Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
Michael Kruger serves as professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC. Recently he has written some helpful material on the canon of Scripture.
One question Kruger has been asked more than all the others combined is the following: “What are the best books to read on the authority of the Bible?” He has compiled an annotated list of 10 of the “best books on this topic.” Of course this list reflects Kruger’s assessment, which makes it selective and debatable. If others were asked to compile a list, it would most likely be different. But then again, for one who has studied this issue extensively, the list would probably contain a number similarities as well.
Kruger’s list was compiled with the following criteria (in his own words):
I list only the titles in Kruger’s list without the annotations, which are extremely helpful, as he explains why the books are important to affirm the Bible’s authority (the numbers below are reversed from Kruger's list):
I encourage you to read the whole article, so you can learn of the importance of each of these books that defend the authority of the Bible.
It is true that the Bible is its own best defense of its own authority. But it is also true that works written explaining, defining and defending its authority are also invaluable to the church and the Christian.
A few questions . . .