BA Books & Authors on the Web – February 20, 2015

Cover ArtIntroducing Evangelical Ecotheology, by Daniel Brunner, Jennifer Butler, and A. J. Swoboda, was reviewed on Odd Is The New Normal.

What this book does, in its amazing depth of research, is gather together thousands of years of theology and tradition into a single place…You can tell that this book was coauthored by teachers (good teachers) in their ability to organize and present such complicated material in a manner that is approachable and enlightening.

Bob on Books reviewed Engaging the Doctrine of Revelation by Matthew Levering.

Todd Johnson and Cindy Wu, co-authors of Our Global Families, wrote a guest post for A. J. Jacobs’ Global Family Reunion.

At Transpositions, Brett Speakman reviewed Jonathan Wilson’s God’s Good World.

Jordan Hillebert, at Reformation 21, reviewed Atonement, Law and Justice by Adonis Vidu.

At Pursuing Veritas, Jacob Prahlow reviewed Thomas O’Loughlin’s The Didache.

Asbury Journal reviewed The Story of Jesus in History and Faith by Lee Martin McDonald, Understanding Christian Mission by Scott Sunquist, Christian Philosophy by Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen, Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory by Markus Bockmuehl, and The End of Apologetics by Myron Penner.

At Solidarity Hall, John Medaille wrote Pop Culture and Total War, a reflection on Daniel Bell’s The Economy of Desire.

Andrew Root, author of Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker, was interviewed on Dr. Bill Maier Live.

 

BA Books & Authors on the Web – August 8, 2014

Cover ArtEternity Bible College’s Theology for Real Life blog selected James K.A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom as their book of the month.

“And here’s where Smith’s argument gets very important. The world is busy shaping our desires. Meanwhile, the church fights back by filling our minds. We fight love with facts. This is where the worldview approach often falls short. Descartes famous saying, ‘I think therefore I am,’ summarizes our default view of humanity. We are thinking beings. So put the right knowledge into a person’s head and he or she will behave accordingly. And there is some truth here. But we all know it’s not the whole picture.”

Also working through Desiring the Kingdom, Joel Willitts at Euangelion.

Conrade Yap, at Panorama of a Book Saint, reviewed Teenagers Matter by Mark Cannister.

Matthew Montonini, at New Testament Perspectives, is looking forward to George Guthrie’s forthcoming BECNT volume on 2 Corinthians.

At Hearts & Minds, Byron Borger recommended a number of Baker Academic titles, including:

Will Coberly at the Shepherds Theological Seminary blog recommended D.A. Carson’s New Testament Commentary Survey. At Wisdom For Life, Steve Cornell also recommended Carson’s survey, along with Tremper Longman’s Old Testament Commentary Survey.

Susan Holman, editor of Wealth and Poverty in Early Church and Society, was interviewed by Alvin Rapien at The Poor in Spirit.

BA Books & Authors on the Web – June 20, 2014

Cover ArtAt RBL, John J. Pilch reviewed The World of the New Testament, edited by Joel Green and Lee McDonald.

“This is an excellent resource that in general succeeds in its aim to provide information about the cultural, social, and political contexts of the New Testament. Though the perspective is intentionally and explicitly evangelical, the contributors present the complexity of their particular issues frankly and honestly.”

In World Magazine, Makoto Fujimura recommended Daniel Siedell’s God in the Gallery, and David Greusel recommended The Space Between by Eric Jacobsen.

Kirk Miller shared a quote about the right and wrong ways to use a commentary, from Tremper Longman’s Old Testament Commentary Survey.

Darrell Bock, author of Jesus According to Scripture, was interviewed by Books at a Glance.

Markus Bockmuehl, author of Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory, has been appointed as the Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Keble College, Oxford.

A number of Baker Publishing titles were proclaimed winners of the 2014 Word Awards, including:

 

BA Books & Authors on the Web – March 28, 2014

Cover ArtThe End of Apologetics by Myron Penner was reviewed by Thomas D. Tatterfield for the Englewood Review of Books.

“Modern apologetic reliance upon OUNCE [the ‘objective-universal-neutral complex’] is most evident in its vociferous attacks aimed toward postmodernism. To embrace the postmodern critique of modernism would be nothing less than to undermine the nature of Christian truth. It is this model of apologetics Penner is determined to renounce and it is from the very problems inherent within this approach that he seeks to launch a proposal for a postmodern solution.”

Joey Cochran shared a quote from R. Michael Allen’s  Justification and the Gospel.

Brain LePort started reading Graham Twelftree’s Paul and the Miraculous.

John Poirier reviewed Graham Twelftree’s  In the Name of Jesus for The Pneuma Review.

BA Books & Authors on the Web – February 7, 2014

Cover ArtTony Campolo reflected on The Early Church on Killing, by Ron Sider.

“The book of Hebrews reminds us that we are ‘surrounded with a great crowd of witnesses’ to which we must be responsible in all that we do, but especially in our interpretations of the Holy Writ. As Ron Sider makes his case against Christians participating in war, supporting capital punishment, or justifying abortion, he supports his beliefs by resorting to the writings of some of the earliest Church leaders, and thus, takes Church tradition seriously.”

At Euangelion, Michael Bird reviewed Craig Keener’s Acts, Volume 2.

Joseph Sherrard, at Transpositions, reviewed The Theology of Augustine by Matthew Levering.

Tim Challies recommended Grant Osborne’s Revelation volume in the BECNT series.

Rod Whitacre’s Patristic Greek Reader was recommended by Ben Witherington.

At The Anxious Bench, David Swartz reflected on Why Study History? by John Fea.

