Book Notice: KISS THE WAVE, by Dave Furman

“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance…

Weekly Recap, Feb. 10

This week: theology from a former slave, an excellent interview with Fred Sanders and Scott Swain, and a summary of sanctification and holiness.

First Update to 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 SPIRIT OF THE AGE: THE 19TH CENTURY DEBATE OVER THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION, by J.V. Fesko

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   Presbyterians at the turn of the twentieth century, both in American and abroad, were in theological turmoil, and demands for revision of the Westminster Confession were increasing. Voices such as…

Weekly Recap Feb. 3

Biblical theologies, a lesson in graciousness, and being an adult in America today. . .all this week from Books at a Glance.

Book Notice: THE STORY OF SCRIPTURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL THEOLOGY, by Matthew Y. Emerson

Our generation is learning afresh that the Bible is a single book with a very focused subject. “Biblical Theology,” we call it, and most sides acknowledge the pioneering influence of Old Princeton’s Geerhardus Vos. In reality it is just taking…

Weekly Recap, Jan. 27

A unique set of reviews this week, with the same book reviewed by two different reviewers, plus our final installment in the summaries of Augustine’s CITY OF GOD.

WHAT IS THE TRINITY?, by David F. Wells

On several occasions we’ve mentioned our appreciation for P&R’s Basics of the Faith series. The series is a great idea, providing excellent doctrinal summaries in bite-size pieces. We recommend these booklets enthusiastically. Today’s feature is from David Wells’ booklet, What…

Weekly Recap, Jan. 20

Book Notice: ZONDERVAN HANDBOOK TO THE BIBLE: FIFTH EDITION, edited by David and Pat Alexander

Continuously in print since 1973, this fifth edition of the classic Zondervan Handbook to the Bible has been updated with new imagery. From the history and design of the temple in Jerusalem to God's relationship with the universe, you'll find it here.…

BETWEEN THE CROSS AND THE THRONE: THE BOOK OF REVELATION, by Matthew Emerson

I just recently read this book and have already recommended it to others who are looking for an introductory study of the book of Revelation. Emerson provides an overview of the book and a survey of some of its leading…

Weekly Recap, Jan. 13

We have Part 2 of our summary series on Augustine’s CITY OF GOD, along with some exciting book notices, including a new massive work by Sinclair Ferguson entitled SOME PASTORS AND TEACHERS.

Book Notice: KNOW WHY YOU BELIEVE, by K. Scott Oliphint

The Christian life depends upon faith, but there are good reasons for that faith. In Know Why You Believe professor and author K. Scott Oliphint answers the "why" questions both Christians and non-Christians often ask, laying out a simple and…

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!