Redemptive Reversals – G.K. Beale (2019)

G.K. Beale, Redemptive Reversals (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 189 pp. Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom by G.K. Beale is the latest installment in the Crossway series, Short Studies in Biblical Theology. Thus far, the books in this series stand on their own merits and make a unique contribution to the field ofContinue reading “Redemptive Reversals – G.K. Beale (2019)”

Emblems of the Infinite King – J. Ryan Lister (2019)

J. Ryan Lister, Emblems of the Infinite King: Enter the Knowledge of the Living God (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 181 pp. From time to time, I enjoy a good children’s book. There’s something about taking a break from my usual theologically robust reading schedule and immersing myself into a book designed to inspire and educate kids.Continue reading “Emblems of the Infinite King – J. Ryan Lister (2019)”

Not Home Yet – Ian K. Smith

Ian K. Smith, Not Home Yet (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 167 pp. One of the recent encouraging developments in the church is an interest in biblical theology. 2 Peter 3:13 says, “According to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” This grand promise is the theme ofContinue reading “Not Home Yet – Ian K. Smith”

The Story of His Glory – Brian Hedges (2019)

Brian Hedges, The Story of His Glory (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 54 pp. We live in an age of confusion and uncertainty. As a result, our culture is untethered from truth and disconnected from reality. Christian readers are renewed and refreshed, then, when an author courageously asserts what God has plainly revealed in a winsome andContinue reading “The Story of His Glory – Brian Hedges (2019)”

Story of Redemption Bible

Since introduces the ESV, its popularity has been unparalleled. Several noteworthy publications have been launched, including the Gospel Transformation Bible, Reformation Study Bible, and the ESV Readers’ Bible. In 2001, Crossway Books introduced the English Standard Version (ESV). After reading about the translation philosophy and the scholars involved in the project, I was convinced thatContinue reading “Story of Redemption Bible”

Biblical and Theological Studies: A Student’s Guide – Michael Wilkins & Erik Thoennes

Michael J. Wilkins & Erik Thoennes, Biblical and Theological Studies (Wheaton: Crossway, 2018), 127 pp. Almost thirty-five years ago, I sat in my first undergraduate Bible course. It was a steep uphill climb that involved a whole new vocabulary. Those days were both exciting and daunting. One of the missing pieces of my education wasContinue reading “Biblical and Theological Studies: A Student’s Guide – Michael Wilkins & Erik Thoennes”

Biblical Theology – Nick Roark and Robert Cline (2018)

Nick Roark & Robert Cline, Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel. Wheaton: Crossway, 2018, 160 pp. $12.48 One of the critical components of the Christian life involves understanding Scripture and applying it to our lives. This unavoidable goal is at the heart of Nick Roark and Robert Cline’s book, Biblical Theology: HowContinue reading “Biblical Theology – Nick Roark and Robert Cline (2018)”

The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)

T. Desmond Alexander, The City of God and the Goal of Creation. Wheaton: Crossway, 2018, 190 pp,  $15.99 “God’s purpose in creating this world is to establish a resplendent metropolis that will fill the earth, where God will reside in harmony with humans,” says T. Desmond Alexander. The author’s latest work, entitled The City ofContinue reading “The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)”

Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World – Thomas Schreiner (2017)

Thomas R. Schreiner, Covenant and God’s Purpose For the World, Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2017, 136 pp. $9.97 Biblical theology is the discipline that reveals the storyline of Scripture. It looks at the big picture, which begins at creation and culminates with the new earth, where God makes all things new. “The purpose of biblical theology,” accordingContinue reading “Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World – Thomas Schreiner (2017)”

WHAT IS BIBLICAL THEOLOGY? – James M. Hamilton Jr. (2014)

Biblical Theology is “interpretive perspective reflected in the way the biblical authors have presented their understanding of earlier Scripture, redemptive history, and the events they are describing, recounting, celebrating, or addressing in narratives, poems, proverbs, letters, and apocalypses.”  So says, James Hamilton in his latest work, What is Biblical Theology? Hamilton is no stranger toContinue reading “WHAT IS BIBLICAL THEOLOGY? – James M. Hamilton Jr. (2014)”