New Books Network

M. David Litwa, “How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths” (Yale UP, 2019)
Did the early Christians believe their myths? Like most ancient—and modern—people, early Christians made efforts to present their myths in the most believable ways. In How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths (Yale University Press, 2019), M. David Litwa explores how and why what later became the four... Read More
Jonathan G. Kline, “Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in 2 Minutes a Day” (Hendrickson, 2017)
The last few years have seen a proliferation of helps for those of us who struggle to consolidate and develop our knowledge of ancient languages. But here is one of the most helpful of these new resources. Jonathan G. Kline, who is academic editor at Hendrickson, and the author of... Read More
Jackson Wu, “Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission” (IVP Academic, 2019)
What does it mean to “read Romans with Eastern eyes”? Combining research from Asian scholars with his many years of experience living and working in East Asia, Jackson directs our attention to Paul’s letter to the Romans. He argues that some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those... Read More
Markus Zehnder, “New Studies in the Book of Isaiah: Essays in Honor of Hallvard Hagelia” (Gorgias Press, 2014)
Who is the Suffering Servant? The book of Isaiah is one of the most beloved and well-known prophetic books among both Jews and Christians, but its references to the ‘Suffering Servant’ have been a source of controversy in scholarship. In today’s show, we speak with Dr. Markus Zehnder about the... Read More
Christopher J. H. Wright, “The Old Testament in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic” (IVP Academic, 2019)
Some people find the Old Testament to be confusing, out of date, and essentially replaced by the New Testament. They are missing out. The Old Testament offers us a grand narrative that reveals God’s work, God’s purposes, and God’s wisdom. In his new book The Old Testament in Seven Sentences: A... Read More
Scott Harrower, “God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This World” (Lexham Press, 2019)
In God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This World (Lexham Press, 2019), the Rev. Dr. Scott Harrower, Lecturer in Christian Thought at Ridley College, takes on the tremendous topic: the problem of horrific evil that seems to omnipresent in today’s world. This new book covers... Read More
Craig Keener, “Galatians: A Commentary” (Baker Academic, 2019)
Leading New Testament scholar Dr. Craig Keener is widely respected for his thorough research, sound judgments, and knowledge of ancient sources. This commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians features Keener’s meticulous and comprehensive research and offers a wealth of fresh insights. Galatians: A Commentary (Baker Academic, 2019) will benefit... Read More