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The Dynamics of Biblical Mystery

Article by   May 2015
G.K. Beale and Benjamin Gladd. Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2014. 392 pp. $27.00.The current interest in Christ-centered preaching owes many of its finer products to the redemptive historical method and this... continue

Basil of Caesarea

Article by   April 2015
Stephen M. Hildebrand, Basil of Caesarea. Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. 224 pp. $24.99J.I. Packer once likened the English Puritans to the giant redwood trees of California, that not only astound by their... continue

The Terrible Speed of Mercy

Article by   April 2015
Jonathan Rogers, The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2012. xviii+186, $15.99.Given Flannery O'Connor's hallowed standing in American Literature and the undeniable influence she continues to have on artists and theologians of all... continue

Contesting Catholicity

Article by   April 2015
Curtis W. Freeman. Contesting Catholicity: Theology for Other Baptists. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014, 466 pp. $49.95.Curtis Freeman claims to be an "Other Baptist."  In his new book, Contesting Catholicity, Freeman seeks to fill out the theological content of this... continue

Synopsis Purioris Theologiae

Article by   April 2015
Synopsis Purioris Theologiae, Latin Text and English Translation, Volume 1/Disputations 1-23 edited by Dolf te Velde, et al. Leiden: Brill, 2014. Pp. xv + 659. $154.00/£95.00The Synopsis Purioris Theologicae, popularly called the Leiden Synopsis, was originally published in 1625 not... continue

A Stone of Hope

Article by   March 2015
David L. Chappell. A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow. Chapel Hill: University of Chapel Hill Press, 2004. 344 pages. $27.95.David L. Chappell's A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow... continue


Article by   March 2015
Os Guinness, Renaissance: The Power Of The Gospel However Dark The Times. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP, 2014. 187pp. $16-00.What has Reformation (21) to do with Renaissance? It is the wrong question, at least if Os Guinness' latest book is in... continue

Mere Believers

Article by   March 2015
Marc Baer, Mere Believers: How Eight Faithful Lives Changed the Course of History. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013. 190 pages. $22.00Although I double-majored in English and history as an undergraduate, when I moved on to graduate school, I narrowed my... continue

Kingdom Conspiracy

Article by   March 2015
Scot McKnight, Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2014. x + 289pp. $21.99The Kingdom of God has captured the attention and imagination of many recent evangelical writers. Even so, nothing resembling a... continue

Rejoicing in Lament

Article by   February 2015
J. Todd Billings, Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2015. $14.99/£11.99Much of life in a fallen world consists of navigating through the fog of tragedy and suffering. Any pastor who has... continue

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