What Christian book do you wish someone would write?

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  1. vaspers

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    Are there any books you wish existed, but you don't know of any existing books on the subject? please limit this topic to Christian topic books, not general information or secular fiction. Me, I wish someone would write books on the following: How To Spot a Cult, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven, Christian Pacifism for the 22nd Century, Why God's Universe is So Vast, Herbal Cures Mentioned in the Bible, and What We Can Know About God Through Nature (Romans 1:19,20)
     
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    Yes, a commentary that answers the questions you really want answered.

    Rob
     
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    Deacon Rob, have you seen the very interesting book HARD SAYINGS OF THE BIBLE by Kaiser, Davids, F.F.Bruce, Brauch? this covers a lot of difficult and "disturbing" passages in the Bible. Hardback $33 and worth it. Over 800 pages written by conservative Bible scholars. InterVarsity Press, ISBN 0-8308-1423-x. Check it out.
     
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    I have long toyed with the idea a book about True Conversions in the 20th Century where one would compile and document stories of conversions from all over the world of once hard-line atheists, communists, assassins, drug users, intellectuals, of people coming from all spectrum of life here on earth, rich, poor, educated, illiterate, relgious, irreverent.

    But though such a book presents these stories the central theme will still be God's unchanging sovereignty and power, with the focus on God, instead of the convert.
     
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    How about a novel on the Prophet Joel.
     
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    Would like to see a Protestant defense of natural law. Catholics are way ahead of us on this one.
     
  7. vaspers

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    All comments are good, but I especially like your idea, pinoybaptist, on True (or "Amazing"?) Conversions of the 20th Century.

    That would be fascinating and honoring to God.

    Way to go. What a great idea. I'm jealous now.

    Wish I would've thot of that. Ha!
     
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    I'm writing a book for husbands...it's called "THE WIFE DRIVEN LIFE". [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yep. How to get along with Christians.
     
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    I would like to see a current book on the law/gospel contrast (or lack there of), summarizing various disagreements within evangelcalism. "Five views on Law and Gospel" is good but I would like to see something more summarized and that deals with more positions.

    I want an up to date, semitechnical, evengelical commentary on Isaiah that deals with the theology of Isaiah.

    I would a good 2nd year Hebrew Grammer, hopefully a "Hebrew Grammer Beyound the Basics" in Zondervan.

    Oh oh oh, I want a greek-english readers lexicon (like Kube for the NT) for the septuagint, for the life of me I can't find anything like this, online or in print. I am thinking about doing some sections of the OT myself.

    Oh wait wait. . . I want a nice leather bound thinline edition of the Hebrew Bible, and Greek NT, bound in one book the size of a thinline, with large type in the Hebrew section, and none of those extras markings (the vowels are hard enough). Every Greek-Hebrew Bible I have found are printed in huge ungly small hardbound German editions that hurt my feelings even to look at.
     
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    Most assurredly YES!I would like to see all books written about bible study subjects which are full of Bible references actually print out the scripture being referenced.
    Books on : Bible Doctrine,Theology,Hermenutics,eschatology,apolgetics.
     
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    Have you seen the book Biblical Hebrew: A Text and Workbook by Kittel, Hoffer and Wright, published by Yale University?

    I have it and think it is pretty good. Someday, when I get a chance, I am going to go through it.

    Some books that I would love to read would be dealing with some of these topics:

    * A Historical look at the history of prophecy: What are historical definitions, how was it used, and how has the idea of prophecy changed through the centuries, what is the Day of the Lord and how does that relate to our understanding of NT prophecy, things like that.

    * Apocalyptic literature: What is it, How is it used in the Bible, prophecy, history (Sacred and secular), and how should it be used when interpreting scripture?

    * A Hebrew Grammer that focues on like translating a book of the law, prophecy, and writings. This grammer would probably be more advanced than a beginning grammer in that it would start with the idea of translating different parts of the Torah and then throw in grammer rules along the way that relate directly to the different texts to help with the translations. Kittel's book does this format a little bit. But, I think I would like to have something more extensive.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Wife was struggling in our early years of the pastorate. She is a prolific writer (120+ children's stories printed) so thought of gleaning insights from the "big" name pastor's wives.

