The Weekly Hit List: February 15, 2013

Educating All God’s Children (April 2013) by Nicole Baker Fulgham was reviewed by Publishers Weekly.

Educating All Gods Children

“Despite a strain of anti-intellectualism among extreme Christian conservatives, Christianity has historically been at the forefront in promoting both public and private educational systems. Baker Fulgham, who leads a faith-based education reform group, makes this point as she calls on Christians in this, her first book, to once again lead the way.

“While contributing valuable data on the ‘achievement gap”’between low- and high-income schools, the systemic inequities that shape academic outcomes, and innovative grassroots models of church and public school partnerships, she excels at illustrating biblical principles and personal stories in a conversational tone sure to engage the reader. Her goal is clear: she’s on a mission to bring more people of faith into the fight to save the minds of America’s low-income children.

“Given the unpopularity of tax increases of any kind, however, it will be critical for Christians—especially the evangelicals whom Baker Fulgham particularly addresses—to use their ‘strong and powerful advocacy voice’ for policies that will close educational gaps.

“Baker Fulgham is well-informed and stands on a firm historical foundation. (Apr.)”

 

Quick Hits:

The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns was reviewed by Winn Collier for Religious Herald:

“In the area of human origins, the theological debate currently brewing is over whether or not the creation story demands a literal, historical Adam and Eve (verses [sic] Adam and Eve as a ‘prototype’ or a literary metaphor referring to human ancestors). The question is not merely a revision of the old liberal/fundamentalist controversy but rather a nuanced conversation about interpreting Scripture properly so that it can have its full authority. Peter Enns is at the center of this current debate, and this volume will give a concise view of one perspective.”

 

Grand Entrance by Edith M. Humphrey was reviewed by The Living Church (to read the full review, you must have a subscription):

“In this graceful and inspiring volume, Edith Humphrey . . . celebrates the central theme of liturgical worship through Christian history: entrance into the presence of God.” 

 

Of Games and God by Kevin Schut was cited in a World Magazine article.

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith was reviewed by blogger “Camostar.”

 

Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

February ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these are at least 41% off.

Abraham (Ancient-Future Bible Study) by Stephen J. Binz
Paul (Ancient-Future Bible Study) by Stephen J. Binz
David (Ancient-Future Bible Study) by Stephen J. Binz
Peter (Ancient-Future Bible Study) by Stephen J. Binz
Women of the Gospels (Ancient-Future Bible Study) by Stephen J. Binz
Women of the Torah (Ancient-Future Bible Study) by Stephen J. Binz
A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis by Craig L. Blomberg
Magnifying God in Christ by Thomas R. Schreiner
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson
Cross-Shattered Christ by Stanley Hauerwas
The Forgotten Ways Handbook by Alan Hirsch with Darryn Altclass