BA Books & Authors on the Web – February 21, 2014

Cover ArtPhil Long shared a two part review of Jesus among Friends and Enemies, edited by Chris Keith and Larry W. Hurtado. Part one, part two.

“One of these reasons this collection is valuable is that a few of the chapters cover characters that are not the usual fodder for a historical Jesus study. While there are a number of books on John the Baptist or Judas, there are few that are interested in Mary Magdalene, the Bethany Family, and the Beloved Disciple, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea. Overall I find this a worthy collection that offers some detailed study of characters in the Gospels that are rarely examined closely.”

Enoch Kuo, at Fare Forward, reflected on “secular liturgies” in James K.A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom.

Haddon Robinson will be discussing Biblical Preaching, Third Edition, on The Bob Dutko Show live on Thursday, March 6, from 1:08-1:38 p.m. EST.

The Pneuma Review reviewed Churchmorph by Eddie Gibbs, and Across the Spectrum by Greg Boyd and Paul Eddy