Hendrickson’s The Complete Jewish Study Bible Review – Rating: 9.4

Looking for an extremely thorough review of The Complete Jewish Study Bible? Look no further! Check out Michael’s exhaustive review below.

The Christian Reviewer

Hendrickson Bibles - The Complete Jewish Study BibleI  have done many reviews for Rose Publishing over the past few years.  Then I saw an announcement that they were purchased by another company earlier this year.  Long story short, I found out that this new company was Hendrickson Publishers and they had a review type program as well.  I was very excited

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Reader’s Edition of the UBS5 Greek New Testament: An Illustrated Review

If you’re interested in the UBS5 Greek New Testament, you must read Abram’s excellent review!

Words on the Word

Typesetting is somewhat subjective, but the German Bible Society’s UBS5 has some of the best-looking Greek text you’ll find in any New Testament.

The UBS5 itself is about three years old. (Hendrickson, which distributes GBS items in the U.S., put together this excellent infographic.) Known for its full-bodied text-critical apparatus, translators and students alike benefit from its footnoted listing of variant manuscript readings. (So do NA28-loving scholars; don’t let them fool you!)

The UBS5 Reader’s Edition significantly pares down the textual apparatus and in its place provides a running list of infrequently occurring Greek vocabulary. As the name implies, the Reader’s Edition is a one-stop shop that facilitates fluid reading of the Greek text, even for those who have had just a year or so of Greek studies.

Here’s what it looks like:

The “textual notes” here just “highlight the most important differences between major Greek manuscripts and identify…

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Review – Biblical Aramaic: A Reader and Handbook

Sojo Theo’s review of Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook!

“For readers with familiarity or training in the language, Biblical Aramaic: A Reader and Handbook will be a unique single stop resource with loads of benefit.”

Sojourner Theology

310MY6988SLOf the 23,145 verses that make up the Hebrew Bible, 269 verses are not written in Hebrew, but in Aramaic. For this reason alone, the Biblical Aramaic: A Reader and Handbook by Donald R. Vance, George Athas, Yael Avrahami, and Jonathan G. Kline is easily situated as a vital addition to any Old Testament or biblical language enthusiasts’ library.

Biblical Aramaic: A Reader and Handbook begins with a brief introduction to the language and its history and relationship to biblical Hebrew. The first section offers the complete grammatical analysis of all Aramaic portions of the Bible—Genesis 31:47, Jeremiah 10:11, Daniel 24-7:28, and Ezra 4:8-6:18 and 7:12-26. The Aramaic text is founded on Biblia Hebraica Leningradensia (BHL), and where BHL differs from Codex Leningradensis (L) and the standard critical edition of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) textual notes are offered. The “Reader” information is clearly presented and includes contextual glosses…

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Review – The Reformation Then and Now

“If you’re looking for a way to bring in the celebration of the 500th anniversary or simply become more informed about the history and theology of the Protestant Reformation, then The Reformation Then and Now is an indispensable resource.”

Check out this review of The Reformation Then and Now!

Sojourner Theology

51ymul7XtVLFor twenty-five years, Modern Reformation magazine has sought to influence contemporary Christianity towards a reawakening of the God-honoring, Christ-centered, Spirit-wrought place of worship that was birthed from the Protestant Reformation. Now, as the world eagerly awaits the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, Eric Landry and Michael Horton have brought together over forty of the most important articles published by the magazine for a tour de force of Reformation history and thought.

The Reformation Then and Now: 25 Years of Modern Reformation Articles Celebrating 500 Years of the Reformation is organized around three major sections: (1) the cause, (2) characters, and (3) consequences of the Reformation. The articles are roughly ten pages in length and cover a swath of Reformation history and theology. Landry and Horton have also included appendix material offering short biographies of the major reformers, a brief sketch of Reformation history, and the five key concepts…

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Love and Loss: A Comparison of Redeeming Ruth and Arrival

A fascinating post featuring a comparison of Meadow Merrill’s recently published memoir Redeeming Ruth with the movie Arrival (2016) starring Amy Adams. Read on for some beautiful insights into how these two creative pieces relate to and draw meaning out of one another. However, be warned: there are spoilers for both works!

Family Compassion Focus

[Warning – this post contains spoilers for the 2016 movie Arrival and the brand new memoir Redeeming Ruth.]

Is it better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all?

I finally watched Arrival, the award-winning, thought-provoking alien movie, starring Amy Adams as a linguist who saves the world.

arrival poster ©Paramount Pictures

In the beginning of the movie there’s a montage of Louise (Amy Adams’ character) and Hannah, her cherished child who becomes very ill and dies. Later we find out Louise is remembering/forseeing her child, and her fate, before she even becomes pregnant. She chooses the relationship that will create her daughter, and to bear and love her fully, even though she knows the the suffering and loss that lies ahead.

arrival via twitter ©Paramount Pictures

I had just finished Meadow Rue Merrill’s powerful new book, Redeeming Ruth:Everything Life Takes, Love Restores. I couldn’t help weaving both stories together as I watched 

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Review: KJV Expressions Bible deluxe hardcover

Check out Rubén de Rus’ review of the KJV Expressions Bible!

