Pictorial Library of Bible Lands

The front matter of Robert H. Gundry’s A Survey of the New Testament (4th ed.; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003) lists Todd Bolen’s Pictorial Library of Bible Lands in his “permissions and credits.”

I looked into it, and I recently obtained a complete set of the newest edition of Todd Bolen’s Pictorial Library of Bible Lands (18 vols.). It released in May 2012, and it’s selling now for $389. [Read more…]

My Favorite Four Bible Atlases

I have 17 Bible atlases in my library, and I’ve used several others. I’m very much an amateur at this (I still haven’t visited the Middle East!), but for what it’s worth, these are my favorite four Bible atlases:

  1. Beitzel, Barry J. The New Moody Atlas of the Bible. Chicago: Moody, 2009. See my book note (Themelios 34 [2009]: 367) and a later Themelios review.
  2. Rasmussen, Carl. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. Themelios review.
  3. Currid, John D., and David P. Barrett. Crossway ESV Bible Atlas. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.  This expands on the maps and related notes in the ESV Study Bible.
  4. Brisco, Thomas. Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1998. This was my text for an undergraduate course on Bible geography. Good graphics.

Voting as a Christian

These two books are shortened versions of Wayne Grudem’s larger book Politics :

Cf. my coauthored review of Grudem’s book Politics.

Some Kevin DeYoung MP3s

I’ve recently listened to several MP3s by Kevin DeYoung, and they’ve all been outstanding:

Two lectures on preaching at Westminster Theological Seminary (November 2011)

  1. How Can a Biblical Sermon Be So Boring? Part 1: The Case for Clarity, Specificity, and Authenticity
  2. How Can a Biblical Sermon Be So Boring? Part 2: The Case for Ingenuity, Spontaneity, and Authority

Two sermons and an interview from the NEXT conference (May 2012)

  1. The Church and Friendship
  2. The Church and Holiness [focus on the conscience]
  3. A Conversation Between Friends | interviewed by C. J. Mahaney

A sermon and a panel discussion at T4G (April 2012)

  1. Spirit-Powered, Gospel-Driven, Faith-Fueled Effort [video]
  2. Contextualization: Lost in Translation? [video] | panel

A sermon series on 2 Peter (March–November 2010)

Covenant Eyes

This is a guest post by Joe Tyrpak, one of my accountability partners.

I use Covenant Eyes on my desktop and laptop computers, and I agree with Joe that it is outstanding accountability software.

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Fighting Lust, Inviting Accountability, Using Covenant Eyes

Fighting lust is an all-out war. Even though it’s not the only front on which the battle is fought, one crucial strategy for fighting lust is accountability. And even though the Internet is not the only place where a guy struggles with temptation, Internet accountability is one of the most crucial aspects of accountability today. [Read more…]

Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life

I read these 18 stories to my daughter recently, and we both enjoyed (most of) them:

Peter Leithart. Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life. 3rd ed. Moscow, ID: Canon, 2003. 148 pp.

We also listened to the stories.

They are fairy-tale type stories that are generally captivating and end with surprising twists, always ending with a proverb from the Book of Proverbs that is the moral of the story. [Read more…]