Friday, July 31, 2015

Endorsement from Two Pastors

Two pastors graciously agreed to endorse the Urban Legends book: Greg Gilbert and Sam Storms.

“We live in an age of biblical illiteracy; that much is undeniable. But as someone once noted, it’s not just what you don’t know, it’s also what you do know that just ain’t so! David Croteau does a great job in Urban Legends of winsomely, kindly, and carefully correcting misconceptions about the Bible. Here is a book that will not just interest, but inform!”

Greg Gilbert, senior pastor,
Third Avenue Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky

“Although we prefer not to acknowledge it, all of us hold fervently to certain beliefs about what the Bible teaches that, on closer inspection, turn out to be false. No one has done a better job of demonstrating this than David Croteau in this excellent and informative book. Not everyone will enjoy reading it, as human nature typically recoils from admitting error and being forced to give up long-held and deeply cherished interpretations. But there is no virtue in error, and no Christian can be edified by it. Read this book closely and humbly. Even though you may not agree with everything Croteau asserts, your grasp of God’s Word will undoubtedly increase.”

Sam Storms, lead pastor for preaching and vision,
Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Gilbert wrote one of the best books on the gospel that I've read: What is the Gospel? I'm currently reading through What is the Mission of the Church? that he wrote with Kevin DeYoung. Sam Storms has written several books of note, particularly Tough Topics. The sequel, Tough Topics 2, is also available.

Another Endorsement

Here is another endorsement for the Urban Legends book:

“Evangelicals rightly insist that ‘Scripture only’ is our source of truth. Yet our interpretations of Scripture sometimes owe more to tradition than to the Bible itself. David Croteau unmasks some common interpretations that have only dubious biblical support. But he does more than debunk these ‘myths’ of interpretation; he also helps us understand what these passages really are saying and why they matter. Perhaps just as importantly, he encourages all of us to be more careful and attentive readers of Scripture.”

Douglas Moo, Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament,
Wheaton College

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Endorsement for Urban Legends of the New Testament

I thought I would share with you some of the endorsements I've received for the book. You can order the book here.

“It is a pleasure to commend this book that lays to rest forty common New Testament urban legends. No doubt it will ruffle the feathers of many believers, including some pastors and even scholars, but it is hard to fault Croteau’s careful analysis of each urban legend, the relevant texts, contexts, and array of significant scholarly insights. But perhaps even more important than correcting these urban legends is the careful reading of Scripture that the book models. Let us not blindly accept handed-down beliefs about the New Testament; rather, examine the text carefully for the truth of God’s Word. This compelling and engaging book helps us all to do just that.”

Constantine R. Campbell, associate professor of New Testament,
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Release of Urban Legends of the New Testament

The release of my new book, Urban Legends of the New Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions, is fast approaching. The official release date is August 1st ... this Saturday. There are a few reviews on amazon already. Please pray that God will use this resource to bring clarity to the issues addressed. I'll be posting about this over the next few days.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stewardship After the Cross-Google Hangout

I will be appearing on a Google Hangout tonight at 8pm (EST) with Henry Neufeld (editor at Energion Publications) and Steve Kindle (author of Stewardship).

Here are the two ways to link to the video of our discussion:

Google+ Event:

I believe you'll be able to submit questions as well. Please join us tonight. I expect it to be an interesting dialogue!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CT Article update

Apparently the previous link was only available for viewing if you had a CT subscription. However, now the whole article is viewable here.