The Weekly Hit List: January 4, 2013

Some of the Best of the Best of 2012:

The Evolution of Adam

The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns was included as a “Best Book of the Year” by Rachel Held Evans.

It was also one of Brian LePort‘sTop Ten Books I Read This Year“:

“I finished this book with the conclusion that the Gospel does not depend on the historicity of Adam, but that doesn’t mean that this discussion is meaningless. A lot has to change for conservative Christians if they decide to abandon the historicity of Adam. Debates over everything from the nature of Scripture, to hermeneutics, to worldview, to gender roles, to eschatology can be impacted by one’s understanding of Adam (and Eve).

“If you are not satisfied with the ‘Bible v. Science’ paradigm this book may be a useful tool in beginning to reassess how you think about a lot of things.”


The Space Between


The Space Between by Eric O. Jacobsen, author of Sidewalks in the Kingdom, was the “Best provocative new book” of the “Best of 2012 in green community solutions,” according to Kaid Benfield (Director of Sustainable Communities for the National Resources Defense Council):

“This one was a very tough call, given The Walkable City . . . and Chuck Marohn’s . . . Thoughts on Building Strong Towns. But my nod goes to Eric Jacobsen’s Christian case for cities, The Space Between, because of its freshness.”

The Space Between was also an Honorable Mention on Englewood Review of Book’s Best Books of 2012 list.


Quick Hits:

Matthew Dickerson, author of A Hobbit Journey, was interviewed by Jeffrey Overstreet. Read part 1. Read part 2.

Living into Focus by Arthur Boers was reviewed by Mennonite World Review

Testing Scripture by John Polkinghorne was included in a post on Jesus Creed.


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