The Weekly Hit List: October 11, 2013

Cover ArtJack Heppner reflected on the role of Scripture and turned to The Bible Made Impossible, by Christian Smith.

“Christopher Smith laments the fact that evangelicals have too easily written off Barth’s view of revelation. He summarizes Barth’s view as follows: ‘The highest , truest, most real and authoritative divine revelation to humanity is the Word of God, Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity (John 1:1-18)…The Bible is also God’s Word, his word written. But Jesus Christ is the highest, most final, most real word of God. The Bible is God’s word written, which exists as a witness and testimony to the Word of God, Jesus Christ’ (124).”

Quick Hits:

Forthcoming Brazos author Marlena Graves wrote about pusillanimity, while re-reading Glittering Vices by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung.

J. Nelson Kraybill, author of Apocalypse and Allegiance, recommended books on Revelation for the “Take & Read” series at The Christian Century.

Heidi Schlumpf reviewed On God’s Side, by Jim Wallis.