I am very proud to announce the release of Eyes to See and Ears to Hear: Essays in Memory of J. Alan Groves. I, along with my former colleagues Doug Green and Mike Kelly, worked for three years bringing these essays together, and we are thrilled to be able to honor Al’s memory in this way. Al taught all of us Hebrew during our student years at Westminster Theological Seminary, and he was our colleague as well until he succumbed to cancer on February 5, 2007, at the age of 54.
In addition to the three editors, contributors include Tremper Longman III, Bruce Waltke, and Karen Jobes, and various blessings and reminiscences are offered by former friends and colleagues, including Sam Logan, Ed Welch, Sinclair Ferguson, and Steve Taylor.
We were able to present Al’s widow Libbie and their four children with a mock copy of the book this past summer at a surprise gathering of many of the contributors. But today is a proud moment for all of us.
View endorsements; table of contents; foreword by Moises Silva; preface by the editors; personal words about Al Groves from Sinclair Ferguson, Samuel T Logan, Jr., Eep Talstra, and Ed Welch; Al’s own letter written to be read at his memorial service; and the full chapter “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? A Biblical-Theological Approach” by Tremper Longman III (PDF)