I’m chugging along in my monsterous ESV Study Bible. I’m getting a little bit of here and there from my complimentary copy of LOGOS Leader’s Library (and I haven’t figured out what to spend my free unlock credits on yet from the contest).
I’m just wrapping up Charismatic Chaos, by John MacArthur, and I must say, it was quite the definitive source on all gifts charismatic. It thoroughly goes through every conceivable angle, verse and position, then accurately explains, by exegesis, how it can (or cannot) be explained. If the title isn’t enough of a spoiler, MacArthur thoroughly refutes any and every common continuationalist position out there. And some of them are out there. The book went through more depth than I could hope, and for $6, it will serve as a great reference, should I ever need to point someone in the right direction. If only someone would tag it and put it in Logos!
I’m looking for a new Bible we can use with our youth group, and I think I’ve decided the HCSB is my favorite of all the readable translations out there. No offense to the folks at Zondervan, I grew up with the Teen Study Bible, I just find that it was a little unnecessarily soft on some key spiritual issues, that would have been made more clear had the language been more accurate. Unfortunately for me, it was leagues better than my KJV, and the HCSB didn’t come out until only a couple years ago. I’ve been reading my copy of the Apologetics Study Bible until I recently acquired my ESV Study Bible, but I still go back and forth a lot. For parallel reading, Logos takes the cake, however. All it needs now are the study notes!
So I’m checking out a copy of the HCSB Student Bible right now. So far, its pretty neat. All the good features of the CSB translation, and some full color pizzaz (photos, maps, and some well placed commentary) to keep it fresh. To get free shipping at amazon, I also grabbed another book from my wishlist, If Animals Could Talk, and I’d also been wanting this new one from John MacArthur & Staff: Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong. More on these later…..