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The Lord’s Service: A Ritual Analysis of the Order, Function, and Purpose of the Daily Divine Service in the Pentateuch
Robert D. Macina

Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2019. 278 pages. Paperback. $32.00.

Reviewed by Arthur A. Just on 03/11/2021
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
Abigail Shrier

Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2020. 264 pages. Hardcover. $28.99.

Reviewed by Peter J. Scaer on 02/15/2021
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution
Carl R. Trueman

Wheaton: Crossway, 2020. 425 pages. Hardcover. $34.99.

Reviewed by Peter J. Scaer on 02/15/2021
Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic
John T. Pless and Jacob Corzine

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2020. 110 pages. Softcover. $9.99.

Reviewed by Michael Wenz on 12/14/2020
Chrysostom’s Devil: Demons, the Will, and Virtue in Patristic Soteriology
Samantha L. Miller

Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2020. 216 pages. Softcover. $36.00.

Reviewed by Eamonn Ferguson on 09/17/2020
Preaching the Word with John Chrysostom
Gerald Bray

Bellingham, Washington: Lexham Press, 2020. 132 pages. Softcover. $12.99.

Reviewed by Theodore Hoham on 09/13/2020
Apologetics at the Cross: An Introduction for Christian Witness
Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Academic, 2018. 336 pages. Hardcover. $34.99.

Reviewed by Don C. Wiley on 09/08/2020
The Scroll of Isaiah: Its Unity, Structure, and Message
Seth Erlandsson

Waukesha, Wisconsin: Northwestern Publishing House, 2020. 296 pages. $39.99.

Reviewed by Ryan Tietz on 09/02/2020
Christ and Calamity: Grace and Gratitude in the Darkest Valley
Harold L. Senkbeil

Bellingham, Washington: Lexham Press, 2020. Digital (Logos Edition). $5.99. Paperback. $8.99.

Reviewed by Gregory P. Schulz on 09/01/2020
Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future
Gavin Ortlund

Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2019. 206 pages. Softcover. $21.99.

Reviewed by Samuel Wirgau on 09/01/2020
Transubstantiation: Theology, History, and Christian Unity
Brett Salkeld

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2019. Softcover. 270 pages. $29.99.

Reviewed by Justin D. Kane on 09/03/2020
The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament within Its Cultural Contexts
Gary M. Burge and Gene L. Green

(2nd Edition). By Gary M. Burge and Gene L. Green. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Academic, 2020. 623 pages. Hardcover. $59.99.

Reviewed by Adam C. Koontz on 08/18/2020
Humor in the Gospels: A Sourcebook for the Study of Humor in the New Testament, 1863–2014
Terri Bednarz

Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. 343 + x pages. Hardcover. $127.00.

Reviewed by John G. Nordling on 08/15/2020
Apostolic Agenda: The Epistles of the Holy Apostle Paul to Titus and Philemon
Friedrich Balduin

Translated from the Latin by Eric G. Phillips (Titus) and James L. Langebartels (Philemon). Historical Introduction by Benjamin T. G. Mayes. Fort Wayne, IN: Emmanuel Press, 2020. 264 + xxiii pages. Paperback. $24.00.

Reviewed by John G. Nordling on 08/13/2020
Church as Fullness in All Things: Recasting Lutheran Ecclesiology in an Ecumenical Context
Edited by Jonathan Mumme, Richard J. Serina Jr., and Mark W. Birkholz

Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2019. 250 pages. Hardcover. $95.00.

Reviewed by Martin R. Noland on 08/03/2020
Hearing John’s Voice: Insights for Teaching and Preaching
M. Eugene Boring

Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2019. 240 pages. Paperback. $29.99.

Reviewed by Daniel Olson on 07/28/2020
Long Live Latin: The Pleasures of a Useless Language
Nicola Gardini

Translated from the Italian by Todd Portnowitz. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016; translation copyright, 2019. 246 + viii pages. Hardcover. $26.00.

