Publications Test


Wen Who Changed the World 10 Who Changed the World, Daniel L. Akin (Nashville: B&H Books, 2012). Dr. Akin provides a powerful tribute to the transformational work done by some truly inspiring Christian missionaries. With each profile, he journeys into the heart of that gospel servant’s mission-minded story and makes a compelling connection to a relavent biblical text.
Engaging Exposition Engaging Exposition, Daniel L. Akin, Bill Curtis, and Stephen Rummage (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2011). Engaging Exposition blends hermeneutics, sermon development, and sermon delivery with what its experienced authors call a “3-D approach” to preaching. Bill Curtis writes about the Discovery process—how to equip the student to discover the meaning of a biblical text. Danny Akin addresses the Development process—how to equip the student to develop expository sermons based upon results of the interpretive process. Stephen Rummage explains the Delivery process—how to equip students to deliver expository messages using the completed sermon.
Vibrant Church Vibrant Church: Becoming a Healthy Church in the 21st Century, Daniel L. Akin and Thom Rainer (Nashville: LifeWay Press, 2008), is the 2009 Baptist Doctrine study. Written with Dr. Thom Rainer, Vibrant Church is a study of one of the most important doctrines of the Bible and one of the most crucial topics in Christianity today: the doctrine of ecclesiology, or the study of church. The nature of a biblical, New Testament church is a discussion that devoted followers of the Lord Jesus cannot ignore. This book seeks to answer the question: what characterizes a healthy and vibrant church?
Five Who Changed the World Five Who Changed the World, Daniel L. Akin (Wake Forest, NC: SEBTS, 2008) is a compelling book by Daniel Akin that walks believers through five key texts of Scripture, illustrating the truths contained therein by sharing the biographies of five missionaries who changed the world through their dedication to the Great Commission. You will meet and learn from the lives of William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Lottie Moon, Bill Wallace, and Jim Elliot.If you would like to order a copy of “Five Who Changed the World,” please call 919-761-2270. Bulk rates are available.
1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Daniel L. Akin and Jon Akin (Nashville: Seminary Extension, 2006).
John's Letters John’s Letters: How to Grow in Loving God, Daniel L. Akin (Nashville: LifeWay, 2006). This 2007 January Bible Study for adults, written by Akin, encourages continual growth in the Christian life. John’s letters emphasize the person and work of Jesus, the marks of true Christian behavior and the believer’s assurance of God’s love in Christ and encourage believers to grow, becoming more effective evangelists, disciples and ministers in their daily lives.
Discovering the Biblical Jesus Discovering the Biblical Jesus: Evidence From An Empty Tomb, Daniel L. Akin (Nashville: LifeWay, 2003). Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say I am?” Today in our postmodern, pluralistic culture this “Jesus question” “who He is, what He did and what we believe about Him” can be quite controversial. This six-chapter study responds to modern-day skepticism with timeless biblical affirmations.
Old Testament Commentary: Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs in the Holman Old Testament Commentary 14, Daniel L. Akin and David George Moore (Nashville: Holman Reference, 2003). Many pastors find their duties do not always leave them as much time for in-depth study as they would like. Moore and Akin contribute to this easy-to-use, quick reference commentary. No other reference gets to the heart of the Old Testament as efficiently as The Holman Old Testament Commentary.
God on Sex God on Sex: The Creator’s Ideas about Love, Intimacy and Marriage, Daniel L. Akin (Nashville: B&H Books, 2003). God says quite a bit about sex in His Word. As the Creator of sex, God understands this good gift, and He has imparted to us His plan for enjoying great sex. This book provides a verse-by-verse treatment of God’s design, intention and blessings for this vital dimension of life while examining popular misconceptions about marriage and sex.
The New American Commentary: 1, 2, 3 John 1, 2, 3 John in the New American Commentary Series 38, Daniel L. Akin (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2001). Ministers wishing to understand and expound the Scriptures find aid in The New American Commentary. Akin provides an exegetical and theological exposition on 1, 2 and 3 John in this commentary. In his words, “To know the Savior and love the saints captures well the emphasis of the letters of John.”
Systematic Theology, Daniel L. Akin and Mike Nicholson (Nashville: Seminary Extension, 1998).
How to Understand the Bible, Daniel L. Akin (Nashville: Seminary Extension, 1997).

