Over the past month, we’ve released a number of new books that might have gotten lost amidst the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. There’s a beautiful collection of Abraham Kuyper’s devotions, the latest volume in the Osborne New Testament Commentaries, and a new book from John Frame. To make sure you aren’t missing out on our latest releases, here’s a brief recap of what’s new:
Two Kuyperian volumes
First published in 1880 and 1883 and never before translated in English, the devotions in Honey from the Rock reveal a side of Abraham Kuyper rarely seen in his well-known theological writings. Rather than the public figure and theologian, we see a man thirsting and hungering for God’s presence. Modern readers entering this sacred space will be spiritually renewed, restored, and replenished by the light of God’s Word, before returning to our daily callings.
Though it wasn’ written by Kuyper, Groen van Prinsterer’s work served as an inspiration for many contemporary theologians, and as a mentor to Abraham Kuyper, he had a profound impact on Kuyper’s famous public theology. Unbelief and Revolution is a foundational work addressing the inherent tension between religion and modernity. Rather than embrace the division between the sacred and the secular, these lectures, originally published in 1847, argue for a renewed interaction between the two spheres.
A new commentary from the late Grant Osborne
Grant Osborne’s work lives on in the last few volumes in his New Testament commentary series. The latest volume—and first to be published posthumously—is Luke Verse by Verse. Osborne shows us why Luke may be called “the theologian of prayer” and unpacks the far-reaching power of the gospel then and now. With Osborne as guide, readers will learn what this Gospel, which introduces the Suffering Servant who has become the Risen Lord of all and reigns by his Spirit, can teach us today.
Three theological studies
In Nature’s Case for God, distinguished theologian John Frame shows us what we can learn about God and how we relate to him from the world outside the Bible. If the heavens really do declare the glory of God, as the psalmist claims, it makes a huge difference for how we understand God and how we introduce him to those who don’t yet know Christ. Wayne Grudem calls this “eye-opening” book “clear, insightful, wise, and relentlessly faithful to Scripture.”
The Star of Bethlehem is one of the most recognizable elements of the Christmas story and yet its true nature and meaning are shrouded in mystery. In Star of Bethlehem, Michael Pettem combines a modern scientific understanding of stellar phenomena with a fascinating account of ancient astronomy and history to illuminate this key biblical event.
In The Righteous and Merciful Judge, authors Matthew Aernie and Donald Hartley issue a corrective to scholarship that misconstrues the day of the Lord as only a distant event. Through engagement with scholarship and careful exegesis of relevant texts, they argue that the concept of the day of the Lord was so significant for Paul that every aspect of his theology was in some way affected by it. Aernie and Hartley show us that Paul’s understanding of the day of the Lord relates to all of Paul’s theology precisely because it was shaped by his encounter with Jesus, the Lord himself.