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Interview with Jerry Bridges, on his autobiography, GOD TOOK ME BY THE HAND, Part 2

Today we continue our interview with Jerry Bridges, talking with him about his new autobiography, God Took Me By the Hand: A Story of God's Unusual Providence. If you missed the first part of this interview, you can view it here. Books At a Glance (Fred Zaspel): Your first book, The Pursuit of Holiness has…

Interview with Jerry Bridges, on his autobiography, GOD TOOK ME BY THE HAND, Part 1

Ever since his 1978 best-selling The Pursuit of Holiness in the name Jerry Bridges has been a familiar favorite among a wide spectrum of evangelicals, and in recent years his ministry of writing and speaking in Reformed circles has been received with ever-deepening appreciation. Both his writing and his personal fellowship have been richly appreciated,…

Interview with Bruce Ware, author of THE MAN CHRIST JESUS: THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST

All Christians confess their faith in a savior who is fully human as well as fully divine. Saying this is one thing, and the Scriptures are emphatically clear on this fundamental of our faith. But of course explaining it is quite another matter. And then we must grapple with the implications: Just what was it…

Charles Quarles, author of THE ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF PAUL

B&H recently released what is sure to be a very popular textbook on the life of Paul for some time to come. Charles Quarles’ The Illustrated Life of Paul is both aesthetically beautiful and substantively rich. Quarles writes with an obvious love for his subject and provides a very accessible survey of Paul’s life, writings,…

Michael Bird, ed., HOW GOD BECAME JESUS: THE REAL ORIGINS OF BELIEF IN JESUS' DIVINE NATURE - A RESPONSE TO BART EHRMAN

It is not often that a book appears on the very same day as the book to which it is responding, but such is the case with Michael Bird’s (ed.) new How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature – A Response to Bart D. Ehrman, making its appearance along…

R. Albert Mohler, ed., GOD AND THE GAY CHRISTIAN: A RESPONSE TO MATTHEW VINES

It is no secret that our society shares less and less the values of “Christendom,” but in such a world the Christian still must be faithful to give voice to God. The range of issues that Christians must address, it seems, becomes wider daily. And inevitably this clash of cultures and values affects the thinking…

HEARING THE MESSAGE OF SCRIPTURE commentaries, Daniel I. Block

Hearing the Message of Scripture: A Commentary on the Old Testament is a new series of commentaries Zondervan  have been released, and we have featured them here at Books At a Glance here and here. Dr. Block is well known for his expertise productive work in Old Testament studies, and we are excited to see…

Darrell Bock, Andreas Kostenberger, Josh Chatrow, TRUTH MATTERS: CONFIDENT FAITH IN A CONFUSING WORLD

Christianity makes much of truth. It insists that God’s human creatures, made in his image, deal with one another truthfully because God himself is true. Moreover, the entire superstructure of Christianity admittedly yet confidently rests on certain truth claims apart from which it would collapse. Its teachings are given us in a book that claims…

Michael A.G. Haykin and G. Stephen Weaver, Jr., AN ORTHODOX CATECHISM by Hercules Collins

In a recent book notice here at Books At a Glance we noted the resurrection of Hercules Collins’ 1680 An Orthodox Catechism, edited and with historical introduction by Michael Haykin and Stephen Weaver. We caught up with Haykin and Weaver to ask them about their work. Books At a Glance (Fred Zaspel):  First, perhaps you…

THE CRUCIFIED KING: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology, Jeremy Treat

We cannot read the New Testament even cursorily without noticing the prominence of the themes of both the kingdom of God and the cross of Christ. We can scarcely miss that Jesus is presented both as reigning king and as crucified in utter humiliation. These themes are familiar to any who read the Gospels. But just how…

Michael Horton, author of CALVIN ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: GLORIFYING AND ENJOYING GOD FOREVER

For its value in both historical theology and Christian living Crossway’s Theologians on the Christian Life series was a terrific idea. Of course such a series cannot go long before it includes a volume on the great Reformer John Calvin. If our count is right, Michael Horton’s Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying…

Interview with Darrell Bock, author of JESUS ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE: RESTORING THE PORTRAIT FROM THE GOSPELS

Darrell Bock (Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary) is no stranger to the Gospels, and to all students of the Gospels his name is a familiar one. His widely-recognized work on the Gospel of Luke has been extensive, with three separate commentaries (see here,…

Carl Trueman, THE CREEDAL IMPERATIVE

Dr. Carl Trueman is Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and he serves on our Board of Reference here at Books At a Glance. We appreciate his work in historical theology, and his 2012 The Creedal Imperative seems to fill a particular niche, addressing a question not often considered in the…

Interview with Craig Blomberg, author of CAN WE STILL BELIEVE THE BIBLE? An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions

Assaults on Scripture continue and in many cases become increasingly sophisticated, and because so few are personally equipped in things like textual criticism and ancient history, the need for specialists is real. Dr. Craig Blomberg (distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary) has helpfully entered the discussion in that capacity, and in his Can…

Interview with David Peterson, author of ENCOUNTERING GOD TOGETHER: LEADING WORSHIP SERVICES THAT HONOR GOD, MINISTER TO HIS PEOPLE, AND BUILD THE CHURCH

David Peterson is emeritus professor at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He has written before on the subject of worship in his influential Engaging with God: A Biblical Theology of Worship (IVP, 2002). In his new book, Encountering God Together he turns his attention specifically to the worship services in local churches today, which…

Interview with Stanley E. Porter, author of HOW WE GOT THE NEW TESTAMENT: TEXT, TRANSMISSION, TRANSLATION

Stanley Porter (PhD, University of Sheffield) is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. He is well known for his work in New Testament studies, and so we were interested to see his new work How We Got the New Testament: Text, Transmission, Translation. We asked him to…