Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Abridged and Edited with Commentary by John Foxe. edited by Paul L. Maier and R. C. Linnenkugel. (Kregel. 9780825443299. Hardback. $29.99)
Award-winning historian Paul L. Maier brings his exceptional abilities to bear on Foxe’s massive work in this new color-illustrated, abridged edition. Due to the immense scope of Foxe’s work, previous editions have left out many stories of the unsung heroes of the faith. Maier’s new abridgement includes every martyr mentioned in Foxe’s 1570 edition, while modifying archaic working for today’s readers, condensing extraneous discussions, and providing insightful commentary to place these historical figures in context. Readers are helped not only to know what happened by why it happened and to see the past in a way that informs the present.
“Sam Serio has written the book that few others would have. In a sensitive manner, and with absolute care not to offend, he explains how to preach from most of the biblical passages dealing with sexual sin. You will receive much help from his frequent tips. I know of no other book like it. You will want a copy.”—Jay E. Adams, founder of The Institute for Nouthetic Studies
Preaching Old Testament Narratives by Benjamin Walton (Kregel. 9780825442582. Paperback. $18.99)
“In his encounter with an Ethiopian court official who was reading a passage from the scroll of Isaiah, Philip began at that passage and proclaimed Jesus to the official (Acts 8: 26–35). All who teach and proclaim the gospel should be able to do the same with Old Testament narratives. Ben Walton’s book will help that to happen. Preaching Old Testament Narratives is unique in approach and practical in design. Examined and tested by groups of pastors prior to publication, the book gives understandable guidance on narrative interpretation and helpful steps on sermon development from text selection to formulation of the take-home truth. Organized in two main parts, Discover the Message and Deliver the Message, Preaching Old Testament Narratives is not just a quality textbook for personal study or for a course of study; it is a complete course in a textbook, and I highly recommend it as a vital resource for those who preach and teach Old Testament narratives.” —Jerry N. Barlow, Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Work, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary