Scot McKnight has started a series of reviews on a book about divorce and remarriage which I will be watching with keen interest. (Part 1 is here and part 2 is here, part 3, part 4, part 5) Why am I so interested in this book? Let me give you a little history.
Luck published a book with Harper & Row in 1987 which didn't fair too well in the market place. It eventually suffered the fate of books which don't sell and was retired to the status of "out of print". Flash forward to 2009. I get a phone call from none other than my old professor and, by now, very good friend who tells me he has updated his book and is giving it a second try. After we catch up on small talk he drops a bomb shell on me. "Louis, I've dedicated the second edition to you." I was speechless. (Ask anyone who knows me; that doesn't happen too often!) When the copies came into the store I quickly turned to the dedication page to see if it was all just a joke on me. But there it was, and more. He dedicated the book both to John Walton and me. I can't tell you how honored I was by this gracious gesture.
So I will watch as McKnight (who was also a professor of mine when I was at Trinity) makes his way through the book. I pray that this book does what I know Bill has always desired--to stimulate conversation and to engage the entire Bible on this very important subject. Many will disagree with him. That's fine. He can take it. His position is a minority one but I think it deserves a hearing. We do have copies in the store in you would like to see one.