Edited Books

Text-Driven Preaching Text-Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon, edited by Daniel L. Akin, David L. Allen and Ned Mathews (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2010). Featuring essays by Dr. Akin, Paige Patterson, David Alan Black, Jerry Vines, Hershael York, David L. Allen, Bill Bennett, Ned L. Mathews, Robert Vogel, and Jim Shaddix, Text-Driven Preaching urging pastors to commit to presenting true expository preaching from the pulpit. Concerned over what some church leaders even consider to be expository preaching today, they agree, “This book rests firmly on the biblical and theological foundation for exposition: God has spoken.”
Theology for the Church A Theology for the Church, edited by Daniel L. Akin (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2007). What does Scripture say? What has the church believed? How do various doctrines fit together? What impact do they have on today’s church? Addressing these crucial questions, Daniel Akin, Albert Mohler, Paige Patterson, and other leading Baptist thinkers examine revelation, God, humanity, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and the last things.
The Criswell Study Bible, revised and re-titled The Believers Study Bible (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1991) – New Testament Editor.

Chapters in Edited Works

Those Who Must Give an Account “The Missional Implications of Church Membership and Church Discipline,” in Those Who Must Give an Account: A Study of Church Membership and Church Discipline, ed. Ben Merkle and John Hammett (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2012). Written with Bruce Riley Ashford. Akin and Ashford connect the practices of church membership and church discipline to the mission of the church, noting that taking these practices seriously helps create a people that is genuinely transformed by the gospel. Thus, the regenerate church is able to reflect Christ to the world and work to fulfill the Great Commission.
“Jesus, Evangelicals, and the Bible,” in Defending the Faith, Engaging the Culture: Essays Honoring L. Russ Bush, ed. Bruce A. Little and Mark D. Liederbach (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2011).
“The Future of the Southern Baptist Convention,” in Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism, ed. David S. Dockery (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2011).
“A Rapture You Can’t Miss, A Judgment You Must Face, A Supper You Will Want to Attend,” in The Return of Christ: A Premillennial Perspective, ed. David L. Allen and Steve W. Lemke (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2011).
“The Preacher on Preaching: Wisdom from a Wise Wordsmith,” in Ministry By His Grace and For His Glory: Essays in Honor of Thomas J. Nettles, ed. Thomas K. Ascol and Nathan A. Finn (Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 2011).
“The Mystery of Godliness is Great: Christology in the Pastoral Epistles,” in Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles, ed. Andreas Köstenberger and Terry L. Wilder (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2010).
“Axioms for a Great Commission Resurgence,” in The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Time, ed. Adam W. Greenway and Chuck Lawless (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2010).
“Applying a Text-Driven Sermon,” in Text-Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon, ed. Daniel L. Akin, David Allen, and Ned Matthews (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2010).
“Axioms of a Great Commission Resurgence,” in Retreat or Risk: A Call for a Great Commission Resurgence, ed. Jedidiah Coppenger (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2010).
Evangelicals Engaging Emergent “The Emerging Church and Ethical Choices: The Corinthian Matrix,” in Evangelicals Engaging Emergent, ed. William D. Henard and Adam W. Greenway (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2009). While plenty of books related to the conversations as well as controversies surrounding the emergent church have surfaced in recent years, no comprehensive evangelical assessment of the movement has been published until now. Evangelicals Engaging Emergent draws from a broad spectrum of conservative evangelicalism to serve as a clear, informative, fair, and respectful guide for those desiring to know what “emergent” means. Dr. Akin contributed the chapter entitled, “The Emerging Church and Ethical Choices: The Corinthian Matrix”
Southern Baptist Identity “A Future-Directed Proposal for the SBC,” in Southern Baptist Identity, ed. David S. Dockery (Wheaton: Crossway, 2009). Major SBC spokesmen address key issues of theology, polity, and practice to help readers respond to the most significant challenges within evangelicalism. The challenges of increasing fragmentation, theological controversy, and sweeping cultural change have caused leaders and members to ask: What does it mean to be a Southern Baptist in the twenty-first century? How can a fresh consensus be established from within? What are the core biblical convictions that must be upheld and the key practices that must be sustained to reach the lost in this age of cultural accommodation? These essays address these important issues and themes from several perspectives.
