Who Influences Me: Current Authors

Since wisdom is found in the Word of God, we must apply ourselves in study and meditation to know the Word and do it.  “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7).  Therefore, we must devote ourselves to know and understand the testimonies of the Lord.  And here I commend not only faithful Bible study, but also regular reading of great books on theology and biblical interpretation, books that distill the wisdom of the greatest students of the word over the past 1900 years.

These would be described as my favorite “go-to” authors who are still writing today.

john piper2John Piper

Dr. Piper is the primary preacher and author at Desiring God Ministries, and the chancellor of Bethlehem Bible College & Seminary, and has authored over 50 books.  His ability to capture the same Christ-exalting urgency in his writing as he does in his preaching is remarkable.

Favorite Books:
A Peculiar Glory
Brothers, We Are Not Professionals
Don’t Waste Your Life
Five Points
Future Grace
Let the Nations Be Glad!
The Supremacy of God in Preaching
What Jesus Demands from the World
When I Don’t Desire God

john frameJohn Frame

Dr. John Frame joined RTS Orlando in 2002 and serves as J.D. Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy.  Dr. Frame teaches core courses on systematic theology, apologetics, ethics and philosophy.  There is a meekness about his straightforward presentation of astounding biblical depth that challenges me in so many ways.

Favorite Books:
No Other God
The Doctrine of God

andreas kostenbergerAndres Köstenberger

Andreas J. Köstenberger is Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.  I’m constantly confronted with evaluating my own convictions as I read his biblically centered approach to tackling difficult cultural issues.

Favorite Books:
For the Love of God’s Word
The Final Days of Jesus
Marriage and the Family
Quo Vadis, Evangelicalism?

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