Book Review: Thriving in Babylon

I love when a book just sort of 'shows up' and it has immediate relevance to my life or ministry. Such was the case with Thriving in Babylon. I was searching through the David C Cook offerings on NetGalley and this book just appeared…I'm fairly certain I heard the sound of 'ahhh' sung by angels… Continue reading Book Review: Thriving in Babylon

Book Review: Circle of Sovereignty

I came across this book quite by accident. I don't even remember what other resource I was reading when I saw a reference or a quote to Fewell's book. I do remember being immediately drawn to the book because I had my suspicions that it was not mere commentary on the book but true exegesis.… Continue reading Book Review: Circle of Sovereignty

Book Review: Daniel: A Commentary

Title: Daniel: A Commentary Series: The Old Testament Library Author: Carol A. Newsom with Brennan W. Breed Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Year: 2014 Pages: 384 [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of this book. I was in no way compensated or asked to write… Continue reading Book Review: Daniel: A Commentary

Into the Word,Into the Heart, Lenten Reflection #9

I waited all day. All day it was cloudy, foggy, rainy and just plain miserable. I waited and waited–hoping against hope that the sun would come out and burn away the dreariness of the day. And at last, it happened. The sun came out, the mist faded away, and the day became clear. It was… Continue reading Into the Word,Into the Heart, Lenten Reflection #9

Jesus, the Psalms, the Cross, Lenten Reflection #8

I wish I could do this for a living–blogging or writing or spending all my time thinking about Scripture and helping others discover kernels of delight and morsels of joy. There's so much to take in on every page and it sincerely makes me happy to share it with others. My Psalm reading is still… Continue reading Jesus, the Psalms, the Cross, Lenten Reflection #8

Book Review: Engaging the Christian Scriptures

Title: Engaging the Christian Scriptures Authors: Andrew E. Arterbury, W.H. Bellinger, Jr., Derek S. Dodson Publisher: Baker Academic Year: 2014 Pages: 286 Kindle Price: $14.57 Paperback: $20.33 [Disclaimer: In exchange for my fair and unbiased review, I was provided an ARC by the publisher through NetGalley. The views expressed here are mine alone. I was… Continue reading Book Review: Engaging the Christian Scriptures

Learning to Talk, Lenten Reflections #3

In a little book I have called Answering God, author Eugene Peterson writes, "But the first requirement of language is not to make us nice but accurate. Prayer is not particularly 'nice.' There is a recognition in prayer of the fiercer aspects of God…Psalm language is not careful about offending our sensibilities; its genius is… Continue reading Learning to Talk, Lenten Reflections #3