Derek Thomas’ Commentary on Acts Finalist for Prestigious Christian Book Award

All volumes in the REC series are written by pastor-scholars, and the content is scholarly but not academic.

In his exposition of Acts, Thomas points to evidence of the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. He applies biblical truth in contemporary context as he presents lessons for missions, church growth, and Christians’ engagement with postmodernity.

 

P&R Publishing is pleased to announce that Acts (Reformed Expository Commentary series) by Derek W. H. Thomas has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Christian Book Awards. The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), sponsor of the annual awards, notes that the winners represent “Christian publishing’s finest books and Bibles of the year.” A total of forty finalists in seven categories from sixteen publishing companies are included among the finalists.

Acts will be judged in the Bible Reference category. Other finalists in the category include The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook (J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall, Baker Books / Baker Publishing Group), Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Glen G. Scorgie, Zondervan), Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? (C. John Collins, Crossway), Galatians, Ephesians: Reformation Commentary on Scripture Series (Gerald L. Bray, Editor, InterVarsity Press) and Operation World (Jason Mandryk, Biblica / InterVarsity Press).

Winners will be announced at the upcoming ECPA Awards Banquet, held April 30 in Chicago. The Christian Book Awards, established by ECPA in 1978 as the Gold Medallion Book Awards, are based on excellence in content, literary quality, design, and impact. Two P&R books have received Gold Medallion Book Awards: The Doctrine of God by John M. Frame (2003, Theology/Doctrine) and The Holy Trinity by Robert Letham (2005, Theology/Doctrine).

With strong support from leading theologians, the Reformed Expository Commentary (REC) series now includes 15 volumes. Rev. Richard Phillips and Rev. Dr. Philip Ryken serve as series editors. All volumes in the REC series, they explain, are written by pastor-scholars, and the content is scholarly but not academic. An extensive editorial process ensures that the content is “sufficiently conversant with up-to-date scholarship and is faithful and accurate in its exposition of the text.” It is also carefully reviewed for quality—including “excellence of writing, soundness of teaching, and usefulness in application.”

Commenting on Thomas’s Acts volume, Stephen J. Nichols, Research Professor of Christianity and Culture at Lancaster Bible College, says, “Dr. Thomas writes with a theologian’s acuity, a pastor’s heart, and a fellow disciple’s humility.”

In his exposition of Acts, Thomas points to evidence of the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. He applies biblical truth in contemporary context as he presents lessons for missions, church growth, and Christians’ engagement with postmodernity.

Derek W. H. Thomas, Ph.D., is Minister of Preaching and Teaching at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. In 2004, Dr. Thomas became editorial director for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and is the editor of its online magazine, reformation21.org. He is author of numerous books, including Give Praise to God and What is Providence, both from P&R Publishing. He and his wife, Rosemary, have two adult children.

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