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Paul Helm discusses the recent book by David Smith, B.B. Warfield’s Scientifically Constructed Theological Scholarship, which is a a sustained refutation of the widespread view that Old Princeton in general and such as Charles Hodge and (especially) B. B. Warfield in particular were Calvinists who were overly influenced by the rationalism of the Enlightenment, mediated to them by means of the Scottish Common Sense Philosophy of Thomas Reid and others defense.

Love, Freedom, and Evil: Does Authentic Love Require Free Will? by Thaddeus J. Williams is reviewed at by Nathan Pitchford.

Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots by Thomas Kidd is reviewed by Cameron Cloud.

Ten Universal Principles: A Brief Philosophy of the Life Issues by Robert Spitzer is reviewed by Matthew Gamber.

Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Philip Graham Ryken is reviewed by David P. Murray at TGC Reviews.

Exodus: An Exegetical Commentary by Victor Hamilton is reviewed by Jan Verbruggen at the Trans-formed blog.

Preaching That Changes Lives by Michael Fabarez is reviewed by Dave Jenkins.

Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke is reviewed by Aaron Armstrong.

What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him by Byron Forrest Yawn is reviewed by Tim Challies.

The Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments by Marty Machowski is reviewed by Bob Hayton at

Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation, and the End of Poverty by Aaron Armstrong is reviewed at by Mark Tubbs.

Suffering & Evil (Little Black Book Series) by Scott Perry is reviewed by Matt Mikalatos.

Christ’s Prophetic Plans: A Futuristic Premillennial Primer by John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue is reviewed by Benjamin Wright at TGC Reviews.


The 3rd of 5 videos of an interview by Mark Strauss with Darrell Bock on the Purpose of Luke and Acts from Bock’s forthcoming book A Theology of Luke and Acts.

Latayne Scott, author of Mormon Mirage: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today, is interviewed about Mitt Romney.

Trevin Wax interviews Robert Plummer about his new book Journeys of Faith.

Justin Taylor highlights an old interview by Exiled Preacher with David Gibson on his book Engaging with Barth: Contemporary Evangelical Critiques (co-authored with Daniel Strange).

At, Matthew Claridge interviews Robert Letham about his recent book Union With Christ: In Scripture, History, and Theology.

Michael Wittmer discusses why his newest book The Last Enemy is about death.


In promotion of Michael Horton’s For Calvinism and Roger Olson’s Against Calvinism Biola University hosted a conversation between both authors. You can see a short clip here and here. Watch and then pick up the books!

Justin Taylor highlights Paul Houses’ chapter in the forthcoming book Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible: A Guide to Reading the Bible Well Ed. by Grudem, Collins & Schreiner

Dan Wallace is interviewed about textual criticism by Michael Patton at Credo House Ministries in their Theology Unplugged: Coffee with Scholars program.

John Koessler, author of the award winning book Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching, answers the question, “How Do You Preach Easter?”

Justin Buzzard says you can now pre-order his forthcoming book Date Your Wife coming in June.

James Hamilton recommends Doug Wilson & N.D. Wilson’s book The Rhetoric Companion: A Student’s Guide to Power in Persuasion.


Re{Claimed Adoption Fundraisers has posted a great list of books on adoption. (Mt wife is one of three ladies that head this group up)

Brian Croft recommends The Brokenhearted Evangelist for pastors evangelism.

Todd Pruitt highlights a section from Carl Trueman’s most recent book Fools Rush In Where Monkey’s Fear to Tread: Taking Aim At Everyone.

Crossway blog highlights some excellent thoughts from Greg Forster’s new book on Calvinism The Joy of Calvinism: Knowing God’s Personal, Unconditional, Irresistible, Unbreakable Love.

Crossway blog highlights some of Jonathan Dodson’s new book Gospel-Centered Discipleship.

Zondervan has uploaded a section of the book Fatherless Generation: Redeeming the Story on Scribd. I reviewed this book in 10′.

Paul Tautges provides some great quotes from Doug Wilson’s recent book Wordsmithy.

Justin Taylor highlights Ed Welch’s recommendation of Loving Well (Even If You Haven’t Been) by William Smith.

Stephen Altrogge, author of The Greener Grass Conspiracy, has written a new eBook titled My Friend, My Hero, My Dad.

Rick Horne, author of Get Outta My Face!, has a new book titled Get Offa My Case!. He has a One, Two, Three part discussion about the book.

Adam Parker explains the making of the eBook edition of the classic work The Marrow of Modern Divinity by Edward Fisher

Gene Veith highlights some accolades for his recent co-authored book Family Vocation: God’s Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood.

Jonathan Dodson discusses 4 types of errors in manuscripts and the Bible’s reliability from the recent book Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible’s Origin, Reliability, and Meaning Ed. by Grudem, Collins & Schrenier

Francis Beckwith provides some content from his contribution to the new book Journeys of Faith.

Crossway highlights some of the content from Mike Wilkerson’s must red book Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols we Worship and the Wounds we Carry (Re: Lit)

Ignatius Press has a new interesting book out titled Adam & Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution by Mary Eberstadt.

The 2nd edition of We Have Been Believers: An African American Systematic Theology by James Evans & Stephen Ray is out.

The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament book on Acts by Eckhard Schnabel is set to be released in November 12′. (HT:K)

Get the 5 Volume Box Set of History Lives: Chronicles of the Church by Brandon & Mindy Winthrow.

Eerdmans highlights 4 books on how archaeology and ancient history should be done.

Christian Focus Booknotes highlights Dale Ralph Davis’ introduction to Finding God in the Darkness: Twelve Accounts of God’s Care Through Difficult Times by Irene Howat.

Check out the Zondervan Blog Tour reviews of Michael Williams’ new book How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens and then watch the live event webcast from Tuesday night at Calvin Theological Seminary.

JD, at Missiologically Thinking, discusses the book Raising Leaders for the Harvest by Neil Cole and Robert Logan.

Baker Academic new releases and forthcoming books to note:

  1. Old Testament: Text & Context, 3rd Ed. by Victor Matthews and James Moyer
  2. Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics by Joel B. Green
  3. Luther and the stories of God: Biblical Narratives as a Foundation for Christian Living by Robert Kolb
  4. The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary, Rev. Ed. by Gary M. Burge & Andrew E. Hill

Crossway new releases:

  1. Family Vocation: God’s Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood by Gene Veith & Mary Moerbe
  2. Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith: A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture Ed. by James K. Hoffmeier  Dennis Magery
  3. Loving the way Jesus Loves by Philip Graham Ryken
  4. Am I Called?: The Summons to Pastoral Ministry by Dave Harvey
  5. Gospel-Centered Discipleship by Jonathan Dodson
  6. Warfield on the Christian Life by Fred Zaspel
  7. Proverbs: Wisdom that Works (Preaching the Word) by Ray Ortlund

IVP new releases and forthcoming books to note:

  1. The Roots of the Reformation Tradition, Emergence and Rupture by G.R. Evans

…….And Just Because it Interests Me:

David Murray has 20 ways to use commentaries.

Brazos Press interviews the new Baker & Brazos Academic Acquisitions Editor Dave Nelson.

Andy Naselli discusses The Best Part About Knowing the Biblical Languages.

Harold Camping finally admits he was wrong about the date of Christ’s return! (HT:GV) has an awesome reading plan for learning Covenantal Apologetics. There are three reading levels and each is broken down into reading theology, apologetics and philosophy.

Richard Dawkins & Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury discuss human nature and ultimate origins at Oxford University.