Book Reviews

A diverse collection of  personal book reviews which have appeared
in a variety of journals over the last decade, including some on the Amazon pages

To read the review and for further details click on the name of the author

Bible Commentaries and Reference Books  

Alexander, Pat & David, The Lion Handbook to the Bible,Third Edition, completely revised and expanded, Inter-Varsity Press, Leicester, 1999

An, Choi Hee and Darr, Katheryn Pfisterer (eds), Engaging the Bible: Critical Readings from Contemporary Women (Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2006

Anderson, Bernard with Steven BishopOut of the Depths: The Psalms Speak for Us Today, Third revised and expanded edition edition, Westminster John Knox, Louisville, 2000

Bailey, Kenneth EJesus through Middle Eastern Eyes. Cultural Studies in the Gospels, SPCK, London, 2008

Barrett, Clive (ed), Unity in Process, Reflections on Ecumenical Activity, Darton, Longman and Todd, London, 2012

Beale, GK & D A Carson, Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, Baker Academic, Grand Rapids and Nottingham UK

Beeson, Trevor, Round the Church in Fifty Years, SCM Press, 2007

Boxall, Ian, New Testament Interpretation, SCM Press, London, 2008

Burridge, Richard A, John, Bible Reading Fellowship, 1999

Coggan, Donald, Psalms 1-72, Bible Reading Fellowship, 1999

Daniel, David, William Tyndale: A Biography, Yale University Press, Newhaven CN, 2001

De La Torre, Miguel A, Reading the Bible from the Margins, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, 2002

Dempsey, Carol J, The Prophets: a Liberation-Critical Reading (A Liberation-Critical Reading of the Old Testament, Fortress Press, Mineapolis, 2000

Gottwald, Norman K, The Hebrew Bible: A Brief Socio-Literary Introduction, Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2009

Grabbe, Lester L (ed), Leading Captivity Captive. 'The Exile' as History and Ideology, Sheffield Academic Press, 1998

Hull, John M, In the Beginning There was Darkness, SCM Press, London, 2001

Hilliard, Alison & Bailey, Betty Jane, Living Stones Pilgrimage with the Christians of the Holy Land. A Guide, Cassell, London, 1999

Kaiser Jr, Walter C, Mission in the Old Testament. Israel as a Light to the Nations, Baker Books, Grand Rapids, MI, 2000

Kim, Uriah YDecolonizing Josiah: Toward a Postcolonial Reading of the Deuteronomistic History (The Bible in the Modern World, 5; Phoenix Press, Sheffield, 2005

Leal, Robert Barry, Wilderness in the Bible. Toward a Theology of Wilderness, Peter Lang Publishers, 2004

Magonet, Jonathan, A Rabbi Reads the Bible, SCM Press, London, 2004   

Marguerat, Daniel & Bourquin, Yvan, How to Read Bible Stories. An introduction to narrative criticism, SCM, London, 1999

Meyer, Marvin W and Smith, Richard, Ancient Christian Magic. Coptic Texts of Ritual Power, Princeton University Press, New Jersey,1999

Mills, Mary E, Historical Israel: Biblical Israel, Studying Joshua to 2 Kings, Cassell Biblical Studies Series, Cassell, London

O'Sullivan, Orlaith (ed), The Bible as Book: The Reformation, The British Library, London, Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE, in association with The Scriptorium, Center for Christian Antiquities, Grand Haven, Michigan. 2000

Parris, David Paul, Reading the Bible with Giants. How 2000 Years of Biblical Interpertation Can Shed New Light on Old Texts, Paternoster Press, 2006

Porter, Stanley E & Hess, Richard STranslating the Bible. Problems and Prospects, JSNT Supplement Series No 173, Sheffield Academic Press, 1999

Raina, Peter, Bishop George Bell, the Greatest Churchman: a Portrait in Letters, CTBI Publications, 2006

Sugirtharajah, R S, Postcolonial Reconfigurations. An Alternative Way of Reading the Bible and Doing Theology, SCM Press, London, 2003 

Thompson, J A, Handbook of Life in Bible Times, Inter-Varsity Press, Leicester, 1999

Vermeylen, JacquesTen Keys for Opening the Bible, SCM, London

Wimbush, Vincent L, The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History,  Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2003  

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