“The more I think about it,” John Frame writes in his new work, The Doctrine of the Word of God, “the more I think this book is my best work ever.” For those familiar with Frame’s works, that’s a significant statement. This book completes the “Theology of Lordship” series that Frame began in 1987 with the publication of The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God. Fifteen years lapsed before he put forward a second volume, The Doctrine of God (2002). And then in 2008, Frame published his 1,100-page tome on ethics, The Doctrine of Christian Life. This new volume offers the final touches to his “tri-perspectival” proposal.

Many are calling Frame’s The Doctrine of the Word of God the new indispensable book on Scripture. That may be true (I certainly hope so), but thankfully there have been other good books that have proven helpful for pastors and scholars. TGC turned to a few pastors and scholars and asked, “What books on Scripture have been helpful to you? Why?”

Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan:

Thomas Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison professor of New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and pastor of preaching at Clifton Baptist Church in Lousiville, Kentucky:

Richard Lints, Andrew Mutch distinguished professor of theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts: