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.
Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith
The Not-So-Promised Land: The Dutch in Amelia County, Virginia, 1868-1880
Janet Sjaarda Sheeres
God the Revealed: Christology
News from Eerdmans . . .
- This week was our annual EBYR Sales Conference, where new books and artwork were unveiled by the EBYR team. We were thrilled to get a sneak peak and can’t wait to put these amazing new titles in your hands. Take a look at this new artwork from Don Tate.
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- Christianity Today announced its 2014 Book Awards, and two Eerdmans books were among them!
- Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. won in the category of Church/Pastoral Leadership.
- The Holy Spirit—In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today by Anthony Thiselton won an Award of Merit in Theology/Ethics
- Two Eerdmans books made Library Journal‘s Best Books of 2013! First on the list was Michel Cool’s Francis: A New World Pope, “The book for Catholic and non-Catholic readers alike not only to learn about Jorge Maria Bergoglio, the Argentine-born Pope Francis, but to gain from Cool’s shrewd insights into vexing issues facing this new papacy and the church at large.” Also featured was Francis Watson’s Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective — “a deeply significant work.”
- South African theologian Allan Boesak (Dear We Speak of Hope?), who now lives in Indianapolis, spoke to IndyStar last week about his friend Nelson Mandela. “He has created the ability in himself to rise above the tensions of race and class in South Africa. He has been able to unite the people in things that not many others could have done. . . . I think the outpouring of grief that you will see in South Africa in the next few days and weeks will be genuine.” Read the article and watch video of Boesak here.
About.com listed the “Best Christmas Books for Kids about Jesus’ Birth,” and The Nativity: From the Gospels of Matthew and Luke by Ruth Sanderson was one of eight books to make the list.
- “Everyone who’s got a child on their holiday gift-giving list wants to encourage a love of reading, right?” asks Kirkus Reviews. “But which new books are really going to excite a child?” They answered the question with books from their list of Best Children’s Books of 2013, and the very first one is Little Naomi, Little Chick by Avirama Golan and Raaya Karas. Check out the list here.
- Wesley Granberg-Michaelson was interviewed by The Christian Post about the demographic shift taking place in the church which is the subject of his headline-grabbing book From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church.
Eerdmans loomed large on Bob Cornwall’s blog this week, with a wonderful review of Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow, edited by Dean Stroud. Preaching in Hitler’s Shadow is a collection of sermons by courageous preachers in Hitler’s Germany, and it helps fill in our knowledge of faithful church activity in that era, says Cornwall, along with books like Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic 1932-1933 by Angela Dienhart Hancock. Stroud continued to inform Cornwall’s thinking about the prophecy of John in an advent meditation later in the week. Cornwall also posted a very nice review of Margaret Bendroth’s The Spiritual Practice of Remembering, noting that remembrance is important for each believer to find their place the whole communion of saints.
- Phillip J. Long reviewed James D. G. Dunn’s book of essays The Oral Gospel Tradition on his blog Reading Acts. “Eerdmans is to be thanked for drawing together these articles on Oral Tradition from diverse sources into a single convenient volume.” You’re very welcome!
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