Of buying books there is no end 02

Finally I have a chance to post my recent purchase of books. These are from FES book order and BGST moving sale. Eerdmans rules!

1. Oliver O’Donovan, Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics, Eerdmans.

A classic on ethics, so they say.

2. Michael J. Gorman, Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology, Eerdmans.

You couldn’t ignore such an über-cool book title (read: full of chiem words).

3. Miroslav Volf, Against the Tide: Love in a Time of Petty Dreams and Persistent Enmities, Eerdmans.

Collection of Volf’s short writings as they appeared in The Christian Century (the mainline counterpart for Christianity Today) and other publications. This is, as the foreword puts it, ‘systematic baby steps towards love.’

4. Thomas F. Torrance, Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ, Paternoster.

I ordered both Incarnation and Atonement but Incarnation was out of stock. I guess I must wait (happily) for the next shipment before I could begin reading this two-volume series of (originally lectures on) Christology by T. F. Torrance.

5. N. Clayton Croy, A Primer of Biblical Greek, Eerdmans.

To be able to say that I know Indonesian, English, (micro-scale) German, (nano-scale) Japanese, Hokkien, and Greek would be impressive, wouldn’t it?


Once the centurion asked to Paul: Do you know Greek? (Acts 21.37b) Since we were to imitate Paul as Paul imitated Jesus (1 Cor 11.1), this question would be asked to us as well: Hellenisti ginoskeis? Do you know Greek?


A standard textbook for biblical Greek course.

6. Eugene Peterson, Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ, Eerdmans.

Final installment of Peterson’s five-volume series of conversation in spiritual theology! Peterson is good!

7. Scott Bessenecker, How to Inherit the Earth: Submitting Ourselves to a Servant Savior, IVP.

Scott is the associate director of missions for InterVarsity and I really enjoy (and recommend as well) his first book, The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World’s Poor.

By the way, this is how my piles of books look like at my room:

Surely I’ll be having a hellish time if I need to move somewhere else.


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