New and Noteworthy: Authors from Churches of Christ, February 2015
Bruce Green. The Thrill of Hope: A Commentary on Revelation . Bowie, Texas: Start2Finish Publishing, 2014. 222 pages. $12.99.
This guide to the final, often-misunderstood book in the New Testament attempts to simplify its key messages for today’s Christian.
Green, teaching minister for the 10th Street Church of Christ in Opelika, Ala., divides the book into seven parts and divides those into two- to three-page sections, each with three discussion questions.
Stafford North. God’s Mystery . Nashville, Tenn.: 21st Century Christian Publishing, 2014. 125 pages, $8.99.
North, longtime professor of Bible at Oklahoma Christian University, presents an overview of the Bible’s story of God’s reconciliation to man.
Amy L. Bovaird. Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith . St. Girard, Penn.: Amy L. Bovaird, 2014. 188 pages. $16.97.
After teaching abroad for much of her career, Bovaird learned she was going blind. When she returned to the States, she learned she was losing her hearing as well.
James W. Thompson. The Church According to Paul: Rediscovering the Community Conformed to Christ . Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2014. 289 pages. $26.99.
Thompson, scholar-in-residence at the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University in Texas, presents his third book based on Paul’s teachings. With extensive use of Greek terms and footnotes, this book is appropriate for classroom or scholarly study.