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Book Reviews

Book Reviews:’Glory in the Ordinary’;’Father Brown and the Ten Commandments’;

Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to Godby Courtney Reissig (Crossway 2017, $14.99) Review by Annie Corser In Glory in the Ordinary, Courtney Reissig challenges the rising cultural mindset that housework is mundane and meaningless. Although she writes from her experience as a stay-at-home mom, Reissig provides deep theology about…

Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention

Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention by Jarvis J. Williams and Kevin M. Jones, editors. (B&H Academic 2017, $24.99) He had hardly left the church parking lot on the way to a missions and evangelism conference when an elderly and active lady in my father’s Southern Baptist congregation uttered the first…

Feature review: Invitation to Biblical Hebrew

Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: An Intermediate Grammar by Russell T. Fuller (Kregel Publications 2017, $64.99) Regardless of the method you choose, learning Biblical Hebrew is hard. A massive amount of memorization, diligence, and patience are required to learn it well, and the student is exposed to a extremely foreign language system. While Greek has letters…

Book Reviews: ‘This is Our Time’;‘Assisted Suicide’;‘The Son of God’;‘Grace Alone’

This is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel by Trevin Wax (B&H Books 2017, $16.99) Review by S. Craig Sanders At 35, SBTS alumnus Trevin Wax is one of the earliest millennials, at the edge of the divide with Generation X. But in his new book This is Our Time, Wax confronts…

Book Reviews: ‘Revitalize’;‘Exalting Jesus in Hebrews’;‘The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life’;‘Christ Alone’

Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again by Andrew M. Davis (Baker Books 2017, $15.99) Review by S. Craig Sanders Church revitalization is a trending topic in American evangelicalism and it’s no surprise why — thousands of churches close their doors each year and the number of unchurched adults in the United…

Feature review: God the Son Incarnate

Orthodox Christology remains the most faithful to the biblical presentation of Christ and the most coherent theological formulation of his identity and significance.

Faculty Books

Book Reviews: ‘Engaging with Jewish People’;’A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament’;’Among Wolves’;’The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon’

Engaging with Jewish People: Understanding Their World Sharing Good News by Randy Newman (The Good Book Company 2016, $11.99) Review by Annie Corser In Engaging with Jewish People, Randy Newman tackles the challenge of sharing the gospel with Jewish people. Raised in a Jewish family, Newman outlines who Jewish people are, pieces of their history, and…

Feature review: Work and Our Labor in the Lord

God gave men stewardship of the land and all life on it. All tasks man undertakes in God’s world can be seen in relationship to that original commission.

Feature review: ‘Hearts, Heads, & Hands: A Manual for Teaching Others to Teach Others’

Spiritual growth, wisdom, and proper understanding of the Bible do not happen automatically when someone receives the Holy Spirit, but require training and discipleship based on one’s cultural background.

Book Reviews

‘J.C. Ryle’; ‘Biblical Authority After Babel’; ‘You Are What You Love’; ‘Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians’

Feature review: ‘Confessing the Faith: The Living Legacy of Southern Seminary’s Abstract of Principles’

R. Albert Mohler Jr., editor Confessing the Faith: The Living Legacy of Southern Seminary’s Abstract of Principles (SBTS Press 2016, $16.99) Three decades ago, when R. Albert Mohler Jr. enrolled as a student at Southern Seminary, some of his professors openly disagreed with the institution’s confession of faith. Written by Basil Manly Jr. in 1858 as the…

Book reviews: ‘Leadership Mosaic’;’Transgender’; ‘Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel’; ‘Do More Better’

Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday Life Daniel Montgomery with Jared Kennedy Review by Craig S. Sanders You should judge this book by its cover. When I received my review copy of Leadership Mosaic, I marveled at artist Don Clark’s illustrations depicting the five leadership principles Sojourn Community Church pastors Daniel Montgomery and…

Book Reviews

Faculty Books

Feature review: ‘The Unfinished Reformation’

Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo, The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years (Zondervan 2016, $16.99) Hot takes and the social media echo chamber have rendered civil discourse on vital issues nearly impossible in recent years. As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the need for clarity and…

Book reviews: ‘Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical’; ‘Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission’; ‘Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels’; ‘Live Smart’

Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical Timothy Keller Review by Andrew J.W. Smith In 2007, Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, wrote his rational defense of the Christian faith in The Reason for God. The book was a strong counterargument to postmodern skepticism, offering a compelling case why…

Feature review: ‘In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship’

In the Arena: The Promise of Sports for Christian Discipleship (B&H 2016, $16.99), David E. Prince My sports career flamed out in freshman year of high school, but playing football, basketball, and baseball as a teenager instilled a work ethic and discipline I may not have learned anywhere else. Playing sports also helped me deal with…