Eerdmans All Over: October 18, 2013

Welcome once again to Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.

New Releases

Reinventing Liberal Christianity
Reinventing Liberal Christianity


Reinventing Liberal Christianity
Theo Hobson


The War Within These Walls
By Aline Sax and Caryl Strzelecki


Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind (paperback)
Mark A. Noll


Cross and Kremlin: A Brief History of the Orthodox Church in Russia
Thomas Bremer


News from Eerdmans . . .

  • There’s still time to enter to win our books for pastors giveaway! You’ve got until 11:59pm on Monday night to enter. Winners will receive a copy of
    Holy Luck
    Holy Luck

    Reading for Preaching by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. and two books of their choice from a selection of our ministry resources.

  • Check out the trailer for the new book of poetry from wordsmith Eugene Peterson, Holy Luck.
  • Take a look at our updated collection of books for pastors to find some valuable ministry resources, or our new collection of books that help young readers make sense of war.
  • We sent out our monthly newsletters this week. If you don’t already get them, sign up here!

. . . and elsewhere.

  • A Girl Called Problem
    A Girl Called Problem

    If you’ve ever read Roald Dahl or Harry Potter or practically any classic kid lit, you know that one consistent trope is bad parenting. Betsy Bird (New York Public Library’s Youth Materials Collections Specialist) has helpfully cataloged kid lit’s worst parents of 2013 for Fuse 8. Right at the top (or I suppose the bottom) of the list is Shida’s mother from A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk. Read the book to found out how this brave Tanzanian girl overcomes incredible difficulties for the promise of an education.

  • Andrew T. Abernathy reviewed C. L. Seow’s new ILLUMINATIONS commentary on Job 1-21 on Michael Bird’s blog. He calls it “a masterful resource that a wide range of people can benefit from—ministers and scholars alike. It is highly recommended.” Michael Bird’s new book The Gospel of the Lord is slated for release in 2014.
  • Nate Claiborne reviewed Renewing the Evangelical Mission,
    Abraham Kuyper
    Abraham Kuyper

    edited by Richard Lints and including essays from a veritable who’s who of evangelical theology. He writes, “If this is a topic that interests you, it’s definitely a book to put on your shelf (and of course read at some point).”

  • Congratulations to Kathi Appelt (I See the Moon) whose book The True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp (Atheneum) is a finalist for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature!
  • Eric Miller wrote a piece for Cardus on Abraham Kuyper and the Drama of History, in which he mentions James Bratt’s outstanding new biography, Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat.

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