Reviewed by John G. Nordling on 07/28/2020
Mark 8:27–16:20
James W. Voelz and Christopher W. Mitchell

Concordia Commentary. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2019. Pages 589–1320 + xliii. Hardcover. $59.99.

Reviewed by John G. Nordling on 07/17/2020
Nikolaus von Amsdorf: Champion of Martin Luther’s Reformation
Robert Kolb

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2019. 216 pages. Softcover. $17.99.

Reviewed by Mark A. Loest on 06/29/2020
The Surprise of Reconciliation in the Catholic Tradition
Edited by J. J. Carney and Laurie Johnston

Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2018. 360 pages. Softcover. $35.95.

Reviewed by James Douthwaite on 06/13/2020
Luther at Leipzig: Martin Luther, the Leipzig Debate, and the Sixteenth-Century Reformations
Edited by Mickey L. Mattox, Richard J. Serina Jr., and Jonathan Mumme

Leiden: Brill, 2019. 362 pages. Hardback. $155.00.

Reviewed by Cameron A. MacKenzie on 06/08/2020
The Theology of the Cross: Reflections on His Cross and Ours
Daniel M. Deutschlander

Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2008. 283 pages. $20.99.

Reviewed by David P. Scaer on 05/29/2020
Essays: Confessional and Doctrinal and Essays: Historical and Historic
Kurt E. Marquart

Edited by Ken Schurb and Robert Paul. Fort Wayne: Luther Academy, 2017 and 2018. 224 & 215 pages. $20.00 each.

Reviewed by David P. Scaer on 05/29/2020
The Lord Is One: Reclaiming Divine Simplicity
Edited by Joseph Minich and Onsi A. Kamel

Leesburg, VA: The Davenant Press, 2019. 281 pages. Softcover. $23.95.

Reviewed by Carlton Andersen on 06/16/2020
The Christian Doctrine of Humanity: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics
Oliver D. Crisp and Fred Sanders, eds.

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. 250 pages. Softcover. $34.99.

Reviewed by Jonathan G. Lange on 04/01/2020
Interpreting the Old Testament Theologically: Essays in Honor of Willem A. VanGemeren
Andrew T. Abernathy, ed.

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. 352 pages. Hardcover. $49.99.

Reviewed by Ryan M. Tietz on 04/01/2020
The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor's Heart
Harold L. Senkbeil

Bellingham, Washington: Lexham Press, 2019. 312 pages. Hardcover. $21.99.

Reviewed by Joel G. Koepp on 04/01/2020
Sunday Comes Every Week: Daily Habits for the Busy Preacher
Frank G. Honeycutt

Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. 160 pages. Softcover. $19.99.

Reviewed by Gary W. Zieroth on 04/01/2020
Mimesis in the Johannine Literature
Cornelis Bennema

Library of New Testament Studies 498. New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2017. 246 pages. Hardcover. $114.00.

Reviewed by William C. Weinrich on 04/01/2020
Jesus the Priest
Nicholas Perrin

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018. 368 pages. Softcover. $32.00.

Reviewed by Adam Koontz on 04/01/2020
The Doctrine of Atonement: From Luther to Forde
Jack D. Kilcrease

Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2018. 183 pages. Softcover. $24.00.

Reviewed by David P. Scaer on 04/01/2020
On Good Works
Johann Gerhard; edited by Joshua J. Hayes, Benjamin T. G. Mayes, and Aaron Jensen; translated by Richard J. Dinda.

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2019. 368 pages. Hardcover. $59.99.

Reviewed by Gifford A. Grobien on 04/01/2020
The Art of Exegesis: An Analysis of the Life and Work of Martin Hans Franzmann
Matthew E. Borrasso

Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2019. 220 pages. Softcover. $27.00.

