The Weekly Hit List: September 21, 2012

God and Charles Dickens by Gary L. Colledge was reviewed by Comment Magazine

“Gary L. Colledge’s God and Charles Dickens: Recovering the Christian Voice of a Classic Author (Brazos 2012) makes the convincing case that behind each of Dickens’s novels is a consistent vision of Christ’s ministry of reconciliation. . . . This is an aspect of Dickens that we have not heard enough about this year, the 200th anniversary of his birth, neither in the public commemorations nor in the academic press.”

You can read the rest of the review here.


God and Charles Dickens was also reviewed by Gene C. Fant Jr. for The Gospel Coalition.

“Gary Colledge’s helpful work, published on the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth, urges Christian readers in particular to consider rescuing Dickens from the literary quicksand of the past. . . . Colledge, adjunct professor at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Walsh University in Canton, Ohio, proposes that Dickens’s voice is as relevant today as it was in the past, as his works address significant issues of poverty, justice, personal hypocrisy, and faith.”

You can read the rest of Fant’s review here.


Gary Colledge was also featured in an interview last week with Dr. Bill Maier on Faith Radio.


Quick Hits:

Speaking of Dying by Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith was reviewed by Englewood Review of Books.

A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf was reviewed by The Christian Chronicle.

A Hobbit Journey by Matthew Dickerson was reviewed by Jeffrey Overstreet on his Patheos blog.

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith was recommended in Religious Herald.

Peter Enns, author of The Evolution of Adam, was interviewed on Beyond the Box podcast.
Listen to: “The Nature of Scripture and the Question of Evolution with Peter Enns.”

We Were the Least of These by Elaine A. Heath was reviewed by Scott Endress on ClergySpirit and shared on the The Methoblog.

Arthur Boers, author of Living into Focus, was quoted extensively in the article “Virtual Virtue” on pages 18-23 of the July/August 2012 issue of Faith Today.


Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

September ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these are at least 50% off.

Who Is My Enemy? by Lee. C. Camp
A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf
Christians and the Common Good by Charles E. Gutenson
War and the American Difference by Stanley Hauerwas
The Politics of Discipleship by Graham Ward
Christians at the Border by M. Daniel Carroll R.
Hope in Troubled Times by Bob Goudzwaard and David Van Heemst and Mark Vander Vennen