book reviews

Tom Nettles, Living By Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon . Christian Focus, 2013, 700pp, £29.99/$38.00 It would be going over the top to declare an interest, but perhaps an admission of sorts would be in order: I yield the palm to none in my admiration for...
Michael Kruger
Bart D. Ehrman, How Jesus Became God--The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee . New York: HarperOne, 2014. 404 pp., $27.99/£17.99 Over the years, I have had the opportunity to review a number of Bart Ehrman's books, including, most recently, his volume Forged: Writing in the Name of God--...
Michael Kruger
Bart D. Ehrman, How Jesus Became God--The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee . New York: HarperOne, 2014. 404 pp., $27.99/£17.99 Over the years, I have had the opportunity to review a number of Bart Ehrman's books, including, most recently, his volume Forged: Writing in the Name of God--...
Alister McGrath, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life . Tyndale, 2014. 256 pages. Hardcover. $17.99 Back in 2010, C. S. Lewis scholar Michael Ward pulled off a publishing coup that I would like to see imitated more often. Two years after...
Stephen N Williams
John Halsey Wood, Jr. Going Dutch in the Modern Age: Abraham Kuyper's Struggle for a Free Church in the Nineteenth-Century Netherlands . New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, x + 235pp. $74.00 In 1848, the Dutch constitution separated the church from the state. In 1886, a disillusioned...
Scott Oliphint
Logos At Its Best: The Reformation At Your Fingertips As one whose Th.M. thesis was typed on a "state of the art" IBM Selectric typewriter, I continue to marvel at some of the technological advances that have been made over the past few decades. I remember walking into the Bookstore at Westminster...
Chris Bruno
Four Views on The Role of Works at the Final Judgment . Counterpoints: Bible and Theology. Edited by Alan P. Stanley. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. 234 pp. $17.99. This book, edited by Alan Stanley, addresses four major views on the role of works at the final judgment. In light of the recent...
Kenneth Oakes
David Bentley Hart, The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss . New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013, 365pp. + ix. $25.00/£18.99 There is much to provoke, encourage, and worry about in David Bentley Hart's newest book. As it seems petty and misleading to begin with these...
W. Robert Godfrey
Keith D. Stanglin and Thomas H. McCall, Jacob Arminius, Theologian of Grace, Oxford (Oxford University Press), 2012, 240pp. $24.99/£18.99 Keith Stanglin and Thomas McCall are well-trained scholars in historical theology, both receiving Ph.D. degrees from Calvin Theological Seminary after studying...
R.R. Reno
George Marsden, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief . New York: Basic Books, 2014, pp. 264. $19.99/£14.99 After World War II, a consensus about truth gave way to a consensus about the importance of consensus. The result was a liberal politics...