Hidden Worldviews
Eight Cultural Stories That Shape Our Lives
Steve Wilkens and Mark L. Sanford (InterVarsity)

Worldview resources are usually designed to equip believers to shoot down rival philosophies in defense of Christian truth claims. Hidden Worldviews takes a different approach, reserving its ammunition for Christians. By explaining and exposing "isms" like consumerism, relativism, nationalism, and postmodern tribalism, Wilkens and Sanford deftly demonstrate how we too often live according to "cultural stories" that compete with the gospel. But Hidden Worldviews is not a screed against everything associated with these rival beliefs. Instead, the authors claim, each system of thought has aspects we should learn about, learn from, and learn to avoid.—Trevin Wax

Jesus and the Land
The New Testament Challenge to "Holy Land" Theology
Gary M. Burge (Baker Academic)

Dispensational theology may be in decline, but its key tenet of Christian Zionism still tops the bestseller lists. Enter Gary Burge. In his third book related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Wheaton College professor argues that any sort of "territorial theology"—any intertwining of God's promises and kingdom with a particular geographical area—is foreign to the New Testament. Burge may not derail the appeal of Christian Zionism, but his careful reconsideration of prophecy and the Promised Land merits attention.—Madison Trammel

What Is the Gospel?
Greg Gilbert (Crossway)

Apart from recent debates about the gospel, this book might bore. Greg Gilbert has absolutely nothing new to propose about the Good News, instead focusing solely on God's perfection, humanity's sin, Jesus' sacrifice, and salvation through faith and repentance alone. ...

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