I read it to my children, and they enjoyed the story and the pictures. It’s creative and edifying. [Read more…] about The Kingstone Bible: A 3-Volume Bible-Story Book with Thousands of Pictures
Here’s a 4-minute video with my brother Jason DeRouchie:
Jason and I recently wrote companion volumes on how to understand and apply the Old and New Testaments.
We asked Rick Segal if he would be willing to help us spread the news with a short video. Rick is Vice President of Advancement for Bethlehem College & Seminary, and prior to coming to our school he was president and CPO of a successful global marketing and advertising agency. He used to have about $250,000 to work with when preparing a promotional video, and he got creative with ours with only about $100.
Jason and I commute together, and Rick recorded one of our commutes and titled the video “Andy and Jason Drive It Home.” Our assignment was to get 90 seconds of unscripted footage on our 25-minute drive home.
I confirmed that show business is not my calling.
It felt awkward to record, but it gives viewers a little taste of our camaraderie.
Here’s what I say about Jason in the acknowledgements of my book:
It’s a joy to serve shoulder to shoulder with Jason DeRouchie at Bethlehem College & Seminary. He embodies Ezra 7:10. I can’t think of another Old Testament seminary professor I’d rather team up with. We spend about three hours together each week while commuting, and the better I get to know him, the more I thank God for him. I especially love coteaching a fourth-year graduate course with him on biblical theology. Jason is both an Old Testament scholar and a biblical theologian. He helps me see Jesus more clearly in the Old Testament. It was an honor to collaborate with Jason as I prepared this book and he prepared the companion volume How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology.
Update: I refer to “normal people” in the video, and some friends teased me on Facebook by referring to themselves as normal people. I don’t mind the teasing, but I should clarify something: I didn’t mean to be condescending in any way by using the phrase “normal people.” It’s shorthand for non-specialists—that is, lay people as opposed to academics and scholars. I’m a normal guy for the vast number of domains of knowledge—like European history or economics or criminal law or automobile mechanics or whatever. I’m grateful when specialists communicate in a way that non-specialists can understand. (I write a little more about my philosophy of publishing here and here.)
Brian J. Tabb. Suffering in Ancient Worldview: Luke, Seneca and 4 Maccabees in Dialogue. LNTS 569. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017.
It’s by my dean, colleague, friend, fellow Themelios editor, and fellow elder of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
It is extremely difficult to successfully submit a book for publication in the prestigious Library of New Testament Studies series. Brian did some first-class scholarship for this book. He updated his PhD thesis, which he completed in 2013 under Steve Walton at the London School of Theology. The examiners for his thesis defense were N. T. Wright and Conrad Gempf, and Brian passed with high marks.
I asked Brian if he’d answer some questions about his book for my readers, and he generously agreed. [Read more…] about Suffering in Ancient Worldview: An Interview with Brian Tabb
Here’s my attempt to explain how to interpret and apply the Bible:
Andrew David Naselli. How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2017. xxx + 384 pages.
- 57-page sample PDF. That PDF begins with 43 generous endorsements and includes Don Carson’s Foreword and the book’s Introduction.
- Available from Amazon and Westminster Bookstore. Currently, Westminster Bookstore is offering the best deal.
- Available for Kindle and Logos Bible Software
- Available at a discount in a bundle with Jason DeRouchie’s companion volume from Westminster Bookstore and Logos Bible Software.
The book’s structure is simple. It begins by introducing exegesis and theology, which I break down into twelve steps. Those twelve steps are the book’s twelve chapters. [Read more…] about How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology
John Piper. The Collected Works of John Piper. Edited by David Mathis and Justin Taylor. 13 vols. + one volume of indexes. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2017. 8,464 pages. Available from Amazon and Westminster Bookstore .
Both Justin Taylor and David Mathis have spent years serving as John Piper’s assistant, and they know Piper and his publications unusually well. Justin wrote his fascinating PhD dissertation on Piper, and David is the executive editor for Desiring God.
The editors explain in the introduction to volume 1, [Read more…] about The Collected Works of John Piper
Alan J. Thompson. Luke. Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2017. xliv + 414 pp. [Read more…] about Alan Thompson on the Gospel of Luke in Greek