The Weekly Hit List: January 18, 2013

Broken HallelujahsBroken Hallelujahs by Christian Scharen was reviewed by Homiletic Journal.

Broken Hallelujahs is another foray by Christian Scharen into the age-old question about the division between the sacred and the secular or, as the premise of the book might state, the divisions between culture and the cries of God.

Building upon his previous work, One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God, Scharen drills deeper into the connection between God’s cries through the culture and ways in which the church, particularly evangelical groups like Focus on the Family, have responded to the more difficult messages coming to us from and within the words, concepts, subjects, and visuals of popular culture.”

Read the rest of the review here.


Quick Hits:

A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf was included as one of Tim Høiland’s favorite books of 2012, saying, “I wish everyone would read this book.”

The Vampire Defanged by Susannah Clements was included in an post by Jess Peacock: “Religious Iconography and the Popular Vampire Narrative.”


Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

January ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these are at least 40% off.

Commentary on the New Testament by Robert H. Gundry
The Character of Christian Scripture by Christopher R. Seitz
Creator Spirit by Steven R. Guthrie
Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics edited by Joel B. Green
Genesis (BTCB) by R. R. Reno
Flawed Families of the Bible by David E. Garland and Diana R. Garland
Cross-Shattered Christ by Stanley Hauerwas
The Forgotten Ways Handbook by Alan Hirsch with Darryn Altclass