Books at a Glance Feb 12, 2015

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Hi, I’m Fred Zaspel, editor at Books at a Glance. If you are anything at all like me, books are a huge part of your life. King Solomon famously said that of the making of many books there is no end – but somehow we are okay with that. What a wonderful medium of communication and learning books are! But there is the frustration of keeping up. And there is the frustration of selection – knowing which books to buy next. Books at a Glance was created to help with just these frustrations. Our staff keeps up with all the newest and best in Christian publishing in order to keep our members informed and up to date. Much more than a book review service, we summarize the contents and thought of each book, so that you can digest a book in minutes. Each summary is an accurate and comprehensive yet brief and concise presentation of the entire book, chapter by chapter, delivered directly to your computer, iPad, or cell phone every week. And in just minutes you will become acquainted with the contents and arguments of each new book. Books at a Glance distinguishes itself as a book summary service that focuses on the newest and the best of Christian publications. Along with these summaries we also provide: book reviews, author interviews, author blogs, etc. In all, we trust this will be a site of real value for you. Check us out. We are excited about our work, and I think you will be too. Blessings, Fred Zaspel

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As always, to help you buy more discerningly, we’re sending you a list of the articles that we featured this week. enjoy!

Book Summary:
The Quest for the TrinityThe Quest for the Trinity: The Doctrine of God in Scripture, History and Modernity
Stephen R. Holmes
InterVarsity Press, 2012
xx+231 pages
A part of an ever-growing body of recent literature on the most important doctrine of the Christian Faith, that is, that the true and living God is a triune Being, this comprehensive study by Stephen Holmes, senior lecturer in theology at the University of St. Andrews, is a solid critique of the direction of much of this literature. As Holmes notes, many theologians …

Book Review:

Finding a Vision for your Church: Assembly RequiredFinding a Vision for Your Church: Assembly Required
Michael A. Milton
P&R, 2012 240 pages
Reviewed by Trent Hunter
I recently walked into a camera shop and was greeted by an empty reception room with photographs of beautiful scenery on the wall. Then a young lady asked if I’d like a massage. Alas, I wasn’t really in a camera shop. In this one small building were two businesses and the signage didn’t coordinate with the entrances. Massages are great, by the way. I just wasn’t after a massage, and as it is I’d go to my wife for one of those. This was something like the experience of reading Finding a Vision for Your Church: Assembly Required, by Michael A. Milton. This is a good book…

Book Review:

The Intolerance of ToleranceThe Intolerance of Tolerance
By D. A. Carson
Eerdmans, 2012 186 pages
A brief book summary from Books At a Glance Introduction In this book D. A. Carson examines the changing face of tolerance in society. He demonstrates that in contemporary society, tolerance has become something vastly different from what it used to be in the Western world. Using a variety of examples, data, and rational analysis, Carson argues that the new tolerance is not only intolerant, it is totalitarian in both its assumed supremacy and its enforcement. The contemporary concept is incoherent and is applied in ways that are entirely inconsistent and contradictory….

Book Review:

Christian BioethicsChristian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families
C. Ben Mitchell and D. Joy Riley
B&H Studies in Christian Ethics B&H Academic, 2014 207 pages
Reviewed by Jacob Shatzer
This book checks all the boxes you would expect for a useful guide: clearly written, important terminology introduced and explained, major topics covered, appropriate scholarly knowledge present but not flaunted. There is one surprise, however, that has a huge impact on the value of the book….


Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement:  Three ViewsInterview with Andrew David Naselli and Mark A. Snoeberger (eds) Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: Three Views
B&H, 2015 256 pages
Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: Three Views is the latest in this genre, and editors Andy Naselli and Mark Snoeberger are to be congratulated on bringing together – with Carl Trueman, Grant Osborn, and John Hammett – a three-way discussion of this disputed topic. Now in a single volume Christian readers can acquaint themselves with all sides of the debate. Today they are here to talk to us about their book and their subject….

Our 5 Most Popular Book Reviews in 2014
As we wrap-up 2014 and start 2015, we thought that you’d enjoy seeing the articles that were the most popular in each category — Blogs, Author-Interviews, Book Reviews, and Book Summaries. Continue Reading
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