Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Matthew Levering
Peter J. Leithart, Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2015. ix + 165 pp. $15.99/£10.99 In this extraordinary book, Peter Leithart's starting point comes from New Testament revelation about God: namely, the indwelling of one divine...
Matthew Tuininga
Carolyn Renée Dupont, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975 . New York: New York University Press, 2013. 303 pages. $55.00 ($26.99 on Kindle). Carolyn Renée Dupont's Mississippi Praying, is a thoroughly stimulating analysis of the ways in which...
David Luy
Carl R. Trueman. Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom . Theologians of the Christian Life. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. 224pp. $14.99/£11.99 It is not immediately obvious to many Christians that Martin Luther has much that is interesting or helpful to say about the Christian life. Indeed...
Paul Helm Articles
Jon Balserak, John Calvin as Sixteenth-Century Prophet , (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xiv + 208pp. Jon Balserak's new monograph on Calvin as a prophet, a sequel to his Establishing the Remnant Church, Calvin's Lectures on the Minor Prophets, 1556-1559 , (Brill, 2011) is a very good read...
Alan Noble
Andy Crouch. Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power . IVP Books, 2013. 288pp. $19.99/£15.99 Underneath the spiritual artifice and social media antics and tribal rhetoric, nearly every major conflict that preoccupies Christianity in America today concerns the relationship between power and...
Richard Snoddy
Aaron Clay Denlinger (ed.), Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland: Essays on Scottish Theology 1560-1775 . Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015. $130.00/£70.00 The last three decades have witnessed a radical reappraisal of post-Reformation Reformed theology. The work of Richard A. Muller and those who have...
Timothy Gombis
John Coffey, Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. $34.99/£24.99 On Saturday March 10, 2015, President Barack Obama spoke on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march over the Edmund...
Joliphint
Tony Reinke, Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. $14.79 I imagine many will think this book tells an important yet familiar tale of a repentant man who writes an enduring, widely appealing hymn. Though I was acquainted with Tony Reinke's writing (see the...
Jerry Walls, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Rethinking the Things that Matter Most . Michigan: Brazos, 2015. 240 pp. $19.99 Although two and a half centuries of Enlightenment naturalism have eaten away at the western world's faith in the afterlife, the question of our eternal destiny has certainly...
James K.A. Smith
Michael J.S. Bruno. Political Augustinianism: Modern Interpretations of Augustine's Political Thought . Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014. 224pp. $28.99/£24.99 We should not lose sight of how remarkable it is that a fifth-century north African bishop continues to be read in political theory courses...