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Brief Mention – March 2006


BIBLICAL STUDIES
Editors: Bill Arnoldand Hugh Williamson. Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, Downers Grove, Ill.:InterVarsity Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8308-1782-4; 996 pages; $50; (800) 843-7225 orwww.ivpress.com.
This second volume inthe IVP Dictionary series is a must for the library of any minister or seriousBible student. It covers the period of Israelite history from Joshua’sconquests to postexilic Judaism, giving readers in-depth articles on key andcritical issues of Old Testament studies that advance their investigation intobooks like Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings.
Bill T. Arnold isdirector of Hebrew studies and professor of Old Testament and Semitic languagesat Asbury Theological Seminary. HughWilliamson is professor of Hebrew at Oxford University.


CHURCH HISTORY

Editors: Warren Lewisand Hans Rollmann. Restoring the First-Century in the Twenty-First Century:Essays on the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, Eugene, Ore.:Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-59752-416-6; 626 pages; $52.00; (541)344-1528 or www.wipfandstock.com/contactUs.htm.
Currently serials andarchives librarian at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Don Haymes has an intensivethirst for biblical and theological truths.
His influence onacademics and ministers is celebrated with 44 essays by various contributorsranging from topics on biblical interpretation and church history totheological, sociological and educational studies.
Warren Lewis is avisiting research scholar at the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame.Hans Rollman is professor of religious studies at Memorial University ofNewfoundland, Canada.

PASTORAL COUNSELING
Ron Clark. Settingthe Captives Free: A Christian Theology for Domestic Abuse, Eugene, Ore.:Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-59752-424-7; 296 pages; $23.20; (541)344-1528 or www.wipfandstock.com/contactUs.htm.
In almost everychurch there are wives — and husbands — who experience at home some form ofdomestic violence. Clark challenges the churchto address this problem and help victims and their children experience peaceand support.
To respond to thisproblem, he writes that the church must remember what God’s nature is, hispurposes in marriage and what he calls the church to be and do in the world.

Ron Clark is aminister for the Metro Church of Christ in Gresham, Ore.,and has led training seminars for responding to domestic violence by ministersand law enforcement groups.

CHRISTIANITY ANDVOCATION
Benny Tabalujan. Godon Monday: Reflections on Christians and Work, Jointly published by KlesisInstitute in Melbourne and CommAsia Resources Pte. Ltd. in Singapore,2005. ISBN 0-9758378-0-X; 179 pages: $18.00; (512) 476-2772, Ext. 214 or[email protected].
This book examineshow Christians ought to think about their work-faith connections.
It leads the readeraround the issue of identity, integrity and intentionality (for example, is ourwork in any sense a calling and, if so, for what purposes?). Tabalujanchallenges readers to have a more thorough biblical and theologicalunderstanding of their vocation.
Benny Tabalujan is acommercial lawyer and visiting faculty teacher in law schools and a graduatebusiness school. He is a member of the Belmore Road Church of Christ inMelbourne, Australia.
This list includesinformation provided by publishers. For more information, contact ReviewsEditor John Harrison at [email protected] .

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