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Book Write-Up: Egypt’s Sister, by Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt.  Egypt’s Sister.  Bethany House, 2017.  See here to buy the book. Egypt’s Sister is the first book of Angela Hunt’s “The Silent Years,” which concerns the so-called “Intertestamental Period,” the time between the Old and the New Testaments.  … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis and Poor Writers

Originally posted on Mere Inkling:
C.S. Lewis seldom kept a secret his low opinion of poor writers. This wasn’t because he was a literary snob, it’s because he was a literary critic. Actually, the breadth of Lewis’ literary tastes was…

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Wright-layering Caleb’s cake

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
In David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory, Jacob L. Wright sees the biblical text as like a layer cake.  It is not the product of someone stitching together fully developed narrative sources like…

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Christian Scholars Review

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
Cover of the current issue of Christian Scholars Review The most recent issue of the Christian Scholars Review (CSR) arrived in my mail the other day and it occurred to me that this might be…

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Wright-Caleb, Edom, and the Exile

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Jacob L. Wright spent the first ten chapters of his David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory exploring what he sees as the literary construction of the David narrative.  He especially emphasized that many…

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Church Write-Up: Unity, For Me and Against Me, and Prayer vs. Protest

For church this morning, I attended an African-American Baptist church. The pastor was preaching about unity among believers, as well as Jesus’ statement in Matthew 12:30 and Luke 11:23 that whoever is not for him is against him. The pastor … Continue reading

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Graceful Evangelism, book review

Originally posted on Enough Light:
Graceful Evangelism, Christian Witness in a Complex World by Frances S. Adeney. Baker Academic, 2010. I won this book in a book giveaway from The Baker Deep End Blog in…2014! Finally, I read it this…

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Book Write-Up: The Wisdom of God, by A.W. Tozer

A.W. Tozer.  The Wisdom of God: Letting His Truth and Goodness Direct Your Steps.  Compiled and edited by James L. Snyder.  Bethany House, 2017.  See here to buy the book. This book is a collection of A.W. Tozer’s reflections on … Continue reading

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Wright-the place of Chronicles

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I continue to read and write about Jacob L. Wright’s David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory. Some of Wright’s assumptions about the composition of the Bible become more explicit in later chapters.  He…

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Book Write-Up: Let There Be Light

Mark Leonard.  Let There Be Light.  WestBow Press, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Let There Be Light is a young-earth creationist science fiction novel.  It focuses on two scientist friends: Bill, an atheist with a Jewish upbringing, and … Continue reading

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