Poets, Volume 5 of Immerse: The Reading Bible | Book Review


The Hebrew Bible divides itself into three sections: Torah, Nevi’im (“Prophets”), and Ketuvim (“Writings”). Immerse: The Reading Bible largely follows this order. Beginnings is identical to Torah, the first five books of the canonical Bible. It divides Nevi’im into Kingdoms … Continue reading Poets, Volume 5 of Immerse: The Reading Bible | Book Review

Review of ‘God Loves Sex’ by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III


 Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III, God Loves Sex: An Honest Conversation about Sexual Desire and Holiness (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2014). Paperback / Kindle God Loves Sex is two books in one. The first is a theologically and psychologically informed exposition of the Song of Songs. Eschewing centuries of allegorical interpretation, Allender and Longman argue that the Song is “a collection of related erotic love poems that emphasizes the goodness of sex.” They work their way through the Song topically rather than sequentially, highlighting what the Song says about desire, beauty, sexual play, the struggle for intimacy, … Continue reading Review of ‘God Loves Sex’ by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III