Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Max Rogland
Sidney Greidanus, Preaching Christ from Daniel . Foundations for Expository Sermons. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. The present volume merits attention as it brings together two issues of great interest: Evangelicalism's perennial fascination - arguably an unhealthy obsession! - with the Book of...
Tim Ward
Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy and The Question of Canon are two very worthwhile books on different aspects of Scripture, the first doctrinal and the second historical. J. Merrick & Stephen M. Garrett. Gen. eds, Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2013) The...
Matthew Boyleston
Ian Ker. John Henry Newman: A Biography . 1988. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Due to his beatification by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010, there is a renewed interest in the life and thought of John Henry Newman. Among Protestants especially John Henry Newman is enjoying something of a...
Blair Smith
Kevin DeYoung, The Hole in our Holiness . Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2014. Paperback. 160 pages. $11.99/₤7.99 Personalities, Polemics, and Progress When one's theological diet consists entirely of blog posts for meals and tweets about blog posts for snacks, it can be easy to miss that real ink...
John Halsey Wood
James D. Bratt. Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat . Library of Religious Biography. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013. 455 pages. $24.99/₤19.99 Abraham Kuyper must be one of the most quoted figures in Evangelical churches, and it is usually the same quote: "There is not a square inch...
W. Bradford Littlejohn
At the end of one of Christopher Nolan's most memorable films, The Prestige , one of the duelling magicians, Robert Angier, lies dying, and reproaches his rival, "You never understood why we did this. The audience knows the truth: the world is simple, miserable, solid all the way through. But if...
Matt Manry
Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak. The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World . Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014. 201 pp. $18.00. Paul Copan and Kenneth Litwak have provided Christians with an interesting book describing the apostle Paul's Mars...
William T. Cavanaugh
Gil Anidjar, Blood: A Critique of Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. xvii + 441pp. $36.99/₤24.99 Gil Anidjar's book is, as the subtitle indicates, a critique of Christianity: not some aspect of Christianity, or an inquiry into some part of Christian history, but a critique of...
Paul Helm Articles
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion , translated from the first French Edition by Robert White. Edinburgh and Carlisle, Pa., Banner of Truth Trust, 2014, pp. xxxvi + 882. Not only is there the much-publicized question of Calvin and the Calvinists, there is also that of Calvin's...
Ben Rhodes
Peter J. Leithart, Gratitude: An Intellectual History (Baylor University Press, 2014), 340 pages. $49.95/₤29.99 The latest book from the prolific Peter Leithart is another installment of what we have come to expect: an accessibly written synthesis of specialist research advancing a deceptively...