Appian Way Press have licensed Faithlife (makers of Logos Bible Software) to produce two of our titles for Logos Bible Software:
These titles are on Prepub with Faithlife (more info). That means if you’re interested, you commit to purchasing at the prepub price (which is Faithlife’s lowest possible price). If enough people commit, then the books are produced, and you are charged at time of delivery (and not before). If there isn’t enough interest, then the books aren’t produced.
We are really excited about this opportunity! And, as with all Appian Way Press books, all proceeds from sales go directly to support the Brannans and their adoption.
We’ve been spending some time wrapping up Rick Brannan’s forthcoming study, Building a Firm Foundation: A 12-Week Study on the Apostles’ Creed. Our plan is to make it available soon, both in print and for Kindle.
||“I am very grateful for this treatment by Rick Brannan. He is faithful to the concise and memorable content of the Apostles’ Creed while expositing its meaning. He addresses the depth of the creed through an easily-digestible question-and-answer format. He gives us further riches in showing the interaction of the Heidelberg Catechism, itself a treasure of historical teaching of the faith, with the Apostles’ Creed.
“May you enjoy again the Apostles’ Creed, in its history and depth. May you treasure forever the truths it contains, of a Savior who was crucified, dead and buried, yet rose again from the dead, and provides forgiveness of sins and resurrection to all who put their faith in him.”
Pastor, Grace Church Bellingham
Just this morning, we started working on getting Rick Brannan’s Building a Firm Foundation: A 12-Week Study on the Apostles’ Creed ready to publish. Brannan’s work is a look at the topics of the Apostles’ Creed through the lens of the Heidelberg Catechism.
The Heidelberg Catechism is designed to provide a teaching schedule for the year. It is broken into 52 “Lord’s Days”, indicating the subject matter to be taught each week.
Because the Heidelberg Catechism is designed to teach, it utilizes three main components: The Apostles’ Creed, the Ten Commandments, and The Lord’s Prayer. The bulk of the catechism is concerned with the exposition of these three components. This 12-week study is essentially a study on the Apostles’ Creed that uses the Heidelberg Catechism as a foundation for examining the Apostles’ Creed in detail.
Each week’s study, then, will look to the biblical text to examine the teaching in the Heidelberg Catechism as regards the Apostles Creed with a goal of better understanding the statements in the Apostles Creed.
Just a note: While this description mentions the Heidelberg Catechism frequently, in practice the catechism itself is in the background of the study. This is not a course focused on the catechism, and Brannan’s approach is broadly evangelical.
If all goes well, we hope to have copies ready for purchase by the end of July, 2016.
Here’s what Dr. William Varner had to say about Rick Brannan’s Lexical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy:
Rick Brannan’s methodology for these word studies in First Timothy opens new semantic vistas because he takes into account the usage of the Greek words in contemporary Koine works like the Pseudepigrapha and Josephus. Furthermore, he illustrates the “effective” use of these lexemes in the Apostolic Fathers as well. He is careful not to be guilty of anachronism in the latter practice but simply illustrates how the word was understood in Christian literature written soon after the Pastorals. In some ways, this is a ground-breaking approach that deserves serious consideration by other commentators on the sacred text.
Dr. William Varner, Professor of Bible and Greek, The Master’s College
Purchase Brannan’s Lexical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy today (from our store or Amazon)
Here’s what Dr. Michael F. Bird had to say about Rick Brannan’s forthcoming Lexical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy:
Rick Brannan has produced a robust and rigorous exegetical introduction to First Timothy. This book is a great guide to the nuances of the Greek text that interpreters need to grapple with as they attempt to interpret this letter. Whether it is women “saved through childbirth” or how “you will save both yourself and your hearers,” Brannan shows you what you need to know as you wrestle with First Timothy.
Dr. Michael F. Bird (PhD University of Queensland) is Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia.
We’re putting the final touches on the cover, and should send it to press in the next few days. We’ll let you know when it’s ready for purchase!
We’re wrapping up indexing and typesetting for Rick Brannan’s forthcoming volume, Lexical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy. If all goes well, it should be released sometime in April, 2016.
Author: Rick Brannan
Title: Lexical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy
Pages: xx, 334, with indexes
We hesitate to use the term “Word Studies” because it has negative connotations among some, but that’s what this volume is about. Brannan examines the vocabulary of First Timothy using the New Testament, the Septuagint (LXX), the Apostolic Fathers, Josephus, Philo, Christian Apocrypha, Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, and whatever else can be consulted to illustrate how words were used and understood in contexts similar to their use in First Timothy. These examples are not simply listed with a citation for the reader to follow up with, but translations of these relevant examples are presented in context. The reader is introduced to a new world of material and also shown how it can be useful in one’s reading of the New Testament.
Below are some examples of the interior and the indexing.