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Book Briefs: New & Notables July 12, 2013

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The King in His Beauty
A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments
– by Thomas R. Schreiner

Thomas Schreiner, a respected scholar and a trusted voice for many students and pastors, offers a substantial and accessibly written overview of the whole Bible. He traces the storyline of the scriptures from the standpoint of biblical theology, examining the overarching message that is conveyed throughout. Schreiner emphasizes three interrelated and unified themes that stand out in the biblical narrative: God as Lord, human beings as those who are made in God’s image, and the land or place in which God’s rule is exercised. The goal of God’s kingdom is to see the king in his beauty and to be enraptured in his glory.

Amazon: $29.95 | WTS: $29.10

 

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Covenantal Apologetics
Principles & Practice in Defense of our Faith
– by K. Scott Oliphint

Defending the faith can be daunting, and a well-reasoned and biblically grounded apologetic is essential for the challenge. Following in the footsteps of groundbreaking apologist Cornelius Van Til, Scott Oliphint presents us with an introduction to Reformed apologetics as he sets forth the principles behind a distinctly “covenantal” approach. This book clearly explains the theological foundations of covenantal apologetics and illustrates its application in real-world conversations with unbelievers—helping Christians to boldly, knowledgeably, and winsomely proclaim the gospel.

Amazon: $13.61 | WTS: $8.00

 

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The God Who Became Human
A Biblical Theology of Incarnation
– by Graham Cole

Seeking an answer to Anselm’s timeless question, “Why did God become man?” Graham Cole follows Old Testament themes of preparation, theophany and messianic hope through to the New Testament witness to the divinely foretold event. He concludes with a consideration of the theological and existential implications of the incarnation of God.

Amazon: $14.98

 

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Kingdom Come
The Amillennial Alternative
– by Sam Storms

The second coming of Christ is a matter of sharp disagreement amongst Christians. Many hold to premillennialism: that Christ’s return will be followed by 1,000 years before the final judgement, a belief popularised in the popular Left Behind novels. However, premillennialism is not the only option for Christians. In this important new book, Sam Storms provides a biblical rationale for amillennialism; the belief that 1,000 years mentioned in the book of Revelation is symbolic with the emphasis being the King and his Kingdom.

Amazon: $23.85 | WTS: $23.68

 

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What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an
– by James R. White

Relying on the media and politicians to tell us what Muslims believe isn’t going to cut it. Christians need to be better informed, whether the goal is to understand global politics or to talk to a Muslim neighbor across the street.

Through fair and accurate use of the Qur’an and other documents, scholar and accomplished debator James White examines what Muslim sacred texts teach about Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the afterlife, and other crucial topics. What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Qur’an provides the answers you’ve been looking for to engage in open, honest discussions about Islam with Muslims and others.

Amazon: $12.18