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A New Book by a Favorite Teacher

Saturday, October 02, 2010

When I was in graduate school at BJU, among my favorite classes was Systematic Theology by Robert Bell.

Dr. Bell was an excellent teacher and I enjoyed his class tremendously. He did a great job of bringing the subject to life and for such an important subject, that is vital. I remember him talking about theology being the queen of the sciences and the idea that sciences usually had labs and suggesting that we eat a bunch of lemons to see what it means to have our "teeth set on edge" (see Jer. 31:29-30).

In addition to Systematic Theology, one of the other classes that Dr. Bell taught was Advanced OT Theology.

BJU Press has recently released a new book by Dr. Bell on this subject entitled, "Theological Messages of the Old Testament Books". The book's list price - and Amazon's price is $39.95. It is currently ON SALE at the BJU Campus Store for $23.97. (It is about a 500 page book according to Andy Naselli, which is where I heard about its release - thanks Andy.)

From the blub at Amazon.com, we read the following:

In The Theological Messages of the Old Testament Books, Robert D. Bell suggests strategies for understanding and preaching every book of the Old Testament. Following the method for biblical theology outlined in his introduction, Bell bases each study firmly on the actual text rather than on imposed theological categories. Students will find the tools they need to understand the text of each Old Testament book on its own terms. Pastors will find resources for preaching sermons or series on a book's themes, characters, or overall message. Sample sermons and scores of tables included.


While you are at the BJU Campus bookstore, you can also find some currently good deals on a couple of other books worth picking up if you do not already own them.

Dr. Michael P. V. Barrett's book Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel (recently back in print) is also available for $11.89, Robert Vincent's Gospel Primer is available for $7.67 and Colin Marshall and Tony Payne's book that has gotten considerable attention lately, The Trellis and the Vine is available for $10.49. (I have read some good reviews of some of these and I am looking forward to reading them.)

So, if you have been thinking about picking up some of these, check out this current sale at the BJU Campus Store.

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Frank Sansone said...

I removed a series of comments I believe were unprofitable.

The comments were Anonymous and appeared to be from three different posters, but based on the ISP info in Technorati seems to have been just one person.

I almost deleted the first one to start with, but I decided to respond to it because it made the kind of error that is all too common on the internet and I thought I would draw attention to the error (of assuming that two people with the same name are the same person even though there is nothing else the same about the people who share the same name).

When I pointed out the activity and said that to do that was "stupid" I was told that "Calling him stupid and telling him to use his brain is just a little anti-Christian" - when I did not call him stupid (I had said, "It is so stupid that people make these kind of stupid statements without reading the context of a post.") and the "use his brain" comment was actually more broadly worded "Come on, people! Use your brains!"

Anyway, I guess I am reminded why most good blogs I know don't allow anonymous comments.

- Frank