The Message of the Person of Christ

Robert Letham

Date published: March 2019

 The Message of the Person of Christ  The Message of the Person of Christ
The author’s purpose is to show how the Bible, progressively and in ever greater detail, speaks to us of its central figure, Jesus Christ. With clarity and conviction, he explains how this one person, identified by angels, by John the Baptist, by the apostles and – above all – by his incarnation, life and works, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension: Jesus Christ, is the Deliverer and Saviour foretold and promised throughout the Scriptures. The person of Jesus Christ is the key to the Bible’s story of God’s unfolding plan to glorify himself.

Life Together & The Psalms

Deitrich Bonhoeffer

Date published: February 2019

 Deitrich Bonhoeffer  Life Together & The Psalms
This book, translated from the original German, with its pastoral insights is a timeless classic. It will be of great encouragement to any believer or any church which is living in and through difficult and challenging conditions.

The Message of 2 Peter and Jude

Dick Lucas & Christopher Green

Date published: December 2018

 The Message of 2 Peter & Jude  The Message of 2 Peter and Jude
These two letters of 2 Peter and Jude are sometimes overlooked, yet their message for today’s church is timely and relevant. Today, as in the first century, Christians must guard against false guides who lead young believers astray and cause divisions within the community of faith. Responding to this ever-present danger, 2 Peter and Jude equip readers to discern truth from illusion and exhort them to loyalty, harmony and spiritual maturity.

The Message of Ecclesiastes

Derek Kidner

Date published: October 2018

 The Message of Ecclesiastes  The Message of Ecclesiastes
An age old question…What is life about? In the end, does it all amount to a wisp of vapour, a puff of wind, a mere breath? So says the Preacher in the book of Ecclesiastes. But is this the whole message of Ecclesiastes? With helpful clarity, Derek Kidner introduces this Old Testament book which speaks so powerfully to our generation.

Measuring Morality

Edwin Lutzer

Date published: October 2018

The author demonstrates the necessity of having an absolute standard by which to measure ethical decisions. He argues that in a world which has rejected objective standards and replaced them with subjective and emotive measures, the only answer is a return to the truthful and objective standards of God. This book will be very useful as people think through the moral mess in which we live.

The Gospel of the Kingdom

George Eldon Ladd

Date published: September 2018

The subject of God’s kingdom is central to the New Testament. In this classic and groundbreaking work, the author presents a helpful study on this subject. This is a valuable addition to the library of Biblical resources in Turkish.

The Message of Prayer

Tim Chester

Date published: July 2018

 The Message of Prayer  
The author’s insightful exposition of this central aspect of Christian living is driven by the conviction that we need to reform not only our thinking and behaviour in the light of God’s Word, but also our praying. Drawing on a wide range of biblical texts, he explores the foundations and the practice of prayer, and shows that how we understand prayer is bound up with how we understand the gospel, and God himself.

The Message of Lamentations

Christopher J H Wright

Date published: June 2018

 The Message of Lamentations  
This was a traumatic event in Old Testament history, with its extreme human suffering, devastation of the ancient city, national humiliation, and the undermining of all that was thought to be theologically guaranteed – the Davidic monarchy, the city of Zion, and the temple of the God of Israel. It is out of that unspeakable pain that Lamentations speaks. How can suffering be endured alongside faith in an all-loving, good God? Even if these events are recognised and accepted as God’s judgment, has not the flood of brutality and evil gone beyond all bounds? If anarchy, death and destruction stalk the land, can the centre of Israel’s faith hold? The author shows that we must not isolate Lamentations from the rest of the Bible. We must still let it speak for itself, as a book for today.

The Message of Holiness

Derek Tidball

Date published: May 2018

 The Message of Holiness  
The author surveys the Scriptures for a biblical understanding of the mandate from God to “be holy as I am holy.” The triune God of glory, he contends, sets us on paths that lead us through encounters with God, ourselves, our enemies and our companions to our ultimate destination, where we discover that we have been reshaped by God into his own image. This subject transcends cultures and exhorts believers everywhere to be holy.

What’s the Difference?

John Piper

Date published: May 2018

The Subject of manhood and womanhood is strongly debated today and impacts our society. For Christians the Bible must be the last word. But what does it teach about true manhood and womanhood? In what ways are men and women essentially the same? In what ways are they essentially different? How do these differences affect our roles in the home, the church, and the wider society? This booklet will be a very helpful resource for believers to help them think through the issues.

