Book Review

Review of Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing - Can Social Media Foster Persuasion (Not Polarization)?

"People who regularly listened to the opposite opinions did not adjust their views and become more balanced or moderate because for many people social media have become places where they are curating a self. And therefore they see opposing views as attacks on their identity" - TGC

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Book Review – God of All Things: Rediscovering the Sacred in an Everyday World

The idea "that our universe of things points to God and proclaims his glory, is the foundational thesis for Andrew Wilson’s book.... [which] poses the question why God created things—after all, he could have created only a spiritual world without physical substance." - TGC

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Book Briefs: Rejoice & Tremble by Michael Reeves

"...there are times when this book feels more academic than I would like. But in the end, I found that Michael Reeves thoroughness provides a firm and stable biblical foundation for adopting a nuanced understanding of the fear of the Lord. (If you’d like a more concise version of Rejoice & Tremble, Reeves released an 80-page version..." - Tim Augustyn

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Review of ‘Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels’ by Richard Hays

Review of Richard B. Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels,* Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2017, 524 pages, paperback.

Richard B. Hays has established himself as one of the foremost NT scholars in the world, based on enduring works like The Moral Vision of the New Testament and Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul. He has been at the forefront of the study of such seemingly obtuse but telling elements of the study of the NT as “metalepsis” and “figural interpretation.”

Metalepsis in biblical studies is the incorporation and use of the OT in the New, particularly by way of partial allusion, employed in a new context that draws attention to aspects of the larger previous context.

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Book Review: John Piper Goes Further Up and Further Into the Doctrine of God’s Providence

"In the introduction, Piper opens the door to see God and his world anew, offering four invitations to study God’s providence. These are invitations to worship and know the God who 'did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all,' and to find assurance that through his providence he will 'graciously give us all things,' very much including Christ himself (Rom. 8:32)." - C. Today

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