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This is one of the best books that I’ve read in the last few years!!! On sale now for Kindle…

Acts: A Theological Commentary
on the Bible (Belief Series)

Willie James Jennings


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“A treat for the mind, the heart, and the flesh. This moving meditation on God’s ‘divine desire placed in us by the Spirit’ is a powerful theological commentary on how it is possible for us to break down our categories and barriers that separate us and journey, together, to the new, to our next. This is a book of hope and possibilities about a book of hope and possibilities . . . and this is good news.”
—Emilie M. Townes

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I recently began reading this timely new book…

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hardback: Spiegel and Grau, 2015
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This book is a deep lament, a unflinching account of the Black experience in the United States, an account of all the ways that Black lives and Black bodies have not mattered throughout American history. Watch for my review (a joint review with Soong Chan Rah’s new book Prophetic Lament) in our next print issue.

I’ve been listening to the audiobook edition, which is read by the author.  I highly recommend listening to it in his voice.
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Here is a brief video with the author discussing the book…

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The Moral Portrait of Jesus’ Own People

A Feature Review of

The Sermon on the Mount
The Story of God Bible Commentary

Scot McKnight

Hardback: Zondervan, 2013
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Reviewed by Alex Dye.

Under normal circumstances, I would not voluntarily choose to review a Biblical commentary, not because I do not enjoy them or find them valuable but because that would then mean that I would need to read it cover to cover rather than simply use it as a reference source, which is my usual modus operandi.  However, I could not pass up an opportunity to review Scot McKnight’s take on one of the most challenging, inspiring, and ignored passages of Scripture in the New Testament:  The Sermon on the Mount.  I use the term “ignored” not to suggest that we do not currently preach or teach on this subject, but rather to say that we tend to treat this Sermon as quaint, antique, and maybe even unreachable for the average disciple.  And yet, not only is this the longest section of direct teachings that we have by Jesus in the New Testament, but in this sermon we are privy to his core character as well as His intentions for Christian discipleship.

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David Lyle Jeffrey - Luke (Brazos Theological Commentary)Leading us into the Sacred Story of Self-giving Love

A Review of

Luke (Brazos Theological Commentary)

David Lyle Jeffrey.

Hardback: Brazos Press, 2012
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Reviewed by Jordan Kellicut.

The commentary is an indispensable tool for the study of the scriptures.  Even those trained in Greek, Hebrew, and well-versed in the textual apparatus will eventually visit a commentary or two.  Brazos Theological Commentary has, in my opinion, offered a breath of fresh air to the sometimes stale academic air of commentaries.  The newest volume in the series is Luke by David Lyle Jeffrey.  Continue Reading…