BA Books & Authors on the Web – July 18, 2014

Cover ArtThe Institute for Sacred Architecture reviewed The Space Between, by Eric Jacobsen.

“Jacobsen artfully weaves together the linear progression of the story of redemption, which starts in the Garden and ends in the Heavenly City, with our understanding of the urban environment. He states that in our place and time we are not yet in the Heavenly City; however, we can and should work toward it.”

G.K Beale’s A New Testament Biblical Theology, John Cook and Robert Holmstedt’s Beginning Biblical Hebrew, and Rolf Jacobson and Karl Jacobson’s Invitation to the Psalms were reviewed in the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament.

Daniel Waldschmidt, at the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Blog, reviewed Galatians by Douglas Moo.

At Scriptorium Daily, Matt Jenson recommended the Turning South series; comprised of Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Journey toward Justice, Susan VanZanten’s Reading a Different Story, and Mark Noll’s From Every Tribe and Nation.

Jordon Stone recommended Old Testament Commentary Survey by Tremper Longman, and New Testament Commentary Survey by D.A. Carson, at the Ordinary Ministry blog.

At Daily Theology, Krista Stevens reflected on The Gospel of Mark by Francis Moloney.

David Naugle listed Bonhoeffer the Assassin? by Mark Nation, Anthony Siegrist, and Daniel Umbel, in the Cardus summer reading list.

The Logos Academic Blog interviewed Bryan Chapell, author of Christ-Centered Preaching.

Peter Enns, author of Inspiration and Incarnation, interviewed Christopher Hays, co-editor of Evangelicals and the Challenge of Historical Criticism, as part of his ongoing “Aha” Moments series.

 

BA Books & Authors on the Web – November 15, 2013

Cover ArtAt Englewood Review of Books, Shaun Brown reviewed Bonhoeffer the Assassin? by Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony Siegrist, and Daniel Umbel.

“[A] novel and valuable contribution to Bonhoeffer scholarship. The book demonstrates Bonhoeffer’s commitment to peace and opposing injustice, and will likely lead to further reexaminations of Bonhoeffer’s life and work.”

Dave Hershey reviewed Myron Penner’s The End of Apologetics.

Anthony Le Donne shared a story from Stanley Porter’s How We Got the New Testament, at The Jesus Blog.

Richard Muller’s Calvin and the Reformed Tradition was reviewed by Julián Gutiérrez for The Gospel Coalition.

Lazo at Doctrine on Tap reviewed The King in His Beauty, by Thomas Schreiner.

Trent Nicholson reviewed Foundations for Youth Ministry, by Dean Borgman.

Phil Aud reviewed Journey toward Justice, by Nicholas Wolterstorff.

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BA Books & Authors on the Web – November 1, 2013

Cover ArtAt Jesus Creed, Scot McKnight reviewed Bonhoeffer the Assassin? by Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony Siegrist, and Daniel Umbel.

“I consider this book a successful challenge to the ruling paradigm that sees a major shift in Bonhoeffer from his idealism of Discipleship to a realist posture in Ethics….I no longer think Bonhoeffer made a tragic mistake in entering into the conspiracy and so shifted from his pacifism because I’m not convinced he entered into the conspiracy. Bonhoeffer may well have sustained his pacifism.”

At Reformation21, Jonathan Huggins reviewed Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood, by David Setran and Chris Kiesling.

Ryan Brymer reviewed James K.A. Smith’s Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?, for FaithVillage.com

In his post “Holy Communion, Culture, & Vocation“, Gene Veith reflected on a quote from James K.A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom.

Tim Challis featured Tremper Longman’s Proverbs volume from the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, in his Best Commentaries on Proverbs list.

At Thoughts on Theology, Andy Naselli recommended The World of the New Testament, edited by Joel Green and Lee McDonald.

Alan Padgett, author of As Christ Submits to the Church, will be lecturing at Thrive.

Moody Radio recently hosted two interviews with John Fea about his book Why Study History? You can listen here, and here.

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BA Books & Authors on the Web – October 25, 2013

Cover ArtGeorge Wood reviewed Why Study History? by John Fea.

“Fea pitches his book primarily to college students interested in the study of history as a major, but also to history teachers and history buffs. I fall into the last category. And as a history buff, I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this book, for several reasons.”

Mark Thiessen Nation responded to Roger Olson’s review of Bonhoeffer the Assassin?

Christopher Skinner at Peje Iesous shared some first thoughts about Francis Moloney’s Love in the Gospel of John.

Preaching.com reviewed Hermeneutics, by Henry Virkler and Karelynne Gerber Ayayo.

At Christianity Today, Brandon O’Brien reviewed The Suffering and Victorious Christ, by Richard Mouw and Douglas Sweeney.

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BA Books & Authors on the Web – October 18, 2013

Cover ArtAt Credo Magazine, Lucas Bradburn reviewed The King in His Beauty by Thomas Schreiner.

“When it comes to a book claiming to be a biblical theology, what could be more of a commendation than saying that it helped me understand the theology of the Bible better? Not only this, but The King in His Beauty also gave me a glimpse of what the future holds for all those who place their trust in Jesus Christ— a glorious encounter with the majesty of the King of kings and Lord of lords.”

M. Miller at Christianbook.com Academics reviewed Bonhoeffer the Assassin? by Mark Thiessen Nation, Anthony Siegrist, and Daniel Umbel.

Carl Raschke, author of GloboChrist and The Next Reformation, asked “Was Paul Really a Political Theologian?” at The Other Journal.

At Words on the Word, Abram K-J shared the post “Highlights in Baker Exegetical Commentary on the NT (Stein, Jobes, Köstenberger).”

Preaching.com reviewed The Story of Jesus in History and Faith, by Lee McDonald.

At Christianity Today, Brett McCracken listed Desiring the Kingdom by James K.A Smith as one of the Top 5 Influences on his new book, Gray Matters.

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BA Books & Authors on the Web – October 11, 2013

Cover ArtAt Christianity Today, David Neff recently spoke with Ron Sider about his recent book, The Early Church on Killing, in an interview titled “Were the Church Fathers Consistently Pro-Life?

Why should we care what the writers of those first three centuries say?

I don’t think that what the early church in the first few centuries said and did is the final norm for Christians today. Our decisive norm is biblical revelation. Nevertheless, I think we need to take seriously what the Christians in the first three centuries thought Jesus was saying. They were much closer to him in time than we are, and there is reason to think they would have had a pretty good understanding of what he meant. Therefore, given that every single Christian text we have on killing from the first three centuries, whether war, capital punishment, or abortion, says that Christians don’t do that, and with some frequency they say that’s because of what Jesus said and did, I think Christians today ought to listen to them with some seriousness.

Also at CT, Neff interacted with Sider’s The Early Church on Killing in his article “Why Don’t We Find Bloodshed Repugnant Anymore?”

Doug Moo was interviewed about writing his new Galatians commentary by Lindsay Kennedy at My Digital Seminary.

The Christian Century’sTake & Read” recommendations for New Testament books included Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World, by Warren Carter, A Peaceable Hope, by David Neville, and the Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters, edited by Marion Ann Taylor and Agnes Choi.

Rick Wadholm Jr. at the I Heart Barth blog recommended Bonhoeffer the Assassin?

At Words on the Word, Abram K-J studied Luke 17 with the help of Darrell Bock’s BECNT volumes.

Jim Kane reviewed Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood, by David Setran and Chris Kiesling.

Heath Henwood reviewed Rebirth of the Church, by Eddie Gibbs.

At The Anxious Bench, Miles Mullin reviewed Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity, by Robin Jensen.

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