Book Notice: INVITATION TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION: EXPLORING THE HERMENEUTICAL TRIAD OF HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND THEOLOGY, by Andreas Köstenberger and Richard D. Patterson

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance By Fred Zaspel   I recently had occasion again to look through this 2011 textbook, and I was struck with its value. I can’t imagine who wouldn’t profit from this work.…

Book Notice: THE QUEST FOR THE HISTORICAL APOSTLES: TRACING THEIR LIVES AND LEGACIES, by W. Brian Shelton

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   Just a brief heads up for our readers about an important new book on the apostles of Christ. Brian Shelton scours the ancient sources – biblical and otherwise – to…

Weekly Recap, June 9

We went a bit philosophical this week, with posts on eternity, Ecclesiastes, and apologetics, and an excellent review of a children’s Bible craft book.

Book Notice: GOD THE REASON: HOW INFINITE EXCELLENCE GIVES UNBREAKABLE FAITH, by Craig Biehl

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   God is eternal. He needs nothing. He cannot be known unless he reveals himself. He is boundless perfection. He does not change. He is undivided. He is Spirit. He knows…

Weekly Recap, June 2

This week, we have both an interview with the authors and a review of Andreas and Margaret Köstenberger’s EQUIPPING FOR LIFE: A GUIDE FOR NEW, ASPIRING & STRUGGLING PARENTS.

The Doctrine of Sanctification: Some Introductory Thoughts & Recommended Resources

The Doctrine of Sanctification: Some Introductory Thoughts & Recommended Resources Fred G. Zaspel   Various Christian denominations and groups have their distinctive “models” of sanctification. There is the Pentecostal Holiness model, the Reformed model, the Fundamentalist model, the Higher Life model,…

Book Notice: BEYOND AMAZING GRACE: TIMELESS PASTORAL WISDOM FROM THE LETTERS, HYMNS, AND SERMONS OF JOHN NEWTON, by J. Todd Murray

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   From the Back Cover No one who knew John Newton as a young lad would ever have dreamed that this teenage rebel, profane sailor, naval deserter and slave-trader would one…

Weekly Recap, May 26

This week’s Summary is of a Jerry Bridges’ classic, while one of our book notices is on the timely topic of the Old Testament’s relevance; plus we’ve an interview with the venerable John Frame!

Book Notice: 6 WAYS THE OLD TESTAMENT SPEAKS TODAY: AN INTERACTIVE GUIDE, by Alec Motyer

A Brief Book Notice from Books at a Glance   What does the Old Testament have to do with us today? To many of us, the Old Testament can seem distant, foreign, and confusing, with difficult language and events disconnected…

Fourth Update: MLK50: Thabiti Anyabwile, TGC, and the ERLC of the SBC. A Bibliography.

MLK50: Thabiti Anyabwile, TGC, and the ERLC of the SBC ~ A Bibliography ~ Editor’s Note: Many thanks again to our good friend Jack Jeffery – our favorite bibliographer! – for helping us track yet another online discussion. We hope…

Book Notice: THE WAGES OF SPIN: CRITICAL WRITINGS ON HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY EVANGELICALISM, by Carl Trueman

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   Carl Trueman doesn’t know how to write a boring sentence. He is insightful, and his essays are consistently stimulating – even when it hurts. In these chapters Trueman addresses an…

Book Notice: HISTORIC CHRISTIANITY AND THE FEDERAL VISION: A THEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AND PRACTICAL EVALUATION, by Dewey Roberts

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   Historic Christianity and the Federal Vision by Dewey Roberts is a response to a new twist on the old problem of legalism and a defense of the unchanging gospel. The Federal Vision teaches salvation…

Weekly Recap, May 19

Book Notice: REDEEMING MONEY: HOW GOD REVEALS AND REORIENTS OUR HEARTS, by Paul David Tripp

A Brief Book Notice from Books at a Glance   Money. The thought of it can be overwhelming, and the pursuit of it can be addicting. Our society constantly promises us that money will provide what we want—success, comfort, peace,…

Book Notice: HOW SHOULD WE PRAY AT PRAYER MEETINGS?, by Ryan M. McGraw

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   Here’s a little booklet that needed to be written – helpful, informed direction for making our corporate prayer meetings more what they ought to be. I often wonder if the…

Book Notice: SAMUEL DAVIES: APOSTLE TO VIRGINIA, by Dewey Roberts

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   Samuel Davies: Apostle to Virginia by Dewey Roberts is the first full-scale biography ever produced on Samuel Davies, America’s greatest ever preacher. It is a meticulously researched work which presents the story…

Weekly Recap, May 12

Book Notice: IN HIS IMAGE: 10 WAYS GOD CALLS US TO REFLECT HIS CHARACTER, by Jen Wilkin

A Brief Book Notice from Books at a Glance   Sometimes we ask What is God’s will for my life? when we should really be asking Who should I be? The Bible has an answer: Be like the very image of God. By exploring ten…