Resources & Reviews

Here is everything I have reviewed, with categories almost in alphabetical order.

  • Theology
  • Bibles
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Theology
  • Children’s Books
  • Commentaries
  • Course Lectures
  • Devotionals
  • General Reading
  • Upcoming Reviews

Many of the books listed here are great, but I’ve tried to highlight some key books. Books in blue bold are the ones I think would help you better understand the Bible to begin with. I have enjoyed most of the books I have reviewed, but some are better to start with than others..

Reviews for books in gray italics are upcoming.

Theology

Bibles

Biblical Languages

Biblical Theology

Children’s Books 

General

Theology

Commentaries 

Exodus

  • Exodus (AOTC) T. D. Alexander
  • Exodus (NAC)  Douglas Stuart
  • Exodus (SGBC) Christopher Wright

Leviticus

Deuteronomy

Joshua

  • Joshua (EBTC) David Firth

Judges/Ruth

Chronicles

Psalms

Proverbs

Jeremiah

The Minor Prophets/the Twelve

Hosea

  • Hosea (NICOT)  J. Andrew Dearman

Joel

  • Joel (ZECOT) — David Barker

Obadiah

Jonah

  • Jonah (ZECOT)  Kevin Youngblood

Nahum

  • Nahum (ZECOT) — Daniel Timmer

Matthew

Mark

Luke

  • Luke (PNTC) James Edwards

John

  • John (BECNT)  Andreas Köstenberger
  • John (CFP) William Cook
  • John: Verse by Verse (NTC) Grant Osborne
  • John (NTL) Marianne Thompson
  • John (ZECNT) Edward Klink III
  • John (ZIBBC) Craig Keener

Acts

Romans

First Corinthians

Second Corinthians

Ephesians

Galatians

Philippians

Colossians

1 & 2 Thessalonians

The Pastoral Letters

Hebrews

James

2 Peter, Jude

1,2,3 John

Revelation

Course Lectures 

Devotionals

  • Anger (31-Day Devotionals For Life) Bob Jones
  • Contentment (31-Day Devotionals For Life) Megan Hill
  • Doubt (31-Day Devotionals For Life) Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Fearing Others (31-Day Devotionals For Life)  Zach Schlegel

General Reading

Upcoming 

Sooner

Zondervan

  • 1, 2, 3 John (SGBC) Constantine Campbell

Later

Children’s

  • Go, Bikes, Go! Addie Boswell
  • Land of AND Kate Mullaly
  • Land of OR Kate Mullaly
  • Sophie and the Heidelberg Cat Wilson/Garcia
  • Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt Kate Messner

Folklore

  • Nordic Tales illustrated by Ulla Thynell

Beyond

Languages

Lexham Press

  • Biblical Greek Made Simple Danny Zacharias
  • Learning Biblical Hebrew Grammar  Kutz/Josberger
  • Learning Biblical Hebrew Workbook  Kutz/Josberger

Theology

B&H Academic

  • 1–2 Peter and Jude (CSC) — Tom Schreiner 
  • 2 Corinthians (CSC) — David Garland
  • CSB Reader’s Bible, Gray Cloth Over Board
  • The Holy Spirit — Allison and Köstenberger 

Baker Academic

  • Abraham’s Silence J. Richard Middleton
  • The Gospel of John David Ford
  • How Scripture Interprets Scripture Michael Graves

Baylor University Press

  • Idolatry Stephen Fowl

Crossway

  • Romans — 

Evangelical Press

  • Ezra-Nehemiah (EP Study Commentary) — Greg Goswell.

Fontes Press

  • Discourse Analysis of the NT Writings ed. Todd Scacewater

The Good Book Company

  • The Air We Breathe — Glen Scrivener

IVP Academic

Complimentary

  • Approaching the Study of Theology — Anthony Thiselton
  • Called by Triune Grace — Jonathan Hoglund
  • Christianity at the Crossroads — Michael Kruger
  • Delivered From the Elements of the World — Peter Leithart
  • The Gospel of the Son of God — David Bauer
  • The Lost World of the Torah — John Walton
  • The Messianic Vision of the Pentateuch — Kevin Chen
  • Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes — Jackson Wu
  • Theology and the Mirror of Scripture — Vanhoozer/Treier
  • Understanding Postmodernism — Kelly/Dew
  • But What About God’s Wrath? — Kinghorn/Travis
  • What Does the Bible Say About Suffering? — Brian Gregg

Requested

  • 2 Corinthians (Reformation Commentary on Scripture) — ed. Scott Manetsch
  • Commentaries on Romans 1-2 Corinthians, and Hebrews (Ancient Christian Texts) — Cyril of Alexandria
  • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels — eds. Green, Brown, and Perrin
  • Face to Face with God (ESBT) — T. Desmond Alexander
  • Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi (AOTC) — Anthony Petterson
  • Hosea (AOTC) — Joshua Moon
  • The Medieval Mind of C. S. Lewis — Jason Baxter
  • Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ (2nd ed.) — Tom Schreiner
  • Philippians (TNTC) — Jeannine Brown

Kregel Academic

  • Psalms 42–89: Volume 2 — Allen P. Ross

Lexham Press

Complimentary

  • The Basics of Faith — Carl Henry
  • The Bedrock of Christianity — Justin Bass
  • A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud & Midrash — Strack & Billerbeck
  • Discontinuity to Continuity — Benjamin Merkle
  • God of All Comfort Scott Harrower
  • In Season and Out — David deSilva
  • Jeremiah: Walking the Ancient Pathways — Walter Kaiser
  • Journeys of the Apostle Paul — ed. David Bomar
  • The Logic of the Body — Lapine
  • Myth and Meaning in Jordan Peterson — ed. Ron Dart
  • The Progressive Mystery — Myk Habets
  • Raised on the Third Day — Beck & Licona

Requested

  • The Gates of Hell — Matthew Heise
  • Psalms, Vol. 1 (EBTC) — James Hamilton
  • Psalms, Vol. 2 (EBTC) — James Hamilton
  • Ruth — Adam Howell

P&R Publishing

  • Genesis 1–4 — C. John Collins
  • The Holy Trinity — Robert Letham

Regent College Press

  • Obeying the Truth — John M. G. Barclay

Zondervan

  • 1, 2, 3 John (SGBC) Constantine Campbell
  • Ezra and Nehemiah (NIVAC) — Donna and Thomas Petter
  • Hosea (ZECOT) — Jerry Hwang
  • Mark (SGBC) — Tim Gombis 
  • Reading Genesis Well  C. John Collins

3 comments

  1. Hi James,

    Great blog. Thanks for your review of Representing Christ. Have you seen biblical training.org. If not, it looks like the kind of resource you would appreciate.

    Grace,

    Hank Voss

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    1. Hi Hank,

      Yes, I have seen it and have used it a bit, but it hasn’t crossed my mind to even put it on here. Thanks for the reminder and for your book. I look forward to more from you in the future.

      Like

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