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*Arnold, Bill T. and Bryan E. Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey. Encountering Biblical Studies. Third Edition. Grand Rapids, Mich. Baker, 2008.
*Beale, Gregory K., Daniel J. Brendsel, and William A. Ross. An Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek: Analysis of Prepositions, Adverbs, Particles, Relative Pronouns, and Conjunctions. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2014.
*Bateman, IV, Herbert W. Charts on the Book of Hebrews. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2012.
*Bateman IV, Herbert W., Darrell L. Bock and Gordon H. Johnston. Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel’s King. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2012.
*Bateman IV. Herbert W. Interpreting the General Letters: An Exegetical Handbook. Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2013.
*Bessenecker Scott A. Overturning Tables: Freeing Missions from the Christian-Industrial Complex. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2014.
Beitzel, Barry J. The New Moody Atlas of the Bible. Chicago: Moody, 2009.
Bird, Michael F. Are You the One Who Is To Come? Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2009.
*Blomberg, Craig. L. Can We Still Believe the Bible? An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Brazos, 2014.
*Boccaccini, Gabriele and Jason M. Zurawski, ed. Interpreting 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: International Studies. Library of Second Temple Studies 87; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.
Bock, Darrell L. Jesus according to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2002.
*Bock, Darrell L. and Mitch Glaser, eds. The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel: Israel and the Jewish People in the Plan of God. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2014.
Brooks, Christopher W. Urban Apologetics: Why the Gospel is Good News for the City. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2014.
*Burke, Tony. Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2014.
*Chisholm, Robert B. A Commentary on Judges and Ruth. Kregel Exegetical Library; Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2014.
*Chung-Kim, Esther and Todd R. Hains, editors. Acts. Reformation Commentary on Scripture: New Testament Downers Grover, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2014.
*Campbell, Constantine R. Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011.
*Chandler, Matt and Michael Snetzer. Recovering Redemption: A Gospel Saturated Perspective on How to Change. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2014.
Collins, John J. Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2010.
*Collins, John J. and Daniel C. Harlow, eds. Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Guide. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012
*Currid, John D. and David P. Barrett. Crossway ESV Bible Atlas. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.
*DeRouchie, Jason S., editor. What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2013.
*Dickson, John. Life of Jesus: Who He Is And Why He Matters. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2010. 206 p. pb.$12.99.
*Dinkler, Michal Beth. Silent Statements: Narrative Representations of Speech and Silence in the Gospel of Luke. BZNW 191; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013.
*Douglas, J. D. Merrill C. Tenney, Moises Silva, ed. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011.
*Dunn, James. The Oral Gospel Tradition. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans, 2013.
Elwell, Walter A. and Robert W. Yarbrough, Encountering the New Testament: A Christian Survey. Encountering Biblical Studies. Second Edition. Grand Rapids, Mich. Baker, 2013.
*Evans, Craig A. Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence. Minneapolis: Westminster John Knox, 2012.
Fant, Clyde E. and Mitchell G. Reddish. Lost Treasures of the Bible: Understanding the Bible Through Archaeological Artifacts in World Museums. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2008.
Fee, Gordon D. Revelation. New Covenant Commentaries 18. Eugene, Ore.: Cascade, 2011.
*Fisk. Bruce N. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus: Reading the Gospels on the Ground. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2011.
*Forbes, Greg. Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament: 1 Peter. Nashville: B&H, 2014.
*Freyne, Sean. The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion: Meaning and Mission. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2014.
*Graves, Michael. The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans, 2014.
Hamilton, James M. With the Clouds of Heaven: The Book of Daniel in Biblical Theology. NSBT 32; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2014.
*Harding, Mark and Alanna Nobbs. All Things to All Cultures: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans, 2013.
*Harvey, John D. Interpreting the Pauline Letters. An Exegetical Handbook (Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2012.
*Hays, J. Daniel , J. Scott Duvall, and C. Marvin Pate. Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2007.