“This bible is highly recommendable for journaling and notetaking lovers both experienced and incited note takers.”

Ayuda Ministerial/Resources for Ministry

9781619708983oJournaling bibles have become popular in recent years, which is a good new for those who love journaling. The KJV Expressions Bible deluxe hardcover (Hendrickson, 2017) is one of the most recent journaling bibles published and available in the market.

The outer: The hardcover in this Bible combines imitation leather in brown tone and soft vinyl. Both material feel strong, well crafted, and very elegant. The size (6 ½ x 7 ¼ inches) makes this Bible manageable and ideal for its purpose: journaling. The spine is well attached and glued to the book, ant it transmits the sensation that this Bible is ideal for traveling, camping, and be used outside the office as well.

The inside: The version used in this Bible is the KJV. The type used is 8 point, which is a decent type. The text is placed in single column, allowing a space of 2+ inches for…

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The Scent of Water // by Elizabeth Goudge

The Scent of Water Elizabeth Goudge“The language is wonderful, the characters drawn so well, and the lessons produced so gently and thoughtfully that I have found myself thinking about this book a great deal, weeks after the reading of it.”

Although Elizabeth Goudge’s birthday was yesterday, enjoy this thoughtful review of The Scent of Water.

The Aroma of Books

//published 1963//

Back in 2012 I read my first book by Elizabeth Goudge, The Little White Horse.  I was completely blown away by the simple beauty of that story and resolved to read more of Goudge’s works.  Somehow, I’ve only just now gotten around to reading another of her books, and this one was just as beautiful, uplifting, and oddly challenging.

While The Little White Horse was a children’s book, The Scent of Water is regular adult fiction.  It is not a tale of high excitement, yet I found myself completely engrossed in this story every page of the way.  The main character is Mary Lindsay, middle-aged in 1950’s England.  She has just inherited a small cottage in a small village and although she has always been a city girl, she has decided to give country life a try.  Mary is vaguely discontented with herself, despite the fact that…

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KJV Expressions Bible–A Review

“If you’re looking for note taking, journaling, or coloring, this is an attractive, economical choice.”

Take a look at Pastor Jimmy Reagan’s review of the KJV Expressions Bible in the below post!

And for more information about the KJV Expressions Bible, visit our website.

The Reagan Review

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The KJV Expressions Bible published by Hendrickson publishers is the perfect Bible for those interested in journaling. This Bible gives over 2 inch margins on the outside of each page. With the recent upsurge in adult coloring there’s ample room for that activity as well. Finally, and much more in line with my tastes, this Bible gives you wonderful room to take notes.

The wide margin Bibles I’ve used in the past are rather expensive. This volume is much more inexpensive, though it might be your choice for your second Bible rather than for your “church” Bible. You might even prefer to fill up all the note pages, and decide that means you’ll deserve a new one when that happens. If you’re looking for note taking, journaling, or coloring, this is an attractive, economical choice.

The volume comes in an attractive brown, leather over board edition. To give you all…

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Review: The Sacred Bridge

The Sacred Bridge has completely altered the way that I study the Bible. The amount of information that is crammed between the covers of this book is nothing short of astounding. It contains a lifetime worth of knowledge and insight into virtually every geographical, historiographical, and sociological corner of the biblical world.”

John Kight takes a look at Carta Jerusalem’s atlas The Sacred Bridge! Check out his review below.

Sojourner Theology

28044788The Sacred Bridge has been recognized by many as the gold standard atlas of the biblical world. I’ve heard about this resource for several years and had received numerous requests to review the title on my blog, but didn’t see much value in spending $120 on an Atlas. I mean, any good Study Bible is littered with similar information, right? Wrong. It wasn’t until I actually held The Sacred Bridge in my hands and began to interact with its content that I became a believer, and now, I’m not sure that I would ever want to study the Bible without it.

The Sacred Bridge is much more than a typical atlas. It is a wellspring of scholarly research, geographical insight, and archeological consideration, pulled together with diagrams, beautiful full-color maps, and illustrative pictures. The atlas covers the entirety of biblical history through 135 CE and is the first resource of…

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Review: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought

“Anyone with even the slightest interest in Bonhoeffer will do themselves a disservice if they overlook this book. It comes highly recommended.”

Check out John Kight’s review of Sabine Dramm’s Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought!

Sojourner Theology

41rTZTDkfULSabine Dramm received a doctorate in education science from the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany. She has studied evangelical theology and social science as well as philosophy and education. Dramm is the author of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Resistance (Fortress Press, 2009) and Dietrich Bonhoeffer Eine Einführung in sein Denken (Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2001). The present volume, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought (Hendrickson Publishers, 2015), is a reprint (previously published in 2007 by Hendrickson Publishers and 2010 by Baker Publishing Group) of the English translation of Dramm’s latter mentioned title.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to His Thought is a unique and important work for anyone looking to get better acquainted with the life and theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Those familiar with Bonhoeffer (which should be many given the success of the biography Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas) will also find much to glean from…

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