The Message of Hosea

Derek Kidner

Date published: March 2018

 The Message of Hosea  The Message of Hosea
“Go and marry a prostitute.” These are the startling words God spoke to his prophet Hosea. Why would God ask this of one of his prophets? Because he wanted to teach Hosea, the nation of Israel, and all of us today a lesson we will not forget. Hosea’s paints a sombre picture of the human condition. All of us have played the harlot by forsaking God and his ways. The picture is not pretty but it’s true. Yet Hosea’s clear illustration of God’s love for us brings joy. While we are yet sinners, God comes to us and loves us. We are therefore encouraged to lives lives worthy of the God who loves the loveless.

Risk is Right

John Piper

Date published: March 2018

 Risk is Right  Risk is Right
This is a powerful and challenging little book which guarantees to shake a believer out of complacency. The author says: “A choice lies before you: Either waste your life or live with risk… life was no cakewalk for Jesus, and he didn’t promise it would be any easier for his followers. We shouldn’t be surprised by resistance and persecution. We pursue comfort. We spend ourselves to get more stuff. And we prefer to be entertained… But what kind of life is that? It’s a far cry from what Jesus calls us to. Hear God’s promise to go with us into the unknown. And… see the joys of a faith-filled life of Jesus-dependent abandon!”

The Message of Proverbs

David Atkinson

Date published: December 2017

 The Message of Proverbs  The Message of Proverbs
The book of Proverbs is a very practical book. Its instruction in the art of living has been long tried and long proven. In this commentary the ancient voice of Wisdom cries out again. She summons us to the life skills of godliness and helps us say no to the foolish and destructive enticements that inhabit the daily life of the modern world. But as much as we glean from the surface of Proverbs, there remains still more in its depths. This commentary wonderfully illumines the ancient cultural and religious background of the discourses and sayings of Proverbs. It is Godly wisdom for the people of God in any generation and culture.

The Purity Principle

Randy Alcorn

Date published: November 2017

 The Purity Principle  The Purity Principle
This book deals with: raising children to embrace sexual purity, providing an example of purity in the home, protecting purity in dating (at any age) and maintaining purity in marriage. Biblical, practical, and concise, this book will help believers to understand the importance of sexual purity as it is taught in the Scriptures.

The Message of Obadiah, Nahum and Zephaniah

Gordon Bridger

Date published: November 2017

 The Message of Obadiah, Nahum and Zephaniah  The Message of Obadiah, Nahum and Zephaniah
The messages of these prophets teach the importance of focusing on God, who is personal, sovereign, righteous and loving; of facing up to sin and judgment; of responding in repentance and faith; and of the hope of future salvation. They also relate to the real world and the social, political, moral and spiritual issues of the day.These challenging books tackle themes and issues still relevant for today.

The Message of Acts

John Stott

Date published: November 2017

   The Message of Acts
Luke’s account of the spread of the Gospel in the early years after Pentecost is thrilling and encouraging. This is even more so when the Turkish reader realises that much of what happened took place in what is now Turkey.

The Message of Luke

Michael Wilcock

Date published: September 2017

 The Message of Luke  Message of Luke
With the publication of Luke, we now have a commentary of each of the four Gospels in Turkish. This is a significant addition to the series. Luke stresses clearly in his introduction the historical reliability of what he is writing, a powerful testimony to the truth of what he writes which is so often under attack.

The Message of Joel, Micah & Habakkuk

David Prior

Date published: June 2017

 The Message of Joel, Micah & Habakkuk  Message of Joel, Micah and Habakkuk
These Old Testament prophets brought very important messages from God to the people of their own generation. The messages they spoke and the conditions into which they spoke as the people of God had lost their way, are as relevant today as they were when first given.

The Message of Mark

Donald English

Date published: May 2017

 The Message of Mark  Message of Mark
The second of the four written testimonies we have recorded for us in the New Testament which details the life, teaching, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Message of Jonah

Rosemary Nixon

Date published: May 2017

 The Message of Jonah  Message of Jonah
The message of this Old Testament book is a powerful one. It speaks of the reluctance and eventual obedient God servant, a message which has relevance down through the generations. The book also speaks about God’s love for the nations and the importance that His message of repentance and forgiveness is not to be held on to, but shared with everyone, even with the most unlikely and undeserving.

In Light of Eternity

Randy Alcorn

Date published: March 2017

 The Light of Eternity  In Light of Eternity
This little book gives a description and a foretaste of heaven. This subject is seldom preached on and ideas about heaven are many. However, the author, with careful attention to Biblical teaching, shows the reader that heaven is a place we definitely want to be. It s infinitely better than the false heavens that are held out to distract God’s people.

The Message of Judges

Michael Wilcock

Date published: March 2017

 The Message of Judges  The Message of Judges
This difficult book, full of colourful characters, has presented the reader with many challenges over the generations. However, with God as the absolute and final judge all is not lost. He will rescue His people.

