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Resources by Mark L. Strauss

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The Essential Bible Companion

The Essential Bible Companion

by John Walton, Mark L. Strauss and Theodore W. Cooper Jr

The Essential Bible Companion gives you what it promises: the essentials. The most vital, absolutely indispensable information you need for reading and truly understanding God’s Word. Developed by two world-class Bible scholars, this unique, easy-to-use reference guide gives you clear, crisp insights into the Bible book by book. From Genesis to Revelat… Read more…

How to Choose A Translation For All Its Worth

How to Choose A Translation For All Its Worth

by Gordon D. Fee and Mark L. Strauss

How to Choose A Translation For All Its Worth is a book on Bible translation from a premier biblical scholar. With so many Bible translations available today, how can you find those that will be most useful to you? What is the difference between a translation that calls itself “literal” and one that is more “meaning-based”? And what difference do… Read more…

Four Portraits, One Jesus

Four Portraits, One Jesus

by Mark L. Strauss

Jesus of Nazareth has captured the focus of more authors, directors, scholars, and everyday people than anyone else throughout history. For Christians across the world and throughout the ages a figure worthy of faith, hope, and love. But who exactly was this Jesus, and why did he gain such a following? Four Portraits, One Jesus goes to the primary source - t… Read more…

Expanded Bible

Expanded Bible

by Tremper Longman III, Mark L. Strauss and Daniel Taylor

Explore the Depths of the Scriptures While You Read Expect understanding! Experience the full meaning of God’s Word. The Expanded Bible has been developed by a respected team of skilled Bible translators to make God’s Word easier to understand—and more relevant and real for today’s Christian—with innovative expansions in the text itself that exh… Read more…

Counterpoints (32 Volume Collection)

Counterpoints (32 Volume Collection)

by Mark L. Strauss, Michael F. Bird, Paul E. Engle, Wayne Grudem, Ardel Caneday, Kenneth Berding, Stanley N. Gundry, Darrell Bock, John H. Armstrong, Matthew Barrett, Paul Basden, James R. Beck, Steven B. Cowan and William Crockett

The Counterpoints Series provides a variety of viewpoints on various widely discussed theological topics. Unlike many theological works, the different views are all presented by well-known authors and scholars who actually advocate the view in question. The views are also presented in a debate-like format with rebuttals by the other authors included after … Read more…

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How to Read the Bible in Changing Times

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times

by Mark L. Strauss

How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is always changing? How can words written thousands of years ago in different times and cultures apply to us today? Why do Christians obey certain commands in the Bible and ignore others? Some say commands to greet one another with a kiss or not to eat pork are merely "cultural" but then insist that com… Read more…

Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee

Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee

by Mark L. Strauss

Everybody likes Jesus. Don't they? We overlook that Jesus was Judgmental—preaching hellfire far more than the apostle Paul Uncompromising—telling people to hate their families Chauvinistic—excluding women from leadership Racist—insulting people from other ethnic groups Anti-environmental—cursing a fig tree and affirming animal sacrifice Angry—o… Read more…

Remarriage after Divorce in Today

Remarriage after Divorce in Today's Church

by Mark L. Strauss and Paul E. Engle

A biblical and practical case for three main evangelical views on remarriage after divorce Among born-again Christians, 27 percent have experienced divorce as compared to 24 percent in the general population. Yet no consensus exists among evangelicals on their views of remarriage, leaving many Christians confused. This single volume summarizes and explores… Read more…