New and Noteworthy: February-March 2010
Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla and Ashley Bunting Seeber (editors). The Justice Project. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2009. 285 pages. $21.99.
This collection of 30 essays by contemporary thinkers uses biblical stories of social concern to understand and guide the increased focus of many congregations on helping the poor. Among the contributors are Peggy Campolo and Lynne Hybels. Topics include the Holy Spirit and justice, concern for the poor in the U.S. and around the world and how congregations are responding.
Duane Warden. 1 & 2 Peter and Jude — An Exegesis and Application of the Holy Scriptures. Searcy, Ark.: Resource Publications, 2009. 526 pages. $29.95.
A New Testament professor at Amridge University, Warden contributes another component to the “Truth for Today Commentary” on the Bible. Aimed at adult and children’s Bible class teachers and preachers, the commentary spends a page or so on each verse of the three biblical books. The volume also points to the significance of the text in the contemporary world.
Timothy Paul Jones, (editor). Perspectives on Your Child’s Education — Four Views. Nashville, Tenn.: B&H Academic, 2009. 130 pages. $19.99.
Four authors present views on education — Christian parents should consider public schools, children should be sent to open-admission Christian schools, education is best done by schools that admit only Christians, and Christian parents should homeschool their kids. Each author builds a case based on biblical teaching. The volume also includes chapters that probe weaknesses of each option.