In order to be equipped to “rightly divide the Word of Truth” (2 Tim. 2:15), study of God’s Word is required.
F.F.Bruce’s classic volume deals with the historicity/veracity of both the Old and New Testament documents and why our Bible can be trusted today. Bruce concentrates on early church history, showing the background of how our Bible came to be, all the way through the age of printing. (Hardcover, 1988, 349 pp.).
James White calls believers to a fresh appreciation and dedication to the great doctrine of justification and then provides an exegesis of the key Scripture texts on this theme (Hardcover, 2001, 394 pp.).
J.N.D. Kelly summarizes the genesis of Christian thought from the close of the apostolic age to the Council of Chalcedon in the fifth century. The doctrines of the Trinity, the authority of the Bible and tradition, the nature of Christ, salvation, original sin and grace, and the sacraments are all extensively covered. (Hardcover, 2003, 511 pp.).
James White gives an understandable explanation of what the Trinity is and why the doctrine of the Trinity matters (Paper, 1998, 224 pp.).
James White defends God’s inspired Word. Readers will comprehend what “God’s Word” is, the nature of Scripture, the relationship of the Bible to tradition, how to apply Scripture to today’s issues, and much more. Included is a faith-inspiring study of the canon–what it is and where it came from. (2004, 217 pp.).
Alfred Edersheim’s classic work cites Scripture, rabbinic sources, and the works of Philo and Josephus to give the reader one of the best references on the temple available. His meticulous research strongly contradicts the Mormon notion that their temple ceremony is a “restoration” of rituals performed anciently. (Hardcover, 1994, 340 pp.).