New Series from Lexham Press: the Best of Christianity Today

Since 1956, Christianity Today has been the leading voice for evangelicalism in America—a bellwether of theology, politics, and culture for evangelicals. Some of the most influential and respected modern evangelical leaders have written for the magazine, including John Stott, Carl F.H. Henry, F.F. Bruce, Cornelius Van Til, J.I. Packer, and others.  

Now, the best of Christianity Today is being collected into books, and the first three are available for pre-order today.

These books mark the beginning of a three-year project between CT and Lexham Press, the publishing imprint of Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software.

Here’s a bit about each book.

The best of Carl F.H. Henry

Architect of Evangelicalism

No one is better equipped to provide a clear understanding of evangelicalism than the late Carl F.H. Henry, the founding editor of Christianity Today and an extremely influential theologian of American evangelicalism in the twentieth century. Architect of Evangelicalism helps us gain a better sense of the roots of American evangelicalism by giving us the best of Carl F.H. Henry’s Christianity Today essays.

 

 

 

Leading scholars on essential doctrines

Basics of the Faith

This work is an overview of essential Christian doctrines from some of the best minds of mid-twentieth-century evangelicalism around the globe. Originally appearing in the pages of Christianity Today in 1961–1962, this collection includes essays from influential theologians and biblical scholars. Basics of the Faith includes an introduction by Kevin J. Vanhoozer that lays out their original context and evaluates their ongoing significance.

 

 

 

John Stott on Jesus’ lordship

Christ the Cornerstone

The late Anglican pastor John R.W. Stott was committed to the notion that Jesus’ lordship has ramifications for all of life. Out of this conviction grew his contention that the whole mission of God includes both evangelism and social action. Christ the Cornerstone recovers several decades of his writings on this topic from the pages of Christianity Today, including the regular “Cornerstone” column he wrote from 1977–1981.

 

 

Learn more at LexhamPress.com/Christianity-Today.

How Reading a Bible Story Can Help Soothe Your Doubts

Doubts plague our feelings and thoughts. Often these have to do with whether or not living is a good thing at all. Can we count our lives as good and worthwhile, given the deep and various kinds of suffering we endure?

It’s not just our own afflictions that generate doubts about the goodness of life and ultimately the goodness of God. We can’t escape the painful realities of friends who are dying, grieving relatives, animal suffering, and even the lamentable condition of people we only see online. [Read more…]

5 Insights for Interpreting the Deaths of Ananias and Sapphira

The Death of Ananias by Raphael

The story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5 is difficult. It strikes many readers as harsh, a return to Old Testament retribution. “Why this swift act of judgment? Why no opportunity of for repentance and restoration?”

No amount of commentary will ever take the edge off this passage—and that may be the point. [Read more…]

8 New IVP Books Coming to Logos—and How to Get Them for Less

One made N.T. Wright change his mind on Romans 8; another is now the go-to book on New Testament hymns. Browse these upcoming additions to Logos.

Hang around theological libraries long enough and you’ll see three little letters over and over again on book spines: IVP. [Read more…]

To See God, Speak with Him: Living Mind-to-Mind with God

In order to know God and his perspective, people need to access his stream of consciousness or to have it opened up to them.

Engagement with God requires more than being able to state things about him: it involves a person-to-person relationship in which his perspective is understood and appreciated. Merely relating to propositions about him from a first-person or third-person perspective (such as “I believe X about him”) is insufficient to claim to be knowledge of God—it may be knowledge “about” God but not “of” God as a personal being. [Read more…]

Study the New Testament with N.T. Wright

There’s no better way to grow in your faith than to get God’s Word into each day—or rather, to let God’s Word get into you.

To gain a truly deep understanding of the Bible, you have to learn to study it inductively—to suspend judgment about a text’s message and let the text speak for itself. [Read more…]

10 Book Recommendations for the Atonement and Resurrection

For Christians, everything hinges on the resurrection. But without his death to pay for our sins (atonement), there would be no resurrection.

With Good Friday and Easter approaching, you may be interested in learning more about these two most important events in history. [Read more…]

3 Practical Reasons David Chose Jerusalem—and 1 That Trumps Them All

Thirty-three miles east of the Mediterranean Sea on a limestone plateau in the Judaean Hills rests one of the oldest cities in the world: Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is mentioned 660 times in the Old Testament and 141 in the New—more if you count all its synonyms like Zion, city of God, and Salem.1

No city has been written and sung about as much as Jerusalem.2

Or fought over. [Read more…]

Not Every Sermon Is Worth Hearing

By Lucas O’Neill, author of Preaching to Be Heard

Many sermons are like meals from typical fast-food chains—flavor at the expense of nutrition. It’s easy, fast, cheap, and tastes addictively good. Your

We begin with the text and we surrender the sermon to its dictates.

preaching may be drawing a lot of people, but are they being fed well? [Read more…]

Biggest Deal Ever on Logos 7—and More Back-to-School Savings

Back-to-school season is here again, and that means a huge sale to help you grow in your studies! Whether or not you’re heading back to school, now’s your chance to benefit from these great deals.

First, base packages are 25% off—the biggest sale ever on Logos 7! There’s never been a better time pick up great resources and features to your Bible study. Plus, if you already own a Logos base package, you qualify for Dynamic Pricing, meaning you only pay for what’s new to you. [Read more…]