Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review of Reading With The Grain of Scripture by Richard B. Hays

READING WITH THE GRAIN OF SCRIPTURE, by Richard B. Hays. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2020. 467pp. $55.00 Richard B. Hays is a phenomenal interpreter of scriptures and a provocative thinker whose writing and teaching over the … Continue reading

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Reflections on A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement by Anthony Powell (1951, 1952, 1955)

Time Magazine Top 100 Novels Book 25: Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement (1951, 1952, 1955) This is a series of reflections reading through Time Magazine’s top 100 novels as selected by Lev Grossman and … Continue reading

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Reflection on C. S. Lewis’ the Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956)

Time Magazine Top 100 Novels Book 50: C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950) This is a series of reflections reading through Time Magazine’s top 100 novels as selected by Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo published … Continue reading

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Reflection on Judy Blume, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret (1970)

Time Magazine Top 100 Novels Book 7: Judy Blume, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret (1970) This is a series of reflections reading through Time Magazine’s top 100 novels as selected by Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo published since … Continue reading

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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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