Archives for November 2013

Arrived on New Academic the week of November 18, 2013

9781433501135 Hebrew-English Interlinear ESV Old Testament – Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia and English Standard Version (Crossway. 9781433501135. Hardback. $89.99)

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9781850492481 Ardent Love for Jesus: Learning from the Eighteenth-Century Baptist Revival by Michael A.G. Haykin (Evangelical Press. 9781850492481. Paperback. $15.99)

In this book, Michael Haykin looks at figures such as Benjamin Francis and Anne Steele, John Sutcliff and the ‘concert of prayer’ and the theology of Andrew Fuller. This is not only history: the experiences of these Baptists has much to teach us today about our need of a work of God.


9781909559646 Ordinary Hero: Living the Cross and Resurrection in Everyday Life by Tim Chester (The Good Book Company. 9781909559646. Paperback. $14.99)

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9781894400541 The Pure Flame of Devotion: The History of Christian Spirituality (Joshua Press. 9781894400541. Paperback. $44.99)

Essays in honour of Michael A.G. Haykin. Contributors: Douglas Adams, Peter Beck, Joel R. Beeke, Nathan A. Finn, Keith Goad, Crawford Gribben, Francis X. Gumerlock, David S. Hogg, Erroll Hulse, Clint Humfrey, Sharon James, Mark Jones, Sean Michael Lucas, Tom J. Nettles, Dennis Ngien, Robert W. Oliver, Kenneth J. Stewart, Carl R. Trueman, Austin R. Walker, Donald S. Whitney, Malcolm B. Yarnell, Fred G. Zaspel.


9781596388154 Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest? by Mark Jones (P&R Publishing. 9781596388154. Paperback. $17.99)

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9781596381674 A Theology of Matthew: Jesus Revealed as Deliverer, King, and Incarnate Creator by Charles L. Quarles (P&R Publishing. 97981596381674. Paperback. $17.99)

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9781400205794 Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome by Owen Strachan (Thomas Nelson. 9781400205790. Paperback. $15.99)

“Here’s a book that would have done me a lot of good in my teens and twenties. But even a little later in life I’m grateful for how Owen impressed upon me the privilege of risking a life that’s secure in God. Read this book and embark on a life of ‘empowered dependence’ and ‘winsome courage.’” –Collin Hansen, The Gospel Coalition


9780310318989 Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship by Craig L. Blomberg (Biblical Theology for Life Series. Zondervan. 9780310318989. Paperback. $24.99)

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Arrived on New Academic the week of November 11, 2013

5406 Visions of the Apocalypse: Receptions of John’s Revelation in Western Imagination by Bruce Chilton (Baylor University Press. 9781602589827. Paperback. $29.95)

Visions of the Apocalypse offers readers a respectful, engaging, and insightful description of the major interpretations of the Apocalypse throughout church history, rooting each of these perspectives in their respective historical settings. Bruce Chilton has provided a fine treatment of various perspectives on the Apocalypse both for now and the future.” —C. Marvin Pate, Chair of Theology, Ouachita Baptist University


9781433512766 From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective edited by David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson (Crossway. 9781433512766. Hardback. $50.00)

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9781433537677 Ethics and Moral Reasoning: A Student’s Guide by C. Ben Mitchell (Crossway. 9781433537677. Paperback. $11.99)

“I cannot think of a subject more important to this generation than ethics; and no person better to treat it than C. Ben Mitchell. I’m very happy to recommend this welcome and important volume.” —Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy


9780800699451 The Bonhoeffer Reader edited by Clifford J. Green and Michael P. DeJonge (Fortress Press. 9780800699451. Paperback. $39.00)

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9781598568882 Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation edited by J. Daryl Charles (Hendrickson. 9781598568882. Paperback. $24.95)

“This book is the result of a 2011 symposium held at Bryan College. It features essays from five Old Testament scholars—Richard E. Averbeck, Todd S. Beall, C. John Collins, Tremper Longman III and John Walton—each presenting a different way to read Genesis 1–2.” —Elliot Ritzema, Bible Study Magazine, November/December 2013


4021 The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction by Roger E. Olson (IVP Academic. 9780830840212. Hardback. $40.00)

In this major revision and expansion of the classic 20th Century Theology (1992), co-authored with Stanley J. Grenz, Roger Olson widens the scope of the story to include a fuller account of modernity, more material on the nineteenth century and an engagement with postmodernity. More importantly, the entire narrative is now recast in terms of how theologians have accommodated or rejected the Enlightenment and scientific revolutions.