Reviewed by David P. Scaer on 09/18/2019
A Christian Guide to Mental Illness: Helping Christians Obtain Treatment for Mental Illness (Volume 2)
Stephen M. Saunders

Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2019. 597 pages. Hardcover. $49.99.

Reviewed by Joel G. Koepp on 09/18/2019
Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning
Wayne Grudem

Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2018. 1296 pages. Hardcover. $59.99.

Reviewed by Gifford A. Grobien on 09/18/2019
Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments
Dru Johnson

Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. 176 pages. Softcover. $13.00.

Reviewed by Geoffrey R. Boyle on 09/18/2019
Preaching Romans: Four Perspectives
Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica, editors

Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. 160 pages. Softcover. $20.00.

Reviewed by Daniel Olson on 09/18/2019
Living in the Kingdom of God: A Biblical Theology for the Life of the Church
Sigurd Grindheim

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018. 192 pages. Softcover. $24.99

Reviewed by E. Anthony Sikora on 09/18/2019
Prayerbook of Christ: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christological Interpretation of the Psalms
Brad Pribbenow

Lanham, Maryland: The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 2018. 248 pages. Hardcover. $95.00.

Reviewed by Daniel J. Feusse on 09/18/2019
Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology (2 Volumes)
Samuel H. Nafzger, John F. Johnson, David A. Lumpp, and Howard W. Tepker, editors

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2017. 1,336 pages. Hardcover. $89.99.

Reviewed by David P. Scaer on 09/18/2019
The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands or Falls: Justification in Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Pastoral Perspective
Matthew Barrett, ed.

Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2019. 912 pages. Hardcover. $60.00.

Reviewed by Martin R. Noland on 09/18/2019
A Redemptive Theology of Art: Restoring Godly Aesthetics to Doctrine and Culture
David A. Covington

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. 233 pages. Softcover. $24.99.

Reviewed by Eamonn M. Ferguson on 06/07/2019
Bach and the Counterpoint of Religion
Edited by Robin A. Leaver

Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2018. 144 pages. Hardcover. $50.00.

Reviewed by Kevin Hildebrand on 06/07/2019
God’s Two Words: Law and Gospel in the Lutheran and Reformed Traditions
Edited by Jonathan A. Linebaugh

Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2018. 265 pages. Softcover. $35.00

Reviewed by Martin R. Noland on 06/07/2019
Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons
Rowan Williams

Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2018. 112 pages. Softcover. $12.00

Reviewed by Scott Stiegmeyer on 06/07/2019
The Saving Truth: Doctrine for Lay People
Kurt E. Marquart, edited by Ken Schurb and Robert Paul

N.p.: Luther Academy, 2016. 196 pages. Hardcover. $34.99.

Reviewed by David P. Scaer on 06/07/2019
Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition
Hans Boersma

Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2018. 512 pages. Hardcover. $55.00.

Reviewed by William C. Weinrich on 06/07/2019
Johann Gerhard (1582–1637) and the Conceptualization of Theologia at the Threshold of the “Age of Orthodoxy:” The Making of a Theologian
Glenn K. Fluegge

Göttingen: Edition Ruprecht, 2018. 258 pages. Hardcover. $40.00.

Reviewed by Jack D. Kilcrease on 06/07/2019
Surviving the Storms: Memoirs of David P. Scaer
David Scaer

N.p.: Luther Academy, 2018. 448 pages. Hardcover. $40. Also available in softcover, PDF, and Kindle.

Reviewed by Martin R. Noland on 06/07/2019
Luther and the Reformation of the Later Middle Ages
Eric Leland Saak

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 410 pages. Hardcover. $120.00.

Reviewed by Cameron MacKenzie on 06/07/2019
Luther’s Works: Companion Volume (Sixteenth-Century Biographies of Martin Luther)
Edited by Christopher Boyd Brown

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2018. 728 pages. Hardcover. $54.99.

Reviewed by John A. Maxfield on 06/07/2019
Early Christian Readings of Genesis One: Patristic Exegesis and Literal Interpretation
Craig D. Allert

Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2018. 340 pages. Softcover. $35.99.

