Book Reviews

The Eucharist in the New Testament (Zacchaeus Studies) The Eucharist in the New Testament by Jerome Kodell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Although Kodell is Roman Catholic, it hardly shows in this fine introduction to recent scholarship of the Eucharist (Lord’s Supper). Although conservtive evangelicals will disagree with some of his conclusions, he presents an accessible overview of some difficult questions. For instance, was the Last Supper really a Passover meal or not? Matthew, Mark and Luke seem to say it was, but John seems to say that it wasn’t. Check out the book and see what some of the finest New Testament scholars have approached the problem!

Of Water and the Spirit: A Liturgical Study of Baptism Of Water and the Spirit: A Liturgical Study of Baptism by Alexander Schmemann

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love Schmemann! He combines deep learning with deep spirituality, and communicates it in a practical way. The book reads like a long sermon on the importance of baptism, and the relevance of ancient church traditions to the modern world.

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches by Russell D. Moore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fantastic! Moore is a respected Baptist preacher and scholar, but the book is eminently practical. More importantly, Moore writes out of his own experience as an adoptive father. Essential reading for every Christian!

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