Believing-the-Bible Book List

Last weekend was John Piper’s “Why We Believe the Bible” seminar for The Bethlehem Institute. Several in attendance asked that we make a few booklists available that Pastor Piper referred to during the seminar.

There are 3 categories:

  • The formation of the canon
  • The reliability of the New Testament
  • Refuting the claims of some recent critics

We disagree with some of these scholars on other points of doctrine, however their work on the Bible makes us profoundly thankful for them.

The Canon of the New Testament

The Reliability of the New Testament

Responses to Recent Critics

More on TBI Seminars

Pastor Piper normally teaches five of these weekend TBI seminars each year. They run from 7:00 to 9:00 on Friday night and then 9:00 to 12:00 on Saturday morning. If you’re in the Twin Cities area (or if you want to come from out of town, as some do), here are the dates (and a couple of the topics) for upcoming seminars:

  • March 7-8, 2008 – TULIP, Part One
  • March 14-15, 2008 – TULIP, Part Two
  • September 12-13, 2008 – TBA
  • November 7-8, 2008 – TBA
  • January 16-17, 2009 – TBA
  • April 3-4, 2009 – TBA
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David Mathis (@davidcmathis) is executive editor at, pastor at Cities Church (Minneapolis), and adjunct professor for Bethlehem College & Seminary. He has edited several books, including Thinking. Loving. Doing., Finish the Mission, and Acting the Miracle, and is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.