Shelf Life

Shelf Life

W. Bradford Littlejohn
It is rarely possible to predict with any certainty which of today's crowd-pleasers or critic-pleasers will secure for themselves a place as classics in the annals of film history--which will be taken as the defining films of their era, not merely for their cinematic qualities but for the aptness...
Mark S. Gignilliat
Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain, Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation . Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015 A few words of introduction and clarification are requisite on the front end of this review. First, given the medium of its distribution, I'...
Jon Coutts
James W. Skillen, The Good of Politics: A Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Introduction . Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. $22.99/£16.99 A welcome addition to Baker Academic's "Engaging Culture" series, James Skillen's The Good of Politics offers an accessible, probing introduction to the...
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...
W. Bradford Littlejohn
Thomas Piketty. Capital in the Twenty-First Century . Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. 696 pp. Hardcover. $24.99/£24.99 To say that Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century has become a sensation would be a bit of a cliché...
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?...