The ECPA just released its 2019 Christian Book Award finalists, and we’re excited to share that two Lexham Press titles are finalists!
Let’s meet our finalists:
The Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels is a finalist in the Bible Reference Operates category.
Here’s what else you need to know about the Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels:
- It won Christianity Today’s 2019 book award for biblical research.
- Sixteen folks contributed to the series, such as Rev. Dr. Paul H. Wright, the present president of Jerusalem University College (formerly Institute of Holy Land Research), and Gordon Franz, an archaeologist who led the group that found the oldest-identified biblical texts.
- The book has 48 chapters, and every chapter focuses on a certain pericope or place in the Gospels. If the story seems in many Gospels, the chapter explains the geographical reference without the need of attempting to overly harmonize diverse passages.
- The commentary has a robust index, featuring organization by topic, Scripture references (such as the Septuagint and the Infancy Gospels), Josephus, and Rabbinic literature.
- The late Dr. Grant Osborne praised it as “invaluable” and a “must-obtain,” saying it is “equally crucial on common background challenges as on geography itself.”
- This is Lexham’s initial geographic commentary and the initial in a planned 5-volume series that will cover the whole Bible.
- The subsequent volume, Lexham Geographic Commentary on Acts by way of Revelation, is coming out quickly (a partial version currently shipped with Logos eight).
- Effectively-identified cartographer and author of New Moody Atlas of the Bible Barry Beitzel is the common editor.
- All digital versions of the Lexham Geographic Commentary are media-wealthy and deeply integrated with the Logos ecosystem, with hyperlinks to hi-resolution pictures, videos, Factbook, Atlas, Bible Word Study, and additional.
The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism by Ben Myers is a finalist in the Faith and Culture category.
Here’s additional about The Apostles’ Creed by Ben Myers:
- The book has 25 quick chapters, going clause by clause—and in some cases word by word—through the Apostles’ Creed.
- The book is praised by James K.A. Smith, Gregg Allison, Oliver Crisp, and Michael Bird.
- Myers cites extensively from Church history, spanning from the Church Fathers to the Middle Ages, the pre-Reformation days, and nowadays.
- You can get a cost-free downloadable poster of the Apostles’ Creed, formatted so you can very easily see what the Church all through history has affirmed about every individual of the Trinity.
- The Apostles’ Creed is the initial book in Lexham’s Christian Essentials series. The subsequent titles are The Lord’s Prayer by Wesley Hill and The Ten Commandments by Peter J. Leithart.
Keep tuned for additional on these award-finalist Lexham Press titles!