Reviewed by James G. Bushur on 06/07/2019
Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God: The Wittenberg School and Its Scripture-Centered Proclamation
Robert Kolb

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. 528 pages. Hardcover. $50.00.

Reviewed by Benjamin T. G. Mayes on 11/23/2018
Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction
Craig G. Bartholomew and Ryan P. O'Dowd

Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2018. 336 pages. Softcover. $35.00.

Reviewed by Walter R. Steele, Pastor, Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quartz Hill, California on 11/07/2018
The Beauty of the Lord: Theology as Aesthetics
Jonathan King

Bellingham, Washington: Lexham Press, 2018. 424 pages. Softcover. $24.99.

Reviewed by Wade M. Bellesbach, MLitt student, University of St Andrews, Scotland on 10/30/2018
Embracing Godly Character: The Christian Community’s Response to a Godless Culture
Kenneth Kremer

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2018. 200 pages. Softcover. $14.99.

Reviewed by Daniel Burfiend, Pastor, New Hope Lutheran Church, Ossian, Indiana on 10/29/2018
From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research
Michael Kibbe

Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2016. 152 pages. Softcover. $14.00.

Reviewed by Gifford A. Grobien on 10/23/2018
Faith That Sees Through the Culture
Alfonso Espinosa

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2018. 264 pages. Softcover. $14.99.

Reviewed by Grant A. Knepper, Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, Oregon on 10/01/2018
Remember the Poor: How the Earliest Christians Cared for the Needy
Matthew C. Harrison

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2018. 80 pages. Softcover. $6.99.

Reviewed by Paul E. Deterding on 09/06/2018
John Frederick the Magnanimous: Defender of Martin Luther and Hero of the Reformation
Georg Mentz, translated by James Langebartels

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2018. 144 pages. Softcover. $14.99

Reviewed by Cameron A. MacKenzie on 08/28/2018
Luther's Christological Legacy: Christocentrism and the Chalcedonian Tradition
Johannes Zachhuber

Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2017. 148 pages. Hardcover. $15.00.

Reviewed by Rev. Aaron Moldenhauer, Associate Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher, Illinois on 12/13/2018
Studies in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians
Hans Dieter Betz

Studies in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. WUNT = Wisseschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 343. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. 205 + xiii pages. Hardcover. €89.00.

Reviewed by John G. Nordling on 01/01/2018
Our Way Home: A Journey through the Lord’s Prayer
Daniel E. Paavola

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2017. 190 pages. Softcover. $12.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Dan Feusse, Pastor, Concordia Lutheran Church, Clearwater, Nebraska on 08/31/2018
Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: Recover the Joys of Piety
William Chancellor Weedon

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2017. 179 Pages. Softcover. $14.99

Reviewed by Rev. Dr. E. Anthony Sikora, Pastor, Hope Lutheran Church, DeWitt, Michigan on 08/31/2018
A Flame in the Dark: A Novel about Luther’s Reformation
Sarah Baughman

Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2018. 320 pages. Softcover. $12.99.

Reviewed by Deaconess Mary J. Moerbe, Trinity Lutheran Church, Blackwell, Oklahoma on 08/31/2018
Beyond Indulgences: Luther’s Reform of Late Medieval Piety, 1518–1520
Anna Marie Johnson

Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press, 2017. 240 pages. Hardcover. $50.00.

Reviewed by Rev. Dr. John Maxfield, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Concordia University of Edmonton on 08/31/2018
Succinct and Select Theological Aphorisms in Twenty-Three Chapters Containing the Core of all Theology Drafted and Adapted for Use in Scholastic Disputations (1611)
Johann Gerhard. Translated by Paul A. Rydecki

Malone, TX: Repristination Press, 2018. 204 pages. Softcover. $19.95.

