The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained

Many people have a skewed view of Martin Luther because they've only been exposed to his polemic writings. However, if you really want to know Luther's heart, you need to read some of his sermons, letters, and commentaries. In the latter category, his commentary on Galatians is the most famous, but this set of commentaries on the epistles of Peter and Jude may be an even better place to start. Luther's pastoral concern shines through every page.

Outside of its historical significance, it holds up as a good commentary in its own right. Luther clearly and practically expounds the message of these epistles with excellent application to the Christian life.

Murder in Mesopotamia

I've been a fan of Hercule Poirot for a long time, so it's hard to remember exactly how I first encountered him. I believe it was in the book Appointment with Death. In any case, I prefer Poirot's travels as an older man through the East to his earlier adventures in London with his friend Captain Hastings.

Regarding Murder in Mesopotamia, we have here a classic Christie mystery. It's set in the middle east at an archaeological dig, a setting Christie knew a lot about being married to an archaeologist. The characters were superbly drawn, the puzzle was clever, and Poirot's denouement hit all the right notes. While not as spectacular as some of her novels, I think I might recommend this as an introduction to the character of Hercule Poirot for new Christie readers.

Comments

Mom said…
Did'nt Uncle Earl get you started on Agatha Christie books?
Rick said…
He did! I've still got some of the books he gave me, although a couple of them have fallen apart. And don't forget Mrs. Reagan gave me a big Agatha Christie book also.