Resources & Reviews

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

  • Theology
  • Bible
  • 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 those I favor most to help you better understand the Bible. I have enjoyed most of the books I have reviewed, but some are better to begin with than others.
  • Reviews for books in gray italics are upcoming.



Biblical Languages

Biblical Theology

Children’s Books 





  • Exodus (AOTC) – T. D. Alexander
  • Exodus (NAC) – Douglas Stuart








  • Hosea (NICOT) – J. Andrew Dearman



  • Jonah (HMS) – Kevin Youngblood




  • Luke (PNTC) – James Edwards


  • 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



  • Romans, 2nd ed. (BECNT) – Tom Schreiner
  • Romans (BTCP) – David Peterson
  • Romans (EGGNT) – John Harvey
  • Romans (ZECNT) – Frank Thielman

First Corinthians

Second Corinthians




1 & 2 Thessalonians

The Pastoral Letters



2 Peter, Jude

1,2,3 John

Course Lectures 


  • 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



Baker Academic

  • Colossians and Philemon (BECNT) – G. K. Beale
  • The Culture of Theology – John Webster
  • Faith for Exiles – Kinnaman/Matlock
  • Living in Union with Christ – Macaskill

Baylor Press

  • Analyzing Theology – Oliver Crisp

Christian Focus

  • No More Hurting – Gwen Purdie



  • 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


  • Nordic Tales – illustrated by Ulla Thynell


  • What Does God Want? – Michael Heiser

Women Writers Wednesdays

  • Humble Roots – Hannah Anderson
  • None Like Him  – Jen Wilkin
  • Treasuring Christ – Gloria Furman



Lexham Press

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


B&H Academic

  • American History, Combined Ed. (1492-present) – Thomas Kidd
  • God’s Glory Revealed in Christ: Essays in Honor of Tom Schreiner
  • The Historical Reliability of the New Testament – Craig Blomberg
  • Urban Legends of the Old Testament – Croteau/Yates
  • Who Is the Holy Spirit? (Hobbs College Library) Malcolm Yarnell III

Baker Academic

  • 1 & 2 Chronicles (BTC) – Peter Leithart
  • God’s Relational Presence – Duvall/Hays
  • Handbook on Acts and Paul’s Letters – Tom Schreiner
  • Reformed Ethics – Herman Bavinck


  • The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross – Patrick Schreiner

IVP Academic


  • Approaching the Study of Theology – Anthony Thiselton
  • Bearing God’s Name – Carmen Imes
  • But What About God’s Wrath? – Kinghorn/Travis
  • Called by Triune Grace – Jonathan Hoglund
  • Christianity at the Crossroads – Michael Kruger
  • Delivered From the Elements of the World – Peter Leithart
  • Exile: A Conversation with NT Wright – James Scott
  • 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
  • Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ (2nd ed.) – Tom Schreiner
  • Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes – Jackson Wu
  • Theology and the Mirror of Scripture – Vanhoozer/Treier
  • Understanding Postmodernism – Kelly/Dew
  • What Does the Bible Say About Suffering? – Brian Gregg


  • A Big Gospel in Small Places – Witmer/Ortlund
  • The Drama of Ephesians – Timothy Gombis
  • From Adam and Israel to the Church (ESBT) – Ben Gladd
  • “He Descended to the Dead” – Matthew Emerson
  • The Liturgy of Creation – Michael LeFebvre
  • Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism – Hixson/Gurry
  • Old Testament Theology – Paul House
  • The Reformation and the Irrepressible Word of God – Scott Manetsch
  • Revelation (TNTC) – Ian Paul
  • Why Church? – Sunquist/Mouw

Lexham Press

  • The Care of Souls – Harold Senkbeil
  • Christ Above All – Adrio König
  • God of All Comfort – Scott Harrower
  • The Heart of the Preacher – Rick Reed
  • In Season and Out – David deSilva
  • Jeremiah: Walking the Ancient Pathways – Walter Kaiser
  • The Lord’s Prayer – Wesley Hill
  • Piercing Heaven – Robert Elmer
  • The Progressive Mystery – Myk Habets
  • Reflect – Thaddeus Williams
  • The Righteous & Merciful Judge – Aernie/Hartley
  • Training Preachers – Scott Gibson

New Growth Press

  • The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life – Jeremy Pierre


  • 1, 2, 3 John (SGBC) – Constantine Campbell
  • Apologetics at the Cross – Chatraw/Allen
  • Counsel for Couples – Holmes/Begg
  • Cultural Apologetics by Gould/Moreland
  • Cultural Engagement – Chatraw/Prior
  • Do Christians, Muslims, and Jews Worship the Same God? (Counterpoints) – Ronnie Campbell
  • How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth – Christopher Wright
  • The Kingdom of God – Nicholas Perrin
  • An Old Testament Theology – Bruce Waltke
  • Saving Truth – Abdu Murray
  • Seek First – Jeremy Treat
  • A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters – Andreas Kostenberger


  1. Hi James,

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


    Hank Voss


    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.


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