Theologian David F. Wells has a forthcoming book, titled God in the Whirlwind: How the Holy-love of God Reorients Our World, set for a January 2014 release. It’s been five years since his last release, so he’s long overdue.
There are few modern-day theologians’ new books that I anticipate reading more than Wells’. A first-rate theologian, he’s had his finger on the pulse of evangelicalism for years, often diagnosing various maladies and prescribing helpful correctives. And he’s a fine writer. It’s already on my pre-order list.
I can’t promise anything, but I’m going to work for an interview with Wells to get a better sense of the book. In the meantime, I can’t help noticing that the title is a play on his previous book, God in the Wasteland, which served as the inspiration for this blog’s name.
From the publisher:
Building on years of research and teaching, experienced author and theologian David Wells offers a remedy for evangelicalism’s superficial theology and weightless conception of God: a journey to discover the paradoxical nature of his holiness and love. We all struggle, at times, to hold that paradox together, commonly resulting in problems such as liberalism or legalism. Yet understanding how God’s holiness is inextricably bound to his love is what enables us to live between the two extremes and defines our life of service in this world. In the vein of classics such as Packer’s Knowing God, Wells’s biblical theology is written at an accessible level so that all readers can cultivate a balanced vision of the God who belongs in the center of it all.