Book Reviews

John N. Oswalt, The Bible among the Myths: Unique or Just Different?

Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2009, 204 pgs. Summary: John N. Oswalt (1940-     ) is distinguished professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has a written a careful assessment of the uniqueness of the biblical conception of God and how this distinguishes the Bible from similar forms of ancient near-eastern religious texts. The Bible …

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How Does My Faith in Jesus Connect with My Work Life?

How does my faith in Jesus connect with my work life? How does Sunday relate to Monday?  What difference does the gospel make when I’m stocking shelves, turning wrenches, or answering phones? These are the types of questions that commonly haunt the everyday, ordinary Christian. For those who are serious and sincere in their faith, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity

Banner of Truth, Edinburgh, 1983, 316 pgs. Summary: Thomas Watson (c. 1620–1686) was a Puritan, non-conformist, and godly preacher who co-pastored with Stephen Charnock (1628–1680). He preached a series of sermons on the Westminster Shorter Catechism which were then published after he is death as A Body of Practical Divinity. Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) with the …

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Learning from Herman Bavinck’s “Christian Worldview”

Herman Bavinck, Dutch theologian and Christian leader of the late 19th/early 20th centuries, delivered the first edition of his Christian Worldview in 1904, and later revised and republished it in 1913. Through the good work of Crossway publishers and editorial/translation work of Nathaniel Gray Sutanto, James Eglinton, and Cory C. Brock, this important work is …

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Jesus Pronounced Greek Differently than Your Seminary Professor, BibleMesh Scholar’s Book Argues

First-century Greek speakers didn’t pronounce words like most modern seminarians are taught to pronounce them. While today’s budding Greek scholars are taught to pronounce the letter ƞ (eta) like the final vowel sound in “obey,” it actually was pronounced like the vowel sound in “feet.” Contemporary students are taught to pronounce the letter ω (omega) …

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BOOK REVIEW: Steven Smith, Pagans and Christians in the City

The contemporary culture wars tearing at America’s social fabric, Steven Smith argues in Pagans and Christians in the City, are less about conservative and liberal values or Christianity versus secular visions of social order. Rather, they amount to a standoff of competing forms of religiosity hundreds of years in the making. In his book, not …

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