RETRIEVING ETERNAL GENERATION, edited by Fred Sanders and Scott Swain

I recently gave a brief notice of this important new book over on TGC, but it deserves further mention. After reading it again, more carefully, I’m even more impressed! The book is designed to explore the doctrine of eternal generation…

Book Notice: SOME PASTORS AND TEACHERS, by Sinclair B Ferguson

Some Pastors and Teachers is a volume for every minister’s study and indeed for the bookshelves and bedside tables of everyone who has a concern for the ministry of the gospel and the well-being of the church in the twenty-first century.…

HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND APPLY THE NEW TESTAMENT: TWELVE STEPS FROM EXEGESIS TO THEOLOGY, by Andrew David Naselli

Few responsibilities are more basic to Christian ministry than interpreting God’s Word rightly (2 Tim. 1:13; 2:15), and doing so responsibly requires much prayerful brain sweat – presuming to speak for God is serious business, after all. But what a…

Weekly Recap Jan. 6

This week, we began a four-part series summarizing Augustine’s CITY OF GOD and it’s the perfect way to start your new year.

Weekly Recap Dec. 30

All of us here at Books at a Glance thank you for spending time with us this year and pray you have a blessed and safe New Year!

THE ENEMY WITHIN: STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT THE POWER AND DEFEAT OF SIN, by Kris Lundgaard

A Book Notice from Books At a Glance Okay, so you’ve never read Puritan John Owen. I get it. Despite his profound insights, he’s not the easiest read in the world. But there is no excuse for missing his famous…

Weekly Recap Dec. 23

We at Books at a Glance wish you each and all a blessed and Merry Christmas!

POSSESSED BY GOD: A NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY OF SANCTIFICATION AND HOLINESS, by David G. Peterson

I have just had occasion again to read through this landmark study of the New Testament teaching on sanctification, and I have found it as delightful this time as I did the previous reads. It is for many reasons a…

Weekly Recap Dec. 16

Take a close look at all of our Book Notices this week. Each book could arrive before Christmas if you order them soon! Also, we’ve begun a running bibliography of the current discussion of Divine Simplicity sparked by James Dolezal’s book.

Book Notice: KARL MARX (Great Thinkers), by William D. Dennison

Karl Marx is the most influential political philosopher of the past 150 years. Understanding him is essential to understanding post-WWII Europe, American foreign policy, contemporary China and North Korea, and much of the rhetoric in today's colleges and political circles…

Divine Simplicity: A Bibliography of Reviews of and Responses to Reviews of James Dolezal’s ALL THAT IS IN GOD: EVANGELICAL THEOLOGY AND THE CHALLENGE OF CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN THEISM

Introduction James Dolezal, Assistant Professor in Cairn University’s School of Divinity, published a previous work on this area of theology, God without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God’s Absoluteness (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011), his 2011 Ph.D. dissertation at…

Book Notice: THE UNIFIED OPERATIONS OF THE HUMAN SOUL: JONATHAN EDWARD’S THEOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND APOLOGETIC, by Jeffrey C. Waddington

This book endeavors to examine and critically assess the theological anthropology of Jonathan Edwards with a view to considering how this anthropology coheres with his apologetic methodology. Specifically, the question has been raised whether Edwards' doctrine of man is consistent…

Book Notice: ESV SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY STUDY BIBLE, by Crossway

Theology should, first and foremost, be rooted in God’s Word. The goal of the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible is to demonstrate how all Christian doctrine arises from the pages of the Bible. Created to help readers understand how Scripture forms the…

Weekly Recap Dec. 9

We had several book notices for you this week, including a great Christmas gift idea for kids; plus, some excellent summaries, including John Owen’s Temptation. 

Book Notice: THOMAS AQUINAS: PHILOSOPHER THEOLOGIAN, by K. Scott Oliphint

The Prince and Master of all Scholastic Doctors Thomas Aquinas has profoundly impacted thinkers both inside and outside the Roman Catholic Church for more than eight hundred years. Scott Oliphint's unique study focuses on Aquinas's dualistic approach to the natural…

Book Notice: CHRIST AND THE CAESARS, by Ethelbert Stauffer

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance This compellingly interesting book, fascinating and useful simply for the ancient history it retells, provides invaluable background for New Testament studies. The historical details that are reflected in John’s Revelation alone…

Book Notice: EXPLORING THE BIBLE: A READING PLAN FOR KIDS, by David Murray

A Journey through the Bible for Kids Reading the Bible is like taking a trip through God's story, setting out to explore and experience the beautiful views found within. But without a map, it's easy to get lost. Get your…

Weekly Recap December 2

We went heavy on Summaries this week, including a fascinating look at the oft-forgotten Katherine Luther, wife to Martin Luther.