The New

by Jun 29, 2011Books has gotten a nice redesign—and it added the one feature I most consistently missed. You can now look up a particular commentary set and see how high its individual volumes are ranked. That means you can quickly get an idea how valuable a given set is.

Today, because of Logos Bible Software, buying whole sets can make a lot of sense. Or it can waste a lot of them. The more highly recommended a set is overall, the more likely it is to be worthwhile for you to buy the whole thing rather than individual volumes.

Logos recently came out with an update to the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, and helped me decide whether or not to save up for it.

Read More 

Review: Comanche Empire

The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hämäläinen This excellent book does what modern history is supposed to do nowadays: it gives a voice to the voiceless and the marginalized; it gives agency to the victims. And yet you can’t always predict what will happen when you go...

Review: Means of Ascent

Means of Ascent by Robert A. CaroMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is positively monumental. How does Caro do it? Well, I know how he does it. I read his book on the topic. He does it with a lot of hard and humble work (and some excellent help from his wife). I was...

Review: Think Again by Stanley Fish

Think Again: Contrarian Reflections on Life, Culture, Politics, Religion, Law, and Education by Stanley FishMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I have read multiple Stanley Fish books; I read quite a number of these columns when they were originally published in the New York...

Review: Why I Preach from the Received Text

Review: Why I Preach from the Received Text

Why I Preach from the Received Text is an anthology of personal testimonies more than it is a collection of careful arguments. It is not intended to be academic, and I see nothing necessarily wrong with that. But it does make countless properly academic claims, and...

Leave a comment.