About Bastion Books
In 2012, Norm Geisler saw the revolution that was occurring in digital book publishing, recognized its strategic importance, and decided to begin a publishing wing of his ministry, Geisler Enterprises LLC. Bastion Books is working primarily to ensure that Norm’s books remain available and affordable in English and in other languages. Norm named it Bastion Books to reflect the emphasis of defending the faith. A bastion is a “structure or place from which one can resist attack” or “an institution, place, or person strongly defending or upholding particular principles, attitudes, or activities.” Norm’s personal motto was, “I am put here for the defense of the gospel” (Phil. 1:16). He intended Bastion Books to serve as a bastion of conservative evangelical Christian thought in the seven arenas that B.A.S.T.I.O.N. stands for: Biblical Studies, Apologetics, Systematic Theology, Truth, Inerrancy, Orthodoxy, and Normative Ethics.
The Bible is the only divinely authorized source of written information that we have. It’s the written Word of God. As such it is absolutely unique and definitive for anyone in pursuit of truth. God, of course is the source of truth, and he has infallibly revealed truth in the Holy Scriptures. The Bible is written revelation from God, not simply a record of revelation. What Scripture says, God says. Inspiration also implies unbreakability, or infallibility. Our Lord Jesus affirmed that the “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). The best way to know more about God is to study his written Word. Here you will find books that rest on this foundation.
Dr. Geisler is perhaps best known as an apologist (defender) of the historic, orthodox Christian faith. Bastion Books is a bastion of classical apologetics.
Dr. Geisler has taught systematic theology on the college or graduate level for over fifty years. While many scholars lean away from systematic theology, Dr. Geisler remains a champion of the discipline. He has published a monumental four-volume set of Systematic Theology. Most of the 100+ books he has published in the last fifty years are either theology books or they at the very least have theology woven into them.
God is the designer, creator, and sustainer of all creation. God is also the author of reality and the author of truth. Bastion Books is a bulwark for objective truth. If something is true, it corresponds to the reality which it depicts. God has revealed a considerable amount of truth to us through the world he created and set us in (general revelation). God has also given us a collection of sixty-six books that prophets and apostles penned but which God himself inspired (special revelation). In this canon of Truth we learn that Jesus is the only way, the truth, the life, and the way to the Father. For Jesus is God incarnate.
The Bible is inerrant, that is, wholly true and without error. Jesus declared, “Your word is truth” (John 17:17). To those who denied the truth of Scripture he responded, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures.” (Matt 22:29). The Bible is God’s Word, and God cannot err. While some segments of Christianity are slouching into post-modern critical thought and an increasingly liberal view of the Bible, Dr. Geisler remains one of the foremost champions of inerrancy. He was one of the framers for the standards of inerrancy delineated in The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and The Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics.
Bastion Books is a bastion of conservative, historic, evangelical orthodoxy. (Read more in our doctrinal statement.)
Dr. Geisler has written extensively on ethical questions. He is a defender of moral absolutes over against the relativism and situational ethic of our time. He also takes a biblical stand graded absolutism which faces realistically the conflicting situations with which we are confronted in our culture.