Category: Book Reviews

‘The Covenant’ by Bernard Lamborelle – A Critical Review

INTRODUCTION There are few books that having read and disagreed with that I nevertheless would recommend. The late John Sailhamer’s The Pentateuch as Narrative: A Biblical-Theological Commentary[1] comes to mind. Another is a volume written by Bernard Lamborelle, author of The Covenant: On the Origin of the… Continue Reading “‘The Covenant’ by Bernard Lamborelle – A Critical Review”

‘What Jesus Learned from Women’ by James F. McGrath – A Brief Review

Jesus is often a mirror. If we lean toward socialism, he becomes a socialist. If we believe in women’s equality, he becomes a feminist. If we believe that marriage should be open to non-heterosexual couples, he becomes pro-gay marriage. Whatever we are for, Jesus… Continue Reading “‘What Jesus Learned from Women’ by James F. McGrath – A Brief Review”

‘Raised on the Third Day: Defending the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus,’ edited by W. David Beck and Michael R. Licona – A Brief Review

If it happened, the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth would have been one of the most important (if not the most important) event in human history. It is little wonder that apologists spend so much time and treasure defending it. One of the premier defenders of… Continue Reading “‘Raised on the Third Day: Defending the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus,’ edited by W. David Beck and Michael R. Licona – A Brief Review”

‘The Origins of Early Christian Literature’ by Robyn Faith Walsh: A Brief Review

For whom were the Gospels written? The community of the faithful or something else? And to which genre of ancient literature do they belong? These are the two fundamental questions that Robyn Faith Walsh, assistant professor of the New Testament and Early Christianity at the University… Continue Reading “‘The Origins of Early Christian Literature’ by Robyn Faith Walsh: A Brief Review”

Book Review: ‘The Beloved Apostle?’ by Michael Kok

Author: Michael J. Kok Book: The Beloved Apostle? The Transformation of the Apostle John into the Fourth Evangelist Publishers: Cascade Books Date: 2017 Page Count: 186 pages Price: $24.00 (paperback) INTRODUCTION Indispensable to my dad’s conversion to Christianity, an event that happened when he… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Beloved Apostle?’ by Michael Kok”

‘Paul the Apostle’ by J. Albert Harrill: A Brief Review

In J. Albert Harrill’s 2012 volume Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context (Cambridge University Press), the professor of classics brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic characters. Situating him in his ancient Jewish and, fundamentally, Roman contexts, Harrill… Continue Reading “‘Paul the Apostle’ by J. Albert Harrill: A Brief Review”

Amateur Hour #6 – “To Be Done with Sodom” w/Bernard Lamborelle

In this conversation, I talk with Bernard Lamborelle about his new project ‘To Be Done with Sodom,’ a comic book that serves as a fascinating summary of his book ‘The Covenant.’

Book Review: ‘Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite’ by L. Michael White

For more book reviews, check out the book reviews page. Author: L. Michael White Book: Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite Publisher: HarperOne Year: 2010 Page count: 528 pages Price: $28.99 (hardcover) INTRODUCTION Nine years ago, I walked into a bookstore known as Hastings… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite’ by L. Michael White”

Book Review: ‘A Most Peculiar Book’ by Kristin Swenson

A review of Kristin Swenson’s work ‘A Most Peculiar Book’ (Oxford, 2020).

Book Review: The First Biography of Jesus by Helen Bond

A review of Helen Bond’s book ‘The First Biography of Jesus.’