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SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: An Introduction to Christian Belief

Reviewed by Fred G. Zaspel John Frame has such a proven track record in matters of theology that when Reformed types see that he has at last produced a comprehensive textbook on systematic theology, it immediately makes its way onto…

CHRIST-CENTERED SERMONS: Models of Redemptive Preaching

Reviewed by Micah McCormick Bryan Chapell, long time pastor and seminary professor, writes Christ-Centered Sermons in order to provide examples of the principles he wrote about in his book, Christ-Centered Preaching. As such, Christ-Centered Sermons is essentially a collection of…

GOSPEL-CENTERED TEACHING: Showing Christ in All the Scripture

About the Author Trevin Wax is managing editor of The Gospel Project at LifeWay Christian Resources. Reviewed by John T. Jeffery This small and very readable work may be considered as an entry level introduction to an issue addressed by…

THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENT AND ETHICS

Review by Jacob Shatzer In these two new edited volumes, Joel Green and Jacqueline Lapsley have taken various essays from the large Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011) to make them more easily accessible for classroom or…

TRI-FAITH AMERICA: How Catholics and Jews Held Postwar America to its Protestant Promise

Reviewed by Fred G. Zaspel For virtually all of its history until the most recent generations no one could have questioned that America was a Christian nation. Just how “Christian” it actually was is another question, of course, but religiously…

ALL LIFE BELONGS TO GOD by Erkki Koskenniemi

Reviewed by Michael A.G. Haykin This extremely slim book by an adjunct professor of New Testament at the University of Helsinki and at Åbo Akademi University, sheds light on an enormously weighty subject: what does it mean to be human?…

THE MORALITY OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT by G.K. Beale

Reviewed by Fred G. Zaspel This little booklet takes up a big question that many skeptics have used against Christianity and that many Christians themselves have found so puzzling: If God is good how can he do so many things…

1, 2, 3 JOHN - Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament by Karen Jobes

Reviewed by Patrick Schreiner Karen Jobes’s commentary on the Johannine letters comes at a time when the “consensus among scholars of the past thirty years is crumbling, and a new [consensus on these letters] has not emerged yet” (13). There…

WHAT IS BIBLICAL THEOLOGY? A Guide to the Bible Story, Symbolism, and Patterns by James M. Hamilton, Jr.

Reviewed by Fred G. Zaspel The blossoming of the discipline of a Geerhardus Vos flavored Biblical Theology in our generation has been to the benefit and blessing of Christians everywhere. The renewed awareness of the Bible story and of its…