1. A number of bestselling titles are now available in paperback for the first time and include N.T. Wright’s After You Believe, Scripture and the Authority of God, Evil and the Justice of God and, lastly for Wright, his translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament. Also newly available in paperback is Miroslav Volf’s award-winning book A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good. Lastly, Craig Evans Jesus and His World a book looking at recent archaeology directly pertaining to what we know about Jesus has gone into paperback. I interviewed Evans about the book last year.
2. With N.T. Wright in mind, its time we mentioned that his long awaited fourth book in his Christian Origins series Paul and the Faithfulness of God will be out this Fall! At over 1800 pages and comprising two books, Wright’s work promises to be well worth the wait!
3. If you have been out of the loop in terms of new books, Alister McGrath’s new biography C.S. Lewis: A Life is well worth your time. I have almost finished reading it and McGrath’s emphasis on how Lewis’ career as a scholar, apologist, and fiction writer are deeply entangled in his personal life makes this an extraordinarily enjoyable read.
4. I want to remind everyone of a couple important new releases for this summer. First, Tom Schreiner’s The King and His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments–one of the most important releases of the year–is due out soon and is available for a fantastic preorder price. Second, Eerdmans will be releasing Christianophobia: A Faith Under Attack any day now and it promises to be stomach churning expose on the realities of persecution of Christians around the globe. This is an important book that people needs to be read widely.
5. Lastly, Baker Academic has released the Third Edition of its sturdy yet elegant Encountering the New Testament. It is fully up-to-date on recent scholarship and incorporates many of the suggestions provided by professors and students. Also new, the Third Edition exchanges the use of a CD-ROM for a user-friendly companion website.