Over the past 40 years it has been my privilege to write or contribute to more than a dozen books on the subject of biblical studies and pastoral ministry. Some of the books are out of print and can be found only as a used book at Amazon. Others are still available and can be found in Christian bookstores and at Amazon.com. Below is a list of my books from the most recent to my earliest publications.
The Story of Paul: The life and Ministry of the Jewish Apostle (a work in progress)
The Story of Jesus: Past, Present and Future (Kindle Direct Publishing, 2019) This book presents the life of Jesus before his incarnation, his earthly ministry, what he is doing presently in heaven, and what biblical prophecy reveals about his future ministry and activities.
The Story of Israel: The Land and its People (Kindle Direct Publishing, 2019). This book is a study of the people and the land of Israel, from its earliest beginnings in Genesis to present times.
Discipleship: Training from the Master Disciple Maker (CreateSpace, 2018). This book is a study of Jesus’ instructions to His disciples in the Upper Room on the night before His death on the cross (John 13-17).
Biblical Wisdom: Your Key to Successful Living (CreateSpace, 2017)
This book is an exposition of some major themes of the wisdom books of the Hebrew Bible–Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs. The theme of the book is that living by God’s wisdom is the key to success in life
Essential Bible Background: What you should know before you read the
Bible (CreateSpace, 2016) This introduction to the Bible includes a brief introduction to each book of the Bible and essays on various aspects of biblical studies. It even includes a chapter on humor in the Bible!
“God” in Understanding Christian Theology (Thomas Nelson, 2003)
A reprint of ten major books in the Swindoll Leadership Library including my book, God.
Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary (Tyndale House, 2001)
A new release of my introduction and commentary on the Bible. Many have said that this is the most helpful tool in understanding the context of a biblical passage.
W0W–The Big Picture: The Bible in 7 Minutes A Day (1999)
A condensed Bible divided into 365 daily readings.
God (Word Publishing, 1999)
A volume in the Swindoll Leadership Library, this is a
study of the character and attributes of God.
Concise Bible Atlas (Hendrickson, 1999)
A new release of my historical and geographical study
of the biblical lands (with maps).
Messiah’s Coming Temple (Kregel, 1997)
A co-authored study of the prophecies regarding the rebuilding
of Jerusalem’s temple (Ezekiel 40-43).
Answers to Tough Questions . . . (Kregal, 1997)
A study of the major problem passages of the Bible.
Everything I know about success . . . (Kregal, 1996)
A new release of my study of the major themes of the wisdom
Commentary on the Gospel of John (Moody Press, 1992)
A commentary on the 4th Gospel with emphasis on the historical,
cultural and geographical background of the gospel.
New Bible Companion (Tyndale House Publishers, 1990)
Co-authored with Robert Hughes; an introduction and commentary on the Bible.
Divorce and Remarriage: Four Christian Views (IVP, 1990)
I contributed the “no divorce” viewpoint in this four-views book.
Bakers Concise Bible Atlas (Baker Book House, 1988)
A historical and geographical study of the biblical lands (with maps).
Balancing Your Act Without Losing It (Tyndale, 1988)
A study of the major themes in the wisdom books (Job, Proverbs,
Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon).
Your Guide to Church Discipline (Bethany House, 1985)
A biblical study of spiritual accountability in the church family.
Zechariah (Moody Press, 1984)
A biblical study and commentary on the prophecies of Zechariah.
Marching Orders (Victor Books, 1983)
An exposition of Jesus’ Upper Room Discourse (John 13-17).
Ezra-Nehemiah (Moody Press, 1982)
A biblical study and commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah.
The Divorce Myth (Bethany House Publishers, 1981)
This book presents the view that marriage is permanent for life
and that divorce and remarriage is not God’s plan for marriage.
First and Second Samuel (Moody Press, 1981)
A biblical study and commentary on Samuel, Saul and David.