Category Archives: Book Reviews

Perspectives from the Past-Reflections from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Writings in 1932-33

One of the gifts of reading more deeply into the lives and experiences of people in the past is the perspectives they can give us into our own time. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor during the critical time leading … Continue reading

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Anfechtung

Roland H. Bainton’s classic, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, is one of several Luther biographies I have on my shelf and it is a classic work, even if it is a little dry to read. I want … Continue reading

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Theological Influence: Miroslav Volf

One of the projects I have decided to do is to catalog in some small way the influence of some of the major thinkers who have influenced my growth as both a Christian, a pastor and as an individual as … Continue reading

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Review of Reading Backwards by Richard B. Hays

READING BACKWARDS: FIGURAL CHRISTOLOGY AND THE FOURFOLD GOSPEL WITNESS, by Richard B. Hays. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014. 155pp $34.95 Richard B. Hays began his work of examining how the earliest followers of Jesus were interpreters of scriptures in … Continue reading

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Review of David Lose’s Preaching at the Crossroads

PREACHING AT THE CROSSROADS HOW THE WORLD AND OUR PREACHING IS CHANGING, by David J. Lose. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013. Pp.112. (paperback) Postmodernity, Secularism and Pluralism are three topics often discussed in relation to understanding the changes that have taken … Continue reading

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Review of 1 Kings: Torn in Two by Alex Israel

1 Kings: Torn in Two, by Alex Israel. Jerusalem: Maggid Books, 2013. Pp 350. $29.95 (Hardcover) 1 Kings is the second volume in the Maggid Studies in Tanakh series, and both works have proven to be clear written and insightful … Continue reading

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Review of Jeremiah: The Fate of A Prophet by Binyamin Lau

JEREMIAH: THE FATE OF A PROPHET, by Binyamin Lau. Translated by Sara Daniel. Jerusalem: Maggid Books, 2013. Pp.230.  $24.95 (hardcover) The book of Jeremiah is one of the most challenging to approach in all of scriptures due to its enigmatic … Continue reading

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