New and Noteworthy, December 2010
Patsy Loden. Loving Your Husband: How to Transform Your Marriage and Honor Your Covenant. Huntsville, Ala.: Publishing Designs, 2010. 256 pages. $16.95.
This spiral-bound volume offers daily readings for an 11-week personal study on being a godly wife. Each set of readings includes brief Bible studies, personal stories, thought questions with space to answer and advice for marriage. Loden, who has a DVD series on the same topic, is a member of the North Jackson Church of Christ in Tennessee.
C. Michael Moss. The Secret of Joy: Studies in Philippians. Nashville, Tenn.: 21st Century Christian: 2010. 113 pages. $7.99.
Moss, dean of the College of Bible at Ohio Valley University in Vienna, W.Va., offers 13 chapters covering the entire book of Philippians. Aimed at helping Christians find joy in living, each chapter explains a section of text and concludes with a set of discussion questions. The book would be suitable for a class study or for a small-group setting.
SUFFERING AND TRAGEDY
Terence E. Fretheim. Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2010. 160 pages. $19.99.
This five-chapter volume guides the reader to the most helpful ways of thinking about God’s role in natural disasters (such as hurricanes), the recurring problem of human suffering and the role of faith and prayer.
Biblically based, the volume includes footnotes and a Scripture index. Fretheim teaches at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.
David McClister. A Commentary on Hebrews. Temple Terrace, Fla.: Florida College Press, 2010. 546 pages. $24.99.
McClister, Bible and language teacher at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Fla., provides a non-technical, verse-by-verse analysis of the epistle to the Hebrews. While footnotes and an extensive bibliography provide direction to other literature, the volume concentrates on a theological understanding of the passages and how Hebrews relates to the Old Testament.