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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…

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…

Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events

Chance and the Sovereignty of God: A God-Centered Approach to Probability and Random Events

by Vern S. Poythress

What if all events—big and small, good and bad—are governed by more than just blind chance? What if they are governed by God? In this theologically informed and philosophically nuanced introduction to the study of probability and chance, Vern Poythress argues that all events—including the seemingly random or accidental—fall under God’s watchful gaz… Read more…

The Miracles of Jesus: How the Savior's Mighty Acts Serve as Signs of Redemption

The Miracles of Jesus: How the Savior's Mighty Acts Serve as Signs of Redemption

by Vern S. Poythress

Jesus walked on water. He healed a blind man. He turned water into wine. More than just displays of his divine power, Jesus’s miracles signify something deeper—they’re windows into God’s grand story of redemption, foreshadowing the great miracle of Christ’s death and resurrection. By explaining the meaning and significance of all 26 miracles record… Read more…

Inerrancy and the Gospels: A God-Centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization

Inerrancy and the Gospels: A God-Centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization

by Vern S. Poythress

Serious Bible readers all recognize that there are differences between accounts of the same events in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and no responsible reader can simply sweep these differences under the rug. But can all of the accounts still be reconciled with a belief in biblical inerrancy? Responding to the questions surrounding the gospel narratives, New… Read more…

The Lordship of Christ: Serving Our Savior All of the Time, in All of Life, with All of Our Heart

The Lordship of Christ: Serving Our Savior All of the Time, in All of Life, with All of Our Heart

by Vern S. Poythress

Jesus Christ was not merely a human being. He was not merely a famous religious teacher.Jesus Christ is Lord of all. This radical claim from the Bible has profound implications for every area of life—for every person and every facet of society. Drawing on key biblical texts, Vern Poythress explores what acknowledging the authority of Christ means for the w… Read more…

Redeeming Philosophy: A God-Centered Approach to the Big Questions

Redeeming Philosophy: A God-Centered Approach to the Big Questions

by Vern S. Poythress

Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I find meaning? Life is full of big questions. The study of philosophy seeks answers to such questions. In his latest book, prolific author Vern Poythress investigates the foundations and limitations of Western philosophy, sketching a distinctly Christian approach to answering basic questions about the nature of humanity, th… Read more…

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation

Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation

by Vern S. Poythress

Every time we read the Bible, we’re reading in the presence of God. How should this incredible truth shape how we read? Moving quickly from principle to practice, Vern Poythress helps us rethink how we interpret the Bible by showing us the implications of entering into God’s presence as we study. This handbook outlines distinct steps for practicing faith… Read more…

In the Beginning Was the Word: Language: Language--A God-Centered Approach

In the Beginning Was the Word: Language: Language--A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

Language is not only the centerpiece of our everyday lives, but it gives significance to all that we do. It also reflects and reveals our all-sustaining Creator, whose providential governance extends to the intricacies of language. Writes Vern Poythress, "God controls and specifies the meaning of each word-not only in English but in Mandarin Chinese, Hin… Read more…

Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach

Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach

by Vern S. Poythress

Many people think science is antagonistic to Christian belief. Science, it is said, shows that the universe is billions of years old, while the Bible says it is only thousands of years old. And some claim that science shows supernatural miracles are impossible. These and other points of contention cause some Christians to view science as a threat to their be… Read more…

Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible

Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible

by Vern S. Poythress

Though the Bible presents a personal and relational God, popular modern worldviews portray an impersonal divine force in a purely material world. Readers influenced by this competing worldview hold assumptions about fundamental issues—like the nature of humanity, evil, and the purpose of life—that present profound obstacles to understanding the Bible.In … Read more…

Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God's Appearing

Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God's Appearing

by Vern S. Poythress

“A theologically rich, spiritually edifying exploration of all that the Bible says about an awe-striking reality.” —Dennis JohnsonEach time God appears to his people throughout the Bible—in the form of a thunderstorm, a man, a warrior, a chariot, etc.—he comes to a specific person for a specific purpose. And each of these temporary appearances—… Read more…


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