Shelf Life

Shelf Life

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...
Paul Helm Articles
Oliver Crisp, Deviant Calvinism: Broadening Reformed Theology . Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2014, 260 pages, $27.99/£21.99 Oliver Crisp has a deservedly high reputation for his clear expositions of Christian doctrine from an analytical and philosophical angle, notably in regard to the Incarnation...
Jonathan Huggins
Shayne Wheeler. The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus Into the Thorny Places . Tyndale Momentum, 2013. iii + 257 pp. $14.99. Shayne Wheeler has written a wonderfully challenging, encouraging, and deeply personal work of pastoral theology. The Briarpatch Gospel challenges believers to...
James N. Anderson. What's Your Worldview? An Interactive Approach to Life's Big Questions . Wheaton, IL: Crossway. 112pp. $10.99 To say that books on worldviews are something of a cottage industry in evangelical circles would immediately stand me in good stead for the "Understatement of the Year"...
W. Bradford Littlejohn
"What is this love that loves us?" asks Marina, the lead character, in one of the many voice-overs that stand in for dialogue in this spectral, mesmerizing, maddeningly unorthodox film. To the Wonder takes as its starting point this fundamental mystery of human existence, the realization that life...
Thomas H. McCall
Matthew Barrett. Salvation By Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration . Philipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2014. 388 pp. $19.99/₤13.99 As a Wesleyan-Arminian Christian (and thus only "Reformed" in a fairly broad sense), I am keenly interested in the doctrine of the new birth. It...
Kyle Strobel
Peter W. Martens, Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life . Oxford Early Christian Studies (Oxford: OUP, 2012) xii +280. $117.00 hb. $34.00 pb The reception of Origen is nothing if not tumultuous. Unquestionably one of the greatest minds of church history, Origen's ideas were...