The King in His BeautyOne of my most anticipated books to be released this year is Tom Schreiner’s The King in His Beauty.

While I don’t agree with all that Schreiner believes,I’ve greatly benefited from everything I’ve read from him and also enjoyed his sermons at Clifton Baptist church.

Schreiner is a scholar and a pastor, and his scholarship is thoroughly filled with pastoral implications, and vice-versa.

The King in His Beauty

The King in His Beauty is a summary of the theology of the whole Bible, which some are calling his “best book yet” and the clearest book on this topic.

In light of its soon release (July 15, perfect for a late birthday present for myself!), I thought I’d collect some of the interviews, mentions of this book, and early reviews all in one place.


Early Mentions

  • Justin Taylor mentioned this book and recommends it, saying , “Schreiner writes clearly, winsomely, insightfully, and doxologically.”
  • Jim Hamilton, fellow professor at SBTS, said this is one of the top books released this year he’s most excited about, saying of Schreiner, “I can say that there’s not a saner, clearer, shrewder, godlier scholar I know”.

Early Reviews

Here are some of the early reviews from various scholars.

Schreiner’s one-volume biblical theology is a bountiful bonanza of biblical storytelling. In a time when biblical studies has become partitioned between Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament, Schreiner reminds us that there is one God, one book, and one story. A story about God the king, his kingdom, his people, and the triumph of the Lord Jesus Christ. A nuanced and much-needed book to help Christians understand what the Bible is about and how it all hangs together.

Michael F. Bird, Crossway College, Brisbane, Australia

A wonderfully clear and faithful account of biblical theology. This book is both intellectually compelling and honoring to God and so deserves to be widely read.

Simon Gathercole, senior lecturer in New Testament, University of Cambridge; editor, Journal for the Study of the New Testament

Having written major volumes on Pauline theology and New Testament theology, Tom Schreiner places a remarkable capstone on his work by tackling a biblical theology of the entire canon of Scripture. And he is up to the task, clearly and consistently tracing the theme of God as king and the ultimate triumph of the kingdom of God from Genesis through Revelation. Few volumes have dealt so comprehensively and so well with the grand narrative of Scripture from beginning to end.

Mark L. Strauss, professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary San Diego

A book that wonderfully unites all the books of the Bible. Few authors have the command of learning, the gift of teaching, and the heart for God that this volume reflects. Digest this book to elevate your grasp of the Bible and to find your soul riveted like never before to the king in his beauty.

Robert W. Yarbrough, professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

From the garden of Eden to the garden of Paradise, Tom Schreiner deftly takes the reader through the entire narrative of the history of redemption. Giving attention to every part of the canonical scriptures, Schreiner shows how the Bible coheres under the theme of the kingdom or rule of God. The payoff is a virtual feast of theological, practical, and devotional insights. In a simple, direct, and non-technical way, this book will bring Christians to a new understanding and appreciation of the entire Bible.

Donald A. Hagner, George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary

HT: Justin Taylor