The Best of Christianity Today

The Best of Christianity Today

The Best of Christianity Today is a new series, featuring the most enduring articles from decades of Christianity Today written by the most respected voices in modern evangelicalism. Lexham Press is proud to partner with Christianity Today to bring these treasures of evangelicalism's heritage to readers today.

A New Publishing Partnership

Since 1956, Christianity Today has been the voice of evangelicalism in America—a bellwether of theology, politics, and culture for evangelicals. Some of the most influential and respected modern evangelical leaders have written for Christianity Today, shaping the minds and hearts of millions of Christians for more than half a century.

Over the next three years, Lexham Press will publish a number of titles compiling essays from Carl F. H. Henry, John Stott, Eugene Peterson, and more and covering topics from the basic doctrines of the faith to the intersection of Christianity and politics.


A Light Has Dawned

Meditations on Advent and Christmas

A Light Has Dawned recovers the best Advent and Christmas articles from half a century of Christianity Today. Guiding the reader through Advent, Christmas, and the climax of Epiphany and including contributions by Billy Graham, Tim Keller, Elisabeth Elliot, Ruth Bell Graham, Eugene Peterson, and more. A Light Has Dawned will inspire readers with the wonder of Advent and Christmas.

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“A one-of-a-kind book that excels in every possible way.”

Leland Ryken, Professor Emeritus of English, Wheaton College

Dual Citizens

Politics and American Evangelicalism

American evangelicals are often assumed to be a monolithic political force absolutely unified in their priorities. This collection of articles from Christianity Today originally published between 1956 and 2016 tells a different story. Evangelical engagement with politics has been more complex than is often remembered. Dual Citizens reveals a variety of evangelical thought towards political developments over the past few decades.

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“The book offers a priceless resource for historians. ... It will stand for years as a standard reference for understanding the inner texture of one of the largest and most influential Christian traditions of modern times.”

Grant Wacker, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Christian History, Duke Divinity School

“This book is valuable to everyone interested in how evangelicals have thought about public issues and how they have acted in the public square.”

Michael Wear, author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America

Basics of the Faith

An Evangelical Introduction to Christian Doctrine

Basics of the Faith is an overview of essential Christian doctrines from some of the best minds of mid-twentieth century evangelicalism around the globe. Originally appearing in the pages of Christianity Today during 1961–1962, this collection includes essays from influential theologians and biblical scholars. This edition includes an introduction by Kevin J. Vanhoozer that lays out their original context and evaluates their ongoing significance. Approachable yet scholarly, Basics of the Faith is both a relevant systematic theology and a celebration of evangelical heritage.

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“I have no doubt that through these short essays God laid in my heart a firm foundation for my formal studies and teaching in the theological field. I am delighted to see them available again.”

John M. Frame, Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary

“This collection of essays on theological topics, written by the leading scholars of the evangelical world in 1962, provides a wonderful testimony to the rapidly growing academic excellence, biblical faithfulness, and interdenominational cooperation of the pioneers of the modern evangelical movement.”

Wayne Grudem, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary

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