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.
News from Eerdmans . . .
The LibraryThing Early Reviewer July batch is now up, and this month, LibraryThing users can request advance review copies of six different titles from Eerdmans and EBYR:
- Finding God: A Treasury of Conversion Stories by John M. Mulder
- Acceptable Words: Prayers for the Writer by Gary D. Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney
- Starring Arabelle by Hillary Hall De Baun
- Meet at the Ark at Eight by Ulrich Hub
- The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Amanda Hall
- Mary’s Song by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn
Click on the above links to visit LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer page and request any (or all) of these great books.
. . . and elsewhere.
- Nimi Wariboko’s The Pentecostal Principle: Ethical Methodology in New Spirit has been named a 2012 finalist for the Society for Pentecostal Studies’s Pneuma Book Awards.
- Mere Orthodoxy shared a “Summer Reading Guide for the Mere-O Reader” — for those whose “recondite taste in books may invite jest and puzzlement” from less discriminating beach readers. We’re honored to share that Thomas Bergler’s The Juvenilization of American Christianity and Richard Mouw’s Talking with Mormons were both included.
- Tasha Saeker reviewed Henrik Hovland and Torill Kove’s John Jensen Feels Different for her Waking Brain Cells blog, calling it “a striking picture book in so many ways” and “pure delight.” (We agree, of course!)
- Peter Enns discussed Kent Sparks’s Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture in a Rethinking Biblical Christianity post entitled “The Bible is ‘Broken and Fragile.’ Deal with It.” He ended this discussion with a promise of sorts: “In a few upcoming posts, I will touch down at various points in the book with some quotes that I think will help readers see where Sparks is coming from.” (We’re looking forward to it.)
- Bob Cornwall posted two thoughtful reviews of Eerdmans books to his Ponderings on a Faith Journey blog this week, of Dwight Zscheile’s Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Communities (review here) and Richard Mouw’s Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals (review here).
- Phillip Long continued his excellent series of Top Five New Testament Commentaries posts on the Reading Acts blog, this week listing his top “solo” volumes on Philemon. It’s a short list, and our Eerdmans Critical Commentary volume (which, as he says, “likely holds the record for the largest commentary on the smallest book in the modern era”) is half of it!
- Chris Tilling shared a snapshot of himself with Volker Rabens and Cornelis Bennema, two editors of “the superb Max Turner festscrift” (The Spirit and Christ in the New Testament and Christian Theology: Essays in Honor of Max Turner).
- The National Association of Episcopal Schools snapped a photo of field sales manager Jerry Arends and the Eerdmans booth — their “next door neighbor” at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
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.