Author Interview with Andrew Naselli

Here is an author interview with Andrew Naselli. He is the author of our upcoming book, How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology.

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  • Question #1—Which writers inspire you? C. S. Lewis, D. A. Carson, John Piper
  • Question #2—Do you have a specific spot where you enjoy writing most? My treadmill desk
  • Question #4—What advice would you give to aspiring writers? Read a lot. And read outstanding writing.
  • Question #5—Favorite sport to watch? NBA basketball
  • Question #6—Favorite food? A chicken burrito bowl at Chipotle
  • Question #7—Favorite flavor of ice cream? Vanilla
  • Question #8—Favorite animal? Leviathan
  • Question #9—The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia? Narnia. Tolkien is longwinded.
  • Question #10—If you have a favorite book of the Bible, what is it and why? Paul’s letter to the Romans. I think it’s the greatest literature in the history of the world.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?


 

BOOK HIGHLIGHT—John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings, Volume 1

John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings, Volume 1 by John M. Frame

336 pages | Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00 | Paperback | SAMPLE CHAPTER

About

Short, pointed essays summarize some of John Frame’s central (and a few peripheral) ideas on theological method, apologetics, and ethics, beginning with Frame’s shortest and clearest presentation of his signature concept of triperspectivalism—the need to read Scripture from various perspectives, especially threefold perspectives that reflect the nature of the Trinity.

Endorsements

“Before this book was published, most of these rare theological, philosophical, and practical gems had been hidden away in Frame’s electronic files or posted on websites and blogs not widely known to the public. Do yourself a favor and mine the rich truths in these winsome and provocative essays (written in Frame’s inimitable style of robust charity) on a wide array of important topics.”

—Steven L. Childers, President and CEO, Global Church Advancement

“John wrote this book so that the average person could understand it, which is a concept introduced by the apostle Paul but little employed ever since. It’s like the nine-hundred-pound gorilla wrestling with a newborn and restraining himself: John could do a number on us intellectually, but he prefers to communicate for the sake of the kingdom of God.”

—Andrée Seu Peterson, Senior Writer, WORLD magazine

“A veritable cornucopia of Frame’s theology. . . . Frame is not afraid to slay sacred cows . . . if he believes they don’t pass biblical muster. Whether you have never read Frame before or have read all that he’s written to date, this book will inform, intrigue, encourage, edify, rouse, and convict you.”

—P. Andrew Sandlin, President, Center for Cultural Leadership

About the Author

John M. Frame (AB, Princeton University; BD, Westminster Theological Seminary; MA and MPhil, Yale University; DD, Belhaven College) holds the J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and is the author of many books, including the four-volume Theology of Lordship series.

Two Volumes Coming March 31st — How to Understand and Apply the Old & New Testament


 COMING 3/31

 

1. How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology by Jason S. DeRouchie

640 pages | Trim Size: 7 x 10 | List Price: $39.99 | Hardcover | SAMPLE CHAPTER

ABOUT THE BOOK

This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to observe carefully, understand accurately, evaluate fairly, feel appropriately, act rightly, and express faithfully God’s revealed Word, especially as embodied in the Old Testament.

  • Follow an extensively field-tested twelve-step process to deepen understanding and shape theology (biblical, systematic, and practical).
  • Engage with numerous illustrations from Scripture that model these interpretive steps.
  • Learn how to track an author’s thought-flow, grasp the text’s message, and apply the ancient Word in this modern world, all in light of Christ’s redeeming work.

Loaded with examples, practical answers, and recommended resources, the twelve chapters will empower believers to study, practice, and teach the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, understanding and applying it in ways that nurture hope in the gospel and magnify the Messiah.

What Others Are Saying About This Book

“Conversationally engaging; literarily transparent; materially comprehensive; pedagogically superb; academically sound, precise, and informed—all this and more. In over fifty-two years of teaching in the classrooms of higher education, I have seen nothing comparable to this magnificent work by DeRouchie—destined to be the classic in its field.”

—Eugene H. Merrill, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

“I recommend this book if you have a wanderlust for exploring ancient treasures. There are many, and they are great. DeRouchie will show you how to find them.”

—John Piper, Founder and Teacher, Desiring God

“I can’t help but think of how much less doctrinal error and how much more peace in Christ we would enjoy if we took theology as seriously and cheerfully as DeRouchie.”

—Gloria Furman, Cross-Cultural Worker

“This volume not only will become a standard course textbook, but will also serve as a lifelong resource for those called to study and faithfully proclaim the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ from the Old Testament.”

