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The personal blog of pastor, grammarian, and runner Brent Niedergall

The King of Christmas

The King of Christmas

A Book Review The King of Christmas: All God’s Children Search for Jesus is the third book in a growing series of FatCat Books from Lexham Press. Author Todd Hains and illustrator Natasha Kennedy have, once again, made Cat-echism spiritually edifying, colorful, and...

Five Views on the New Testament Canon

Five Views on the New Testament Canon

A Book Review While the canon of Scripture is settled, a consensus on the questions of its formation and entailments is not. In Five Views on the Testament Canon, five biblical scholars respond to three questions: How did the 27 books of the New Testament come to be...

The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children

The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children

A Book Review Award-winning author Harold Senkbeil has written an excellent children's book in Lexham’s FatCat series called The Lord’s Prayer: For All God’s Children. Other books in this series include The Apostles’ Creed: For All God’s Children and The King of...

Logos 10 Review

Logos 10 Review

Introduction This is a review of Logos 10. (The package I used for this review is Logos 10 Academic Professional.) As a Bible curriculum editor, adult Sunday school teacher, church member, recent DMin graduate, and soon-to-be Ph.D. applicant (hopefully), I’m using...

The Book of Enoch for Beginners

The Book of Enoch for Beginners

A Book Review Phil Long’s The Book of Enoch for Beginners: A Guide to Expand Your Understanding of the Biblical World is a clear and compact introduction to 1 Enoch, a Jewish apocalyptic work composed “as early as the third century BCE in Judea” (3). According to the...

Wet Bread in Ecclesiastes

Wet Bread in Ecclesiastes

I've spent the last year writing a verse-by-verse devotional on the Book of Ecclesiastes. Below, I've shared the original version of a devotion that was later shortened to fit on a single page. "Cast your bread upon the waters, "the Book of Ecclesiastes advises us,...

Jesus and the Forces of Death

Jesus and the Forces of Death

A Book Review Jesus and the Forces of Death by Matthew Thiessen is unquestionably the most exciting book about skin disease and bodily discharge you will ever read. In this book, Thiessen addresses the popular misconception that Jesus opposed the observance of the...

A Journey through the World of Leviticus

A Journey through the World of Leviticus

Book Review Mark Scarlata’s A Journey through the World of Leviticus: Holiness, Sacrifice, and the Rock Badger is a compact guide to some core principles for understanding the Book of Leviticus. He addresses important themes like holiness, sacrifice, and purity that...

An Explorer’s Guide to John Calvin

An Explorer’s Guide to John Calvin

A Book Review Yudha Thianto’s An Explorer’s Guide to John Calvin is a satisfying survey of John Calvin’s life and theology. It’s a well-balanced blend of biography and historical theology that's easy to read and understand. The author, Yudah Thianto, is professor of...

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