© 2018 Michael L Drake

WRITING

I have written a number of books, booklets and papers over the years ranging from biblical commentary and theology to handbooks for Christian teaching. Some have been available for on-line reading (although those who hosted those resources may no longer be doing so), many are still available in print format (as indicated), and those that are of current interest are being prepared for publication on Kindle.  Here I list the main titles (newest first).  There have also been numerous papers published on-line on various websites; I don't have a list, but a number relating to Christian education can be found on this Internet Archive.

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The Lord's Supper: A Baptist Perspective

2019 ISBN 9780994149572

A review of biblical texts and church practices, aimed at improving understanding and faithful participation in this symbolic meal by which Jesus strengthens our faith, refreshes our fellowship and encourages faithful living.

55 pp  In print.  Buy direct from:

Amazon US$4.70 or Kindle US$2.50

The Covenant Matrix

2019 ISBN 9780994149558           

A brief introduction to the confusing maze of Covenant Theology that presents infant baptism as synonymous with Reformed Christianity, outlining how this arose from post-Reformation church and state struggles. 

 

A5 20 pp    In print. NZ$5.00 (Or Kindle US$2.50)

The Promises God Remembers

2019 ISBN 9780994149565

In a startling display of his grace, God has made covenants with man, promises he "remembers" and fulfills in Christ.  This book explores these covenants, examining contemporary approaches to the way they impact on Christian faith & life.

 

A4 200 pp   In preparation for release late 2019 

The Child Moulders

2009 ISBN 9780908806195

Examines the way state schools in New Zealand are using a novel curriculum to create a new social order and are seizing control of the moral development of the nation's youngsters. 

In print.

The Misted World of Genesis One

2017 ISBN 9780994149503

Examines contemporary evangelical scholarship in the light of the evidence, affirming the perspicuity of the Bible, and explores Genesis one as the beginning of the Christ-centred biblical narrative from creation to new creation. 

 

 A4 260 pp In print. NZ$52.50 (Or Kindle US$9.50)

By Fear and Fallacy

In print

2006 ISBN 9780908806188

Documents the repression of reason and public good by the anti-smacking lobby in New Zealand. 

State Children

2009 ISBN 9780908806201

Booklet abridgment of The Child Moulders. 

In print.

A King's Bible

2005 ISBN 9780908806175

Unravels the myths, language and history of the King James Bible to help English readers make a sensible evaluation of this great translation 

Out of print.

Māori Culture in a Christian Worldview

2005 ISBN 9780908806159

Documents the marginalising of Māori by superficial engagement with people and their culture, and asserts that the answer is not a revival of a pagan Māori culture but the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

In print.

The Unequal Yoke

1996 ISBN 9780908806175

(First Ed 1993) Examines the relationship between Christian schools and the state, and explores possible biblical limits.  

Out of print.

The New Māori Myth (Revised)

2005 ISBN 9780908806167

(First Ed 1988) Demonstrates that traditional Māori values were inseparable from fear, violence and social injustice. It also exposes the myths surrounding the history of missionary work and European colonisation in New Zealand.  

Out of print. (PDF available on request)

In God's World

1998 ISBN 9780908806043

(1st Ed 1982) A biblical framework for Christian education including a syllabus for primary schooling covering content and instructional methods in core subjects.

Out of Print

Mathstart

1988 ISBN 9780908806167

A workbook utilising the number line for  teaching year 1 mathematics.   Establishes meaning and method for the four core processes that lays a foundation for mathematics into secondary schooling.

Out of print.

Schools Need Christ

1985 (no ISBN)

This booklet explains the framework of biblical faith essential for a Christ-centred schooling for children, and demonstrates that secular state schools by their very nature teach a religion in conflict with the Bible.

In print.

The Wycliffe WORD Programme

1988 ISBN 9780908806019

A phonics based workbook for use in teaching reading, spelling and writing in Year 1.

Out of print.