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A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude (Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series)
A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude (Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series)
by Peter H. Davids
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.12

4.0 out of 5 stars It doesn't disappoint. The other two volumes in this series on ..., 25 Oct 2014
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Having previously used his NIGTC commentary on James, I was looking forward to getting this new volume in the BTNT series. It doesn't disappoint. The other two volumes in this series on John's Gospel and Letters and Luke-Acts are also worth having on your shelf.
This book gives a comprehensive overview of the General Epistles and their Biblical Theology 'themes in common' before dealing with each book in particular. Rather than focusing on exegesis, this series is devoted to a theological reading of the books along with their wider relation to the New Testament as a whole (not ignoring points of Old Testament interest).
Highly recommended.


Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume 2, 3:1-14:28
Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume 2, 3:1-14:28
by Craig S Keener
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £33.15

4.0 out of 5 stars Monumental gift to the church, 13 Jun 2014
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All that I wrote regarding volume one applies to volume two.

The more that I look at this work, the more I admire the author. His vast research, skilful use of sources, his astute, wise comments, make this commentary an essential reference work. Once all four volumes are released it will equal Bock's indispensability on Luke or Block's on Ezekiel.

This is a monumental gift to the church which should be very grateful to Keener.

As well as the exegesis itself, the many excurses also provide invaluable background information which fleshes out the biblical text.

It will take many years to fully appreciate this work as well as plumb its depths. I look forward to doing so.


Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume I: Introduction and 1:1-2:47
Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, Volume I: Introduction and 1:1-2:47
by Craig S. Keener
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £42.25

4.0 out of 5 stars Craig Keener's Magnum Opus, 4 Jun 2014
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This is the first volume in a proposed 4 volume commentary on Acts. This first volume covers background, introductory essays and chapters 1 & 2. It is a mammoth undertaking and the Christian church is much indebted to the author's years of research and preparation.

I have found this book useful for both sermon preparation, essay writing and general interest and browsing. As such I would highly recommend it (as well as volume 2 which is also currently available).


Clockwork Angels
Clockwork Angels

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4.0 out of 5 stars The boys are back in town, 11 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Clockwork Angels (Audio CD)
I awaited the release of the new Rush album with a bit of trepidation. I was underwhelmed by both 'Vapour Trails' and 'Snakes and Arrows' and was beginning to think that the boys were running out of steam. However, I am pleased to report that the intial impression that 'Clockwork Angels' gives is very positive.

This is the best album from Rush for quite a few years. It is too soon to say whether it will reach the lasting heights of 'Moving Pictures' 'Power Windows' or 'Presto', but it has at least rejuvenated my love for this amazing band.

Early highlights for me are 'Headlong Flight' (can't wait to here this track live) and 'Carnies' and 'Seven Cities of Gold'.

I wonder whether they will play the whole album through next year when they tour Blighty?! Until then, do yourself a favour and immerse yourself in a great idea, concept and performance.


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