Books at a Glance Jan 24, 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

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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:
Salvation By Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration by Matthew BarrettSALVATION BY GRACE: THE CASE FOR EFFECTUAL CALLING AND REGENERATION, by Matthew BarrettSalvation by Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration By Matthew Barrett P & R, 2013 388 pages, paperback.About the Author Matthew Barrett (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant profess […] Continue Reading
The Trinitarian Devotion of John OwenInterview with Sinclair Ferguson, Part 1, author of THE TRINITARIAN DEVOTION OF JOHN OWENWell, I am a child of the sixties in the sense that I was born in 1948 and so was a teenager through the decade that so impacted our culture. In God’s providence it was just at that time that Owen’s works were being reprinted. I was a young University student. Owen was on sale for the equivalent of one dol […] Continue Reading
Dr Sinclair FergusonInterview with Sinclair B. Ferguson, author of THE TRINITARIAN DEVOTION OF JOHN OWEN, Part 2When we begin to see this pattern in Scripture I think it can open up a whole new world for us. Think of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia. You go through the back of a wardrobe and you find yourself in a whole new world. It is the same here. In a sense this perspective helps us see into the heart of God, into the fact that t […] Continue Reading
Book Review:
Reading the Historical BooksREADING THE HISTORICAL BOOKS: A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO ENGAGING THE BIBLICAL TEXT, by Patricia Dutcher-WallsAlthough the methodologies of higher criticism have encouraged readers to pay close attention to the details of biblical texts and better understand their formation, the result is often fragmentation, dissection, and loss of appreciation for their literary artistry. However Patricia Dutcher-Walls, professor of Hebrew […] Continue Reading
Book Review:
The Community of JesusTHE COMMUNITY OF JESUS: A THEOLOGY OF THE CHURCH, by Kendell Easley and Christopher MorganWhat I really appreciate about the book is that it moves through the Bible from the beginning to the end before attempting to reflect upon historical developments, systematize theological formulations, and identify important practical applications of the doctrine for life, ministry, and practice. This kind of ap […] Continue Reading
Our 5 Most Popular Book Reviews in 2014As 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
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