Ada, Mich. (April 12, 2017)—Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that they have signed a three-book contract with Jeremiah J. Johnston, a New Testament scholar and rising voice for Christianity.
Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity (ISBN 9780764230813; ebook ISBN 9781493413805; $19.99) is the first book by Johnston. Releasing in November 2017, Unimaginable is a stirring account of Christianity’s power for good and reveals how vital the Bible and Christianity are in these uncertain times. In a day when Christians are often attacked for their beliefs, Johnston offers an inspiring look at the positive influence of Christianity, both historically and today. This provocative and enlightening book is sure to encourage believers and challenge doubters.
“Johnston’s book serves a new generation of believers with the reasons for our faith, and it offers a compelling new speech to our cultured despisers,” noted Dwight Baker, president and CEO of Baker Publishing Group.
“Jeremiah Johnston has been on our radar for quite some time,” stated Shaun Tabatt, marketing manager of Bethany House nonfiction. “When acquisitions editor Jeff Braun and I first met Jeremiah and his team last fall, we knew very quickly he is the sort of author we can build a long and fruitful partnership with. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Jeremiah into the Bethany House family!”
“I am delighted to be in a long-term partnership with Baker Publishing Group and Bethany House,” said Jeremiah Johnston. “Not only are they supportive of our Christian Thinkers Society brand and my voice, but most importantly, we are in alignment of mission to create content to see the global church resourced, equipped, and enriched with a thinking faith.”
Jeremiah J. Johnston, PhD, is a New Testament scholar and frequent contributor to national publications and shows, including FOX News, USA Today, Relevant, Decision, The Christian Post, and In the Market with Janet Parshall. A sought-after speaker by universities and churches of various denominations, Johnston ministers internationally in partnership with the Museum of the Bible. He is president of the Christian Thinkers Society, a Resident Institute at Houston Baptist University, where he serves as professor of early Christianity. His passion is working with local churches and pastors in equipping Christians to give intellectually informed accounts of what they believe, and he is known for his unique communication skills and his infectious love for people.
Johnston is the author of Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions and has developed and taught Bible study video series with LifeWay Church Resources. He completed his doctoral residency in Oxford and received his PhD from Middlesex University. He also earned advanced degrees in theology from Acadia University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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