This is scary accurate:
"For INFJs, expressing themselves through their Fe is critical to their psychological and physical health and well-being. Even if doing so does not provide them with immediate solutions to the problem at hand, they tend to feel better once they have expressed their feelings, whether through words or tears. This is especially important for the mates or friends of INFJs to recognize. While not necessarily looking for others to solve their problems, INFJs value emotional support, empathy, and reassurance. Without such an outlet, INFJs can begin to feel isolated and depressed, turning to their inner fantasy world as a means of escape. And while fantasizing may seem helpful in the short-term, it can make the real world seem even less tolerable and exacerbate existing frustrations."
When deciding to do a book for your next group Bible study, it is doubtful that anyone would choose the book of Judges. Rape, murder, obesity, it’s all there. And yet, Tim Keller-pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NY City felt it was important enough to write an entire devotional commentary.
Keller breaks up his commentary on the book into 13 short and readable chapters. Each chapter covers a fair amount of biblical text without being overly simplistic or unnecessarily detailed. Weighing in at a little over 200 pages the book is very readable.
This book, as part of the larger “For You” series states that its goal is to be: “Bible centered, Christ glorifying, relevantly applied, and easily readable” In the opinion of this reader it has accomplished all of its goals. Those familiar with Keller’s other works won’t be disappointed. Highly recommended.
Disclaimer: I was given this book in exchange for a review. I was not obligated in any way to give positive feedback.
The book publisher Kregel (who kindly gave me this book to review) asked me to write a review by last week, which I didn’t do. My tardiness is due, partially, to the fact that I have been using this book to assist me in doing an ungodly (see the irony, I’m in seminary) amount of Greek homework. This book is like a magical leprechaun. It is small, but can accomplish much more than you would expect. The first fifty pages alone had the same amount of information as the first 25 chapters of my Greek textbook. It contains many useful Greek verb and participle paradigms and is the same size as NA27/28. I haven’t delved into the sentence diagramming of later chapters, due to my limited Greek knowledge, but I’m sure it’s just as helpful as the earlier chapters. This book is not recommended for those who want something to read while unwinding at the end of a busy day. However, if you wish to have a ‘handy guide’ in which you can look up that pesky feminine dative plural aorist passive participle, look no further.
A great overview of the philosophy behind much of today’s apologetic. He concludes (rightly in this bloggers opinion) that it is at best Arminian, and at worst Pelagian.