Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Brad Litttlejohn
Marcus Johnson and John Clark. The Incarnation of God: The Mystery of the Gospel as the Foundation of Evangelical Theology . Crossway, 2015. 256 pp. Marcus Johnson and John Clark's The Incarnation of God is a much-needed and well-conceived treatment of the central mystery of the Christian faith...
Louis Markos
Anthony Esolen. Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child . Delaware: ISI Books, 2015. 224 pages. $27.95 Ever since Edison recorded sound, each new generation of parents has voiced the same complaint: why do my kids listen to that junk! I sympathize strongly with such...
Alastair Roberts
John M.G. Barclay, Paul and the Gift . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015. 672 pages. $70.00/£45.99 Perhaps the most impressive feature of John Barclay's important new book, Paul & the Gift , is the elegant simplicity and integrity of its central thesis. Indeed, at first blush this simplicity may...
Brad Litttlejohn
Franciscus Junius. The Mosaic Polity . Translated by Todd M. Rester. Edited by Andrew M. McGinnis. Sources in Early Modern Economics, Ethics, and Law. Grand Rapids: Christian's Library Press, 2015. $14.95 Everybody knows that when the Protestant Reformers set out to clean house in the dirty...
D. A. Carson
Simon Gathercole, Defending Substitution: An Essay on Atonement in Paul . Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015. pp. 128. $14.99/£10.99 Gathercole's introduction begins by asking the question raised by the old spiritual: "Were you there when they crucified my Lord?" If we...
Robert Yarbrough
Richard Bauckham. Gospel of Glory: Major Themes in Johannine Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015. xvii + 237 pp. $24.99 The author dedicates this book to six great British Johannine scholars of the past. The reader should not expect, however, to find direct traces of all their views in...
Louis Markos
Dallas Willard, The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus . Harper One, 2015. 208 pages, hardcover. $26.99 One of the most exciting developments of the last two decades has been the rapid growth--nay, explosion--of top-notch apologists who have flooded the market with...
Starr Meade
Simonetta Carr, Marie Durand . Christian Biographies for Young Readers. Grand Rapids, Michigan. Reformation Heritage Books. 64 pp. 2015. $17.99 When you do a search on Amazon for "biographies for children," you find a list of books about people who are famous because of things they accomplished in...
Peter Leithart
Paul Griffiths, Decreation: The Last Things of All Creatures . Texas, Baylor, 2014. 431 pp. $68.99 Paul Griffiths's Decreation is systematic theology in grand, classical style. Eschewing the notion of "eschatology" because of its ambiguity and (one suspects) its modernity, Griffiths probes the...
Ian Clary
Michael J. McVicar, Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism . Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015. xiii + 309 pp. As with many others, I suspect my first exposure to Christian Reconstruction was through an interest in presuppositional...