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Bruce W. Speck's Review of THE QUEST FOR THE HISTORICAL ADAM: GENESIS, HERMENEUTICS, AND HUMAN ORIGINS, by William VanDoodewaard

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Bruce W. Speck   Context VanDoodewaard traces the church’s theology from the patristic era to the present, showing that until the Enlightenment the church consensus by a wide margin was that…

Mark Baker's Review of CHANGED INTO HIS LIKENESS: A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION, by J. Gary Millar

A Brief Book Review from Books At a Glance by Mark Baker   Gary Millar is no stranger to the New Studies in Biblical Theology Series. He previously contributed two volumes, Now Choose Life and Calling on the Name of…

Thomas Hext's Review of TOUCHY TOPICS, by Melvin Tinker

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Thomas Hext   By combining both academic rigor and pastoral sensitivity, the late Melvin Tinker (d. 2021) has sought to equip the reader with thoughtful and orthodox answers to commonplace questions…

Ryan M. McGraw's Review of COVENANTAL BAPTISM, by Jason Helopoulos

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Ryan M. McGraw   Baptism has always been a significant part of Christian faith and life. The Apostles included baptism alongside repentance in the earliest preaching in the Book of Acts,…

Mark Joseph Kiefer's Review of THE ALTER-IMPERIAL PARADIGM: EMPIRE STUDIES & THE BOOK OF REVELATION, by Shane J. Wood

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Mark Joseph Kiefer   The Alter-Imperial Paradigm was written by Shane J. Wood, and this book serves as the publication of his PhD dissertation. Wood completed his PhD from the University…

Ryan Speck's Review of THE SEXUAL REFORMATION: RESTORING THE DIGNITY AND PERSONHOOD OF MAN AND WOMAN, by Aimee Byrd

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Ryan Speck   Acknowledgments In this opening section, Aimee Byrd acknowledges that she has finally arrived at a place where she understands “how rejection, neglect, betrayal, and even spiritual abuse drove…

Ryan Speck's Review of THE KIND OF PREACHING GOD BLESSES, by Steven J. Lawson

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Ryan Speck   Foreword After noting Steven Lawson’s exemplary, passionate, and careful biblical preaching, John MacArthur wrote of this book: “With great precision, like that of a skilled surgeon, Lawson cuts…

Steve West's Review of IDENTITY AND IDOLATRY: THE IMAGE OF GOD AND ITS INVERSION, by Richard Lints

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Steve West   About the Author Richard Lints is a dean and professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Hamilton Campus). He has written a number of influential books on a variety of…

Tom Nettles' Review of HOW CHRISTIANITY TRANSFORMED THE WORLD, by Sharon James

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Tom Nettles   Sharon James has combed the most relevant secondary sources as well as many modern special studies to find the most reliable presentation of how Christianity shaped, for the…

Andre A. Gazal's Review of HOW CHRISTIANITY TRANSFORMED THE WORLD, by Sharon James

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Andre A. Gazal   Though the assertion that Christianity is under attack might come across as a cliché that unduly expresses the alleged paranoia of ultra-conservative Christians obsessed with sundry opinions…

Ryan Speck's Review of WHAT EVERY CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE, by Jeffrey D. Johnson

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Ryan Speck   From the back cover: “Jeffrey D. Johnson is the author of several books, including The Pursuit of Glory, and is the founding pastor of Grace Bible Church and…

Yoseph Yisma Asrat’s Review of ETHIOPIAN CHRISTIANITY: HISTORY, THEOLOGY, PRACTICE, by Philip F. Esler

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Yoseph Yisma Asrat   Philip F. Esler is Portland Chair in New Testament Studies in the School of Education and Humanities at the University of Gloucestershire. In his Ethiopian Christianity: History,…

Mark Baker's Review of THE HOLY SPIRIT (THEOLOGY FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD), by Gregg R. Allison and Andreas J. Köstenberger

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Mark Baker   The Holy Spirit is the inaugural volume in the new Theology for the People of God series. The series addresses individual topics of systematic theology (e.g., God, Man,…

Justin Powell's Review of HISTORICAL THEOLOGY FOR THE CHURCH, edited by Jason G. Duesing and Nathan A. Finn

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Justin Powell   Historical Theology for the Church is a wonderful bridge from academia to the Sunday School room. Duesing and Finn have gathered a group of scholars whose desire to…

Jessie Udall's Review of NO LONGER STRANGERS: TRANSFORMING EVANGELISM WITH IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES, edited by Eugene Cho and Samira Izadi Page

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Jessie Udall   When engaging in ministry among immigrants, many Western Christians have zeal without knowledge, and they unintentionally end up doing more harm than good. Cho and Page’s book, No…

Ryan M. McGraw's Review of REFORMED SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: VOLUME 3: SPIRIT AND SALVATION, by Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley

A Book Review from Books At a Glance by Ryan M. McGraw   Systematic theology is one of the most challenging theological disciplines. Encompassing biblical exegesis, biblical theology, historical theology, and practical uses, systematic theology draws together the teaching of…