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Tackling the Psalms in One Volume

THE BOOK OF THE PSALMS (THE NEW INTERNATIONAL COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT) NANCY DECLAISSE-WALFORD, ROLF A. JACOBSON, BETH LANEEL TANNER EERDMANS, 2014 1,073 PAGES $60 “Reflecting the combined insights and strengths of three superior biblical scholars, this book is the most complete and detailed one-volume commentary available on the Psalms”: so boasts publisher William. B. Eerdmans. Before I comment on this mammoth book and respond to that claim, honesty demands that I begin with full disclosure: I am neither…
Jackie L. Smallbones
December 31, 2015
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Amistad ChristianaSioux Center, Iowa

It was Sunday, November 1, the first beautiful, dry, warm day in weeks. And this was the day I chose to visit the Reformed Hispanic church, Amistad Christiana, a joint effort of the Reformed and Christian Reformed Churches in Sioux Center, Iowa. By the way, my Spanish is non-existent. As I entered the building I was given a bulletin, a single page with three columns, back and front, all in Spanish. The back page has an explanation of the Reformed…
Jackie L. Smallbones
January 1, 2010
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The Way

DECEMBER 2008: REVIEW by Jackie L. Smallbones The Jesus Way is the third in a series of four books by Eugene Peterson on conversations about authentic Christian spirituality, this one on "the ways we go about following Jesus, the Way" (1). He is concerned that so many who claim to be followers of Jesus get it wrong and "without hesitation, and apparently without thinking, embrace the ways and means of the culture" (1). His purpose, therefore, is "to explore the…
Jackie L. Smallbones
December 16, 2008