In the Mail from IVP Academic

Holla!  I got a package from IVP Academic just before the weekend (but I know that you all don’t read blogs as much over the weekend so I’m posting this today) with books for review.   Here’s what I’ll be reviewing:

The Passionate Intellect by Alister McGrath

Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament by Christopher J. H. Wright

God Behaving Badly by David T. Lamb

The Lost World of Genesis One by John H. Walton

Thanks to IVP Academic for sending this along.  And, be on the lookout for my reviews here.

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13 Replies to “In the Mail from IVP Academic”

    1. Well I am an OT prof and we typically don’t enjoy anything 😉 … Joking of course. I did scan that one and the McGrath book. I think they’ll both be good.

  1. “God behaving Badly” is good, and I have the “The Passionate Intellect”, but have not read it. I look forward to your review.

    1. Doug, fortunately for you I’ll be reviewing that one first. And you can pretty much take my word as authoritative, only slightly lower than a canonical gospel 🙂

  2. Aren’t some of these books rather long in the tooth in terms of reviewing? The Walton book, for example, has been in print since May 2009.

    1. JS,
      I see your point, but that really depends on a lot of factors. For example, maybe a number of Catholic bloggers haven’t reviewed Walton’s book yet. Sending it to me might nudge them a little further into another market. I’m not saying that’s actually the case here, but there are lots of reasons to send out books for review other than them being new.

  3. Would anyone out there be interested in reviewing a book that turns orthodox interpretation of the beautiful Genesis myth of Adam and Eve on its head. All the components of this work circulated in Abraham’s pre-biblical Mesopotamia in the Gilgamesh epic. But those components had nothing to do with original sin. They preserve a myth-history of a world-changing event in the human story.
    This record – complete with a speaking serpent – belongs in Genesis, but cannot be interpreted correctly in literal terms. Why did Genesis preserve a history in which Adam was created as a gardener, and left the garden to till the ground, when the Israelites did not turn to agriculture until the time of Moses centuries later. Eden: The Buried Treasure by Eve Wood-Langford has the answers.

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