Here is the newest book on my radar screen. The book is based on Amy's 2011 dissertation with Princeton Theological Seminary:
You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Bloomsbury T & T Clark. Due date: November 14, 2013.
Here is the blurb from the website:
"The author of Hebrews calls God 'Father' only twice in his sermon. This
fact could account for scholarship's lack of attention to the familial
dynamics that run throughout the letter. Peeler argues, however, that by
having God articulate his identity as Father through speaking Israel's
Scriptures at the very beginning and near the end of his sermon, the
author sets a familial framework around his entire exhortation. The
author enriches the picture of God's family by continually portraying
Jesus as God's Son, the audience as God's many sons, the blessings God
bestows as inheritance, and the trials God allows as pedagogy. The
recurrence of the theme coalesces into a powerful ontological reality
for the audience: Because God is the Father of Jesus Christ, they too
are the sons of God. But even more than the model of sonship, Jesus'
relationship with his Father ensures that the children of God will
endure the race of faith to a successful finish because they are an
integral part of comprehensive inheritance promised by his Father and
secured by his obedience.Because of the familial relationship between
God and Jesus, the audience of Hebrews - God's children - can remain in
the house of God forever."