Favorite Authors

piles-of-booksClick on the link for each author below for a detailed list of his or her works available for purchase. Of course, I do not necessarily endorse everything each author has written–in fact I stridently disagree at some points with a few of them. Nevertheless, I have found the works of each of these authors to be a stimulus to deeper study and deeper thinking. Where possible, I have provided some information for each author, along with what I think are their best books. —Steve


William Barclay (1907-1978) – Best books: The Ten Commandments and The Mind of St. Paul
C. K. Barrett (1917-2011) – Best books: The New Testament Background and The Gospel According to St. John: An Introduction with Commentary and Notes on the Greek Text (reprint: 2010)
Richard Bauckham (1946-) – Best books: The Theology of the Book of Revelation (2008) and Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony (2008)
G. R. Beasley-Murray (1916-2000) – Best book: Baptism in the New Testament
Craig L. Blomberg (1955- ) – Best book: Interpreting the Parables (2nd expanded ed., 2012)
F. F. Bruce (1910-1991) – Best book: Paul Apostle of the Heart Set Free
D. A. Carson (1946- ) – Best book: Exegetical Fallacies (2nd ed.)
G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) – Best book: Orthodoxy TOP
Jack Cottrell (1938- ) – Best book: The Holy Spirit: A Biblical Study
John Jefferson Davis – Best book: Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today
Larry Deason – Best book: The Love of Christ in the Local Congregation (FREE!)
Gordon Fee  (1934- ) – Best book: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth  (with Douglas Stuart, 3rd ed.)
Paul Faulkner – Best book: Making Things Right When Things Go Wrong
Everett Ferguson  (1933- ) – Best book: Backgrounds of Early Christianity/a>
Donald Guthrie  (1915-1992) – Best book: New Testament Introduction
John Mark Hicks  (1957- ) – Best book: Anchors for the Soul: Trusting God in the Storms of Life
Joachim Jeremias  (1900-1979) – Best books: Jerusalem in the Time of Jesus  | The Parables of Jesus
Phillip E. Johnson (1940- ) – Best book: Darwin on Trial
Craig S. Keener – Best book: The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament – 2nd ed. (2014)
W. Phillip Keller (1920-1997) – Best book: A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
C. S. Lewis  (1898-1963) – Best book: Mere Christianity
J. B. Lightfoot  (1828-1889) – Best book: Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians  [TOP ]
Neil Lightfoot (1929-2012) – Best book: How We Got the Bible
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones  (1899-1981) – Best book: Studies in the Sermon on the Mount
Herbert Lockyer  (1886-1984) – Best book: All the Women in the Bible
Max Lucado  (1955- ) – Best book: Six Hours One Friday
J. Gresham Machen  (1881-1937) – Best book: The Virgin Birth of Christ
Josh McDowell  (1939- ) – Best book: New Evidence That Demands a Verdict
Alister McGrath  (1953- ) – Best book: Intellectuals Don’t Need God, and Other Myths of the Modern World
Jim McGuiggan – Best book: God of the Towel
Bruce M. Metzger  (1914-2007) – Best book: Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament
Calvin Miller  (1936- ) – Best book: The Singer: The Classic Retelling of a Cosmic Conflict
Dale Moody  (1915-1992) – Best book: The Word of Truth: A Summary of Christian Doctrine Based on Biblical Revelation  [TOP ]
Leon Morris  (1914-2006) – Best book: The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross
Robert Mounce  (1921- ) – Best book: Book of Revelation  (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
Malcolm Muggeridge – Best books: Jesus Rediscovered  | The Third Testament
Thomas Olbricht – Best book: He Loves Forever: The Enduring Message of God from the Old Testament
J. I. Packer  (1926- ) – Best book: Knowing God
Nancy Pearcey – Best book: Total Truth
J. B. Phillips  (1906-1982) – Best book: Your God is Too Small [TOP ]
Dorothy Sayers  (1893-1957) – Best book: The Mind of the Maker
Francis Schaeffer  (1912-1984) – Best book: The God Who is There
Latayne Scott – Best book: The Mormon Mirage: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (2009)
Moisés Silva – Best book: Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics  (with Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., 2nd ed.)
Steve C. Singleton  (1951- ) – Best book: Overcoming: A Study Guide to the Book of Revelation (digital edition)
James W. Sire  (1933- ) – Best book: The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog  (4th ed.)
Gary Smalley  (1940- ) – Best book: If Only He Knew
F. LaGard Smith – Best book: The NIV Daily Bible
Charles H. Spurgeon – Best book: Treasury of David
Robert Stein  (1935- ) – Best book: A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible
John R. W. Stott  (1925- ) – Best book: Basic Christianity
James W.Thompson – Best book: Pastoral Ministry According to Paul
Daniel Wallace – Best book: Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament
Ben Witherington III  (1951- ) – Best book: The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth
John White  (1924-2002) – Best book: Eros Defiled: The Christian and Sexual Sin
Philip Yancey  (1949- ) – Best book: Disappointment with God: Questions No One Asks Aloud [TOP ]