The Weekly Hit List: November 9, 2012

Matthew Dickerson, author of A Hobbit Journey, was interviewed by PJ Review of Books.

[In response to the question: “In what ways does A Hobbit Journey differ from your other books on Tolkien, Following Gandalf and Ents, Elves, and Eriador?“]

“It is quite different in tone that [of] Ents, Elves and Eriador.  That book has a somewhat more academic voice — though I think it is still very readable — and it is also much narrower in topic, focusing really just on environmental and ecological aspects of Tolkien’s writing. A Hobbit Journey has a much broader topic, and I think therefore a broader audience, both in the breadth of what I explore and in my approach.  I will say that both books do get at the ideological core of Tolkien’s works.”

Read the rest of the interview here.


Quick Hits:

A Hobbit Journey by Matthew Dickerson was reviewed by Mathew Sims.

A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf was reviewed by J. C. Schaap.

Miroslav Volf’s “Values of a Public Faith” were recommended by Arni Zachariassen.

Just Politics by Ronald J. Sider was recommended by Kacie Rogers.


Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

November ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these are at least 60% off.

Luke (BTCB) by David Lyle Jeffrey
Beginnings by Peter C. Bouteneff
Creation Untamed by Terence E. Fretheim
From Stone to Living Word by Debbie Blue
Evangelicals and Empire by Bruce Ellis Benson and Peter Goodwin Heltzel
The Forgotten Ways Handbook by Alan Hirsch with Darryn Altclass
God in the Gallery by Daniel A. Siedell
The Vampire Defanged by Susannah Clements
Adventures in Daily Prayer by Bert Ghezzi
Seven Deadly Spirits by T. Scott Daniels