Ken Boa

Photo of Dr. Kenneth BoaKenneth (Ken) Boa is engaged in a ministry of relational evangelism and discipleship, teaching, writing, and speaking. He holds a BS from Case Institute of Technology, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, a PhD from New York University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford in England.

Dr. Boa is the president of Reflections Ministries, an organization that seeks to encourage, teach, and equip people to know Christ, follow Him, become progressively conformed to His image, and reproduce His life in others. He is also president of Trinity House Publishers, a publishing company dedicated to the creation of tools that will help people manifest eternal values in a temporal arena by drawing them to intimacy with God and a better understanding of the culture in which they live.

 


Education

  • DPhil, University of Oxford (England), 1994
  • PhD, New York University, 1985
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1972
  • BS, Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University), 1967

Professional Experience

  • President, Reflections Ministries Inc. (Atlanta), 1995–present
  • President, Trinity House Publishers Inc. (Atlanta), 1993–present
  • Divisional Director, Search Ministries (Ellicott City, MD), 1991–95
  • Management Consultant and Teacher (part-time), Effective Communication and Development Inc. (Ossining, NY), 1984–86
  • Atlanta Area Director, Search Ministries (Lutherville, MD), 1982–90
  • Teacher and Writer/Chief Editor of Books, Walk Thru the Bible Ministries (Atlanta), 1979–82
  • Faculty and College Chaplain, The King’s College (Briarcliff Manor, NY), 1976–79
  • Teacher and Writer, New Life Inc. (Knoxville, TN), 1972–75
  • Teacher, University of Plano (Plano, TX), 1969–72

Publications

Books (Author or Coauthor):

  • Life in the Presence of God: Practices for Living in Light of Eternity. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, forthcoming in 2017.
  • Rewriting Your Broken Story: The Power of an Eternal Perspective. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016.
  • Leadership in the Image of God: A Top–Down Vision of Biblical Leadership. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2015.
  • A Journal of Sacred Readings: Spiritual Formation through Personal Encounters with Scripture. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2015.
  • I’m Glad You Asked (2nd ed.). Ellicott City, MD: Search Press, 2013.
  • Faith Has Its Reasons (2nd ed.). Colorado Springs: Paternoster, 2006.
  • 20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists (2nd ed.). Colorado Springs: Victor, 2005.
  • The Perfect Leader. Colorado Springs: Victor, 2006.
  • Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001.
  • An Unchanging Faith in a Changing World. Nashville, TN: Oliver-Nelson, 1997.