—Miles V. Van Pelt, Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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2. How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology by Andrew David Naselli

432 pages | Trim Size: 7 x 10 | List Price: $39.99 | Hardcover | SAMPLE CHAPTER

ABOUT THE BOOK

This comprehensive, conversational book is for anyone who wants to understand and apply the Bible—and the New Testament in particular—in a responsible, well-informed, and God-glorifying way. Naselli is an able guide, walking readers through a carefully field-tested twelve-stage interpretive process that pastors, scholars, teachers, and laypeople can use with benefit.

  • Move from genre to textual criticism, take Greek grammar and literary context into account, and journey through the passage all the way to practical application.
  • Learn how to track an author’s thought-flow, grasp the text’s message, and apply the ancient Word in this modern world, all in light of Christ’s redeeming work.
  • Go further in your studies using the extensive recommended resources for every step of the way.

With engaging illustrations and practical answers at their fingertips, readers will master the skills needed to deepen understanding and shape theology with confidence and wisdom.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

“Skill in reading God’s Word serves the sweetness of relishing God’s glory. So choose your reading guides wisely. Andy Naselli is one of the best.”

John Piper, Founder and Teacher, Desiring God

“A truly one-stop-shopping resource. An outstanding tool not likely 
to be superseded anytime soon.”

Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

“An outstanding resource. [Naselli’s book] is wonderfully clear and accessible and hence interesting to read. At the same time, it is packed with information so that readers are instructed in the art of interpretation. There are many resources out there on how to interpret the Scriptures, but this is surely one of the best.”

Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Andy Naselli is one of my favorite authors because of the combination of his soundness as a theologian and his giftedness as a teacher. Both qualities are on bright display here.”

Tim Challies, Blogger, challies.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Books for Teens and Young Adults


 Here are some of our resources for teens and young adults.


Have you ever been to a “Bible study” that didn’t have much “Bible” or “study” at all? Without a proper understanding of how to do it, students can be disappointed or scared away from studying the Bible. So what is Bible study—and can it work for high schoolers?

No stranger to teaching the Bible to teenagers, Jon Nielson confirms that real, meaningful Bible study is not only possible for students, but important. He takes students seriously and expects them to take their faith seriously. Unpacking five truths about the Bible—that it is God speaking, is powerful, is understandable, is literary, and is one story—he demonstrates how the Bible should be studied and how teenagers themselves can lead that study.

Take a look inside the book: SAMPLE CHAPTER

A guide for young teens explaining in twelve lessons the biblical and historical basis of TULIP (Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, Perseverance of the saints). Includes application, discussion questions, and class resources.

Take a look inside the book: SAMPLE CHAPTER

While both the Old and New Testaments are part of our Christian heritage, the Old Testament can feel particularly foreign and mysterious. Its violence is startling; its heroes flawed; its history complex; and its locations a far cry from Kansas. While no one needs to become an archeological expert to grasp the message of Scripture, background information can deepen our appreciation and understanding as we read.

In this wide-ranging, lively introduction to the world of the Old Testament, Sinkinson gives an overview of storytelling techniques, laws, people, beliefs, and geography, removing misunderstandings by putting details in their historical context.

Take a look inside the book: SAMPLE CHAPTER


Life is a journey—a journey of adventure, discovery, risk, and revelation.

Yet if you are like most young men, you have never been invited to set out on this journey—have never been guided to discover who you are, what you should pursue, and who you can become.

This book is the invitation you have been waiting for: a guide that affirms and validates young men and empowers them to pursue manhood from a biblical perspective. It will give you clear vision and direction for your life in vital, life-changing areas such as performance, temptations, relationships, idols, boredom with life, and much more.

Take on the challenge to be a courageous man of action… and feel more free and alive than you have ever imagined.

Take a look inside the book: SAMPLE CHAPTER

Nothing can motivate, challenge, and inspire a team to greatness more than teammates who are fully dedicated to each other. But this relationship doesn’t happen on its own.

Shawn Brower calls on his twenty years of high school and club coaching experience to demonstrate the secrets to training and building better performance as a team. In this guidebook, teams will find:

• True accounts and quotes from famous Christian athletes • Personal evaluation questions to help players focus on both their individual and team performance • Scripture quotations that have inspired real athletes • Examples from a wide variety of sports, applying the lessons to any team

Learn from Coach Brower how to develop the discipline you will need to succeed both as an athlete and in the rest of life.

Take a look inside the book: SAMPLE CHAPTER

If you are a teenager, you probably know plenty about issues like arguing with your parents, rebelling against authority, and attitude problems—either firsthand or because everyone expects you to be like that!

But what if you knew that these things usually spring from a problem with anger; that they‘re the result of being a sinner, not a teenager; and that you can have more control over them than people think you can?

