Last year, I decided to make a greater investment in highlighting upcoming book releases with the purpose of directing interested readers to resources they could benefit from reading. The book alerts (previews) are not critical reviews but rather overviews and summaries intended to provide people with additional information about a book that deserves greater exposure and accessibility. I have for some time wanted to start posting critical book reviews; however, due to my already busy schedule, I have not been able to work them into the P&P programming. That is until this year.
Last week I discussed with a dear brother and personal mentor about joining me here at P&P. His name is Jason Meyer, a recent Ph.D. graduate of Southern Seminary and assistant professor of religion at Louisiana College. I personally know him best as a man of prayer with incredible devotion to the Scripture, a godly husband intensely committed to his wife and two girls, and formerly a third-shift co-laborer in the harvest field called UPS (I have written elsewhere about Jason here and here). God has uniquely gifted Jason with one of the sharpest minds and hottest hearts I have ever encountered, and he is a pastor-theologian whom I want to commend to you (two messages you can download or listen online are “What Is the Church?” and “Dealing with Grief and Pain” (sermon begins at 22:00 mark). Academically speaking, Jason is a graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan (B.S.) and Southern Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D) as well as one among the first class of students at The Bethlehem Institute, the education and training wing of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is also a contributing author to a forthcoming NT Intro/Survey to be published by Broadman & Holman.
I am delighted to have Jason posting book reviews (and perhaps more) here at P&P and hope they will be profitable to you. His first review is slated to go up later this week, so be looking for it!