Nate Claiborne reviewed Christian Philosophy, by Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen.

Abram K-J, at Words on the Word, reviewed Steve Moyise’s Jesus and Scripture.

At The Christian Manifesto, Calvin Moore reviewed The End of Apologetics by Myron Penner.

Phil Long reviewed Darrell Bock’s Jesus according to Scripture.

BA Books & Authors on the Web – December 13, 2013

Congratulations to Myron Penner (The End of Apologetics), Scott Sunquist (Understanding Christian Mission), and Steven Boyer and Christopher Hall (The Mystery of God) on being winners in the 2014 Christianity Today Book Awards!

At Englewood Review of Books, Andy Hassler reviewed The Rebirth of the Church, by Eddie Gibbs.

David Johnson reviewed Graham Twelftree’s Paul and the Miraculous, for Renewal Dynamics.

At Freedom in Orthodoxy, Johnny Walker interviewed Chris Keith about his forthcoming work, Jesus Against the Scribal Elite.

Matthew Montonini, at New Testament Perspectives, is looking forward to Rodney Decker’s Reading Koine Greek.

Noah Berlatsky reflected on War and the American Difference, by Stanley Hauerwas.

At The Gospel Coalition, Matt Smethurst lists Thomas Schreiner’s The King in His Beauty as a one of the best books of 2013.

Tim Challies recommended the Song of Songs volume by Richard Hess in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms.

And Matthew Dowling at Desposyni included With the Grain of the Universe, by Stanley Hauerwas; Christian Theology 3rd edition, by Millard Erickson; and Justification and the Gospel, by R. Michael Allen, in his “Theologian’s Guide to Christmas Gifting”.

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BA Books & Authors on the Web – November 29, 2013

Cover ArtSarah Mazengarb reviewed Steven Bouma-Prediger’s For the Beauty of the Earth, at Regent’s Ideas & Media blog.

“Bouma-Prediger suggests we ask not what we should do but who we should be.  Many books addressing the ecological crisis are full of ‘to-do’ lists.  Bouma-Prediger goes deeper, offering a unique way to approach ecological issues that is sustainable and full of vision.  As people understand who they should be—in relationship with God and the world around them—they will begin ‘to do’ what needs to be done, but it will be founded in love and gratitude rather than obligation.”

Leslie Keeney at The Ruthless Monk is in the middle of a series of posts engaging with Myron Penner’s The End of Apologetics.

David Haines reviewed Christian Philosophy, by Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen.

Nathan Millican shared an excerpt from Thomas Schreiner’s The King In His Beauty.

Steve Bishop at An Accidental Blog reviewed Why Study History? by John Fea.

At Kingdom Living, Matt Dabbs reviewed the Baker Academic Biblical Greek Collection for Logos.

Conrad Yap reviewed The Rebirth of the Church, by Eddie Gibbs, at Panorama of a Book Saint, as did Andy Hassler at the Englewood Review of Books.

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 – September 27, 2013

Cover ArtThomas Guarino, author of Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine, wrote the First Things article “Pope Francis Looks to St. Vincent of Lérins.”

“The pope rightly notes that St. Vincent compares the growth of doctrine to the gradual development whereby a child becomes an adult. Vincent’s (and Francis’) point, of course, is that over the years there occurs a refinement, maturation, and ripening of Christian doctrine.”

Derek Rishmawy shared A Prayer for Preachers and The 3:00 A.M. Test For Preaching from Bryan Chapell’s Christ-Centered Preaching.

In his post “’Sola Scriptura,’ ‘Prima Scriptura,’ or ‘Scriptura et Doctrina’?” Nijay Gupta referenced Scripture and Tradition, by Edith Humphrey.

Kent Sparks’s God’s Word in Human Words was used by Peter Enns in his post “Is God restricted by what the Bible says?”

Kevin DeYoung wishes he had time to read Thomas Schreiner’s The King in His Beauty.

John Fea has been doing a series of posts on Why Study History? sightings.

Daniel Kirk, author of Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?, was interviewed by Tripp Fuller on Homebrewed Christianity.

The Maxwell Institute Podcast interviewed Myron Penner about his recent book, The End of Apologetics.

BA Books & Authors on the Web – September 6, 2013

Cover ArtAt Christianbook.com Academics, Matthew Miller reviewed The World of the New Testament, edited by Joel Green and Lee McDonald.

“A local guide is the best resource for gaining intimate knowledge of a place; its mores, assumptions, beliefs, culture, social struggles, sacred objects, and literature. No one can tell you the story about your destination better than a person who has lived there. In The World of the New Testament this is precisely what you receive. More than 30 scholars–each of whom has spent decades studying their respective areas of expertise–lead you on a tour of the most decisive cultural influences that impacted the New Testament’s authors.”

In a discussion at Crux Sola, Nijay Gupta quoted David Instone-Brewer’s article on the Temple from The World of the New Testament.

Matthew Montonini, at New Testament Perspectives, featured an excerpt from Graham Twelftree’s Paul and the Miraculous.

Writing for Schaeffer’s Ghost, Kendrick Kuo reviewed Athanasius by Peter Leithart.

Dale Kuehne, author of Sex and the iWorld, will appear on Moody Radio’s Up for Debate this Saturday, September 7, at 8:00 a.m. CT.

Myron Penner, author of The End of Apologetics, recorded an interview with The Anglican Review. It aired this Tuesday and Thursday, and will be aired again Saturday (9/7) at noon, 7:30 p.m. and midnight (MST), and will be posted to iTunes by 9/9/13.