Right now at Logos you can not only get Doug Campbell’s massive tome The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul for only $.99, but you can also get Stephen Westerholm’s Justification Reconsidered: Rethinking a Pauline Theme for free. That’s right folks, two fantastic books for only a buck! Do I need to tell you to go grab them?
Mike Bird’s “Best of 2014 book” is now just $4 bucks on Kindle.
The folks over at Baylor Press are publishing some must-have books these days. Case in point, Jens Schröter’s From Jesus to the New Testament: Early Christian Theology and the Origin of the New Testament Canon. Schröter’s book is the inaugural volume in the Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity.
In hopes that you will all Tolle Lege (take up and read), Baylor has given me a coupon code that gives you 20% of From Jesus to the New Testament: Early Christian Theology and the Origin of the New Testament Canon! To get the discount, use the code BCBK at checkout. This is a very, very good book that I hope gets read by many, so get this while you can.
With 2012 coming to an end, I am looking forward to 2013 and the many books that I want to read. This year found me reading much in the field of NT Theology. I read Beale’s massive tome on NT Theology, Caird’s excellent NT Theology, and Dempster’s OT Biblical Theology. I also read Allen’s work on Deuteronomy and Hebrews, Thisleton’s primer on Hermeneutics, and Bateman’s book of charts on Hebrews. The are a few others, I just do not know them off hand at the moment.
This brings me to the question of what books I need to read this in 2013. Currently, I am reading through Hagner’s excellent NT Intro and Bultmann’s biography. These will both take me into 2013. I also have Goodacre’s book on the Gospels and Thomas on the docket once I finish Bultmann. Also on the list is Neill and Wright’s Interpretation of the New Testament. I also heard that Vol. 4 of Wright’s Christian Origins Series—the long awaited volume on Paul—is scheduled for publication this year as well, so that will go on the list!
As for what matters most, I am reading through the Greek NT this year (I started early on this), reading through the OT in English (my Hebrew is not up to par), and the Apostolic Fathers.
My question to you is this: what books would you recommend that I add to the list?
I was excited to receive my copy of Konrad Hammann’s definitive biography on Rudolf Bultmann in the mail today. But once I opened the book I noticed that the binding was not done well and the glue was coming off (as seen in the picture below). For a bibliophile like myself, this is a faux pas! I did not pay $60 for cheap binding, so this may be the last book I purchase from Polebridge Press.
A issue like this is insignificant in comparison to real problems in the world. I just wanted to vent is all.