Welcome to the second edition of Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can find in a given week.
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News from Eerdmans . . .
- We sadly said farewell this week to our Internet marketing assistant Becki Watson, who has left us to take on a more active ministry role at her church, where she will now serve as office administrator. During her time at Eerdmans, Becki played an instrumental part not only in the launch of the new Eerdmans.com, but also in a number of our other online adventures, including our move to online catalogs, our Internet advertising campaigns, and our YouTube videos. We wish Becki every blessing as she pursues her passion for ministry in a professional capacity.
. . . and elsewhere.
- Richard J. Mouw — author of many Eerdmans books, including Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals — announced his retirement from the Fuller Seminary presidency (a post he has held for nearly 20 years) at the end of the 2012–2013 school year.
- Theophrastus shared some “Initial thoughts on Shalom Paul’s commentary on Isaiah 40-66” for the Bible*Literature*Translation blog.
- Christianity Today posted Thomas E. Bergler’s June cover story (“When Are We Going to Grow Up? The Juvenilization of American Christianity“) on its website.
- Bernie Goerdhart reviewed John Jensen Feels Different for the Montreal Gazette.
- Bookstore owner Byron Borger offered his expert opinion on must-read books for Comment, highlighting two new Eerdmans releases: R. Paul Stevens’s Work Matters: Lessons from Scripture and Craig Bartholomew and David J. H. Beldman’s Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God’s Address.
- Jim West published a glowing review of Gareth Lee Cockerill’s new NICNT volume on Hebrews on his Zwinglius Redivivus blog. (We especially enjoyed his near-epic line, “If commentaries on Hebrews were blockbuster movies, this one would be ‘The Avengers.'”)
- Jemima Khan interviewed Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss (author of Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Story by the Stepsister of Anne Frank) for the New Statesman.
- Joan Chittister’s Happiness was announced as a silver winner of the 2012 Nautilus Awards in the Personal Growth/Self Help/Psychology category.
- Following up on last week’s “Top Five Luke Commentaries,” Phillip J. Long shared his “Top Five John Commentaries.” We were thrilled to see Eerdmans volumes by D. A. Carson and Frederick Dale Bruner on his outstanding list of resources.
- Former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for his role in atrocities committed in Sierra Leone during the 1990s — providing some small measure of justice former child soldiers (like those in Anne de Graaf’s novel Son of a Gun) and other victims left devastated by years of violence and brutality.
And finally, responding to our latest e-newsletter (in which we shared a video of noted biblical scholar N. T. Wright singing Bob Dylan’s classic “When the Ship Comes In”) Byron Borger wrote us earlier this week to say: “We had N. T. Wright at Hearts & Minds, too, and he played not only a Dylan song but that re-write of ‘Yesterday’ that he co-wrote with Francis Collins, called ‘Genesis.'” You can read Borger’s recap of the May 12 event on the Hearts and Minds blog.
As for the Wright and Collins number he mentioned in his note, well . . . enjoy!
Have we missed any news, reviews, or other online miscellany dealing with Eerdmans or EBYR books or authors from the last week? Let us know in the comments.