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REVIEWS:

Why Do We Have Creeds? (Basics of the Faith) by Burke Parsons is reviewed by Kevin Fiske.

The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society by Brad Gregory is reviewed by Carl Trueman. (HT:CI)

Who Am I?” Identity in Christ by Jerry Bridges is reviewed by Mike Hyatt.

Am I Called?: The Summons to Pastoral Ministry by Dave Harvey is reviewed by Juan Sanchez at TGC Reviews.

Reckless Abandon by David Sitton is reviewed by Tim Challies.

God With Us: Divine Condescension and the Attributes of God by Scott Oliphint is reviewed by Ryan Lister at Credomag.com.

Christians Get Depressed Too by David Murray is reviewed by Mark Tubbreng Reader.com.

Paul and Scripture: Studying the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Steve Moyise is reviewed by James Hamilton.

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat is previewed by Tim Keller.

Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Philip Ryken is reviewed by Dave Jenkins at Servant of Grace.

INTERVIEWS:

Darrell Bock is interviewed by Matt Smethurst about the forthcoming book The Gospel According to Isaiah 53: Encountering the Suffering Servant in Jewish and Christian Theology.

Trevin Wax is interview by Baptist Press about Lifeway’s new Gospel Project.

Tullian Tchividjian is interviewed by Timothy Dalrymple (from Philosophical Fragments) about his most recent book Jesus + Nothing = Everything.

Andreas Kostenberger is interviewed by ReformedCast about his most recent book Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue.

Gerald Bray is interviewed by Matt Smethurst about his recent systematic theology God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology.

Matt Chandler is interviewed by The Christian Post about his new role as president of Acts29 Church Planting Network.

Duane Liftin is interviewed by Justin Taylor about his new book Word versus Deed: Resetting the Scales to Biblical Balance.

Trevin Wax interviews Derwin Grey and Juan Sanchez on Pursuing Multi-Ethnic Congregations.

AUTHOR HIGHLIGHTS:

Jonathan Dodson, author of Gospel-Centered Discipleship, discusses why Discipleship is Messy.

Louis posts the lectures and following discussion on Genesis at Western Seminary by John Walton (The Lost World of Genesis One & Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology) and Tremper Longman (How to Read Genesis).

Following the debate between Craig Evans and Bart Ehrman, Evans was asked some follow up questions which he answers here.

Christian Focus Booknotes posts the most recent Culver’s Theology Corner, adapted from Systematic Theology: Biblical & Historical, which focuses on The Origin and Unity of Mankind by Creation.

BOOKS & RESOURCES TO NOTE:

IVP announces a new book series called Praxis which seeks to equip leaders for ministry.

Kevin Fiske shows us the first commentary on Galatians by Dr. Jon Fesko in the new Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament.

Andrew Rogers shares a forthcoming book by Zondervan titled Gospel Coach: Shepherding Leaders to Glorify God by Scott Thomas  & Tom Wood.

James Hamilton examines Allen P. Ross’ new commentary Psalms, Vol. 1 Psalms 1-41 in the Kregel Exegetical Library.

Trevin Wax highlights 9 World-Tilting Truths from The World Tilting Gospel by Dan Phillips.

Tolle Lege Press has launched their new commentary series titled Lectio Continua. You can see the list of future volumes and contributors.

Andy Naselli highlights The Torn Veil: Matthew’s Exposition of the Death of Jesus by Daniel Gurtner as the best explanation of why the curtain tore in two when Jesus died.

Justin Taylor suggests three books on inerrancy.

From The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses by Vern Poythress, Justin Taylor explains why Leviticus Can Be Boring.

…….And Just Because it Interests Me:

Practical Shepherding (Brian Bancroft’s blog) has been hijacked by his wife Cara Bancroft as she discusses balancing the burden of ministry with family.

Michael Patton on How To Lose Your Influence in Theology.