Bond, Douglas. Hand of Vengeance. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2012. 192 Pages. Kindle ebook. (paperback also available) $11.99. www.prpbooks.com (N)
Mao, Baruch. Come Let Us Reason Together: The Unity of Jews and Gentiles in the Church (Third Edition). Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2012. 256 Pages. Kindle ebook. (paperback also available) $19.99. www.prpbooks.com (LHPN)
Snow days are great for reading, catching up on paperwork, and posting book reviews.
Two ebooks are before us in this review, both by P&R.
Cynwulf, a half-Viking, half-Saxon misfit, lives on the outskirts of his Anglo-Saxon community. When his battleaxe is found in a dead man’s skull, he must clear his name or face the community’s vengeance.In a similar style to his other fiction, Douglas Bond takes us back in time to the early days of Christianity in Britain. This murder mystery will be of particular interest to Christian men and boys because of its action, setting, and Christian confession of faith.
Douglas Bond teaches English at Covenant High School in Tacoma, Washington, and is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. Bond lives with his wife, two daughters, and four sons in Washington state. Visit his website at www.bondbooks.net.
I love how Bond weaves together history, Psalmody, Scripture, and hymnody throughout his novels. I very much look forward to other offerings in Bond's Heroes and History Series!
How should Jewish Christians worship? Does Messianic Judaism let them blend faith in Jesus with Jewish practice? Baruch Maoz disagrees, offering a better way to retain Jewish cultural identity without losing fellowship with other Christians.
Baruch Maoz has been a missionary with Christian Witness to Israel, during which he served as Israel Field Leader, and has been pastor of Grace and Truth Christian Congregation. He is senior editor of the Modern Hebrew Bible, coeditor of the Annotated Hebrew New Testament, and founder and coeditor of Mishkan: An International Theological Forum on Jewish Evangelism.