On My Desk: Forthcoming Book Reviews

Winter break is always a great time to catch up on other small projects that have been postponed. The following have landed on my desk for review for the next six months. All of which, I am thrilled to review. Each of them not only feed my interests, but are valuable texts within their respective field. Some of them I have eyed for sometime now, awaiting the day I have the time to open the crisp book, smell the new pages, and begin wrestling the arguments laid forth by the author.

Each time I review a book, it makes me anticipate the time my book will finally be written, it makes me appreciate the task of research even more, and it makes me anticipate how each read will change and influence the way I think about a field.

Here are the few that will occupy my time in the coming months.



Nancy Pardee. The Genre and Development of the Didache: A Text Linguistic Analysis. WUNT II 329. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012. (Purchase)






Peter Martens. Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. (Purchase)








Matthew R. Crawford. Cyril of Alexandria’s Trinitarian Theology of Scripture. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. (Purchase)







Andrew B. McGowan. Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. (Purchase)







Peter T. Sanlon. Augustine’s Theology of Preaching. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014. (Purchase)








Matthew Levering. The Theology of Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. (Purchase)








Michael F. Bird. The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. (Purchase)


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