The Weekly Hit List: July 6, 2012

Song of Songs by Paul J. Griffiths was reviewed in the June/July issue of First Things.

You must be a subscriber to read the entire review, but here is an excerpt:

“Paul Griffiths . . . intends his commentary to be read by Christian laymen and laywomen today, in an age when the sacramental nature of marriage urgently needs rediscovery and reaffirmation. The high rate of divorce and of partnering without vowed commitment, the powerful political and cultural forces urging the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, the general use of contraceptives by lovers, and the epidemic addiction to pornography require a new ‘figural’ reading of the Song of Songs that offers a model for reordering our human loves. And this is precisely what Griffiths offers.”


Quick Hits:

Speaking of Dying by Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith was reviewed by Keith Watkins.

The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns was recommended by Rachel Held Evans in her post “My Top 6 Books of 2012 So Far.”

Jesus and Money by Ben Witherington III was reviewed on Mark Heath’s blog.

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith was reviewed on Justin Boulmay’s blog.

Spirituality and the Awakening Self by David G. Benner was reviewed on Mary Lou’s Reviews.


Ebook Specials:

Don’t forget that July ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these ebooks are at least 50% off (and, in most cases, 70% or more):

A Cross-Shattered Church by Stanley Hauerwas
Good News for Anxious Christians by Phillip Cary
Testing Scripture by John Polkinghorne
Power Failure by Albert Borgmann
Is the Reformation Over? by Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom
Transforming Conversion by Gordon T. Smith

You can read more regarding the special ebook sale prices at