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Biblical Essentials Series (10 vols.)
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How do you answer questions about the validity of Christianity to someone who doesn't believe? Do you find it difficult to maintain a firm foundation in a world where "relative truth" abounds and dozens of worldviews compete for your attention? The Biblical Essentials series is designed to help Christian leaders and lay people find answers to these tough questions and study the Bible in an way that is honest and faithful to its message.

The Biblical Essentials series will educate and prepare any student of the Bible in the principles of Christianity and the history of the Church. This set includes 10 titles that focus on how to study the Old and New Testaments as a part of the complete biblical narrative, discussions on understanding and recognizing the difference between today's predominant worldviews, and many other tools to help readers engage in lives filled with Biblical Faith and Biblical Ethics.

While each book in the Biblical Essentials series focuses on a different topic, including ethics, spiritual growth, and ways to study the sections of the Bible, the complete series functions together to form a unique study tool for addressing the world today. Because these books cover a wide range of topics, they allow you to craft thoughtful studies with a solid, biblical foundation on a number of relevant issues.

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  • Clarence H. Benson
  • Robert J. Morgan
  • James P. Eckman
  • R. Laird Harris
  • Samuel J. Schultz
  • Gary V. Smith
  • Walter M. Dunnett
  • Gary C. Newton

Individual Titles

Biblical Faith - Doctrines Every Christian Should Know

  • Author: Clarence Herbert Benson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 125

Why do Christians study doctrine? You might say our faith depends on it. In our culture that promotes a variety of religions and argues that all are equally valid, it is essential that Christians know doctrine. Without sound doctrine, our faith is in danger of being distorted or destroyed.

Exploring the Old Testament

  • Authors: Samuel J. Schultz and Gary V. Smith
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 215

It is imperative for every growing Christian to study the Bible. Volume one of this new series will enrich both the believer's knowledge and life with its survey of the Old Testament. Chapters conclude with projects, questions and exploration activities that not only test readers' grasp of the materials but also provide opportunity for more detailed and intensive study. This well-executed work does much to acquaint people with the Old Testament's major divisions and its amazing unity as a whole--all of which can lead to a deeper faith.

Biblical Ethics - Choosing Right in a World Gone Wrong

  • Author: James P. Eckman
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 105

There is a difference between “ethics” and “morals.” Morals reflect the changing whims of culture, but ethics don’t change. For the Christian, ethics are rooted in the absolutes revealed in God’s Word to inform and nurture our moral conduct. Followers of Christ must learn to evaluate their thoughts and actions biblically. James Eckman argues that, historically, Christians who hold to a set of ethical absolutes have related to their culture in one of three ways: separation, accommodation, or transformation.

Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity

  • Author: Gary C. Newton
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 120

One of the first lessons to learn as a growing Christian is how to serve. In contrast to a “me-centered” culture, Christians should not merely satisfy themselves but instead seek to emulate Jesus. Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity advocates a strategy for growing toward Christlikeness based on the actual ways that people develop. By understanding the dynamics of spiritual growth, readers are more aware of how God uses the specific circumstances of life to draw people closer to himself.

Evidence and Truth - Foundations for Christian Truth

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 126

How do we answer someone who asks us to show that Christianity is true? How do we respond to those who say it’s all just stories and feelings? How do we resolve in our minds lingering doubts about whether or not what we believe is real? In Evidence and Truth, Robert J. Morgan takes readers step-by-step through the well-documented historical and physical evidence that supports the claims of Christianity.

Exploring the New Testament

  • Author: Walter M. Dunnett
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 103

Studying Scripture is a fascinating experience for all who desire to understand the workings of God. And while studying specific Bible books and verses is necessary, those well-known passages take on new dimensions when seen as a sweeping panorama. This survey of the New Testament considers the respective writers and their writings, including the purpose, outline, main content and leading features of each New Testament book.

The Truth About Worldviews - A Biblical Understanding of Worldview Alternatives

  • Author: James P. Eckman
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 134

In this accessible volume, James P. Eckman analyzes the main world religions, cults, and philosophical systems as worldviews. He argues that genuine, biblical Christianity is the only worldview that answers every question relating to spirituality, morality, and the meaning of life. In a world where multiple “truths” abound, Christians need to be on their guard to avoid being deceived by other ways of looking at the world that directly oppose Christ and His Word. To be prepared, they must be well informed of these other worldviews and how they differ from Christianity.

Exploring the Basics of the Bible

  • Author: R. Laird Harris
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 110

The first step to a truly enriching study of the Bible is understanding its origins, purpose and necessity. This introductory book explores--and answers--important questions that many wonder about: Who wrote the Bible? How was it written? Why should I believe in this antiquated book? What about its contradictions and problems? It concludes with vital chapters on Bible study helps and methods and a list of resources for enrichment. Any Christian who cares to know more about, and draw more deeply from, the Book of books will thoroughly benefit from this encouraging work.

Exploring Church History

  • Author: James P. Eckman
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 106

When we study church history, we are learning about more than just names and dates. We are exploring our own Christian heritage. And as we study the past, we also prepare ourselves for the future. We gain a sense of perspective. It is both comforting and challenging to discover that many contemporary issues are not new at all. The study of church history also gives an accurate understanding of the complexities and richness of Christianity. The church has suffered much, but one look at its past reinforces our conviction that the church will triumph.

The One True God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

  • Author: Clarence H. Benson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 124

The One True God clearly and succinctly answers the questions that many Christians have about the doctrine of the Trinity. The One True God is a popular presentation of Bible doctrine that will ground readers in the Christian faith. Understanding the personhood and work of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit is foundational for appreciating the truth of the Christian’s God. Readers looking for a clear presentation of the doctrine of the Trinity will appreciate this book’s biblical foundation.

Product Details

  • Title: Biblical Essentials Series
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Volumes: 10
  • Pages: 1,268

About the Evangelical Training Association

This series was published by Crossway Books in cooperation with Evangelical Training Association. ETA provides Christian education resources for individuals, leaders and teachers, churches, Bible institutes, and other adult educational settings. With short chapters and thought-provoking questions, these books are useful for both personal study and group learning. Visit ETA at