Tom Schreiner is one of my favourite scholars. Just ask my wife: apparently I have a bit of a man-crush on him.

So you’ll forgive my excitement over his upcoming book (June 2013) The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. This is a 750 plus page book outlining the theology of the whole Bible as it unfolds. Yes, it’s going to be as epic as it sounds.

Details are scarse but fortunately I have an interview with Tom Schreiner coming up and will be able to ask him a few questions about this work. If you have any questions about this book, please leave a comment and I may be able to ask him.

Schreiner has a talent for weaving together readible clarity, scholarly detail, and pastoral application; many can only achieve two of the three. I’m not alone in my opinion. James Hamilton – fellow-professor at SBTS – had this to say about Schreiner when mentioning this as one of his most anticipated books of the year:

…I can say that there’s not a saner, clearer, shrewder, godlier scholar I know. No one humbler or happier, no one whose life better matches what he preaches and teaches. No one whose writings I find more helpful, more convincing, more instructive…

Here are the Table of Contents, courtesy of Baker Publishing:

Prologue
Part 1: Creation to the Edge of Canaan
1. Genesis
2. Exodus
3. Leviticus
4. Numbers
5. Deuteronomy
Interlude: A Synopsis of Creation to the Edge of Canaan
Part 2: The Story of Possession, Exile, and Return
6. Joshua
7. Judges
8. Ruth
9. 1–2 Samuel
10. 1–2 Kings
11. 1–2 Chronicles
12. Ezra-Nehemiah
13. Esther
Interlude: A Synopsis of the Story of Possession, Exile, and Return
Part 3: Israel’s Songs and Wisdom
14. Job
15. Psalms
16. Proverbs
17. Ecclesiastes
18. Song of Songs
Interlude: A Synopsis of Israel’s Songs and Wisdom
Part 4: Judgment and Salvation in the Prophets
19. Isaiah
20. Jeremiah
21. Lamentations
22. Ezekiel
23. Daniel
24. The Twelve Prophets
Interlude: A Synopsis of Judgment and Salvation in the Prophets
A Brief Retrospective of the Old Testament Story
Prologue to the New Testament
Part 5: The Kingdom in Matthew, Mark, and Luke-Acts
25. The Gospel according to Matthew
26. The Gospel according to Mark
27. The Gospel according to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles
Interlude: A Synopsis of the Kingdom in Matthew, Mark, and Luke-Acts
Part 6: Eternal Life in the Gospel and Epistles of John
28. The Gospel according to John and the Johannine Epistles
Interlude: A Synopsis of Eternal Life in the Gospel and Epistles of John
Part 7: The End of the Ages Has Come according to the Apostle Paul
29. The Theology of Paul
Interlude: A Synopsis of the End of the Ages Has Come according to the Apostle Paul
Part 8: Living in the Last Days according to the General Epistles
30. The Epistle to the Hebrews
31. The Epistle of James
32. The Epistle of 1 Peter
33. The Epistles of 2 Peter and Jude
Interlude: A Synopsis of Living in the Last Days according to the General Epistles
Part 9: The Kingdom Will Come
34. The Book of Revelation
Epilogue

Now do you see why I’m excited?