HERETICS FOR ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIANS. By Justo Gonzalez and Catherine Gonzalez.


HERETICS FOR ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIANS. By Justo Gonzalez and Catherine Gonzalez.

HERETICS FOR ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIANS. By Justo Gonzalez and Catherine Gonzalez. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. 166 pages. Paper. $17.00. Reviewed by Henry Rowold, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, MO. This is a delightful book, remarkably simple and inviting, given the somewhat ponderous and even politically incorrect title of “heretics.” Fundamentally, what the book seeks to ..


STRANGERS WITHIN OUR GATES: East Meets West: Language, Religion, and Politics. By Paul Boeder.


STRANGERS WITHIN OUR GATES: East Meets West: Language, Religion, and Politics. By Paul Boeder.

STRANGERS WITHIN OUR GATES: East Meets West: Language, Religion, and Politics. By Paul Boeder. Indianapolis: Xlibris, 2009. 164 pages. Paper. $19.99. Reviewed by Francis Rossow, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, MO. Strangers within Our Gates is written by one who is not a stranger within our gates. The author, Paul Boecler, an emeritus professor, was my ..


LORD’S SUPPER: The Lamb’s High Feast. By Arnold J. Koelpin.


LORD’S SUPPER: The Lamb’s High Feast. By Arnold J. Koelpin.

LORD’S SUPPER: The Lamb’s High Feast.  By Arnold J. Koelpin. People’s Bible Teachings series. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2007. 144 Pages. Paper. $12.99. Reviewed by Timothy Maschke, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI. The Lord’s Supper remains a topic for constant congregational catechesis and strong biblical teaching in Christian churches throughout the world. With the increased ..


EUSEBIUS: The Church History. Translated by Paul L. Maier.


EUSEBIUS: The Church History. Translated by Paul L. Maier.

EUSEBIUS: The Church History. Translated by Paul L. Maier. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007. 365 pages. Paper. $15.99. Reviewed by Timothy Maschke, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI. Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History is now available in a most accessible format with Paul Maier’s updated translation of this classic work. Yet, this is more than merely a retranslation of ..


CHRISTIAN WORSHIP SUPPLEMENT.


CHRISTIAN WORSHIP SUPPLEMENT.

CHRISTIAN WORSHIP SUPPLEMENT. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2008. 255 pages. Paper. $13.50 Reviewed by Timothy Maschke, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI. Just halfway through the expected life-span of their synodical hymnal, Christian Worship, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s Commission on Worship prepared a hymnal supplement which provides newer resources for their congregational worship life. The ..


A LUTHERAN LOOKS AT . . . EPISCOPALIANS. By James F. Pope.


A LUTHERAN LOOKS AT . . . EPISCOPALIANS. By James F. Pope.

A LUTHERAN LOOKS AT . . . EPISCOPALIANS. By James F. Pope. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2008. 107 pages. Paper. $12.99. Reviewed by Timothy Maschke, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI. When the ELCA officially entered into full communion fellowship with the Episcopal Church (USA) on Epiphany 2001, Lutherans of the other synods wondered what brought ..


THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW. By Brian Webster.


THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW. By Brian Webster.

THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW. By Brian Webster. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 349 pages + CD-Rom. Paper. $39.99. Reviewed by Reed Lessing, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, MO. My first impression of this resource is niphlat, that’s Hebrew for “wonderful.” Brian Webster, who teaches at Dallas Theological Seminary, combines his linguistic and computer skills ..


OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY: Israel’s Life (Volume 3). By John Goldingay.


OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY: Israel’s Life (Volume 3). By John Goldingay.

OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY: Israel’s Life (Volume 3). By John Goldingay. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009. 875 pages. Hardback. $49.95. Reviewed by Reed Lessing, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, MO. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for ..


HEAVEN AND HELL: Eternal Life, Eternal Punishment. By Brian R. Keller.


HEAVEN AND HELL: Eternal Life, Eternal Punishment. By Brian R. Keller.

HEAVEN AND HELL: Eternal Life, Eternal Punishment. People’s Bible Teachings series. By Brian R. Keller. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2007. 218 pages. Paper. $14.99. Reviewed by Timothy Maschke, Concordia University, Mequon, WI Many Christians struggle with the concepts of hell and heaven. Brian Keller, parish pastor and popular writer, has provided another helpful resource for pastors and Bible ..


CHARTS ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION: Literary, Historical, and Theological Perspectives. By Mark Wilson.


CHARTS ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION: Literary, Historical, and Theological Perspectives. By Mark Wilson.

CHARTS ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION: Literary, Historical, and Theological Perspectives. By Mark Wilson. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007. 136 pages. Paper. $21.99. Reviewed by Dr. Joel Heck, Concordia University, Austin, Texas Mark Wilson, director of the Asia Minor Research Center in Izmir, Turkey, has compiled seventy-nine charts that relate to the book of Revelation, garnering endorsements from a ..


INTERPRETING THE HISTORICAL BOOKS, Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis series. By Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.


INTERPRETING THE HISTORICAL BOOKS, Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis series. By Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.

INTERPRETING THE HISTORICAL BOOKS, Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis series, vol. 1. By Robert B. Chisholm, Jr. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006. 232 pages. Paper. $19.99. Reviewed by Thomas Egger Joshua at Jericho, Gideon and his three hundred men, Samuel anointing the boy David to be king—any pastor, teacher, or Sunday School child may come up ..