Scripture Prayer Guide: A Topical Arrangement of Prayers from Scripture. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2013.
Transforming Prayers 2. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2013.
Once-a-Day 25 Days of Advent. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.
Once-a-Day 40 Days to Easter. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.
Handbook to Scripture: Integrating the Bible into Everyday Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.
Handbook to Wisdom: Biblical Insights for Everyday Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.
Handbook to Wisdom: Praise, Promises, Wisdom and Truth. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2011.
Transforming Prayers. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2010.
A Taste of the Classics: Volume 4. Colorado Springs: Biblica, 2010.
A Taste of the Classics: Volume 3. Colorado Springs: Biblica, 2010.
A Taste of the Classics: Volume 2. Colorado Springs: Biblica, 2010.
A Taste of the Classics: Volume 1. Colorado Springs: Biblica, 2010.
Simple Prayers: A Daybook of Conversations with God. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2010.
Handbook to Spiritual Growth: Twelve Facets of the Spiritual Life. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2009.
The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible. Ventura, CA: Regal, 2008.
Handbook to Scripture: A One-Year Journey through 365 Key Chapters in the Bible. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2008.
Passionate Living: Wisdom and Truth. Colorado Springs: Authentic, 2007.
Passionate Living: Praises and Promises. Colorado Springs: Authentic, 2007.
Handbook to Leadership: Leadership in the Image of God. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 2007.
Sense and Nonsense about Heaven and Hell. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007.
Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007.
A Guided Tour of the Bible. Colorado Springs: Authentic, 2007.
God, I Don’t Understand (new ed.). Colorado Springs: Victor, 2007.
Hearts and Minds: Raising Your Child with a Christian View of the World. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 2006.
The Gospel According to The Da Vinci Code: The Truth Behind the Writings of Dan Brown. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2006.
The Heart of God: Praying the Scriptures to Expand Your Vision. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.
Augustine to Freud: What Theologians and Psychologists Tell Us About Human Nature. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2004.
Living Praises. Nashville, TN: J. Countryman, 2003.
Living Promises. Nashville, TN: J. Countryman, 2003.
A Simple Book of Prayers. Tulsa, OK: Honor Books, 2003.
20 Compelling Evidences That God Exists. Tulsa, OK: RiverOak, 2002.
Jesus in the Bible. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2002.
The Wilkinson and Boa Bible Handbook. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2002.
A Light for My Path: Meeting God in 365 Key Chapters of the Bible. Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Publications, 2001.
Faith Has its Reasons: An Integrative Approach to Defending Christianity. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2001.
The Trinity: A Journal. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2001.
Psalms: A Journal. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2001.
Living What You Believe: Wisdom from the Book of James. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2000.
Historic Creeds: A Journal. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2000.
Sacred Readings: A Journal. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2000.
Romans. Holman New Testament Commentary, Volume 6. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2000.
Wisdom at Work: A Biblical Approach to the Workplace. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2000.
Seasons of Prayer: In Word and Image. Tulsa, OK: Honor Books, 1999.
The Art of Living Well: A Biblical Approach from Proverbs. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1999.
Pursuing Wisdom: A Biblical Approach from Proverbs. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1999.
Simple Prayers for Graduates. Tulsa, OK: Honor Books, 1999.
Simple Prayers for Women. Tulsa, OK: Honor Books, 1999.
That I May Know God: Pathways to Spiritual Formation. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 1998.
Simple Prayers: A Daybook of Conversations with God. Tulsa, OK: Honor Books, 1997.
Face to Face: Praying the Scriptures for Spiritual Growth. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997.
Face to Face: Praying the Scriptures for Intimate Worship. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997.
Handbook to Renewal: Renewing Your Mind with Affirmations from Scripture. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 1996.
Handbook to Prayer: Praying Scripture Back to God. Atlanta: Trinity House Publishers, 1993.
Seeds of Change (expanded ed.). Nashville, TN: Sparrow Press, 1991.
Scripture Talks with God. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1990.
Cults, World Religions, and the Occult. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1990.
Night Light. Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth and Hyatt, 1989.
Unraveling the Big Questions about God. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988.
Drawing Near: A Scripture Guide to Prayer and Renewal. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1987.
Visual Survey of the Bible. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1986.
The Open Bible Companion. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1986.
The Return of the Star of Bethlehem (rev. ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1985.
Talk Thru the Bible. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1983, 1990.
Seeds of Change. Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1983.
I’m Glad You Asked. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1982, 1994.
Talk Thru the New Testament. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1981.
Talk Thru the Old Testament. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1980.
The Return of the Star of Bethlehem. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980.
Cults, World Religions, and You. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1977.
God, I Don’t Understand. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1975.

 

Editor or Contributor:

  • Editor-in-Chief, The Life Promises Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001.
  • Consulting Editor of the Zondervan NASB Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000.

Author of Notes, NIV Once-A-Day Morning and Evening Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.
Contributor to Game Plan for Life. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 2009.
Contributor to God’s Words of Life for Leaders. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1999.
Contributor to Destiny and Deliverance: Spiritual Insights from the Life of Moses. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1998.
Contributor to The Leadership Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998.
Sole Contributor to the Two-Year Daily Reading and Prayer Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997.
Contributor to the KJV Promise Keepers Men’s Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997.
Contributor to Rhythms of the Heart. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1993.
Contributor to Basic Theology: Applied. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1995.
Contributor to Vital Contemporary Issues. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1994.
Contributor to Living Ethically in the 90’s. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1990.
Editor and Author of Book Introductions, The Open Bible. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1983, 1985.

 

Articles:

  • “Time After Time.” Kindred Spirit, spring 1983, pp. 8–14.
  • “What Is Behind Morality?” Bibliotheca Sacra, 133:530 (April–June 1976), pp. 153–64.

Book Awards

Dr. Boa has received three Gold Medallion Book Awards (now called the Christian Book Awards) from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association:

  • An Unchanging Faith in a Changing World. Nashville, TN: Oliver-Nelson, 1998.
  • Zondervan NASB Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000.
  • With Robert M. Bowman Jr., Faith Has Its Reasons: An Integrative Approach to Defending Christianity. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2001.