His books include How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, and How to Read the Bible Book-By-Book (both of which he co-authored with New Testament scholar and then fellow Gordon-Conwell professor Gordon Fee); Old Testament Exegesis: A Primer for Students and Pastors; Hosea-Jonah (Word Biblical Commentary); and Exodus (New American Commentary). His articles have appeared in such publications as Christianity Today and Decision magazine. He has been quoted in Time magazine, and also has appeared in the television series Mysteries of the Bible and Christianity: The First Thousand Years. He also serves as the senior pastor of the Linebrook Church of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and was the former senior pastor of Boxford's First Congregational Church. He is the father of eight grown children, four of which he and his wife adopted. He currently resides in Bradford, Massachusetts and watches over two tree farms in Farmington, New Hampshire.