The Message of Chronicles

Michael Wilcock

Date published: February 2017

 The Message of Chronicles  The Message of Chronicles
With the publication of Chronicles, this completes the historical Old Testament trilogy of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles. These historical books give the reader much more than historical facts. They challenge God’s people today to follow God in a willing obedience that leads to blessing and not in disobedience that will lead to a broken relationship with God.

The Treasure Principle

Randy Alcorn

Date published: January 2017

 The Treasure Principle  The Treasure Principle
A book that is needed for every generation of believer. It deals with the challenging subject of stewardship of the resources that God gives us. The author reminds the reader that God owns everything and what we have must be held lightly and used for His glory.

The Message of Ezra and Haggai

Robert Fyall

Date published: January 2017

 The Message of Ezra and Haggai  The Message of Ezra and Haggai
The message of these Old Testament books, and their emphasis on building for God and the need of obedience to his Word and openness to his Spirit, is very relevant today. The contemporary parallels of the challenges God’s ancient people faced to those of today’s church wherever it is found, are very clear.

The Message of Daniel

Dale Ralph Davis

Date published: December 2016

 The Message of Daniel  
This book is set at the time when God’s people were living as exiles in Babylon. It records God’s faithful servant Daniel, who remained faithful to God in the face of enormous challenges to compromise or even face death.

The Message of Ruth

David Atkinson

Date published: November 2016

 The Message of Ruth  The Message of Ruth
This remarkable book sheds insight into the ordinary lives of very ordinary people at a difficult time in Israel’s history. The book shows how God cares for His people and how His purposes will be worked out in human history, no matter what.

The Message of Jeremiah

Christopher J.H. Wright

Date published: October 2016

 The Message of Jeremiah  The Message of Jeremiah
The prophet Jeremiah spoke to the people of Judah and Jerusalem in the period leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem in 587BC. Jeremiah faithfully delivered the word of God to His people at one of the most frightening and difficult times in Jerusalem’s history. Jeremiah reveals the heart of God and God’s faithfulness no matter what was happening in the world around.

The Message of Numbers

Raymond Brown

Date published: July 2016

 The Message of Numbers  The Message of Numbers
The Book of Numbers completes the first five books of the Old Testament. This valuable resource will help to deepen the understanding of God’s faithfulness to His people, even though they were unfaithful. The Book of Numbers illustrates powerfully how God provides for His people and wants the very best for them if only they will trust and obey Him.

The Message of Zechariah

Barry Webb

Date published: May 2016

 The Message of Zechariah  
The message of Zechariah’s prophecy is full of hope, pointing to the eventual coming of God’s righteous kingdom. There are prophecies which foretell clearly the coming of God’s Messiah. These powerfully illustrate just how inter-connected the Old and New Testaments are. Throughout history God’s character does not change and one day His promises will be fulfilled. What a message of hope for God’s people then and today.

The Message of Malachi

Peter Adam

Date published: March 2016

 The Message of Malachi  
This commentary is the last book of the Old Testament revelation. It issues a grave warning to the people of God then and now, that compromise and meaningless ritual is not what a God of infinite love deserves. The book also looks forward in shining hope to the further revelation that in God’s time the New Testament will bring. This is a relevant message for all Christians of all generations and cultures.

The Message of Nehemiah

Raymond Brown

Date published: February 2016

 The Message of Nehemiah  The Message of Nehemiah
The message of this book is an enormous encouragement to believers of every generation. God’s guidance, protection and faithfulness in the face of intense opposition can be seen at every turn. Nehemiah himself is a role model for all believers who find themselves in tough situations.

The Message of Kings

John W. Olley

Date published: January 2016

 The Message of Kings  The Message of Kings
Following on from The Message of Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings continues to relate the chequered history of Israel under its kings. There are many lessons to learn from the history recorded in these books. John Olley helps the reader to understand the enormous relevance this sacred history has for God’s people today. This commentary is a welcome addition to the Old Testament resources available in Turkish.

The Message of John’s Letters

David Jackman

Date published: November 2015

 The Message of John's Letters  The Message of John's Letters
Immorality is inundating the Christian community and gradually eroding the foundations of Christian living. The truth of God incarnate, the atonement and the bodily resurrection of Christ are under attack – even from within the church. These are the concerns of Christians today, and they were the problems that faced the Christians of John’s day. John encouraged Christians with a message composed of two words – truth and love. It is a message both timeless and timely for the church today.

The Message of Job

David Atkinson

Date published: October 2015

 The Message of Job  The Message of Job
Why do people suffer? How can we help those who suffer? The fact of suffering in the world challenges us with its questions. The book of Job is all about human suffering. It portrays one person’s sufferings and the ineffective responses of his friends. Job’s struggle for faith and understanding is both a comfort to us in our own suffering and a model for us as we help others going through difficult times.

