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Barry G. Webb.  Five Festal Garments.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, March 26th, 2001.  151 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This book is on a Christian examination of five books in the Old Testament that are most neglected in the Bible: The Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther.  If you want to learn more about these five books and gain rich insights on them then this volume is worth getting.  This work is a part of the New Studies in Biblical Theology series edited by D.A. Carson.  Personally it was the second title in the series that I read which I looked forward to with much anticipation since the first book I read Adopted into God’s Family left a strong impression.  Five Festal Garments didn’t disappoint.  In fact it exceeded my expectation!

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Guy P. Waters. The Lord’s Supper as the Sign and Meal of the New Covenant.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, January 31st 2019.  128 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the sixth book I read from the “Short Studies in Biblical Theology” series published by Crossway.  I have immensely enjoyed the other five volumes that I read from this series and this work is no different.  This particular work explores the Lord’s Supper.

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Sidney Greidanus. From Chaos to Cosmos: Creation to New Creation.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, October 31st 2018.  244 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the fifth book I read from the “Short Studies in Biblical Theology” series published by Crossway.  This series is a wonderful introduction for the layman on biblical theology in which one see the content of God’s truth being taught according to the consideration of the flow of Scripture as it progressed in redemptive history.  I have immensely enjoyed the other four volumes.  I also enjoyed this particular volume.  This present work explores the theme of chaos to cosmos starting with the first chapter of Genesis and ending with the last chapter Revelation.  This is a theme that is literally from the first page to the last page of the Bible and yet it is not often as obvious or noted by preachers and teachers today so this book is definitely helpful.

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In another internet forum someone asked the hypothetical question of “What three Biblical books best encapsulates the message of the Bible?”

Now of course we can’t make the all the books in the Bible forced into three books; there’s a sense we can do injustice to the richness of God’s revelations in terms of each book being a masterpiece of literature, doctrinal gold, etc.  But I thought it was still good exercise since it makes me think about what three books I should eventually preach and teach through as a Pastor over the course of decades of ministry in order to best capture the main thrust of all of Scripture.

Here’s my answer which was expanded from my original comment:

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Desmond Alexander. The City of God and the Goal of Creation. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, January 31st 2018.  190 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the third book I read from the “Short Studies in Biblical Theology” series published by Crossway.  I have immensely enjoyed the other two volumes that I read from this series (see Review: Work and Our Labor in the Lord and Review: Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel) and this work is no different.  This present work explores the theme of “the city of God” in the Bible, namely Jerusalem but it also explores the city of God in light of its antithesis: The City of Man, namely Babylon.  This is an excellent work on a biblical theology that gives us a biblical “tale of two cities” stretching from Genesis to Revelation that is at once exciting, edifying and relevant since these two cities are capitals of two groups of people in this world with one under God and the other in rebellion against God.  If you think you know the Word of God and yet you are unable to see a unifying theme from Genesis to Revelation in the Bible you would find this book very helpful.  Even for readers who have a deeper grasp of biblical theology would enjoy this work.

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Dr. Thomas Schreiner is a New Testament professor at Southern Seminary.  My favorite work by Schreiner thus far has been his “Faith Alone: The Doctrine of Justification.”

Earlier this month Schreiner has lectured a series of lectures surveying the books of the Bible.  The Master’s Seminary has made them available online on Youtube.  I’m halfway through them myself.  Here are the lectures below:

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Here is a limited time giveaway that will expire September 16, 2017.  Top Christian Books is giving away all forty volume of the New Studies and Biblical Studies series.  I’ve really appreciated the few works in the series that I have used mainly for its work of scholarship on the Bible.

You can enter in the chance for a giveaway by clicking HERE.

My favorite of the forty is the one titled Adopted into God’s Family by Trevor Burke.

For the list of 40 volumes check out the publisher’s page on this series here.

I know this sounds weird but I’m actually praying I get this set!

Again you can enter in the chance for a giveaway by clicking HERE.

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