Recommended Bible Literacy Resources

Alexander, T. D. From Paradise to the Promised Land. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.

Beale, G. K. The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A biblical theology of the dwelling place of God. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press,  2004.

Benware, Paul N. Survey of the New Testament. Chicago: Moody, 2003.

——. Survey of the Old Testament. Chicago: Moody, 2003.

Chatham, James O. Creation to Revelation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

Chronological Guide to the Bible: Explore God’s Word in Historical Order. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2010.

Davis, John J., and John C. Whitcomb. A History of Israel from Conquest to Exile. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1970.

Cross, John R. The Stranger On The Road To Emmaus: A Clear and Simple Explanation of the World’s Best Seller. Canada: Good Seed International, 1997.

Drane, John. The Old Testament Story: An Illustrated Documentary. Italy: Lions Publishing, 1983.

Goldsworthy, Graeme. According to God’s Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1991.

Harbin, Michael A. The Promise and the Blessing: A Historical Survey of the Old Testament and the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.

House, Paul R., and Eric A. Mitchell. Old Testament Survey. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2007.

Hunt, Arthur W. III. The Vanishing Word: The Veneration of Visual Imagery in the Postmodern World. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2003.

Kaiser, Walter C. Jr. The Christian and the “Old” Testament. Pasadena, CA: William Carey, 1998.

——. Mission in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012.

——. The Messiah in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

——. The Promise-Plan of God: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.

——. Recovering the Unity of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

Kostenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellum, Charles L. Quarles. The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Academic, 2009.

Lodahl, Michael. The Story of God. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2008.

Little, Paul E. Know Why You Believe. Revised ed. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2008.
Longman, Tremper III, and Raymond B. Dillard. An Introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.

McDowell, Josh. Evidences for Christianity. Nashville: Nelson Reference and Electronic, 2006.

Merrill, Eugene H. Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1987.

Merrill, Eugene H., Mark E. Rooker, and Michael A. Crisanti. The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2011.

Roberts, Vaughn. God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.

Sarna, Nahum M. Understanding Genesis. New York: Schocken Books, 1966.

Saucy, Robert. Scripture: Its Power, Authority, and Relevance. Swindoll Leadership Library. Nashville: Word, 2001.

Schwab, George M. Right in Their Own Eyes: The Gospel According to Judges. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2011.

Vang, Preben, and Terry Carter. Telling God’s Story. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2006.

Waltke, Bruce K., with Charles Yu. An Old Testament Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.

Wells, David F. No Place For Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

Williams, Michael D. Far As the Curse Is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2005.

****Most of these books are available through Christian Book Distributors: www.christianbook.com.