Charts for Intermediate Greek Grammar and Syntax: A Quick Reference Guide to Going Deeper with New Testament Greek by Andreas J. Köstenberger, Benjamin L Merkle, and Robert L. Plummer (B&H Academic. 9781433649851. Laminated. $6.99)
The premier “cheat sheet” for Greek Syntax and Exegesis. Keyed to the best-selling Going Deeper with New Testament Greek (by Köstenberger, Merkle, and Plummer), this set of folding laminated pages covers all traditional syntactical categories (for example, uses of the genitive, rules about the Greek article, possible translations of the imperfect tense), as well as information about New Testament textual criticism, current summaries on Verbal Aspect debates, and steps on doing Greek word studies. Each syntactical category includes an example from the Greek New Testament (with Greek text quoted) and an accompanying English translation. The specific word or phrase in question is in bold font in both the Greek and English text. With these laminated sheets by your side, you will never waste time flipping through your intermediate grammar looking for that syntactical term or grammatical function you can’t quite remember.
Ephesians by Benjamin L. Merkle (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament Series. B&H Academic. 9781433676116. Paperback. $24.99)
“Ben Merkle’s commentary on Ephesians should be on the shelf of everyone who studies the Greek text of Ephesians. Three things stand out in this commentary. First, the structure of the text is nicely portrayed so that readers can see the flow of the argument. These structural layouts alone are worth the price of the book. Second, the book concisely and clearly sets forth the various grammatical options. Merkle fairly and wisely adjudicates among the various options. Third, Merkle’s commentary on the text captures well the theology in one of Paul’s most important letters.”—Thomas R. Schreiner
The Bride(zilla) of Christ: What to Do When God’s People Hurt God’s People by Ted Kluck & Ronnie Martin (Multnomah. 9781601428721. Paperback. $15.99)
“Rather than lamenting for a return to the early church through misplaced nostalgia, or recommending magic bullet solutions for the pain in the church, The Bride(zilla) of Christ offers insights into the true wounds of consumerism, individualism, and materialism with healing balm of a gracious gospel, community church, and winsome worldview. Ronnie Martin and Ted Kluck bring weighty matters of forgiveness, honesty, and unity in Christ to the forefront to help solve the crisis of church members wounding one another.”—Daniel Montgomery
A Clear and Simple Treatise on the Lord’s Supper by Theodore Beza. Translated by David C. Noe (Reformation Heritage Books. 9781601784674. Hardback. $40.00)
“This excellent volume of translated treatises of Theodore Beza provides a close look at important writings from Calvin’s successor in Geneva. The main piece is Beza’s defense of Calvin’s view of the Lord’s Supper, particularly on the presence of Christ in the Supper, in opposition to Joachim Westphal, who represented the Lutheran viewpoint. This was a crucial theological topic between Reformed and Lutheran communions. Here Beza’s powers are on full display as he makes the case for the validity of the view Calvin articulated and responded to other contested matters such as biblical hermeneutics, Christology, and worship. We owe a great debt to the superb work of David Noe, whose outstanding translation and notes unlock these works and give us a greater appreciation of Beza and a deeper understanding of key issues.”—Donald K. McKim