I don’t usually do these kinds of posts, but several things have come across my reading-radar over the past couple of days that I really felt like sharing.
First, this study of the history of the Hebrew language has finally been released. I had the great pleasure of sitting in a seminar on the book’s topic with the author back in 2008 and I’ve been eagerly awaiting its release since then!
Second, I noticed that this book is available on Amazon for purchase new. When I bought my copy last fall, I had to purchase it used. I’m glad to see that it is back in print (or back in stock – whichever one caused the problem for me last year). I’ve found it to be a really nice apologetics-type book.
Third, I read this very interesting blog post dealing with parenting. So often people are either completely hands-off with their parenting, or they’re ridiculously gung-ho, micromanaging every aspect of their kids’ lives. Very thoughtful words by Kevin De Young. Apparently this is an excerpt from his newest book.
Fourth, I thought this too was a very interesting blog post considering reading and writing about books where the author holds to questionable views on a subject not related (or only tangentially related) to the topic of the book. In this case, David Murray wrestles with reading N.T. Wright’s recent book on the Psalms, suggesting three options for one who is considering blogging about one of Wright’s books. While I lean toward option #3, I wonder if there is another way of articulating it. As a pastor, I’m inclined to agree that some form of warning is necessary for the sake of the flock, though I’m not sure if “repeated” warnings are necessary provided the warning given is not too subtle. (Incidentally, Tim Keller even drops by in the comment box!)
R. Andrew Compton
Christ Reformed Church (URCNA)