Chasing the Eastern Star: Adventures in Biblical Reader Response CriticismMark Allan PowellWestminster John Knox Press / 2001 / Trade Paperback$14.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Eva ScottGreensboro, NCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Scholarly work, not a light readJuly 11, 2011Eva ScottGreensboro, NCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I will tell you right up front that I have just received this book, just started reading it, and have not completed it. However, I have skimmed through the book, and what I have read so far is why I purchased it - to look into how different people view the study of the Bible, as I teach many people the Bible who have never studied it before.
The reason I'm doing this review now is to let potential purchasers know that this book is the author's thesis work or at least looks like that type of work. It includes an extensive note section as well as a short rebuttal section for anyone he quotes in the book in a way that may seem unfavorable. (I thought that was classy.)
It does not seem to be a "dry" work with what I've read so far. The print is extremely small. (This is the main reason I did not give it the highest rating for "meets expectations.") So, you will need your reading glasses if you use those. I'm near-sighted and did not have that concern with the book. However, I still enjoy reading when the font type is larger. It helps me not lose my place in my reading when things are too crowded.
If you are looking for a scholarly-type work, then this is a book you will like.
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