Books at a Glance Jan 19, 2014

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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

Greetings from Books At a Glance!

Here’s a quick rundown of all the articles that we published and books that we featured this week. Check the list and make sure you didn’t miss any! Enjoy!

Book Summary:
Is God a Moral MonsterIS GOD A MORAL MONSTER? MAKING SENSE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT GOD, by Paul Copan
Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God By Paul Copan Baker Books, 2011 252 pages (Paperback)     (Kindle) A Book Summary from Books At a Glance About the Author Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Flori […] Continue Reading
Exciting Announcement:
Exciting NewsAnnouncing Exciting Partnership with WTS Books!
Greetings from Books At a Glance! Books At a Glance Announces New Partnership with Westminster Seminary Bookstore! We have long been impressed with the excellent service and quality selection of books at www.WTSBooks.c […] Continue Reading
Author-Interview:
Interview with Zack Eswine, SPURGEON’S SORROWS: REALISTIC HOPE FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION
Depression is a familiar malady to those in pastoral ministry. Pastors must counsel those who suffer with it in varying degrees and for varying reasons, and they very often must struggle with depression themselves. It may be surprising to learn that Charles Spurgeon was such a minister, but given that, it will be no surpris […] Continue Reading
Book Review:
Learning To Dream AgainLEARNING TO DREAM AGAIN: REDISCOVERING THE HEART OF GOD, Samuel Wells
The wisdom framework offered in the introduction is the crown jewel of the book. Wells suggests that earthly humility, shameful suffering, and effervescent joy are three fundamental ingredients to Christian wisdom, and each of these is seen in Jesus. “So this is the secret of wisdom: Jesus…Jesus’ life is […] Continue Reading
Book Review:
A Vine Ripened LifeA VINE-RIPENED LIFE: SPIRITUAL FRUITFULNESS THROUGH ABIDING IN CHRIST, by Stanley D. Gale
Gale begins by discussing this fruit that we are to produce and how it is that we actually grow. The fruit of the Spirit that we find in Scripture is presented as both a noun and a verb. “For each of the nouns listed in Galatians 5:22-23, we can find corresponding verbs elsewhere: to love, to rejoice, to exercise peac […] Continue Reading
Blogs:
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. As you saw with yesterday […] Continue Reading
Book Review:
Spurgeon's SorrowsSPURGEON’S SORROWS: REALISTIC HOPE FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION, by Zack Eswine
Spiritual depression, Charles argued, is the most difficult of all. Zack writes, “In this tug of war with God and depression, Charles recognized a spiritual reality to depression. He felt that depression itself has circumstantial, biological and spiritual contributors and challenges. But he also believed that the spir […] Continue Reading
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