Don’t Follow Your Heart: Boldly Breaking the Ten Commandments of Self-Worship

Thaddeus Williams
M.A., ‘01, Associate Professor of Theology

Zandervan, October 2023

Today we are told to be true to ourselves, look within for answers, and follow our hearts. But when we put our own happiness first, we experience record-breaking levels of aimlessness, loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Self-centeredness always fails to deliver the fulfillment we’re seeking. In Don’t Follow Your Heart, Thaddeus Williams debunks the “ten commandments of self-worship,” building a case that this type of self-worship is not authentic, satisfying, or edgy. With a fascinating blend of theology, philosophy, science, psychology, and pop culture, Williams points us to a life beyond self-defeating dogmas to a more meaningful life centered on Someone infinitely more interesting, satisfying, and awesome than ourselves.

The Way of the Chosen (The Chosen Bible Study Series, Book 3)

Doug Huffman, Contributor
Professor of New Testament and Associate Dean of Academic Programs
David C. Cook, March 2023

We all have to choose: the wide road that leads to destruction or the narrow path that leads to life. The third season of the groundbreaking television show The Chosen picks up with how Jesus’ followers apply his teaching to their lives. The Way of the Chosen is an eight-lesson interactive Bible study for individuals or small groups that works in tandem with each episode of the show. In modeling “the narrow road that leads to life” it includes: forgiving the way Jesus does; going when and where he says to go; grieving what he grieves; standing firm on his words and character; delighting in the things that please him; asking because he says to; welcoming those he welcomes; and trusting his will and way.

Interpreting Daniel for Preaching and Teaching: A Model for Moving from Exegesis to Exposition to Teaching

Thomas J. Finley
M.Div., ‘71, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Semitics
Brandon C. Cash
M.Div., ‘98, Associate Professor and Chair of Christian Ministry and Leadership
Wipf and Stock, January 2024

Daniel is a book intended to be read thoroughly from beginning to end. The final verse (12:13) promises a restoration of what was lost in the first two verses (1:1–2). Between these bookends, with artistic flair, historical accuracy, and apocalyptic hope, Daniel encourages readers that God was, is, and always will be in control. The book’s portrayal of God, its rich theology, and its contribution to the spiritual formation of God’s people influenced Jesus, the New Testament writers, and the early church, and it deserves a place of prominence in the church today. With substantive exegesis, clear exposition, and relevant teaching outlines, Interpreting Daniel for Preaching and Teaching helps preachers and teachers to unpack Daniel’s significance for the church today.

Introducción al Nuevo Testamento a través de sus autores (What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About. (Spanish Edition)

Matt Williams
Professor and Chair of New Testament
Kenneth Berding

M.A., ‘96, Professor of New Testament

Editorial Portavoz, October 2023

What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About is a collaborative project involving 15 New Testament scholars who teach college students and know their needs. This introductory overview focuses on the major themes of each book and letter in the New Testament. By asking ourselves what were the major themes of Matthew (or any other New Testament writer), we discover what we should pay attention to as we read and why it is relevant for us today. This study is organized around each of the nine New Testament authors, emphasizing their concerns. More than 100 highlights clarify how these authors might have applied their writings to the Christian life of the twenty-first century. Since the book was written specifically for college students, it can also be used effectively in Christian education programs in the church.