New and Noteworthy, March 2010
Sandi Rog. The Master’s Wall. Chillicothe, Ohio: DeWard Publishing Company, 2010. 291 pages. $12.99.
Set in ancient Rome and filled with gladiator scenes, coming-of-age stories and romance, this historical novel follows the life of a Hebrew slave named David. Rog branches out from her previous work in writing children’s stories and articles for Christian Woman magazine and Writer’s Digest to pen her first fiction novel.
Phillip Eichman. Have You Seen Jesus? A Study of the Life of Jesus from the Gospel of Mark. Denver: Outskirts Press, 2010. 76 pages. $8.95.
A former teacher at Crowley’s Ridge College in Arkansas, Eichman offers 13 chapters on the Gospel of Mark, including brief descriptions of the text and discussion questions. The book provides a guided tour of the Gospel suitable for individual study or discussion groups.
David Bland and David Fleer, eds. Preaching Character, Reclaiming Wisdom’s Paradigmatic Imagination for Transformation. Abilene, Texas: ACU Press, 2010. 252 pages. $22.95.
Bland and Fleer continue their series of preaching guides with a focus on wisdom literature. The 20 participants in the 2009 Lipscomb University Conference on Preaching provide homiletical introductions to three sermons from each of the five wisdom books (including James).
The material aims to provide preachers with a resource to help form godly character in their congregations.