Liberty University and its related ministries have produced some acclaimed authors. “Liberty in Print” introduces some new releases by professors and staff.
“The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics”
by General Editors Ed Hindson and Ergun Caner (Harvest House)
Released in May, this book is a compilation of articles “Surveying the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity,” as the subtitle reads. Out of the 63 scholars contributing to the project, Caner said 24 are from Liberty University. Seminary contributors include: Dr. Timothy Chong, Dr. Leo Percer, Dr. David Pettus, Dr. Fred Smith, Dr. Edward Smither, Dr. David Wheeler, and Dr. Gary Yates.
The book is available online at www.christianbook.com.
Hindson is Dean of the Institute of Biblical Studies and Distinguished Professor of Religion; Caner is President and Dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
“The Church That Prays Together: Inside the Prayer Life of 10 Dynamic Churches”
By Daniel Henderson and Elmer L. Towns (NavPress)
This book tells the stories of 10 praying churches and will warm your heart with great answers to prayer and challenge your church to have a greater prayer life. It shows how God answers prayer for evangelism, revival, purchasing property, healings, and much more. One chapter titled “The Prayer of Faith” focuses on Thomas Road Baptist Church and the late Dr. Jerry Falwell.
The book is being released this month and is available online at www.navpress.com or by calling 1 (800) 366-7788. It is also available in bookstores, including TRBC.
Henderson is Pastor of Prayer and Renewal at TRBC and teaches at LU. Towns is Vice President/Co-founder of LU and Dean of the School of Religion.
“Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-impact Leaders”
by Dave Earley (Living Ink Books)
This was written “for Christians in the pew as well as for pastors, church leaders, small group leaders, Christian college students, missionaries, and anyone else who hopes to make a difference for God,” the publisher writes. It reveals the role prayer played in the lives of Christian leaders, from Abraham to Billy Graham. Earley discusses eight key practices Christian leaders can do to become more effective in their prayer lives, and consequently as a spiritual leader.
The book is scheduled for release in stores June 28. It will also be available online.
Earley is Director of the Lovett Center for Ministry Training and the Center for Church Planting at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
“Jerry Falwell: His Life and Legacy”
By Macel Falwell (Howard Books)
Macel Falwell, wife of the late Dr. Jerry Falwell, released her first book on May 15, the one-year anniversary of her husband’s death. The book begins with a dinner date the day before Jerry Falwell’s death. The story is a flashback to Macel Falwell’s life with the man she knew as a devoted husband, father and pastor. There is also insight into his most publicized and controversial events.
The book can be ordered at www.trbc.org.
“C.S. Lewis as Philosopher: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty”
Co-edited by David Baggett, Gary Habermas and Jerry Walls (InterVarsity Press)
This book, released in April, includes 15 essays that explore three major philosophical themes from Lewis’ works. The editors provide an overview of Lewis’ philosophies on “arguments for Christianity, the char-acter of God, theodicy, moral goodness, heaven and hell, a theory of literature, and the place of the imagination.”
Baggett is Associate Professor of Philosophy.