2591 cvr 14.indd What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible by Jason S DeRouchie (Kregel Academic. 9780825425912. Hardback. $45.99)

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9780825425639 A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 2 (42-89) by Allen P. Ross (Kregel Exegetical Library. Kregel Academic. 9780825425639. Hardback. $44.99)

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9780989167109 Workbook in Romans: Arranged According to the History of Redemption by Kenneth Berding (Weaver Book Company. 9780989167109. Spiral bound. $17.99)

“Bookcases are filled with commentaries and studies of Paul’s letter to the early Roman Christians.  What new, helpful work could possibly be done on this letter?  Kenneth Berding answers this question ably with a helpful inductive workbook on Romans looking at the letter through the lens of redemptive historical categories.  Berding draws our attention to God’s Big Story of Salvation, which we find peeking out from behind verses all throughout the letter. I am happy to commend this excellent new tool for studying Romans.” —Robert L. Plummer, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Six New Titles from IVP

Essential Eschatology: Our Present and Future Hope by John E. Phelan, Jr.

Few areas of Christian belief have garnered more controversy than that of eschatology, the ‘doctrine of last things.’ It is difficult not to consider it a negative issue that is better ignored. John Phelan’s Essential Eschatology proves that attitude wrong. He rightly recognizes the positive and important nature of the ‘hope’ embraced in this doctrine and presents a thoroughly engaging work that is both biblically and theologically satisfying. Of course, not everyone will agree with the answers (e.g., hell as a place of judgment but metaphorical at the core, or the millennium as an actual reign of the Messiah on earth), but all will find it worthwhile and important. —Grant Osborne, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The Future of Biblical Interpretation Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics edited by Stanley E. Porter and Matthew R. Malcolm

Contributors: Anthony C. Thiselton, Stanley E. Porter, Richard S. Briggs, Matthew R. Malcolm, James D. G. Dunn, Robert C. Morgan, Tom Greggs, R. Walter L. Moberly

The Message of the Person of Christ by Robert Letham (The Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series)

Six New Titles from IVP (11-6-13) Part 1

Christ in Conflict  Lessons from Jesus and His Controversies, Revised Edition by John Stott

This is, I believe, not only one of John Stott’s finest books, but one of the most important to be written in recent decades. In a world which increasingly rejects the concept of truth, and a church often marked by doctrinal indifference, its appeal to submit to Christ’s teaching concerning core convictions and his example in arguing for them is urgently needed. —Vaughan Roberts, rector of St. Ebbes, Oxford, and director of the Proclamation Trust

A Missional Orthodoxy: Theology and Ministry in a Post-Christian Context by Gary Tyra

The Christian life is one in which we are called to faithfully witness to the world, making disciples and expanding God’s kingdom. In Missional Orthodoxy, Gary Tyra supplies believers with the tools necessary to understand their calling and engage their context. This book is a valuable resource for pastors and laypeople alike. —Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research

The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority by John H. Walton and D. Brent Sandy

Clear, rigorous, innovative, well-informed and honest wrestling with a perpetual problem: how the phenomena of Scripture and the doctrine of inerrancy interrelate. Its application of cultural theory (‘oral’ vs. ‘literary’ cultures) and speech-act theory bears much fruit. Rich food for thought for students and scholars alike. —Robert Hubbard, professor of biblical literature, North Park Theological Seminary

Six New Titles from IVP (11-6-13) Part 2

Arrived on New Academic the week of October 28, 2013

9781433682216 Illustrated Bible Survey: An Introduction by Ed Hindson and Elmer Towns (B&H Academic. 9781433682216. Hardback. $44.99)

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9781462729296 A Passion for the Great Commission: Essays in Honor of Alvin L. Reid edited by Larry Steven McDonald and Matt Queen (CrossBooks. 9781462729296. Paperback. $18.99)

Includes chapters by Daniel Akin, Thom Rainer, Ed Stetzer, and John Avant.


9781433537714 What Is Biblical Theology?: A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns  by James M. Hamilton Jr. (Crossway. 9781433537714. Paperback. $12.99)

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9780800626839 Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Volume 4 by N. T. Wright (Christian Origins and the Question of God Series. Fortress Press. 9780800626839. Paperback. $89.00. Sale in LifeWay Campus Stores – $59.00 through 11/30/13).

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9781596384477 Thy Word is Still Truth: Essential Writings on the Doctrine of Scripture from the Reformation to Today edited by Peter A. Lillback and Richard B. Gaffin (P&R Publishing. 9781596384477. Hardback. $59.99)

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9781414383620 A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future? by Mark Driscoll (Tyndale. 9781414383620. Hardback. $19.99)

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