This page is an index of books I have reviewed on Reading Acts. I have listed the books in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.  I have indicated which books were given to me by the publisher with an asterisk.  Since I am a College professor I sometimes receive books to review as potential textbooks rather than as a blogger for review. The software section of this page is reverse  chronological order (newer posts are at the top of the list).

If you are a publisher and would like your books reviewed, please contact me via email (plong at gbcol.edu).

Books:

*Arnold, Bill T. and Bryan E. Beyer, Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey.  Encountering Biblical Studies. Third Edition. Grand Rapids, Mich. Baker, 2008.

*Bateman, IV, Herbert W. Charts on the Book of Hebrews. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2012.

*Bateman IV, Herbert W., Darrell L. Bock and Gordon H. Johnston.  Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel’s King.  Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2012.

Beitzel, Barry J.  The New Moody Atlas of the Bible.  Chicago: Moody, 2009.

*Campbell, Constantine R. Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People.  Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011.

Collins, John J. Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2010.

*Collins, John J. and Daniel C. Harlow, eds. Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Guide. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012

*Currid, John D. and David P. Barrett.  Crossway ESV Bible Atlas.  Wheaton:  Crossway, 2010.

*DeRouchie, Jason S., editor. What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2013.

*Dickson, John.  Life of Jesus: Who He Is And Why He Matters. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2010.  206 p. pb.$12.99.

*Douglas, J. D. Merrill C. Tenney,  Moises Silva, ed. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary.  Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011.

*Dunn, James. The Oral Gospel Tradition. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans, 2013.

Elwell, Walter A. and Robert W. Yarbrough, Encountering the New Testament: A Christian Survey.  Encountering Biblical Studies. Second Edition. Grand Rapids, Mich. Baker, 2013.

*Evans, Craig A. Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence. Minneapolis: Westminster John Knox, 2012.

Fant, Clyde E. and Mitchell G. Reddish. Lost Treasures of the Bible: Understanding the Bible Through Archaeological Artifacts in World Museums. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2008.

Fee, Gordon D. Revelation. New Covenant Commentaries 18. Eugene, Ore.: Cascade, 2011.

*Harvey, John D. Interpreting the Pauline Letters. An Exegetical Handbook (Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2012.

*Hays, J. Daniel , J. Scott Duvall, and C. Marvin Pate.  Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times.  Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2007.

Hellerman, Joseph H. Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why it Matters Today. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2013.

*Horsley, Richard, and Tom Thatcher. John, Jesus and the Renewal of Israel. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans, 2013.

*Huffman, Douglas SThe Handy Guide to New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2012.

*Klink III, Edward W. and Darian R. Lockett. Understanding Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich. Zondervan, 2012.

*Kruse, Colin G. Romans. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012.

Kuyper, Abraham. Wisdom and Wonder: Common Grace in Sciences and Art. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Christian’s Library Press, 2011.

*Lawrence, Paul.   The IVP Atlas of Bible History.  Downer’s Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2006.

*Llewelyn, S. R.  and J. R. Harrison, with E. J. Bridge, ed. New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity Volume 10Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2013.  (Part Two of this Review)

Longman, III, Tremper.  Introducing the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2012.

Magness, Jodi.  Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2011.

*Moo, Douglas J. Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey. Encountering Biblical Studies. Grand Rapids, Mich. Baker, 2002.

*Mounce, William D. Biblical Greek: A Compact Guide.  Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011.

Murphy-O’Connor, Jerome.  The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide.  Fifth Edition; Oxford, 2008.

*Nienhuis, David R. Robert W. Wall. Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John & Jude as Scripture: The Shaping and Shape of a Canonical Collection. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2013. 314 pp.

*O’Donnell, Douglas Sean. The Beginning and End of Wisdom: Preaching Christ from the First and Last Chapters of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.

Pagels, Elaine. Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation. New York: Viking, 2012.

*Piper, John and D. A. Carson.  The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry. Edited by David Mathis, Owen Strachan.  Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.

*Rasmussen, Carl G.  Zondervan Atlas of the Bible.  Revised Edition.  Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2010.

*Ross, Allen P. A Commentary on the Psalms. Volume 2 (42-89). Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2013.

Schnabel, Ekhard. Early Christian Mission.  Downer’s Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 2004.

*Shively,  Elizabeth, Apocalyptic Imagination in the Gospel of Mark: The Literary and Theological Role of Mark 3:22- 30. BNZW 189. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012.

*Walker, Peter.  In the Steps of Paul: An Illustrated Guide to the Apostle’s Life and Journeys. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.

*Wall, Robert W., with Richard B. Steele. 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus. The Two Horizons New Testament Commentary Series. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012.

*Wallace, Daniel B. Senior Editor, Brittany C. Burnette and Terri Darby Moore, Editors.  A Reader’s Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers.  Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2013.

*Watson, Francis. Gospel Writing: A Canonical PerspectiveGrand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2013.

*Witherington III, Ben.  Is There a Doctor in the House? An Insider’s Story and Advice on Becoming a Biblical Scholar. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2011.

Top Five Commentary Series

Introduction to Series on Commentaries

On Using Commentaries 

Matthew        Mark        Luke        John        Acts
Romans        1 Corinthians         2 Corinthians
Galatians         Ephesians        Philippians        Colossians
1-2 Thessalonians        Pastoral Epistles         Philemon
Hebrews        James         1 Peter         2 Peter & Jude 
Letters of John         Revelation

Bible Software / Apps:

*The Logos “Second Temple Judaism Studies” Collection

Accordance 1.6 for iPad (Updated)

Logos 3.0 for iOS (iPad, iPhone)

Logos 2.0 for iPad (Updated)

Logos 4.3 and the Duke Papyri Collection (Part 1) and Logos and the Duke Papyri Collection (Part 2)

Logos 4.3 – Liddell and Scott Upgrade

Logos 4.3 and the Perseus Collection – Exploring Plutarch

Logos 4.3 and the The Perseus Collection – First Look

Top iPad Apps for Bible Study Part 1: Overview 

Top iPad Apps for Bible Study Part 2:  Bible Atlases on the iPad

Top iPad Apps for Bible Study Part 3: Biblical Languages on the iPad

Top iPad Apps for Bible Study Part 4: Word Studies on the iPad

Top iPad Apps for Bible Study Part 5: Free Books for the iPad!

Vyrso and Logos for the iPad