*Hellerman, Joseph H. Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why it Matters Today. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2013.
*Horsley, Richard, and Tom Thatcher. John, Jesus and the Renewal of Israel. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans, 2013.
*Horsley, Richard. The Prophet Jesus and the Renewal of Israel: Moving Beyond a Diversionary Debate. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012.
*Joy, Trevor and Spence Shelton, The People of God: Empowering the Church to Make Disciples. Nashville: B&H, 2014.
*Keith, Chris and Larry W. Hurtado. Jesus among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospel. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2011.
*Klink III, Edward W. and Darian R. Lockett. Understanding Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich. Zondervan, 2012.
*Kruse, Colin G. Romans. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012.
Kuyper, Abraham. Wisdom and Wonder: Common Grace in Sciences and Art. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Christian’s Library Press, 2011.
*Lawrence, Paul. The IVP Atlas of Bible History. Downer’s Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2006.
*Lincoln, Andrew T. Born of a Virgin? Reconceiving Jesus in the Bible, Tradition, and Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans, 2013.
*Llewelyn, S. R. and J. R. Harrison, with E. J. Bridge, ed. New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity Volume 10. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2013. (Part Two of this Review)
Longman, III, Tremper. Introducing the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2012.
Magness, Jodi. Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2011.
*Moo, Douglas J. Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey. Encountering Biblical Studies. Grand Rapids, Mich. Baker, 2002.
*Mounce, William D. Biblical Greek: A Compact Guide. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011.
Murphy-O’Connor, Jerome. The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide. Fifth Edition; Oxford, 2008.
Newton, Phil A. and Matt Schmucker. Elders in the Life of the Church: Rediscovering the Biblical Model for Church Leadership. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2014.
*Nienhuis, David R. Robert W. Wall. Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John & Jude as Scripture: The Shaping and Shape of a Canonical Collection. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2013. 314 pp.
*O’Donnell, Douglas Sean. The Beginning and End of Wisdom: Preaching Christ from the First and Last Chapters of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.
Pagels, Elaine. Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation. New York: Viking, 2012.
Pettit, Paul and R.Todd Mangum. Blessed Are the Balanced: A Seminarian’s Guide to Following Jesus in the Academy. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2014.
*Piper, John and D. A. Carson. The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry. Edited by David Mathis, Owen Strachan. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.
*Rasmussen, Carl G. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible. Revised Edition. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2010.
*Rainer, Thom S. Autopsy of a Deceased Church. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2014.
*Ross, Allen P. A Commentary on the Psalms. Volume 2 (42-89). Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2013.
Schnabel, Ekhard. Early Christian Mission. Downer’s Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 2004.
*Shively, Elizabeth, Apocalyptic Imagination in the Gospel of Mark: The Literary and Theological Role of Mark 3:22- 30. BNZW 189. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012.
*Seevers, Boyd. Warfare in the Old Testament: The Organization, Weapons and Tactics of Ancient Near Eastern Armies. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2013.
Stein, Robert H. Jesus, the Temple and the Coming Son of Man: A Commentary on Mark 13. Downers Grover, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2014.
Turner, Jim. So-Called Christians: Healing Spiritual Wounds Left By The Church. Greenville, South Carolina: Ambassador International, 2014.
*Walker, Peter. In the Steps of Paul: An Illustrated Guide to the Apostle’s Life and Journeys. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.
*Wall, Robert W., with Richard B. Steele. 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus. The Two Horizons New Testament Commentary Series. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012.
*Wallace, Daniel B. Senior Editor, Brittany C. Burnette and Terri Darby Moore, Editors. A Reader’s Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2013.
*Warrington, Keith. Discovering the Jesus in the New Testament. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2009.
*Watson, Francis. Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2013.
*Witherington III, Ben. Is There a Doctor in the House? An Insider’s Story and Advice on Becoming a Biblical Scholar. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011.
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