Bible Background

1. Books to help understand the main themes of the Bible

Look to the Rock: Old Testament Background
to Our Understanding of Christ
Alec Motyer
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: IVP (19 April 1996)
ISBN-13: 978-0851111681


According to Plan – The unfolding revelation of God in the Bible
Graeme Goldsworthy
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press (15 Aug 2003)
ISBN-13: 978-1844740123


God’s Big Picture
Vaughan Roberts
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: IVP (20 Mar 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1844743704


2. Books giving guidelines on how to interpret the Bible

Understanding and Enjoying the Bible
Paul Brown
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Day One Publications (1 Mar 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-1903087800


The Word Became Fresh
Dale Ralph Davis
Paperback: 154 pages
Publisher: Christian Focus Publishing; Reprint edition (8 May 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1845501921


3. Books on the reliability of the Bible

The Bible among the Myths
John N. Oswalt
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (3 July 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0310285090


The Old Testament Documents:
Are They Reliable and Relevant?
Walter C. Kaiser
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: IVP (21 Sep 2001)
ISBN-13: 978-0851115580


The New Testament Documents: Are they Reliable?
F.F. Bruce
Paperback: 135 pages
Publisher: IVP (8 July 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0830827367