Shelf Life

Shelf Life

The Deep Places: A Memoir Of Illness And Discovery. Ross Douthat. Convergent Books, 2021. 224 pp. Hardcover. $26.00 The Deep Places is a memoir written by New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat. I have appreciated Mr. Douthat’s writings for a number of years, including his books Bad Religion...
Before You Lose Your Faith: Deconstructing Doubt in the Church. Edited by Ivan Mesa. The Gospel Coalition, 2021. 139 pp. Paperback. $16.99 What if, C. S. Lewis asks in The Great Divorce , the people in hell could get on a bus and take it to heaven? And what if, when they arrived, they were met by...
Dane C. Ortlund. Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners . Crossway, 2021. 192 pages, hardback. $21.99. Dane C. Ortlund is the author of the widely-acclaimed book Gentle & Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners & Sufferers (Crossway, 2020), which has won awards, drawn the ire of certain...
Adonis Vidu, The Same God Who Works All Things: Inseparable Operations in Trinitarian Theology (Eerdmans, 2021). 368 pp. $50.00. The doctrine of inseparable operations of the Trinity ( opera trinitatis ad extra sunt indivisa ) arises from the text of Holy Scripture, informs the Nicene-...
Gerald Bray, The Attributes of God: An Introduction (Crossway, 2021), 160 pp., Paperback, $15.99. Orientation to the Book This is the first volume in the new Short Studies in Systematic Theology series by Crossway. The series editors, Graham Cole and Oren Martin, aim to get at the essence of each...
Rod Dreher , Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents (Sentinel, 2020), 256 pp., hardcover, $27.00 Published posthumously in Christian Reflections , “The Funeral of a Great Myth” is one of C. S. Lewis’s most perceptive and provocative essays. The “great myth” of the title is evolution,...
Samuel Renihan, Crux, Mors, Inferi: A Primer and Reader on Christ's Descent (Independently published, 2021), 230pp., Paperback/Hardcover/Kindle. Samuel Renihan has recently published an excellent book on the doctrine of the descent of Christ into hell. His thesis—that Christ descended to hell on...
Preston Sprinkle, Living in a Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2015. 160 pp, paperback, $16.99 We have been waiting for a book to help Christian teens navigate questions about sex and gender. This book seems to fit the bill: it is attractive, well-...
The Good, the True, the Beautiful: A Multidisciplinary Tribute to Dr. David K. Naugle. Edited by Mark J. Boone, Rose M. Cothren, Kevin C. Neece, and Jaclyn S. Parrish. Pickwick Publications, 2021. 352 pp, paperback, $41.00. Back in the summer of 2012, I had the privilege of speaking for Summit...
Gale, Stanley D. Re: velation: Seeing Jesus, Seeing Self, Standing Firm . Reformation Heritage Books, 2021. 152 pp. Ailbe columnist and Board Member Stan Gale has written what may be described as the definitive hermeneutical key for understanding the book of Revelation. This is a book about Jesus...