Welcome once again to 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.
New this week:
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
Sharing God’s Good Company: A Theology of the Communion of Saints
David Matzko McCarthy
Sing to the Lord a New Song: Choirs in the Worship and Culture of the Dutch Reformed Church in America, 1785–1860
(Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America)
David M. Tripold
News from Eerdmans . . .
- This morning, EBYR’s own Anita Eerdmans and Gayle Brown are getting ready to welcome scores of librarians and other book lovers to booth #2453 at the 2012 convention of the American Library Association. While they’re in Anaheim, they’ll also be accepting the 2012 Batchelder Award for Bibi Dumon Tak’s Soldier Bear at an official reception on Monday morning. To learn more about EBYR at ALA, check out yesterday’s post.
. . . and elsewhere.
- Publishers Weekly gave The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau a starred review, calling Michelle Markel and Amanda Hall’s biography of the great artistic visionary ”jaunty, confiding, and affectionate.”
- The Ethics and Public Policy Center posted a great series of videos on YouTube documenting its May 2012 Faith Angle Forum in Miami, FL, on the theme ”Evangelicals and Mormons: A Conversation and Dialogue.” Eerdmans authors Richard J. Mouw (Talking with Mormons) and Robert L. Millet (A Different Jesus?) both took part.
- Richard Mouw also appeared this week in a Guest Voices column for the Washington Post, where he wrote on “What I’ve Learned about Mormons.”
- Craig L. Blomberg reviewed Arland J. Hultgren’s Paul’s Letter to the Romans: A Commentary for Denver Seminary’s Denver Journal.
- Christianity Today shared online excerpts from David Lawther Johnson’s Learning from My Father: Lessons on Life and Faith (read it here) and from Douglas R. Geivett’s contribution to Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life (read it here).
- Speaking of Being Good, contributors to the volume are currently in the middle of a great an Evangelical Philosophical Society web series entitled “Being Good: Sketches of Christian Virtues for Everyday Life.”
- Charles T. Mathewes’s The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Days and Nimi Wariboko’s The Pentecostal Principle: Ethical Methodology in New Spirit have both been shortlisted for the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Constructive-Reflective Study of Religion. Find out more about the award here.
- Duke Divinity School’s Faith and Leadership magazine published online an edited transcript of its interview (subtitled “Constant is the call for leadership“) with Christopher A. Beeley, author of Leading God’s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today.
- The Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership shared a roundup of great buzz for center director John C. Knapp’s How the Church Fails Businesspeople (And What Can Be Done about It).
- On his Chrisendom blog, Chris Tilling recommended Robert Kugler and Patrick Hartin’s book An Introduction to the Bible as “the best one-volume introduction on the market for first year students.”
- Scot McKnight continued his Jesus Creed discussion on Thomas E. Bergler’s The Juvenilization of American Christianity with a post on “Overestimating Youth Culture.”
- On the Internet Monk blog, Chaplain Mike reviewed Addison Hodges Hart’s Knowing Darkness: On Skepticism, Melancholy, Friendship, and God, calling it “a wise book, well worth your attention and contemplation.”
- Phillip Long continued his excellent series of Top Five New Testament Commentaries posts on the Reading Acts blog, adding lists this week for Ephesians and Philippians, each of which included at least one Eerdmans title.
- Bob Hayton posted an online book brief discussing The Best of the Reformed Journal (edited by James D. Bratt and Robert A. Wells) to his Fundamentally Reformed blog.
- The Baptist Bulletin featured D. A. Carson’s The Intolerance of Tolerance in an online book brief.
- Aquinas and More Bookstore invited Eerdmans to contribute a blog post recommending one of its picks for its Catholic summer reading program, Building the Free Society: Democracy, Capitalism, and Catholic Social Teaching, edited by George Weigel and Robert Royal. Not being the sort of person to pass up any opportunity to write about Eerdmans books, Rachel Bomberger obliged.
- Inspired by The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, Jay Lee shared with us on Twitter this Modern Tokyo Times article comparing Rousseau to Japanese painter Oka Shikanosuke.
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.