Banner goes miniature. Banner goes gargantuan.

tsslogo.jpgThe recent wave of releases from Banner of Truth added two books to my library – one the smallest book in my library, the second, the largest and heaviest book in my library.

Remember to lift with your legs when you pick up the mammoth, 100-ounce(!), Works of Andrew Fuller (Banner of Truth: 2007). And at 11.25-inches tall, it’s also the tallest book in my library. You can afford this volume by canceling your gym membership. You won’t need the gym. Just crisscross your arms over this tome on your chest while doing sit-ups. Guaranteed sculpted abs! Put this volume in a backpack and you’re ready for walking lunges. The Banner is one infomercial away from a real publishing breakthrough.

Which is funny because in the same box arrived a wee little 3-ounce book titled The Loveliness of Christ: Extracts from the Letters of Samuel Rutherford (Banner of Truth: 2007). Don’t judge this book by its density.

Here is a brief look at where these new Banner titles weigh into my library:

Heaviest books (single volumes)

  • 100 oz. – The Works of Andrew Fuller (Banner of Truth)
  • 71 oz. – A Christian Directory by Richard Baxter (Soli Deo Gloria)
  • 71 oz. – Systematic Theology by Robert Duncan Culver (Christian Focus)
  • 70 oz. – Archeological Study Bible (Zondervan)
  • 67 oz. – An Old Testament Theology by Bruce Waltke (Zondervan)
  • 62 oz. – An Exposition of Hosea by Jeremiah Burroughs (Reformation Heritage)
  • 57 oz. – Christ Crucified by James Durham (Naphtali Press)

Lightest books (each with weighty content, of course)

  • 7 oz. – The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul (Reformation Trust)
  • 4 oz. – Christ Our Mediator by C.J. Mahaney (Multnomah)
  • 3 oz. — The Loveliness of Christ by Samuel Rutherford (Banner of Truth)

Both fresh Banner titles look great and please join us later in the week when we look at them individually. But tomorrow we look at Waltke’s new 67-ounce, An Old Testament Theology (Zondervan: 2007).


10 thoughts on “Banner goes miniature. Banner goes gargantuan.

  1. that fuller volume looks gorgeous. eagerly anticipating the review…

    also curious about how necessary the little Rutheford edition is compared to the complete letters edition. does it really do a great job at picking out the gems fom Rutheford’s correspondence?

  2. That’s a whopping book Tony. It’s even heavier than my Bauer/Danke Lexicon.

    But I’m afraid it doesn’t beat the Hatch/Redpath Concordance to the Septuagint, which, in the newer single volume, hits a shelf bending 126 ounces.

    Sorry Banner. Baker wins this time.

  3. Tony…I appreciate many things about your blog but none more so than your book photographs and reviews. Many people review books but to see it and read about it is special. Thanks a great bunch for the effort on both fronts.

  4. My, Tom, that’s a huge volume!! Thanks for this info.

    And Bill, I appreciate your kind words here. I’m seeking to serve you, the reader. However I can best serve you, is what I aim my efforts toward. So thank you for this encouragement!


  5. Brothers,

    Instead of just lifting Fuller… read the heavyweight! Fuller was said by Spurgeon to be the greatest theologian of his century! I have my copy and have been re-reading it again (I have the 3 volume Sprinkle edition too) and am doing work on Fuller. You will not be disappointed my friends!


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