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 gather in a given week.
News from Eerdmans . . .
- Chuck DeGroat (Toughest People to Love) will be speaking at the Eerdmans Bookstore on September 24 from 4pm – 6pm on “How to Avoid the Church’s ‘Hero Culture’.” Get more details at the event’s page on Facebook. Hope to see you there!
. . . and elsewhere.
- Bible Gateway posted the main points of a recent talk by Mark Noll (Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind) which highlighted some surprising findings from the recent Bible in American Life Report. Among the most surprising is that the KJV is still the most popular translation of the Bible among readers by a wide margin!
- The Society of Illustrators will be featuring no less than five EBYR books in its prestigious exhibit The Original Art:
- The Right Word – illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant
- Brother Hugo and the Bear – illustrated by S. D. Schindler, written by Katy Beebe
- The Sheep Go on Strike – written and illustrated by Jean-François Dumont
- The Big Book of Slumber – illustrated by Simona Mulazzani, written by Giovanna Zoboli
- A Pond Full of Ink – illustrated by Sieb Posthuma, written by Annie M. G. Schmidt
- Carl E. Olson interviewed James K. A. Smith in the Catholic World Report about his new book How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor. Smith also interviewed Charles Taylor himself for Comment Magazine — you can read an excerpt and watch video from the interview on Cardus.ca.
- Smith’s book was integral to an article by Jonathan Parnell of DesiringGod.com called “The Sin in Our Cynicism.”
- The Sheep Go on Strike (Jean-François Dumont) was reviewed in Publishers Weekly: “Fun on the farm, with plenty of fodder for conversations about social justice.”
- Rachel Held Evans tweeted her approval of an article by Scot McKnight about Rowan Williams’s view of Scripture in Being Christian.
- About.com’s About Parenting site posted an article on the “Best Children’s Picture Books about Starting School.” Garmann’s Summer by Stian Hole made the list!
- Chuck DeGroat (Toughest People to Love) was interviewed on WBCL by Lynne Ford on his new book. He also took questions from listeners!
- Artist Bruce Herman, whose artwork was the subject of the book Through Your Eyes (with G. Walter Hansen) wrote a guest article for The Gospel Coalition reflecting on the nature of the new, the old, and wonder for the Christian in art.
- Subscribers can read James K. A. Smith’s Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal exhorting incoming Sophomores to fight ideological cynicism and keep learning. Non-subscribers can go visit James K. A. Smith on Twitter for an “inside look.”
- Scott Paeth, editor of the recent anthology of Max Stackhouse’s work entitled Shaping Publish Theology, gave a lecture at an event in Stackhouse’s honor at First Congregational Church in Stockbridge, MA. Pastor Richard Floyd blogged about the celebration and said a few good words of his own about Stackhouse.
- An anonymous essay in Inside Higher Ed by a faculty member at a Christian College laments ongoing challenges to gay employees at Christian institutions. The article cites James Brownson’s Bible, Gender, Sexuality as an example of biblical a defense of same-sex relationships.
- Nathan Gilmour of The Christian Humanist podcast interviewed Nicholas Healy about his book Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction, whose critique, Gilmour notes, is as much an honor as a challenge.
- Bob Cornwall reviewed Being Christian on his blog Ponderings on a Faith Journey: “The book is short in pages, but long in wisdom.”
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