I’ve been pretty bad about keeping up with writing on the books I’ve been reading.  There are several I’d like to review, and one I need to review (a publisher provided book).  So here we are:

  • John Walton’s The Lost World of Genesis One I really enjoyed this book, and found his argument persuasive.  I need to review it mainly because I have a hard time articulating his point to others.
  • N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope This one was also a good read, though a bit repetitive if you’re already familiar with Wright’s work.  I enjoyed the focus on New Creation and Resurrection rather than only on “going to Heaven when we die.”
  • Zondervan’s Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary of the Old Testament: Volume IV I’ve skimmed through this one some, and it seems up to the standard of the other volume I reviewed.  The amount of material  on Isaiah is astounding.  Perhaps I should contrast it with the Early Church’s reading of Isaiah.

That’s all for now I suppose.  Maybe I’ll blog a bit more on Greek coming up, who knows!

~alex

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