“The Call to God-Centered Preaching,” in The Call, ed. David Nasser and Brent Crowe (U.S.: Redemptive Art Publishing, 2009).
The Meaning of Baptism “The Meaning of Baptism,” in Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, ed. Thomas White, Jason G. Duesing and Malcolm B. Yarnell III (Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2008). What events and trends have challenged Baptist churches’ integrity for the sake of growth? How can the local church address this drift and regain its theological purity? How can the church address the challenges present by modern culture? Leading Baptist thinkers address these issues in Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches. Dr. Akin wrote the chapter on “The Meaning of Baptism.”
Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue “Answering the Call to a Great Commission Resurgence,” in Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue, ed. E. Ray Clendenen and Brad J. Waggoner (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2008). This book brings together new presentations from noted Southern Baptists including Daniel Akin, Tom Ascol, David Dockery, Charles Lawless, and Ed Stetzer that address misperceptions, stereotypes, and caricatures of the debate over Reformed theology. Each strives to speak the truth in love and humility while seeking clarity in the presentation of the Gospel, improving the health of our churches, and seeking the kingdom of Christ above all. Dr. Akin contributed the chapter on ‘Answering the Call to a Great Commission Resurgence.'”
“Answering the Call to a Great Commission Resurgence: A Theology and Vision to Unite Us,” in Great Commission Resurgence (Nashville: LifeWay Press, 2008).
“The Synoptic Problem/Question,” in HCSB Harmony of the Gospels, ed. Steven L. Cox and Kendell H. Easley (Nashville: Holman, 2007).
The Mission of Today's Church “Ten Mandates for Southern Baptists,” in The Mission of Today’s Church: Baptist Leaders Look at Modern Faith Issues, ed. R. Stanton Norman (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2007). Twelve of today’s influential Baptist leaders are joint authors of this book. The Mission of Today’s Church examines such topics as worship, the Lord’s Supper, the church’s mission in the black community, sharing the Gospel with children, congregational polity, cooperation among Southern Baptist churches and the sovereignty of God.
BFM book “God’s Purpose of Grace,” in The Baptist Faith and Message 2000: Critical Issues in America’s Largest Protestant Denomination, ed. Douglas K. Blount and Joseph D. Wooddell (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007). Since its inception, controversy has surrounded the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, Southern Baptists’ most recent confession of faith. The present volume consists of essays by Baptist scholars explaining and defending that document. Each of the 18 articles of the BF&M 2000 is addressed, with special attention to the most critical issues and changes from the denomination’s 1963 confession. Dr. Akin contributed a chapter on “God’s Purpose of Grace.”
“The Person of Christ,” in A Theology for the Church, ed. Daniel L. Akin (Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2007).
“The King with Four Names,” in Joy to the World: Inspirational Christmas Messages from America’s Preachers, ed. Olivia M Cloud (New York: Atria, 2006).
Perspectives on Church Government “The Single-Elder-Led Church: The Bible’s Witness to a Congregational/Single-Elder-Led Polity,” in Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polity, ed. Chad Owen Brand and R. Stanton Norman (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2004). This book provides descriptions of five types of church government. Each one is written by someone with that particular view. These aspects include: single elder-led, presbytery-led, congregation-led, bishop-led and plural elder-led.
“The Little Things That Build or Destroy Marriages,” in Pastoral Leadership For Manhood and Womanhood, ed. Wayne Grudem and Dennis Rainey (Wheaton: Crossway, 2002).
“Christology at the Turn of the 21st Century,” in Here I Stand: Essays in Honor of Dr. Paige Patterson, ed. David Alan Black, Neal Allen Moseley, and Stephen Prescott (Yorba Linda, CA: Davidson Press, 2000).
“Never-Changing Christ for an Ever-Changing Culture,” in Who Will Be Saved: Defending the Biblical Understanding of God, Salvation and Evangelism, ed. Paul R. House and Gregory A. Thornbury (Wheaton: Crossway, 2000).
“Deacon,” “Deaconess,” “Desire,” “Doubt,” “Lust,” and “Overseer,” in Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, ed. Walter A. Elwell (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996).
“Southern Baptist and American Evangelicals: A Common Salvation?” in Southern Baptist and American Evangelicals, ed. David Dockery (Nashville: B&H, 1994).
“The Order of the Gospels (The Synoptic Problem), Accounts of the Resurrection,” in Holman Bible Handbook, ed. David S. Dockery (Nashville: Holman, 1992).
“Bernard of Clairvaux and The Atonement,” in The Church at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Dr. W. A. Criswell, ed. Paige Patterson, John Pretlove, and Luis Pantoja (Dallas: Criswell Publications, 1989).