    She gave a short list of questions and sent a letter to 25 "big" name women for their thoughts. Mrs. Hyles, Mrs. Bob Jones, Mrs. Criswell, Mrs. Monroe Parker, well, you get the pix.

    Not one reply. Follow up. Not one reply.

    So she abandoned the idea, muddled through being a pastor's wife with some of the "maudlin" books that are out there (not great help).

    Thankfully, I freed her from being a pastor's wife. Even though I was pastor, I allowed her to develop her own career. She taught 2-3 grade, taught college, went back to get her doctorate and now has a thriving health clinic.

    She's the "Wife of the Pastor", not a Pastor's Wife. Maybe she should still think about writing the book . . 35 years later . . from THAT perspective!
     
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    Pete Steveson has a new commentary out on Isaiah published by BJUPress. I have not seen it but his commentary on Proverbs is, IMO, the single beest commentary available that I have seen. I did a series in Proverbs about 3 years ago (wow ... can't believe it has been that long). I assembled a number of commentaries and found myself using Steveson's the most. If his work in Isaiah is even half that good, it will be a keeper.

    His volume on Proverbs goes verse by verse, gives good explanations, and references good sources. When I first heard of his commentary, I was worried that it was going to be typical run of the mill fundamentalist attempt at writing--i.e., with no footnotes, no critical interaction, etc. I was pleasantly surprised ... astounded would not be too strong of a word. I hope his volume on Isaiah is as good. I will probably pick it up soon, although I have no use for it at present. I would just like to have it to see how it is. I am sure that it will be conservative (i.e, single Isaiah in the 8th century BC).

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1579249744/ref%3Dnosim/bookfindercom0e/002-1769623-3409620

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?userid=37M7HBWQXK&sourceid=00051864038168036667&bfdate=03%2D18%2D2004+10%3A40%3A14&ath=Peter+A%2E+Steveson
     
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    Dr. Bob,

    Your wife would have at least one customer for that book with us! [​IMG]
     
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    Dr. Bob I am shocked and nearly horrified to hear that your wife got ZERO responses to her query to the pastor's wives...

    ...were they so in subjection to patriarchal husbands that they weren't allowed to reply to letters?

    Wow. I love it that your wife tried to reach the pastors wives. That normally would be a good way to get info for a book. Many are written that way.

    What a dismal drag. Please tell your wife that I am angry on her behalf. And you know when vaspers gets angry, vaspers gets really angry.

    [​IMG] :( :mad: :cool: [​IMG]
     
  17. Rosell

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    My wife would probably much prefer a book written by your wife, and other "wives of pastors" like her, rather than the "big name" celebrity types who don't live a life anything close to what the typical pastor's wife experiences.

    I guess there's probably not very much else in the Christian community, or the Baptist community that gets me as angry as the "celebrity" status accorded to big name preachers in mega-churches. The money they make and the attention they get make it difficult for them to have any understanding or experience of what everyday Christians go through. There are some that aren't even on that level that try to imitate them. A seminary buddy of mine got fired from a medium sized church he was pastoring because he was imitating W.A. Criswell and had his study put in an isolated part of the church so that no one could get to him. He had the secretary screen all his calls. He lasted 18 months.

    Read Joel Gregory's book, Too Great a Temptation about his brief experience as pastor of FBC Dallas. Then let's talk about "celebrity pastors."
     
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    Vaspers is angry? I'm gonna go into hiding then till vaspers calms down......
     
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    I don't know if this counts . I would like to see the Ryrie Study Bible in a ESV .Its not Ryrie's notes that I like as much as the print size and layout of the Bible .I have always used his as my reading everyday Bible .
    I have bought many Bibles over the last 25 years but go back to my Ryrie thats held together with duck tape !
     
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    Ethics in business in a secular world. Thankfully I had a few mentors along the way. But do I ever see cheating and poor practices by Christians in business. Certainly not all but the number is staggering.
     

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