Reviews: Brief Mention
John Mark Hicks. I and II Chronicles. Joplin: College Press, 2001. ISBN 0-89900-883-6; 540 pages; $29.99; (800) 289-3300. Harold Shank. Minor Prophets Volume 1: Hosea-Micah. Joplin: College Press, 2001. ISBN 0-89900-883-6; 447 pages; $29.99; (800) 289-3300.
These latest releases in the College Press NIV Commentary series brings the series up to nine volumes on the Old Testament. Eight others are expected to be released in 2002.
“Years ago a movement was begun with the dream of uniting Christians on the basis of a common purpose (world evangelism) under a common authority (the Word of God). The College Press NIV Commentary Series is a serious effort to join the scholarship of two branches of this unity movement so as to speak with one voice concerning the Word of God,” according to the publisher’s preface.
The commentary series is edited by Terry Briley, Lipscomb University, Nashville, and Paul Kissling, Great Lakes Christian College, Beamsville, Ont. Hicks is Professor of Theology at Lipscomb. Shank is a minister of the Highland Street church, Memphis, Tenn.
Acappella. Hymns for All the Ages. Nasville: Acappella Company, 2001. $14.95; (800) 233-2031 or www.theacappellacompany.com.
In 1995 Acappella released one of its most popular albums, “Hymns for All the World,” and this release follows up that theme by searching for music which is “old and enduring yet young and fresh — hymns for all.”
Included are “Where He Leads Me I will Follow,” “We Praise Thee O God,” and “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”
In its 19-year history, Acappella has performed more than 2,000 concerts across the U.S. and in more than a dozen nations. The present members of Acappella are Gary Evans, Kevin Schaffer, Barry Wilson and Steve Maxwell. Keith Lancaster founded Acappella Ministries in 1982.
Jim Clark. More Than We Could Ask: Reaching Upward to God and Outward to Others. Orange, Calif: New Leaf, 2001. ISBN 0-9700836-6-1; 159 pages; $10.95; (877) 634-6004.
This book takes prayer evangelism seriously by exploring how communion with God and proclaiming Christ are connected.
“Before a church can effectively reach outward in evangelizing its community, a deep inward renewal is indispensable,” writes Clark.
Clark includes 12 chapters of discussion as well as materials on how to begin a prayer ministry and a list of recommended readings.
Clark is response minister and writer for Herald of Truth Media Ministries, Abilene, Texas.
Bob Chisholm. Step by Step: A 90-Day Walk with Jesus Through the Gospel of Mark. Nashville, Tenn.: 21st Century Christian, 2001. ISBN 0-89098-170-1;$11.99; (800) 251-2477.
This study of Mark is designed for daily use — withlarge pages, quality spiral binding, and blank areas for writing.
Divided by days and weeks, each section includes activities, thought provoking questions, and prompts for reflections on the scripture. It is a companion to Walk with Me by Prentice Meador and Chisholm, who is preaching minister for the White Station church, Memphis.