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Counterpoints: Four Views on the Historical Adam

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Historical Adam

by John H. Walton, C. John Collins, William D. Barrick and Denis O Lamoureux

As a part of the Counterpoints series, Four Views on the Historical Adam clearly outlines four primary views on Adam held by evangelicals, featuring top-notch proponents of each view presenting their positions in their own words and critiquing the positions with which they disagree. You will come away with a better understanding of the key biblical and theol… Read more…

Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible's Origin, Reliability, and Meaning

Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible's Origin, Reliability, and Meaning

by R. Kent Hughes, Leland Ryken, John Piper, J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, Vern S. Poythress, John D. Currid, C. John Collins, Thomas R. Schreiner, Peter J. Gentry, Daniel B. Wallace, Peter J. Williams, Roger Beckwith, David Alan Black and Chapman

Originally featured as articles in the ESV Study Bible, these eighteen essays have been repurposed and republished in a convenient format. Covering a diverse range of essential subjects, including how to read the Bible well and why it is reliable, the essays delve into specific topics such as world religions, canon, and archaeology.Useful as both a general o… Read more…

Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique

Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique

by Wayne Grudem, John D. Currid, C. John Collins, Fred G. Zaspel, J. P. Moreland, Gregg R. Allison, Christopher Shaw, Stephen C Meyer, Ann K Gauger, Douglas Axe, Steve Fuller, Guy Prentiss Waters, Matti Leisola, James M Tour, Winsto Ewert, Winston Ewert and Jonath Wells

Many prominent Christians insist that the church must yield to contemporary evolutionary theory and therefore modify traditional biblical ideas about the creation of life. They argue that God used—albeit in an undetectable way—evolutionary mechanisms to produce all forms of life. Featuring two dozen highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theol… Read more…

Reading Genesis Well

Reading Genesis Well

by C. John Collins

What does it mean to be a good reader of Genesis 1-11? What does it mean to take these ancient stories seriously and how does that relate to taking them literally? Can we even take any of this material seriously?Reading Genesis Well answers these questions and more, promoting a responsible conversation about how science and biblical faith relate by deve… Read more…

Science and Faith?: Friends or Foes?

Science and Faith?: Friends or Foes?

by C. John Collins

Many believers worry that science undermines the Christian faith. Instead of fearing scientific discovery, Jack Collins believes that Christians should delight in the natural world and study it. God's truth will stand against any challenge and will enrich the very scientific studies that we fear. Collins first defines faith and science, shows their relat… Read more…

Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: Who They Were and Why You Should Care

Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: Who They Were and Why You Should Care

by C. John Collins

“We need a real Adam and Eve if we are to make sense of the Bible and of life,” argues C. John Collins. Examining the biblical storyline as the worldview story of the people of God, Collins shows how that story presupposes a real Adam and Eve and how the modern experience of life points to the same conclusion.  Applying well-informed critical thinking t… Read more…

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Bible Well

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Bible Well

by Wayne Grudem, Paul R. House, Vern S. Poythress, C. John Collins, Darrell L. Bock, Thomas R. Schreiner, Gordon Wenham, Dennis E. Johnson, David Chapman, David M. HowardJr., John DelHousaye, David Reimer and J. Julius ScottJr.

How do I get more out of my Bible reading? What was going on during the gap between the Old and New Testaments? How do all the books of the Bible fit together as a whole? This book answers these questions and puts clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips. It contains thirteen essays from some of today’s best evangelical scholars including C. Joh… Read more…

Translating Truth (Foreword by J.I. Packer): The Case for Essentially Literal Bible Translation

Translating Truth (Foreword by J.I. Packer): The Case for Essentially Literal Bible Translation

by Leland Ryken, J. I. Packer, Wayne Grudem, Vern S. Poythress, C. John Collins and Bruce Winter

Which translation do I choose? In an age when there is a wide choice of English Bible translations, the issues involved in Bible translating are steadily gaining interest. Consumers often wonder what separates one Bible version from another. The contributors to this book argue that there are significant differences between literal translations and the altern… Read more…