Once again “Thank-you!” to Bob Trube, Senior Area Director for InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministry in the Ohio Valley, for his contribution to the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) Blog! Consider these thoughts on Christian Smith’s The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of ScriptureÂ to some degree an extension of ESN’s interaction with work of Peter Enns, including an earlier review of two of Enns’ books by Bob.
Before getting to Bob’s review,Â let me point out that I was excited to find his insights onÂ How to Write a Book ReviewÂ [of this style] when I visited hisÂ blog. In response to an ESNÂ Facebook WallÂ request for a book review,Â one Emerging Scholar volunteered to do one based upon Bob’s style/recommendations. Stay tuned 🙂
Note to all our readers: As I have done such previously, I encourage you to read a book before you comment upon it 🙂 It’s my intention that reviews such as those offered by Bob will not only provide opportunity for dialogue by those who have read the material, but also serve as teasers — helping our readers discern what books to place in their personal and book discussion group queue. If you have books you desire to review and/or have reviewed, please email me. ~ Thomas B. Grosh IV, Associate Director of ESN, editor of ESN’s blog and Facebook Wall. [Read more…] about Book Review: The Bible Made Impossible (Christian Smith)