The Message of Esther

David G. Firth

Date published: October 2015

 The Message of Esther  The Message of Esther
This book describes a crucial chapter in the history of God’s people. God is not mentioned by name throughout the book, but evidences of His care and His sovereign control are everywhere as His people are rescued once more through the obedience of a God fearing and courageous woman.

Knowing & Doing

John McQuoid

Date published: October 2015

 Knowing and Doing  Knowing and Doing
A very practical book about discipleship. This is a very useful tool to help those who are considering the Christian faith to understand what is involved, and a manual for young Christians to help them grow in their faith. This book is being published digitally for free download from a Turkish Christian resources website.

The Message of Hebrews

Raymond Brown

Date published: April 2015

 The Message of Hebrews  The Message of Hebrews
It seems that the believers who were the recipients of the letter to the Hebrews were tempted to look back under pressure and wonder if the old religion wasn’t better after all. However, the writer assures them that the covenant they have entered into through the Lord Jesus is far better.This commentary and its message is very relevant for Turkish believers.

The Message of the Trinity

Brian Edgar

Date published: March 2015

 The Message of the Trinity  The Message of the Trinity
The doctrine of the Trinity is vital to our understanding of God. However this doctrine has been so often misunderstood. This book is an excellent resource which will help Turkish believers understand the doctrine of the Trinity for themselves and also teach it clearly to others.

The Meaning of Easter

Banu Çelik

Date published: March 2015

 The Meaning of Easter
We are very happy to facilitate the publishing of a booklet written by a Turkish believer which explains what happened at Easter. It is anticipated that this booklet will be used widely by believers in Turkey and beyond as a useful tool to help explain the meaning and significance of Easter to their friends.

The Message of Amos

Alec Motyer
Date published: February 2015

The Message of Amos  The Message of Amos
The messages of the Old Testament prophets may have been first given many centuries ago, but their relevance still rings out clearly in our own generation. This commentary on The Message of Amos is a valuable addition to the Old Testament resources in Turkish.

God’s Plan for the Local Church

Nigel Lacey
Date published: January 2015

 God's Plan for the Local Church
We are excited to see this book completed, not only because it is a very useful and practical handbook describing the features which should mark a local church, but this is the first of our resources we are making available as a free download from a Turkish Christian resources website.We hope to produce more resources for free download (copyright permitting) in the near future.You can view the website and all it has to offer at

The Message of 1 Peter

Edmund Clowney
Date published: January 2015

The Message of 1 Peter  The Message of 1 Peter
In Peter’s first letter he is writing to the believers scattered around five of the first century provinces of the Roman Empire (1 Peter 1:1-2), all of which are located where Turkey is today. The message that Peter has for these first century believers is as relevant now for believers as it was then. This should be a very helpful resource for believers in Turkey.

The Message of Salvation

Philip Ryken
Date published: October 2014

The Message of Salvation The Message of Salvation
This book is all about the best news the world has ever heard – the message of God’s salvation. The author explains clearly this vital truth through careful consideration of the Bible’s teaching. The book will encourage believers and help them to understand and also to explain the message of salvation.

Mere Christianity

C.S. Lewis
Date published: May 2014

Mere Christianity Mere Christianity
We are excited to see this classic book back in print in Turkish. The book has been widely used to help build up believers’ faith. Many who have been just looking at the Christian faith have found this book compelling.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Peter Scazzero
Date published: May 2014

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
This book will fill a much-needed gap. There are currently few resources in Turkish which help to give a Biblical perspective on this subject. The subtitle says: “It’s impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.” The author outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to experience the emotionally healthy life Christ meant for His followers.

The Message of Colossians and Philemon

RC Lucas
Date published: April 2014

The Message of Colossians & Philemon The Message of Colossians and Philemon
Dick Lucas’s commentary in the IVP Bible Speaks Today series is a welcome addition to this commentary series. It is the first Bible commentary in Turkish on these New Testament books. It will be appreciated by the believers and church leaders in Turkey and beyond.

The Message of Ezekiel

Christopher Wright
Date published: March 2014

The Message of Ezekiel The Message of Ezekiel
Chris Wright’s commentary in the IVP Bible Speaks Today series is a welcome addition to this commentary series. It is the first Bible commentary in Turkish on Ezekiel. It is a welcome addition to Old Testament Biblical resources in Turkish.

Sermon on the Mount

John Stott
Date published: January 2014

Sermon on the Mount Sermon on the Mount
John’s Stott’s exposition of this crucial set of chapters in Matthew’s Gospel has proved to be helpful and challenging to many. Pray that it will be no less so in its Turkish edition of this IVP Bible Speaks Today commentary.