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review: The Greek New Testament, Reader's Edition, Produced at Tyndale House

I recently wrote a quick review of the three main Greek Reader's New Testaments available today. As part of that review, I pointed out a couple reasons why the Tyndale House Greek New Testament (THGNT) Reader's Edition was my favorite of the three. I would like to expand on that review today and showcase both the hardcover and premium . . .

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July 30, 2019

the best Greek New Testament

and a survey of Reader's Greek New Testaments

Searching online for the "best Greek New Testament" is kind of a silly exercise. There are essentially four editions of the Greek NT readily available for students and pastors--the Nestle Aland/United Bible Societies ("NA/UBS") edition (two editions with the same text but different apparatuses), the Byzantine/Majority Text . . .

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July 03, 2019

review: Less of More by Chris Nye

"We can stand anything God and nature can throw at us save only plenty. If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much, and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy, sick." -- John Steinbeck
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Chris Nye opens his new book Less of More with this prophetic quote from John Steinbeck...and I was immediately . . .

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June 14, 2019

review: Confronting Old Testament Controversies by Tremper Longman III

Pressing Questions about Evolution, Sexuality, History, and Violence

Dr. Tremper Longman III is a well-known name among Evangelicals with an interest in Old Testament studies. He taught Old Testament for nearly 40 years before his retirement from the classroom in 2017. He co-authored a venerable Old Testament introduction used in many universities and seminaries. He has written a host of commentaries from the . . .

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May 29, 2019

review: CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible

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For years, I have longed for a study bible that combined the best English translation in print with Patristic commentary from the early church. The Orthodox Study Bible is a great resource that has been in print for years, but it doesn't have enough commentary to satisfy. Concordia's Lutheran Study Bible has some great quotes . . .

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April 26, 2019

review: Thomas Nelson NKJV Single-Column Reference Bible

standard and compact editions

Since debuting their new 'Comfort Print' typeface in 2018, Thomas Nelson has released two single-column reference bibles in standard (~6" x ~9") and compact (~5" x ~7") sizes. To cut to the chase: these editions both represent an incredibly reader-friendly layout, with full cross-references at prices that won't . . .

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April 15, 2019

review: Upside-Down Spirituality by Chad Bird

the 9 Essential Failures of a Faithful Life

Earthy spirituality. Grace-drenched. Christ-focused.

If I had to sum up Chad Bird's new book, Upside-Down Spirituality, those would be the words that first came to mind. This book is a candid critique of how many contemporary, American Christians define success--a critique that turns these ideas of success on their heads in . . .

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April 13, 2019