Book Talks

See past events with authors and scholars.

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The Case For Heaven:  An Evening With Lee Strobel

September 14, 2021

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused people around the world to consider the fragility of life, asking, “what happens when we close our eyes for the last time in this world?” and “is there an afterlife?” In his new book, The Case for Heaven: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for Life After Death, best-selling and award-winning author Lee Strobel presents his findings for the reality of life after death through conversations with respected scholars and experts.  

A Time of Crisis and Opportunity

April 15, 2021

Join Museum of the Bible for a thought-provoking conversation between two career-long champions of religious freedom, Dr. Tom Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute, and Ken Starr, former US solicitor general, about Starr's new book, Religious Liberty in Crisis: Exercising Your Faith in an Age of Uncertainty. The conversation will lead the audience through an understanding of America's rich tradition of religious liberty, discuss current crises threatening that bedrock freedom, and offer practical insights about taking a more active role in advancing liberty's cause.

Myths and Mistakes

March 25, 2021

Join us for a special event on Thursday, March 25, with Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry to discuss their book, Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism. Gurry and Hixson argue that we can reliably know what the biblical text initially said as well as address the ways in which the textual history of the New Testament has been misrepresented and misunderstood by both skeptics and believers.

Esther in America

February 11, 2021

Dr. Stu Halpern’s (Yeshiva University) new book, Esther in America: The Scroll’s Interpretation in and Impact on the United States, and the role the beloved biblical book has played in American social and political history will be examined.


400 Years Since Plymouth

October 7, 2020

Join Professor John Turner and a distinguished panel as they cover topics relating to the Pilgrims, Plymouth, and the development of religious liberty in early American history. This event will be held virtually using Zoom.


The Most Unusual and Needed Gospel Commentary

April 2019

Guests joined Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and Dr. Ben Witherington in conversation about their new book, a commentary on the Gospel of Luke. The scholars shared personal stories from the time they spent writing this unique Jewish and Christian commentary on a “Christian Gospel of a Jewish prophet,” including lessons learned, controversial points, unanswered questions and opportunities ahead. The evening included a time for audience questions and a book signing.

Liberty in the Things of God

April 2019

Christians have struggled for religious freedom from the early days of the Christian movement through the seventeenth century. Guests heard Dr. Robert Wilken and a distinguished slate of religious freedom experts discuss his book, Liberty in the Things of God, and how the origins of religious freedom and liberty of conscience are religious, not political.


The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi

March 2018

The “Today” show’s Kathie Lee Gifford visited Museum of the Bible to share her transformative experience of visiting the land of the Bible as expressed in her book, “The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi”.