Weekly Recap, July 7

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to find excellent Christian books. . .

Sinclair Ferguson on the New Perspective

Sinclair Ferguson on the New Perspective This piece is from Sinclair Ferguson’s “Introduction” to Justified in Christ (Scott Oliphint, ed.) Mentor, 2007, pages xiii-xxi, and is used here with permission.   The more specific background to this whole book—as will…

Book Notice: BRIEF INSIGHTS Series, by Michael S. Heiser

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   This little series of books was a good idea. Each book attempts just what the titles describe and consist of brief comments on basic subjects and themes aimed at guiding…

Weekly Recap, June 30

We had two excellent summaries this week; one on the Lord’s Prayer, and the other a Machen classic. Plus, a fascinating interview concerning the existence of evil and an update to our MLK/ERLC/SBC Bibliography.

Book Notice: JONATHAN EDWARDS AND HELL, by Chris Morgan

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance   This little book delivers much more than the title suggests. To be sure, Morgan provides a very helpful overview-summary of Edwards’ response to universalist and annihilationist thinking of this day.…

Fifth 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: LIFE EVERLASTING: THE UNFOLDING STORY OF HEAVEN, by Dan C. Barber and Robert Peterson

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance By Fred Zaspel   My wife read this book a few years ago and just raved about it – said it was one of the best books she’d read in a…

Weekly Recap, June 23

Friday was the Summer Solstice, so for the rest of the year, you’ll have fewer hours to read in the sunshine each day. Better get after some of our featured books this week while you can!

Book Notice: RECOGNITION AFTER DEATH, by J. Aspinwall Hodge

A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance By Fred Zaspel   It’s a question every pastor has heard: Will we recognize one another in heaven? I’ve never seen a book given to answering this question – until now.…

D.A. CARSON SERMON ARCHIVE, from Logos

A Brief Notice from Books At a  Glance Fred Zaspel   We usually focus here on print books, but this outstanding resource certainly deserves notice also. D.A. Carson of course has established himself as one of the premier biblical scholars…

Weekly Recap, June 16

Happy Father’s Day to all of you; have you thought about gifting your Dad with a membership to Books at a Glance?

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…