Biblical counselor Lou Priolo provides a practical, understandable, and biblical approach to mastering sinful anger and its causes and effects. He helps you to assess your level of anger and what form it takes, to identify some of the heart issues that lead to anger (and how to replace them with biblical attitudes), and to have open communication with your parents without the distractions that cause arguments.

Practical tools, such as journaling exercises and discussion points to talk over with your parents, help you to take measurable steps toward “keeping your cool.”

Kindle version

Take a look inside the book: SAMPLE CHAPTER


Modesty might seem like a “gray area,” but it should matter to us because it matters to God! In the Bible, immodesty is forbidden for reasons that go beyond mere outward appearance. Martha and Kent write to teen girls in alternating sections, helping them to identify immodesty’s causes and consequences, detect legalism, and seek modesty in their actions and dress. Includes discussion questions.

Kindle version | iTunes version

Take a look inside the book: SAMPLE CHAPTER

Have you ever tried reading through the entire Bible, only to bail partway through a huge list of names or a chapter on infectious skin diseases?

The sixty-six books of the Bible may seem pretty different from each other, but they actually tell one story—a story with one Author, one Hero, and one key plotline. (And yes, sometimes skin diseases do play an important part!)

This yearlong, daily study of God’s Word guides you through five acts of his grand story of redemption. Although you won’t read every chapter in the Bible, daily Scripture and devotional readings will equip you to understand the unity and development of God’s story and to grow in your personal discipline of Bible study and prayer.

Take a look inside the book: SAMPLE CHAPTER

Many teens are active in church youth programs, yet drop out of church later in life and never return. Other young adults rest on the merits of their parents’ faith without ever experiencing their own relationship with Jesus Christ. In this book, the authors seek to help teenagers who have grown up in Christian homes by reminding them of the blessings of growing up in a Christian home, warning them of some of the dangers they face, providing practical suggestions for avoiding these dangers, and urging them to think and live in a way that pleases God.

Free Study Guide


Volume 1:

Stand Fast in the Way of Truth draws fathers and teenage sons into a purposeful study about what it means to be a man.

Doug Bond wants to strengthen and equip young men to take every thought captive as they strive to love and adore Christ in our culture. He encourages them to serve like a man, to lead like a man, and to understand our culture in order to demolish false teachings. Stand Fast is an excellent tool for growing the faith and love of fathers and sons and for promoting Christian leadership and maturity in young men.

Volume 2:

Hold Fast in a Broken World is a ramped-up call for young men to prepare for stalwart leadership in the family, church, and culture.

Doug Bond engages readers in a frank discussion of the cultural topics that a young man must biblically master if he is to be the winsome, servant leader of the rising generation. Covering topics from stem-cell research to abortion, feminism to gay marriage, multiculturalism to death art, Hold Fast will help fathers prepare their sons to live with courage and wisdom in a hostile world, to be strong men who live and die to the glory of God.

BOOK HIGHLIGHT — Prayers of the Bible by Susan Hunt

Prayers of the Bible: Equipping Women to Call on God in Truth by Susan Hunt

160 pages | Direct Price: $12.99 $10.00 | Paperback | SAMPLE CHAPTER

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Prayer is our direct means of communication with God. Yet many people are unsure how to pray. Is there a specific way to do it? Any examples we can study? Just where do you go to learn about prayer?

Go to the Bible; specifically, to the prayers in the Bible.

Susan Hunt guides women to explore prayers from the Bible, highlighting the overarching story of redemption that shapes these biblical prayers and equips us to know God’s nearness and call on Him in truth.

She passionately believes that only a true woman can do this—so she lays out foundational, biblical principles of true womanhood, showing that true women are redeemed women.

Prayers of the Bible is an excellent study for women’s Bible study groups. Each prayer passage comes with an outline, questions to focus your thoughts, a prayer story, practical suggestions for prayer, and suggestions for personal reflection.

A Leader’s Guide is available for this book – HERE.

Endorsement

“There is nothing more freeing than bowing before the throne of grace to present prayers that have been carefully sifted through Scripture. Why? Prayers laced with Scripture and founded on God’s Word enjoy a warm reception from our Father in heaven—such prayers have power and importance. Would you like to be skilled in offering up praises and intercessions that have a welcomed audience with your Maker? Susan Hunt in this remarkable book gives a practical guide to the Christian who desires to bow lower and draw nearer to God in prayer. I happily endorse and heartily recommend Prayers of the Bible.”

—Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

About the Author

Susan Hunt lives by writing and is the author of many bestselling books. She has degrees from the University of South Carolina and Columbia Theological Seminary and is called to speak each year at conferences around the world.