Welcome to the new blog for Baker Academic!
Our vision for this blog is that it be an extension of the goals of our publishing program – to further the pursuit of knowledge and understanding within the context of Christian faith. We are very proud of our authors and the works that they publish with us. Our hope is that this blog might continue the conversations begun through our publishing in a new medium and possibly to a new audience.
On the Baker Academic Blog we will post book announcements, excerpts, interviews and original posts from our authors, and much more. Tomorrow, for example, we will post an interview with Dr. Craig Keener about his award-winning book Miracles.
For our first post, however, we wanted to highlight the recognition that many of our books received in various “Best of 2012″ lists. To celebrate these books, as well as the launch of our new blog, we will be holding a giveaway of several of these “Best of” books. See the bottom of this post for more information.
- Two BA titles were honored by Christianity Today in their 2013 Book Awards: G.K. Beale’s A New Testament Biblical Theology was named the Best ‘Biblical Studies’ book and Craig S. Keener’s Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts was given the Award of Merit in the ‘Apologetics/ Evangelicalism’ category.
- On his Jesus Creed blog, Scot McKnight named Donald Hagner’s The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction a Best Reference Book of 2012.
- Blogger Joel Watts named Prima Scriptura by N. Clayton Croy one of his “Top Five Books of the Year.”
- Brian LePort listed Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? by J.R. Daniel Kirk, and Reading the Gospels Wisely by Jonathan T. Pennington among “The Top Ten Books I Read This Year”.
- The Space Between by Eric O. Jacobsen was named “best provocative new book” by Kaid Benfield on the Natural Resources Defense Council Staff blog.
- Ben Myers listed Robin Jensen’s Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity as a “Best Book of 2012″ on his Faith and Theology blog.