Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Gale, Stanley D. Re: velation: Seeing Jesus, Seeing Self, Standing Firm . Reformation Heritage Books, 2021. 152 pp. Ailbe columnist and Board Member Stan Gale has written what may be described as the definitive hermeneutical key for understanding the book of Revelation. This is a book about Jesus...
Cory Griess, Preparing for Dating and Marriage: A 31-Day Family Devotional (Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2020), 112 pp. When my eldest daughter entered her senior year of high school last Fall, we had a Daddy-daughter brunch date to plan her future together. We enjoyed navigating through...
On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts By James K.A. Smith (Grand Rapids, MI., Brazos Press, 2019) On the Road with Saint Augustine just might be the perfect read for those of us forced inside by the pandemic. In this fresh approach to Christian spirituality...
Fashion Theology . Robert Covolo. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2020. 216 pp. Robert Covolo (PhD. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), a theologian specializing in cultural topics and Reformed studies, has written a book with an intriguing title . In this landmark study, Covolo investigates the...
A Workman Not Ashamed: Essays in Honor of Albert N. Martin . Edited by David Charles and Rob Ventura. Conway, AR: Free Grace Press, 2021. Before I present my review, I want to thank David Charles and Rob Ventura, who out of their love and esteem, took the time to coedit a festschrift for Albert...
Michael T. Jahosky, The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-Earth (Wipf & Stock, 2020), 238 pp. During the first half of the twentieth century, a brave cadre of poet-critics, most hailing from the American South, rose up to save poetry, and the language of poetry, from the...
Guy Prentiss Waters, Nicholas J. Reid, and John R. Muether, eds., Covenant Theology: Biblical, Theological, and Historical Perspectives (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020). This volume begins with a clear assertion: “Covenant theology is Reformed theology” (23). While other theological traditions have...
John Currid, The Case for Biblical Archaeology (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2020). Paperback. 288 pp. John Currid’s latest work does what the title advertises: The book provides an introduction to, motivation for, and even inspiration for would-be specialists in various fields of Biblical Studies to...
Greg Lanier, Is Jesus Truly God? How the Bible Teaches the Divinity of Christ (Wheaton: Crossway, 2020). Pp. 144. $16.99, paper. The biblical teaching on Christ's divinity comes not from a handful of proof texts, but from a multifaceted portrait of the preexistent, authoritative, glorious Son of...
Prolegomena: A Defense of the Scholastic Method , by Jordan Cooper, The Weidner Institute, 2020, 332 Pages, $21.60. Christians—East and West, Protestant and Roman Catholic—have gone to work recovering the doctrinal resources of their traditions. The common heritage of patristic and medieval...