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.
Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir
(New in paperback.)
News from Eerdmans . . .
- Eerdmans Bookstore will “Celebrate Educators and Young Readers” next Friday, August 10, 2012, with free books, bookmarks, posters, and great deals for teachers, librarians, home schoolers, and other educators. Visit the bookstore’s Facebook event page for more information.
- In case you missed it, we’re offering $100 in free Eerdmans books to the winner of our Book Spine Poetry Photo Contest. Want to get in on the action? Click here to learn more or submit your entry!
- This week and next on EerdWord, we’re also running a series on the Eerdmans Tournament of Books, in which we pit Eerdmans titles head to head in a variety of fun competitions — each champion determined solely by popular vote. If you haven’t yet cast a ballot in this week’s events — but would like to help us name our champions in this most stunning cover image and catchiest book title competitions — click here.
- We welcome this week our new copywriter, Laura Bardolph Hubers. A graduate of Calvin College with a degree in English and Spanish, Laura taught English at a local Christian high school before joining us at Eerdmans. We’re very pleased to have her!
. . . and elsewhere.
- Deseret News published an in-depth profile of Richard Mouw (Talking with Mormons), calling him an “interreligious pioneer.”
- The Humanitas Forum on Christianity and Culture looked at Thomas Bergler’s The Juvenilization of American Christianity, drawing from Bergler’s work a dual challenge for the church at large: “Grow up! Help your young people grow up!“
- Nate Claiborne posted an enthusiastic review of Dean Deppe’s All Roads Lead to the Text. His conclusion? ”So, you’ve got a book that covers pretty much all the varieties of interpretive strategies and gives you specific advice for how to use Logos to better employ those strategies. Short of a textbook sized book, I think this is the best handbook on biblical interpretation I’ve come across.” Claiborne promised in his review to give away a copy to one lucky reader, and he went on to feature Deppe’s book again the following day in a post entitled “How to Read the Bible Like a Postmodern.”
- Elizabeth Hunter reviewed Virginia Kroll and Debra Reid Jenkins’s I Wanted to Know All About God for The Little Christian.
- JC Murphy tweeted a photo of his new Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (edited by James D. G. Dunn and John W. Rogerson), commenting, “I’m going to get a lot of use out of my new
@eerdmansbooks Commentary on the Bible! Love it!”
- Steve Bishop shared a video of “Richard Mouw on Kuyper at Kuyper College” on An Accidental Blog, following that post up almost immediately with one featuring Branson Parler’s hilarious “Richard Mouw Rap,” first uploaded to YouTube in October, 2011 (but always worth revisiting!).
Have we missed any news, reviews, or other online miscellany dealing with Eerdmans or EBYR books or authors from the last week? Please let us know in the comments.