Building a Theological Library (Wake Forest, NC: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, rev. 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011).
Axioms for a Great Commission Resurgence (Wake Forest, NC: SEBTS, 2009).
Building a Theological Library (Louisville: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997 and rev. 2002).

Journal Articles

“God’s Plan for History: How to Read the Puzzling Book of Revelation.” Decision (Vol. 50, No. 7-8, July-August 2009).

“Biblical Marriage in a Broken World: Portrait of a Redeemed Husband.” The Gospel Witness (Vol. 87, No. 5, October 2008).

“Biblical Marriage in a Broken World: Portrait of a Redeemed Wife.” The Gospel Witness (Vol. 87, No. 5, October 2008).

“Worship for the Twenty-First Century: The Way Forward.” The Gospel Witness (Vol. 85, No. 10, March 2007).

“Four Men and Their Reputations.” Midwestern Journal of Theology (Vol. 5, No. 1, Fall, 2006).

“Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: How Should Southern Baptists Respond to the Issue of Calvinism?” SBC Life (April 2006).

“Truth or Consequences: 2 John 1-13.” Faith and Mission (Vol. 23, No. 1, Fall 2005).

“The Beauty and Blessing of Marital Intimacy.” The Gospel Witness (Vol. 83, No. 11, April 2005).

“The Role of Men and Women in the Church: A Sermon on Titus 2:1-8.” Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Vol. 9, Issue 1, Spring 2004).

“What Did Jesus Believe About the Bible?” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer 2001).

“The Power of the Tongue.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Vol. 4, No. 3, Fall 2000).

“Spiritual Exercises to Make You Strong.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 1999).

“The Never-Changing Christ for an Ever-Changing Culture.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1997).

“Integrity: Crisis in Ministry.” The Southern Baptist Communicator (Vol. 3, Issues 1 and 2, 1992).

“The Soteriology of Bernard of Clairvaux.” Criswell Theological Review (Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 1990).

“Triumphalism, Suffering, and Spiritual Maturity: An Exposition of II Corinthians 12:1-10 in its Literacy, Theological, and Historical Context.” Criswell Theological Review (Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 1989).

“An Expositional Analysis of The Schleitheim Confession.” Criswell Theological Review (Vol. 2, Spring 1988).

“A Discourse Analysis of The Temptation.” Occasional Papers in Translation and Text Linguistics (No. 1, January 1987).