The Formation of the New Testament

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Your No-Nonsense Guide to Understanding Its Authenticity and Credibility

The Christian faith rises or falls on the historical credibility of the Bible, particularly the New Testament documents. In today’s post-modern culture, Christians and those searching for answers face numerous questions including:

  • Are the New Testament writings historically reliable?
  • How do we know those books are authoritative?
  • Who decided which documents to include?
  • What about the apocryphal or deutero-canonical writings?

Can we know for certain that the Bible is accurate and complete? This book reduces the large volume of available (yet very technical) information on the subject by providing a concise analysis of the facts to help you gain confidence in the credibility of the New Testament canon.

Pages: 160
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-114-7
Format: Paperback

Full Case = 84 copies

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Read This First!
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – The Need for Credibility
Chapter 3 – An Historical Overview of the Resources
Chapter 4 – Apostolic Authority of the Gospels
Chapter 5 – Apostolic Authority of Acts and the Letters
Chapter 6 – Influencing the Spread
Chapter 7 – The Apostolic Fathers
Chapter 8 – The Later Church Fathers
Chapter 9 – The Non-Canonical Writings
Chapter 10 – The Canon and Church Authority
Chapter 11 – Formatting the Texts
Chapter 12 – Putting It All Together
Chapter 13 – What Difference Does It Make?
Chapter 14 – Conclusion
Postscript: Faith & History
Annotated Bibliography

Author info: Chuck Gianotti, Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary, has served in fulltime ministry for over 32 years as an elder, speaker, teacher, and author. He has served in both the US and Canada, and is currently the director of Biblical Eldership Resources ( Chuck is the author of numerous books and articles, and is vitally interested in discipling men. He speaks at camps, conferences, and other churches on a regular basis. He is married to his wife Mary and together they have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Books by Chuck Gianotti: Day by Day in the Gospel of MatthewThe Formation of the New TestamentDay by Day in Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians & Colossians

Here's What People Are Saying!

“Understanding the process, standards, and history of canonization strengthens one's confidence in the authority of the Scriptures and equips one to defend it. The Formation of the New Testament is carefully researched, well written, and helpfully indexed. Chuck Gianotti gives us a useful tool for students, parents, and Bible teachers, as well as those examining the Christian faith.”

– Dr. Bill McRae
President Emeritus,Tyndale University
College and Seminary in Toronto

“With today's post-modern culture attacking the foundational basis of God's Word, it is imperative that we, as Christians, know how to defend the authenticity and reliability of the Scriptures. After reading The Formation of the New Testament, you'll be equiped to intelligently reply to those who ask, 'Can we really trust the Bible?' By knowing the formational basis of God's Word, you can share with others that the New Testament canon remains relevant, practical, and life-changing even today."

– Mark Wainwright
Pensacola, Florida