The editors of CHRISTIANITY TODAY asked publishers to single out their most significant religious books scheduled for publication this spring. These are their choices and comments:

Benson, David V., A Christian Answer to Communism: “a hard-hitting analysis of Marxism from an evangelical point of view” (Regal Books).

Bright, John, The Authority of the Old Testament: “one of the foremost scholars in the field of Old Testament study develops hermeneutical principles to guide the minister in his use of the Old Testament” (Abingdon).

Clarke, W. R., Pew Asks: Pulpit Answers: “questions foremost on the minds of contemporary Christians—and forthright answers in the light of a changing world” (Christopher).

Drakeford, John W., Integrity Therapy: “a major new approach to psychological health—that of recognizing and dealing with the problem of guilt” (Broadman).

Griffiths, Michael, Take My Life: “a plea for a whole-hearted Christianity which will transform every aspect of our daily living” (Inter-Varsity).

Hendricks, Kenneth C., The Shadow of His Hand: “a biography of a warm, dedicated Japanese missionary who devoted his life to men in the slums of Tokyo” (Bethany Press).

Jabay, Earl, Search for Identity: “the chaplain of the New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute uses layman’s language to reveal how Christ and his teaching can help bring sense to everyday living” (Zondervan).

Jeremias, Joachim, Rediscovering the Parables: “the world-famous German New Testament scholar has written a book on the parables which can be read with ease and pleasure and profit by laymen, student, minister, teacher and scholar” (Scribners).

Johnson, James L., Code Name Sebastian: “a fast-paced Christian thriller which shows the difficulties which a committed Christian ...

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