Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Linda Finlayson
Eric Metaxas. Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery . New York: HarperCollins, 2007. 320 pp. Paperback. $10.99/£7.99 In a time when genuine heroes are scarce, a book on William Wilberforce is always welcome. Eric Metaxas wrote Amazing Grace as a companion to the...
David Gibson
Michael Horton, Calvin on the Christian Life: Glorifying and Enjoying God Foreve r. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014. 271 pp. $19.99/£12.99 Crossway Books are doing the church a great service with their wonderful series on theologians on the Christian life. The epigram--'gaining wisdom from the past for...
W. Bradford Littlejohn
Philip Jenkins, The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade . New York: HarperCollins, 2014. 448 pp. Hardcover. $22.99/ £18.99 One hundred years ago this month marked the onset of what was then known only as "The Great War." As Philip Jenkins' new book The Great and Holy War...
Andy Draycott
Joshua Hordern. Political Affections. Civic Participation and Moral Theology . Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. x + 312 pp. $99.00/₤64.99 How might theology contribute to reflection upon the recognized democratic deficit of western political societies?...
Shane Lems, The Doctrines of Grace: Student Edition. Phillipsburg , NJ : P&R Publishing, 2014. 143 pp. $9.99/₤6.99 In recent years the so-called Five Points of Calvinism have received increased attention and adherence. The Five Points seem to have a growing number of defenders, or at least...
Craig Hovey
Nicholas M. Healy, Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. 142 pp. $23.00/£16.99 Stanley Hauerwas has his share of critics, but there is something wonderfully uncommon about this book. The writing is fresh, relentless, and incisive. Healy writes as a systematic...
Michael Allen
Douglas F. Kelly. Systematic Theology, Grounded in Holy Scripture and Understood in Light of the Church , Volume Two: The Beauty of Christ: A Trinitarian Vision . Mentor, 2014. 567 pages. $39.99/£24.99 A number of systematic theologies have appeared in recent years from highly respected figures...
Chris Bruno
Fallen: A Theology of Sin. Theology in Community . Edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. 320 pp. $19.99/£12.99 One might not expect to walk away from a book on the theology of sin feeling very edified or upbeat, but as I considered my many positive...
Stephen N Williams
Jan De Bruijn. Abraham Kuyper: a Pictorial Biography . Grand Rapids, MI/ Cambridge, UK: Eerdmans, 2014, x + 418pp, $40.00/₤25.99 From the cover of James Bratt's recent and fine biography, Abraham Kuyper's eyes look out at you and ask the question: 'Are you my rival or my subordinate?' Jan De Bruijn...
Andrew Hoffecker
David Hollinger, After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History. Princeton, Princeton University Press 2013, ix + 248pp. $24.99/£17.99 The trajectory of mainline American religion has suffered significantly since their peak in the 1950s. Decreases in number of...