulfills its role as one of the volumes in the Foundations of Evangelical Theology series. John S. Feinberg fills the book with theological details about the theology of God the Father. This read will take readers into the Scriptures and they will find themselves praising the One who is like no other. Crossway published this volume eleven years ago, but I still find it a tremendous wealth of theological insight and a great pleasure to read. The whole series has much to commend it, but this volume, in my opinion, stands as one of its greatest contributions.

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