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Book Notice: CHRIST ALONE – THE UNIQUENESS OF JESUS AS SAVIOR: WHAT THE REFORMERS TAUGHT … AND WHY IT STILL MATTERS, by Stephen J. Wellum

 

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It has become common to summarize the primary emphases of the Protestant Reformation under the Latin phrases, sola Scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and sola Deo Gloria – Scripture alone, Christ alone, grace alone, faith alone, and glory to God alone. This may not hit on all that the Reformers thought so important, but it does point to foundational and central gospel issues that were at stake and that gave rise to their cause.

In honor of this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation Zondervan has published a timely series of books in their The Five Solas Series, under the editorship of Dr. Matthew Barrett, and we are pleased to see that all five of the volumes are now available.

 

God’s Word Alone—The Authority of Scripture: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters, by Matthew Barrett
WTS Books, Amazon, and Kindle
See our Author Interview here.

 

Christ Alone—The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters, by Stephen Wellum
WTS Books, Amazon, and Kindle

 

Grace Alone—Salvation as a Gift of God: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters, by Carl Trueman
WTS Books, Amazon and Kindle

 

Faith Alone—The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters, by Thomas Schreiner
WTS Books, Amazon, and Kindle
See our Book Summary here.
See our Book Review here.
See our Author Interview here.

 

God’s Glory Alone—The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters, by David VanDrunen
WTS Books, Amazon, and Kindle
See our Book Summary here.

 

This series was a great idea, given this 500th anniversary year, and each book is well-informed and well-presented with contemporary application. We could scarcely find topics more “relevant” to the church today. Highly recommended!

 

Fred Zaspel

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Book Notice: FROM CREATION TO NEW CREATION: BIBLICAL THEOLOGY AND EXEGESIS (ESSAYS IN HONOR OF G.K. BEALE)

 

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Few scholars in our generation have worked harder to demonstrate the nature of the New Testament use of the Old Testament than Greg Beale. A volume like this in his honor was surely appropriate. It’s been available a few years now, yet somehow I’m only now getting around to reading it. Festschrifts are by their nature uneven works, and the reader is left to choose chapters according to interest. Yet some essays stand out as worth the price of the book.

  • Daniel Block’s challenge to the prevailing consensus regarding the Eden Temple easily repays a careful read, whichever side you take on the question.
  • Doug Moo’s examination of Genesis 15:6 and its three citations in the New Testament (Gal. 3, Rom.4, and James 2), though brief, shows his typical carefulness in exegesis—a valuable resource for any preacher addressing these passages.
  • Don Carson’s review of Philip Ross on the tripartite division of the Mosaic law provides insightful guidance to that perennial discussion.
  • Joel White on the 144,000 in Revelation 7 and 14 is a welcome and helpful contributions to the discussion.

This is not to imply that other essays are not of genuine value also; they are—Christopher Beetham’s sketch of the biblical story of creation-kingdom, for example. But these stand out, to me, at least, as especially useful.

 

Table of Contents

Part 1:  Old Testament

1. Eden: A Temple? A Reassessment of the Biblical Evidence
Daniel L. Block
2. The Shape of the Torah as Reflected in the Psalter, Book
Hassell Bullock
3. Narrative Repetition in 1 Samuel 24 and 26: Saul’s Descent and David’s Ascent
John D. Currid and L.K. Larson
4. Samson and the Harlot at Gaza (Judges 16:1-3)
Gordon P. Hugenberger

Part 2: Use of the Old Testament in the New

5. The Power and the Glory: The Rendering of Psalm 110:1 in Mark 14:62
Richard J. Bauckham
6. Genesis 1-3 and Paul’s Theology of Adam’s Dominion in Romans 5-6
Roy E. Ciampa
7. Luke’s Isaianic Jubilee
Daniel M. Gurtner
8. Genesis 15:6 in the New Testament
Douglas J. Moo
9. The Temple, a Davidic Messiah, and a Case of Mistaken Priestly Identity (Mark 2:26)
Nicholas Perrin
10. The 144,000 in Revelation 7 and 14: Old Testament and Intratextual Clues to Their Identity
Joel R. White
11. How Do You Read? God’s Faithful Character as the Primary Lens for the New Testament Use of Israel’s Scriptures
Rikk E. Watts

Part 3: Biblical Theology

12. The Tripartite Division of the Law: A Review of Philip Ross, The Finger of God
D.A. Carson
13. From Creation to New Creation: The Biblical Epic of King, Human Viceregency, and Kingdom
Christopher Beetham
14. Dare to Be a Daniel: An Exploration of the Apostle Paul as a Danielic Figure
Benjamin L. Gladd

 

A valuable resource—definitely worth the price of admission.

 

Fred G. Zaspel

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