ECPA's Rush To PressPreaching Magazine Names Two Baker Academic Titles As Top Books for Preachers

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Grand Rapids, Mich. (April 2, 2014)R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, revealed his annual list of the top ten books for preachers. Included in the list were two Baker Academic titles, The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments (ISBN 9780801039393; ebook ISBN 9781441240460; $44.99) by Thomas R. Schreiner and Galatians, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, (ISBN 9780801027543; ebook ISBN 9781441242891; $44.99) by Douglas J. Moo.

In Mohler’s review, he states that The King in His Beauty “is one of those books that will provide preachers with an almost bottomless treasury of biblical insights. In many ways, this book should be seen as offering the very best of what preachers are looking for in a commentary, along with some of the most interesting exegetical insights tied to a driving theological narrative.”

Mohler also provided high praise for Galatians, which is the sixteenth volume in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series. Mohler writes, “This new commentary is relevant to the life of the church, reverent in its approach to the text, and genuinely helpful in its exegetical insights.”

The complete list of top books for preachers is included in the March/April issue of Preaching Magazine and can be viewed at resources/articles/11707451/.  Mohler stated that his “intention in this article is to suggest 10 books that deserve any preacher’s careful attention” and that “all of them represent a contribution worthy of our time and priority.”

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