Book Reviews

Almond, Philip C. The Devil: A New Biography. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014. 270 pp. $29.95 REVIEW

Bailey, Kenneth E. The Good Shepherd: The Thousand-Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament. InterVarsity Press, 2014. 288 pp. $24.00 REVIEW

Bateman, IV, Herbert W., Darrell L. Bock, and Gordon H. Johnston. Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel’s King. Kregel, 2012. 527 pp. $36.99 REVIEW

Berding, Kenneth and Matt Williams, eds. What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About, 2d ed. Kregel, 2015. 304 pp. $32.99 REVIEW

Black, David Alan. Learn to Read New Testament Greek, 3d ed. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2009. 258 pp. $29.99 REVIEW

Campbell, Brian. The Romans and Their World: A Short Introduction. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. 288 pp. $25 REVIEW

Chisholm, Robert. J., Jr. A Commentary on Judges and Ruth. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2013. 697 pp. $39.99 REVIEW

Comfort, Philip. A Commentary on the Manuscripts and Text of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2015. 448 pp. $29.99 REVIEW

Copan, Paul. True for You but Not For Me: Overcoming Objections to Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Bethany House, 2009. 240 pp. $13.99 REVIEW

Cousar, Charles B. Philippians and Philemon: A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009. 125 pp. $29.95 REVIEW

Garlow, James L. and Keith Wall. Heaven and the Afterlife. Ada, MI: Bethany House, 2009. 272 pp. $13.99 REVIEW

Garrett, Duane A. A Commentary on Exodus. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2014. 741 pp. $39.99 REVIEW

Gritsch, Eric W. Toxic Spirituality: Four Enduring Temptations of Christian Faith. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009. 176 pp. $22.00 REVIEW

Harvey, John D. Interpreting the Pauline Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2012. 211 pp. $22.99 REVIEW

Horton, Michael. Introducing Covenant Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009. 204 pp. $15.99 REVIEW

Huffman, Douglas J. The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek: Grammar, Syntax, and Diagramming. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2012. 112 pp. $16.99  REVIEW

Irons, Charles Lee. A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2016. 629 pp. $39.99 REVIEW

Jobes, Karen R. Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2016. 349 pp. $39.99 REVIEW

Kierspel, Lars. Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paul. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2012. 288 pp. $26.99 REVIEW

Köstenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles. The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2009. 976 pp. $59.99 REVIEW

Köstenberger, Andreas J. and Richard D. Patterson. Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011. 891 pp. $46.99 REVIEW

Law, Timothy Michael. When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 216 pp. $24.95 REVIEW

Lawrenz, Mel. I Want to Believe: Finding Your Way in an Age of Many Faiths. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2009. 232 pp. $16.99 REVIEW

Life Application Bible Studies: Hebrews. 112 pp. $7.99 REVIEW

Life Application Bible Studies: John. 116 pp. $7.99 REVIEW

McLean, B. H. Hellenistic and Biblical Greek: A Graduated Reader. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 526 pp. $120. REVIEW

Perdue, Leo G., Robert Morgan, and Benjamin D. Sommer. Biblical Theology: Introducing the Conversation. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009. 337 pp. $22.00 REVIEW

Reasoner, Mark. Roman Imperial Texts: A Sourcebook. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013. xi + 257 pp. $49 REVIEW

Ross, Allen P. A Commentary on the Psalms: Volume 1 (1–41). Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011. 896 pp. $49.99

Scott, Latayne C. The Mormon Mirage: A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today, 3d ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. 368 pp. $16.99 REVIEW

Stevens, Gerald L. New Testament Greek Intermediate: From Morphology to Translation. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2009. 612 pp. £32.00 REVIEW

Stuart, Douglas. Old Testament Exegesis: A Guide for Students and Pastors. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009. 224 pp. $24.95 REVIEW

Taylor, Richard A. Interpreting Apocalyptic Literature: An Exegetical Handbok. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2016. 208 pp. $21.99 REVIEW

Taylor, Vincent. The Gospels: A Short Introduction. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009. 112 pp. $14.00 REVIEW

Trzaskoma, Stephen M., R. Scott Smith, and Stephen Brunet, eds. Anthology of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation, Second Edition. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2016. 548 pp. $57. REVIEW

Vlachos, Chris A. James. Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2013. 256 pp. $24.99 REVIEW

Wallace, Daniel B., ed. A Reader’s Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2013. 250 pp. $34.99 REVIEW

Walls, Jerry L. Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: A Protestant View of the Cosmic Drama. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2014. 240 pp. $19.99 REVIEW

Walton, John H. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009. 192 pp. $16.00 REVIEW

Walton, John H. and Andrew E. Hill. A Survey of the Old Testament, 3d ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009. 799 pp. $49.99 REVIEW

Ward, Timothy. Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009. 184 pp. $22.00 REVIEW

Wegner, Paul D. Using Old Testament Hebrew in Preaching: A Guide for Students and Pastors. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009. 166 pp. $17.99 REVIEW

Williams, Michael. How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens: A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012. 267 pp. $18.99 REVIEW


2 thoughts on “Book Reviews”

  1. Hi Jason,

    I’m the Assistant Business Manager for the Common English Bible CEB (a new translation in the works) as well as other reference materials. New Leaven has made comments on the CEB and I would like to forward you a sampler of The Gospel of Matthew. I noticed your wish list and may be able to sample a few items. Please let me know your mailing address if you’re willing to are willing to review some of our resources as well as The Gospel of Matthew for the CEB.


    Peggy Shearon
    Assist. Business Manager
    Common English BIble

  2. Peggy: Thank you for the offer. I would love to receive materials, especially a sample of the Gospel of Matthew. If you would email me your email address, I’ll send you my mailing address. Thanks again!

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