Reviewed by Benjamin T. G. Mayes on 08/21/2018
The Reformation
Cameron A. MacKenzie

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2017. 224 pages. Hardcover. $29.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, Hope Lutheran Church, Aurora, Colorado on 08/21/2018
1 Kings 1–11
Walter Maier III

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2018. 1,104 pages. Hardcover. $54.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Dr. Kevin Golden, Village Lutheran Church, Ladue, Missouri on 08/21/2018
Psalms of the Faithful: Luther’s Early Reading of the Psalter in Canonical Context
Brian T. German

Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2017. Paperback. 217 pages. $25.99.

Reviewed by Jeffrey H. Pulse on 08/21/2018
The Unholy Trinity: Blocking the Left’s Assault on Life, Marriage, and Gender
Matt Walsh

New York: Image, 2017. 240 pages. Hardcover. $26.00.

Reviewed by Rev. Craig Meissner, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Steger, Illinois on 08/21/2018
God and Government: Martin Luther’s Political Thought
Jarrett A. Carty

McGill-Queen’s Studies in the History of Ideas. Vol. 73. Montreal, Quebec: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017. 208 pages. Softcover. $34.95.

Reviewed by Rev. Dr. Martin R. Noland, Grace Lutheran Church, San Mateo, California on 07/31/2018
Infants and Children in the Church: Five Views on Theology and Ministry
Edited by Adam Harwood and Kevin E. Lawson

Nashville: B & H Academic, 2017. 232 Pages. Softcover. $24.99

Reviewed by Rev. Jonathan Lange, Pastor, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Evanston, Wyoming, Pastor, Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Kemmerer, Wyoming on 07/31/2018
Retrieving Eternal Generation
Edited by Fred Sanders and Scott R. Swain

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2017. 304 pages. Softcover. $34.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Christopher J. Neuendorf, Pastor, Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa on 07/31/2018
Religion: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters
Christian Smith

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2017. 277 pages. Hardcover. $35.00.

Reviewed by Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Blackwell, Oklahoma, Emeritus, Patrick Henry College on 07/31/2018
Proverbs
Ryan P. O’Dowd. Edited by Tremper Longman III and Scot McKnight

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017. 480 pages. Hardcover. $36.99.

Reviewed by Rev. C. D. Trouten, Pastor Bethany Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN on 07/24/2018
The Task of Dogmatics: Explorations in Theological Method
Oliver D. Crisp and Fred Sanders

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017. 256 pages. Softcover. $29.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Dr. Martin R. Noland Grace Lutheran Church San Mateo, California on 07/24/2018
The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to Transformed Thinking
Craig S. Keener

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. 448 pages. Hardcover. $34.99.

Reviewed by Rev. J.S. Bruss Pastor, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Topeka, Kansas on 07/24/2018
Changing World, Changeless Christ: The American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, 1914–2014
Richard O. Johnson

Delhi, NY: ALPB, 2018. 512 pages. Softcover. $16.00.

Reviewed by David P. Scaer on 07/24/2018
When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment
Ryan T. Anderson

New York: Encounter Books, 2018. 251 pages. Hardcover. $27.99.

Reviewed by Peter Scaer on 07/24/2018
Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child
Anthony Esolen

Wilmington, Delaware: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2015. 222 pages. Hardcover. $27.95.

Reviewed by Peter J. Scaer on 04/16/2018
Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal
Alister E. McGrath

Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. paperback, 2016. 246 pages. Softcover. $39.95.

Reviewed by John T. Pless on 04/16/2018
The Word Does Everything: Key Concepts of Luther on Testament, Scripture, Vocation, Cross, and Worm. Also on Method and on Catholicism: Collection of Essays
Kenneth Hagen

Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2016. 474 pages. Hardcover. $25.00.

Reviewed by John A. Maxfield, Concordia University of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 04/16/2018
A Defense of the Lutheran Faith
H.G. Masius. Edited, translated, and annotated by John Warwick Montgomery

Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2016. 223 pages, including 91 pages of facsimile of the second edition in French, 1699. Softcover. $30.99.

Reviewed by John E. Hill, President, Wyoming District LCMS on 04/16/2018
The Way of Concord: From Historic Text to Contemporary Witness
Robert Kolb and Charles P. Arand

St. Louis: Concordia Seminary Press. 145 pages. Softcover. $14.95.

Reviewed by Rev. Marcus Williams, St. Paul Lutheran Church Havre, Montana and Zion Lutheran Church, Chinook, Montana on 04/16/2018
Christological Anthropology in Historical Perspective: Ancient and Contemporary Approaches to Theological Anthropology
Marc Cortez

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016. 264 pages. Softcover. $27.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Carlton Andersen, Zion Lutheran Church, Morris, Minnesota on 04/16/2018
Lutherans in America: A New History
Mark Granquist

Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015. 375 pages. Softcover. $60.00.

Reviewed by Rev. Paul Gregory Alms, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Catawba, NC on 04/16/2018
Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries?
Larry W. Hurtado

Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2016. 144 pages. Hardcover. $15.00.

Reviewed by Peter J. Scaer on 04/16/2018
The Gospel According to St. Luke: Pillar New Testament Commentary Series
James R. Edwards

Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. 859 pages. Hardcover. $65.00.

Reviewed by Rev. Paul L. Beisel, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iowa Falls, IA on 04/16/2018
Discovering Romans: Content, Interpretation, Reception
Anthony C. Thiselton

Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016. 297 pages. Softcover. $22.00.

Reviewed by Rev. Justin D. Kane, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Iowa on 04/16/2018
Ad Fontes Witebergenses: Select Proceedings of Lutheranism and the Classics III: Lutherans Read History
Edited by James A. Kellerman, E.J. Hutchinson, and Joshua J. Hayes

Minneapolis: Lutheran Press, 2017. 326 pages. Softcover. $20.00.

Reviewed by Peter J. Scaer on 04/16/2018
A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation
Edited by Craig G. Bartholomew and Heath A. Thomas

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016. 304 Pages. $29.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Jacob Hercamp. Pastor, Saint Peter Lutheran Church, La Grange, MO on 02/06/2018
Gregory the Great: Ascetic, Pastor, and First Man of Rome
George E. Demacopoulos

Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. 236 pages. $28.00.

Reviewed by James G. Bushur on 02/06/2018
Doctor of Souls: The Art of Pastoral Theology
John D. Schuetze

Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2017. 348 pages. $39.99.

Reviewed by Gary W. Zieroth on 02/06/2018
Lives & Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church
Edited by Timothy Schmeling

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2016. 320 pages. $25.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Martin R. Noland. Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, San Mateo, CA on 02/06/2018
Obadiah: A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible
Ed. By Daniel I. Block

Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017. 144 pages. $21.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Brian T. Crane. Pastor, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Racine, WI on 01/29/2018
The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther’s Wittenberg.
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies, ed. John D. Witvliet

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017. 162 pages + appendices and index. $16.56.

Reviewed by Rev. Burnell F Eckardt. Pastor, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kewanee IL. Editor-in-chief, "Gottesdienst" on 02/06/2018
Reformation 500: The Enduring Relevance of the Lutheran Reformation
Edited by Curtis Jahn

Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2017. 262 pages. $37.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Zelwyn Heide. Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Grassy Butte, ND on 02/06/2018
Sexual Morality in a Christless World
Matthew Rueger

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2016. 178 pages. $14.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Jonathan Lange. Pastor, Our Saviour Lutheran Church and Saint Paul Lutheran Church Evanston and Kemmerer, WY on 02/06/2018
1 Samuel: Concordia Commentary Series
Andrew E. Steinmann

St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2016. 636 pages. $54.99.

Reviewed by Rev. Peter Gregory. Pastor, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Westminster, MA on 02/06/2018