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Received for Review

Springer, Carl P. E. Cicero in Heaven: The Roman Rhetor and Luther’s Reformation. Brill, 2017. ebook received for review. Print copy forthcoming. http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/books/9789004355194

Lutheran Book Review: St. Paul, Rhetoric, and Hebrews

Tallmon, Jim. Of Rhetoric and Redemption in La Rioja. Eugene: RESOURCE Publications, 2017. 145 Pages. PDF copy received. Paper and Cloth available. http://wipfandstock.com/of-rhetoric-and-redemption-in-la-rioja.htmlhttp://www.rhetoricring.com/

What happened after the events of the Book of Acts? There was one more missionary journey. And then Paul returned to Rome for what would be his martyrdom.

What was that missionary journey to Spain like? Who was converted to Christ? Of Rhetoric and Redemption at La Rioja suggests answers to questions like this in reverent and plausible historical fiction.

Unlike many fictional “Bible” narratives I’ve read that tell their stories on the wings of the main stage of historical Biblical truth, Tallmon has done his research. His characterization of St. Paul builds on known facts to introduce intriguing possibilities, even probabilities. Paul meets Quintillian. In summary:

Paul obtains a thirty-day leave from house arrest in Rome to "attend to busin…

Lutheran Book Review: Fiction to Prepare for Possible Fact?

Keating, Ray. Lionhearts (A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel). Manorville, NY: Keating Reports, 2017. 343 Pages. Paper. $16.97. www.pastorstephengrant.blogspot.com The "Warrior Monk," Pastor Stephen Grant, is back in the latest volume of Ray Keating's series, Lionhearts. In LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL by Ray Keating, war has arrived on American soil, with Islamic terrorists using new tactics. Few are safe, including Christians, politicians, and the media. Pastor Stephen Grant taps into his past with the Navy SEALS and the CIA to help wage a war of flesh and blood, ideas, history, and beliefs. This is about defending both the U.S. and Christianity.  

With action in churches and homes, and on media and political fronts, LIONHEARTS: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL ranks as a breathtaking, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Tragedy, justice, faith, love, friendship, violence, death and loss, hatred, courage, murder, commitment and patriotism are brought to life for the r…

Received for Review: Luther

Kellemen, Bob. Counseling under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life. Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2017. Paper. 246 Pages. $19.99. http://stores.newgrowthpress.com/counseling-under-the-cross/

Selderhuis, Herman. Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography. Wheaton: Crossway, 2017. ADVANCE READER COPY recieved. Final edition expected to be cloth, 320 Pages, $35.00. https://www.crossway.org/books/martin-luther-hcj/

Received for Review

Jerome. Thomas P. Scheck, Editor. Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray, Series Editors. Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets, Volume 2 (Ancient Christian Texts). Downers Grove: IVP Academic/InterVarsity Press, 2017. 412 Pages. Cloth. $60.00/$54.00 on sale.  https://www.ivpress.com/commentaries-on-the-twelve-prophets-vol-2

Eusebius of Caesarea. Jonathan J. Armstrong, Translator. Joel C. Elowsky, Editor. Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray, Series Editors. Commentary on Isaiah (Ancient Christian Texts). Downers Grove: IVP Academic/InterVarsity Press, 2013. 332 Pages. Cloth. $60.00/$54.00 on sale. https://www.ivpress.com/commentary-on-isaiah

Cyril of Alexandria. David R. Maxwell, Translator. Joel C. Elowsky, Editor. Thomas C. Oden and Gerald L. Bray, Series Editors. Commentary on John, Volume 1 (Ancient Christian Texts). Downers Grove: IVP Academic/InterVarsity Press, 2013. 375 Pages. Cloth. $60.00/$54.00 on sale. https://www.ivpress.com/commentary-on-john-vol-1

Cyril of Alexandria. David R. Ma…

Received for Review

Tallmon, Jim. Of Rhetoric and Redemption in La Rioja. Eugene: RESOURCE Publications, 2017. 145 Pages. PDF copy received. Paper and Cloth available. http://wipfandstock.com/of-rhetoric-and-redemption-in-la-rioja.htmlhttp://www.rhetoricring.com/

Beckwith, Carl L. The Holy Trinity (Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics Volume III). Fort Wayne: The Luther Academy, 2016. 412 Pages. Paper. http://lutheracademy.com/lutheran-dogmatics/

Lutheran Book Review: Titles for July 2017

Keating, Ray. Wine Into Water (A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel). Manorville, NY: Keating Reports, 2016. 277 Pages. Paper. $16.99. www.pastorstephengrant.blogspot.com

Anderson, Fred. R. Singing God's Psalms: Metrical Psalms and Reflections for Each Sunday in the Church Year. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016. 259 Pages. Paper. $24.00. www.eerdmans.com (UN)

Baudler, Kristian. Martin Luther's Priesthood of All Believers: In an Age of Modern Myth. New York: Oxen Press, 2016. 352 Pages. Paper. $15.00. https://www.stlukesbayshore.org/https://www.amazon.com/Martin-Luthers-PRIESTHOOD-ALL-BELIEVERS/dp/1537547372

ESV Pastor's Bible. Wheaton: Crossway, 2016. 1328 Pages. Cloth. $39.99. https://www.crossway.org/bibles/esv-pastors-bible-cob/

Nau, John F. Nau! Mission Inspired: The Story of Henry Nau. Dancing Pen Books, 2017. 248 Pages. Paper. $12.99. Kindle also available. https://smile.amazon.com/Nau-Mission-Inspired-John-F/dp/0982395035

Leaver, Robin A. The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Sing…