Dr. Heiser’s Non-Fiction
In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of Scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You’ll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God’s Word.
Now, Douglas Van Dorn helps you further explore The Unseen Realm with a fresh perspective and an easy-to-follow format. Van Dorn summarizes key concepts and themes and includes questions aimed at helping you gain a deeper understanding of the biblical author’s supernatural worldview. Use your copy of The Unseen Realm: A Question & Answer Companion for personal study or for leading discussion with a small group.
Dr. Michael S. Heiser, a Scholar-in-Residence at Faithlife Corporation, presents fifteen years of research on what the Bible really says about the unseen world of the supernatural―unfiltered by tradition or by theological presuppositions. “People shouldn’t be protected from the Bible,” Dr. Michael S. Heiser says, but theological systems often do just that, by “explaining away” difficult or troublesome passages of Scripture because their literal meaning doesn’t fit into our tidy systems.
Who were the “sons of God”? Who were the Nephilim? Where do angels fit into the supernatural hierarchy? Why did God find it necessary to have the Israelites destroy the populations of entire cities―man, woman, and child? What relation does Jesus bear to the rest of the supernatural world? Dr. Michael S. Heiser tackles these questions and many more in his books Supernatural and The Unseen Realm.
Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches About the Unseen World–and Why it Matters, Michael S. Heiser uses his expertise and fifteen years of research to tackle questions about what the Bible really says about the unseen world. In Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches About the Unseen World–and Why it Matters, Michael S. Heiser uses his expertise and fifteen years of research to tackle questions about what the Bible really says about the unseen world.
Ronn Johnson’s Supernatural: A Study Guide will help you further explore the ancient worldview of the Bible. Johnson walks through main themes and big picture ideas from Supernatural, while connecting each with practical applications. Reflection questions at the end of each chapter are designed for individual study or discussion with a small group.
Master the art of Bible study one minute at a time. The Bible is the most important book in history. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. Studying Scripture involves much more than reading. Serious Bible study can be a daunting task. It takes effort and skill. The Bible was put together over 2000 years ago. There are serious obstacles to grasping its meaning and message. Wouldn’t it be great to have a seasoned Bible scholar by your side to help? Now you can. In The 60 Second Scholar: 80 Maxims for Mastering Bible Study, Dr. Michael S. Heiser is the guide by your side. In this first of three 60 Second Scholar volumes, Dr. Heiser shares 80 brief, easy-to-read lessons and truisms for grasping God’s word, learned over the course of nearly twenty years of teaching. Adept Bible study isn’t about checklist tasks. It’s about using the right tools, thinking carefully, and sticking to the task. You don’t need to be a scholar to understand the Bible. You just need some advice from one along the way.
Here’s proof that Bible doctrine isn’t dull. Bible doctrine gets a bad rap. It’s anything but boring. The Bible is to doctrine what a recipe is to the delicious results. What satisfies is the outcome—the mouth-watering morsel—not the lifeless list of ingredients. If all you know of Scripture is Bible characters and stories, you’re missing its life-changing teachings. The crucifixion was an event. What it means is doctrine. In this third installment of Michael S. Heiser’s 60 Second Scholar series, Dr. Heiser shows readers how to think carefully, analytically—theologically—about what the Bible says. The 60 Second Scholar: 80 Observations on Bible Doctrine covers the spectrum of Christian doctrine, succinctly drawing doctrinal meaning from the biblical text independent of denominational traditions.
Boost your Bible comprehension one minute at a time. The Bible was written for us—but not to us. We’re not part of the ancient world that informed its writers. We’re strangers to their ideas, experiences, and worldview. Because we’re cultural and historical outsiders, what we read in the Bible can often be perplexing and impenetrable. But take heart. But clear comprehension of what’s in the Bible isn’t a lost cause. In the second volume of his 60 Second Scholar series, Dr. Michael S. Heiser reveals the 80 most indispensable insights for understanding the Bible. The 60 Second Scholar: 80 Insights that Illumine the Bible presents readers with a straightforward but audacious proposition: Grasping these 80 insights will mean comprehending Scripture more clearly than you ever have before. You don’t need time travel to understand Scripture, but you do need directions.
The Bible is filled with passages that are so baffling we tend to ignore them. Yet the passages that seem weird might be the most important. This collection of essays from Bible Study Magazine will shock you, intrigue you, and completely change the way you view the Bible. Dr. Michael S. Heiser visits some of the Bible’s most obscure passages, unveiling their ancient context to help you interpret them today. Read this book, and you’ll never be bored by the Bible again.
The Bible is mysterious, surprising―and often deeply misunderstood.
Dr. Michael Heiser, an expert in the ancient near east and author of the best selling The Unseen Realm, explores the most unusual, interesting, and least understood parts of the Bible and offers insights that will inspire, inform, and surprise you on every page.
Dr. Heiser has helped to remind the church of the supernatural worldview of the Bible. In The Bible Unfiltered, you will see his methods and expertise applied to dozens of specific passages and topics. Gleaned from his years working as Faithlife’s scholar-in-residence, this is some of the very best of Dr. Heiser’s work.
What does the Bible really tell us about the heavenly host?
Everyone knows that angels have wings, usually carry harps, and that each of us has our own personal guardian angel, right? We all have some preconceptions about angels from movies, television shows, and other media, but you might be surprised to know that a lot of those notions aren’t based on anything from the Bible. If you read Luke 1:26–38 and imagine the angel Gabriel standing before Mary with neatly folded white wings, you’re not getting that picture from anything the Bible itself says.
What the Bible really says about angels is overlooked or filtered through popular myths. This book was written to help change that. It’s a book about the loyal members of God’s heavenly host, and while most people associate them with the word “angel,” that’s just one of many terms the Bible uses for supernatural beings.
In The Unseen Realm, Michael Heiser opened the eyes of thousands to seeing the Bible through the supernatural worldview of the ancient world it was written in. In his latest book, Angels, Dr. Heiser reveals what the Bible really says about God’s supernatural servants. Heiser focuses on loyal, holy heavenly beings because the Bible has a lot more to say about them than most people suspect. Most people presume all there is to know about angels is what has been passed on in Christian tradition, but in reality, that tradition is quite incomplete and often inaccurate.
Angels is not guided by traditions, stories, speculations, or myths about angels. Heiser’s study is grounded in the terms the Bible itself uses to describe members of God’s heavenly host; he examines the terms in their biblical context while drawing on insights from the wider context of the ancient Near Eastern world.
The Bible’s view on heavenly beings begins with Old Testament terms but then moves into literature from the Second Temple period―Jewish writings from around the 5th century BC to the 1st century AD. This literature from the time between the Old Testament and the New Testament influenced the New Testament writers in significant ways. With that important background established, the book focuses on what the New Testament tells us about God’s holy ones. Finally, the book reflects on common misconceptions about angels and addresses why the topic is still important and relevant for Christians today.
How the writings of Peter and Paul allude to the sin of the Watchers and present Jesus as overturning the disastrous effects of their sins against humanity. How the descriptions of the antichrist, the end-times Day of the Lord, and the final judgment connect to Genesis 6 and the nephilim. Though every topic addressed in Reversing Hermon can be found in scholarly academic literature, Reversing Hermon is the first book to gather this information and make it accessible to Bible students everywhere. The book also includes lengthy appendices on the ancient debate on the inspiration of the book of 1 Enoch, New Testament allusions to the book, and academic resources for studying 1 Enoch and the Book of Giants from the Dead Sea Scrolls.