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Discover how Christology and the Trinity are rooted in Scripture with this expert guide to biblical reasoning. Perfect for hermeneutics courses, this book outlines key theological principles and rules for exegesis, explaining how the triune God revealed in Christ shapes Scripture and readers alike. Explore how doctrinal rules intrinsic to Scripture guide exegesis to gain a deeper understanding of Christian Scripture.
@bobby_jamieson @tylerwittman Phenomenal book! – source
Discover the doctrine of God through the eyes of the Reformers in Deity and Decree. Samuel D. Renihan explores how the Reformers examined the doctrines they learned from the Roman Catholic Church in the light of Scripture, and how they summarized their beliefs in confessions of faith still used today. This book presents the doctrine of God from the Bible, confessions of faith, and the Church, guiding readers back to God's Word.
@Petty_France @amazon *Deity and Decree* needs to be in Portuguese, if it’s not. Indispensable book. @vini_musselman @editorafiel – source
Step up to the plate and uncover the golden era of baseball in this bestselling sports classic. The Glory of Their Times brings to life the raw, intimate, and exciting world of early 20th century baseball through the stories of those who played and lived the game. With giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb dominating the field, this monumental book is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest ever written about the sport. A must-read for every baseball fan.
This was the first great baseball book I read as an early teen. I knew in an instant I wanted to be a baseball historian of the deadball era (ca 1876–1920). – source
The Baseball 100 is a magnum opus from acclaimed baseball writer Joe Posnanski that tells the story of the sport through the remarkable lives of its 100 greatest players. Dive into the biographies of iconic Hall of Famers and unfairly forgotten All-Stars, and learn about the careers of players from the segregated Negro Leagues. Posnanski goes beyond just statistics to illuminate the characters and accomplishments of the players in the context of baseball’s past and present. An epic and emotional reading experience, The Baseball 100 is a magisterial tribute to the game of baseball and its stars.
I’ve read a few hundred baseball books over the years but this one may be my favorite. Certainly a top-5 all time. You don’t even need to love baseball to love this book. – source
This theology book provides an insightful analysis of John Webster’s groundbreaking contributions to Christian theology. It includes an overview of his studies on theologies of Eberhard Jüngel and Karl Barth, as well as extensive discussions of contemporary doctrines. The book pays homage to Webster's work and offers fresh insights into the present and future state of Christian dogmatics.
HT on these references to Kenneth Oakes’s chapter (4: Webster on Karl Barth) in this superb book: – source
Discover the all-encompassing reality of God's sovereignty over creation and history in this powerful new book. Author John Piper leads readers on a stunning tour of God's providence, drawing on a lifetime of theological reflection, Bible study, and practical ministry. From Genesis to Revelation, explore the goal, nature, and extent of God's ultimate plan for the world and be invited to know the God who holds all things in his hands.
Also an amazing book for that special someone in your life hooked on conspiracy theories. – source
This commentary explores Paul's letter to the Ephesians, emphasizing the unity of believers in the new creation. The author examines ancient sources to discover the meaning of Paul's words in their original context while engaging with recent scholarship. The rigorous analysis, presented from a distinctly evangelical perspective, offers insights for understanding the text within the larger story of the Bible and applying its message to daily life.
@FredFredSanders @zugzwanged Somehow I ended up with more Ephesians commentaries than any other book, north of 30 now. Baugh is the best of them all. – source
Discover a refreshing take on the love of God in this book that delves into the heart of Jesus Christ for his people. Drawing from Matthew 11, the author challenges the common notion that God is perpetually disappointed with us and hides his disappointment behind the cross. Instead, this book reminds us that the gospel is primarily about God's tender love for his people, even amidst their sins and failures. With insightful Bible passages and moving anecdotes, this book reveals the irresistible gentleness and lowliness of Jesus' heart for sinners, offering comfort and hope to those in need.
Book of the year 2020 was the easiest choice in my fifteen years (!!!) of doing this. ... – source
This book explores the complex subject of end-of-life care in America, where 80% of people die in institutions such as hospitals. Many Christians struggle to understand how their faith should inform their treatment in these situations, and this book offers a Christian perspective on topics such as ventilators, dialysis, nutrition, physician-assisted suicide, and hospice. It simplifies medical jargon and provides biblical principles to help individuals and families navigate the transition from this life to the next.
Going to claim this as a finalist for top book of 2019 — an utterly unique and captivating book on what it means to die well. – source