Living in the United States in the 21st century, we are blessed with a plethora of theological resources. The Bible, the gospel, and the things of God have never been so accessible as they are now in our society. Below are some of the books and articles that have been most helpful to me for getting a better understanding of Scripture, the focus of Article I of Friendship’s statement of faith.
Resources on the Authorship, Accuracy, and Authority of Scripture
Baptists and the Bible by L. Russ Bush and Tom J. Nettles
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief by John M. Frame
“The Definition of the Term ‘Canon’: Exclusive or Multi-Dimensional?” by Michael J. Kruger
Resources on the Aim and Christ-centered Nature of Scripture
Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel by Nick Roark and Robert Cline
Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles by Graeme Goldsworthy
God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology by James M. Hamilton Jr.
The Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers: Learning to Interpret Scripture from the Prophets and Apostles by Abner Chou
“The Seed of the Woman and the Blessing of Abraham” by James M. Hamilton Jr.
“The Skull Crushing Seed of the Woman: Inner-Biblical Interpretation of Genesis 3:15” by James M. Hamilton Jr.
What Is Biblical Theology? by James M. Hamilton Jr.
What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert