Posts Tagged ‘New Testament’

Earlier this year, I spent some time studying the Pastoral Epistles. As a young pastor, I treasure the practical and pastoral insights that come from 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus. But digging deep into these letters will unearth a number of thorny issues: Why is authorship disputed? What did Paul mean when he said […]

Andreas Köstenberger’s and Terry Wilder’s Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles is a valuable resource for anyone teaching, preaching, or writing on the Pastoral Epistles.  In particular, it is helpful for those entrusted with the role of shepherding the flock of God.  The authors have collected a leading group of evangelical […]

Is the gospel—the “good news” that Jesus preached—the offer of forgiveness of sins, eternal life, prosperity, political power, social justice, religious power, or what?  There is no more foundational issue for understanding God’s purposes for Christians individually and for the church.  Yet the church today has often clouded Jesus’ gospel message.  As a leading New […]

“Bock has delivered the Gospel message in a new way, skillfully weaving passages and themes into a a theological rope that at the same time feels very comfortable, and immensely strong!” – Dr. Doug Pennoyer, Dean, Biola Cook School of Intercultural Studies

“One of today’s most prominent theologians takes a fresh look at the old, old story – the Gospel.   This is not a book just for your shelf; it is a must read for every pastor for both doctrinal study and practical application.” Dr. Mac Brunson

“You are holding in your hands a really rare book—one that goes all the way back to the New Testament in connecting the Gospel and the cross with the life of discipleship and the mission of the church in a broken world that needs the message of grace.  Darrell Bock is one of our best […]

In my opinion, the best part of David Allen’s book is his treatment on the writing style similarities between Hebrews, Luke, and Acts. This is best seen in the middle section of Dr. Allen’s book—namely chapters 4-6. Here Dr. Allen deals with what he sees to be the three main comparisons within Luke’s writings—which are, […]

The book is not only user-friendly; it represents careful and up-to-date scholarship. For instance, they helpfully survey and evaluate the quests of the historical Jesus (including the third quest), the recent spate of alternate Gospels (mainly gnostic) that are proposed today, and the New Perspective on Paul. These discussions will surely prove to be useful […]

“Darrell Bock has written a fine biblical theology of the gospel based on his wide studies in the Gospels and Acts. He shows that the gospel has a transformative power to bring a knowledge of God, a knowledge of self, a new way of living, and membership in a new family. The love of God […]

The book is “textbookish,” which shouldn’t be surprising since it was written as a textbook.  Blomberg does a phenomenal job of weaving through debates in a concise but informative manner, along with giving suggestions for further reading.  He offers his opinions when there are differing options, but he represents other viewpoints well and doesn’t force his […]