Apollos Old Testament Commentary: 1 and 2 Samuel – David G. Firth

Studying a book of the Bible in depth can be an exciting thing! God's word is essential and sufficient for life and godliness. Yet God has given his church an awesome gift in scholars who can share their thoughts and expositions on the different books of the Bible. Here in the Apollos Old Testament Commentary … Continue reading Apollos Old Testament Commentary: 1 and 2 Samuel – David G. Firth

Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture: A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey – Constantine R. Campbell & Jonathan T. Pennington

There are plenty of Bible surveys out there that provide great material for learning and growing in God's Word. So much so that it can be difficult choosing which one to start with or figuring out which one is best for you. Campbell and Pennington have given us a fantastic new survey of the New … Continue reading Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture: A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey – Constantine R. Campbell & Jonathan T. Pennington

The Spirit of Holiness: Reflections on Biblical Spirituality – Terry Delaney and Roger D. Duke

The Christian life is all about God working in and through His people for His glory. What this looks like practically in the life of a believer can be called biblical spirituality. The Spirit of Holiness is one of those books that really does a great job in taking a deeper look at biblical spirituality. … Continue reading The Spirit of Holiness: Reflections on Biblical Spirituality – Terry Delaney and Roger D. Duke

Dual Citizens: Politics and American Evangelicalism – edited by Timothy D. Padgett

The relationship between biblical Christianity and politics has been a heated topic of debate since...forever! The various views in regard to this relationship are so numerous its almost impossible to wade through them all. But one thing is key that we understand, and that is that we are to live in this world in a … Continue reading Dual Citizens: Politics and American Evangelicalism – edited by Timothy D. Padgett

“Here Are Your Gods”: Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times – Christopher J. H. Wright

"Here Are Your Gods." These are the words that the Israelites spoke after the fashioning of the golden calf in the book of Exodus. There was massive confusion and syncretism between Israel's God and the gods they made with their hands. But what about today? What is it that we worship? Do we still make … Continue reading “Here Are Your Gods”: Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times – Christopher J. H. Wright

The Cross in Four Words: Freedom, Forgiveness, Justice, and Purpose – DeYoung, Coekin, and Christos-Wahab

"Jesus died on the cross to save us." This statement is the heart of Christianity and the foundation for the Christian life, walk and hope. Yet we still neglect the importance of what the cross means to us as believers in practical life. This great little book gives us four "words" that are a part … Continue reading The Cross in Four Words: Freedom, Forgiveness, Justice, and Purpose – DeYoung, Coekin, and Christos-Wahab

Jesus and the Forces of Death: The Gospels’ Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism – Matthew Thiessen

Lately I am finding myself more directed to the Gospels and the life of Jesus than other portions of the Bible. As a result, I'm realizing how much I do not know about Jesus and the infinitely deep well that is his life and ministry, especially within the specific historical and cultural context of that … Continue reading Jesus and the Forces of Death: The Gospels’ Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism – Matthew Thiessen

Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life – Jonathan T. Pennington

There are so many titles that we give to Jesus: Savior, Lord, King, Friend, Redeemer, Shepherd, etc. It is rare to see anyone name or even relate to Jesus as a philosopher. Yet, Pennington shows us in this much needed book that Jesus is indeed the Great Philosopher through which we can truly find the … Continue reading Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life – Jonathan T. Pennington

Who is God?: Key Moments of Biblical Revelation – Richard Bauckham

The question "Who is God?" is a massive question! How difficult it seems to even begin to answer it. Thankfully, we have God's Word that reveals who He is to us. In the pages of this small book, we find a guide through some of the most revelatory passages in the Bible, where God has … Continue reading Who is God?: Key Moments of Biblical Revelation – Richard Bauckham