Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 099:393 (Jan 1942)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous


Book Reviews

Looking Unto Him. By Frank E. Gaebelein, Litt. D. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids. 208 pp. $1.00.

Daily portions of Scripture in regular order and convenient form have provided refreshing and enlightenment for God’s people in this and past generations. Dr. Frank E. Gaebelein has demonstrated over a period of years that to him has been imparted a very special gift in the selection of vital texts and in the brief comment on them which he supplies. These daily portions are selected from many which have been published in “Our Hope” and other magazines and have proved their great value. Unlike many other books, this collection can be reread many times and with ever increasing profit. Of this work, Dr. E. Schuyler English, Associate Editor of “Our Hope,” writes, “Dr. Frank E. Gaebelein’s meditations are patterns of devotional writing which are at the same time expository.... Thus it is that in Looking Unto Him the reader is taught as well as comforted and blessed, and this is an ideal combination.... I commend this volume most enthusiastically, convinced that God will continue to use these messages and make them fruitful in many hearts.”

This book has the full commendation of BIBLIOTHECA SACRA.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

Life on the Highest Plane. By Ruth Paxson. The Bible Institute Colportage Association, Chicago. Three volumes in one edition, total of 820 pp. $3.00.

The new edition of the works of Ruth Paxson, internationally known missionary, evangelist, and Bible teacher, will be welcomed by the popular-reading public. The volume combines in one edition three books by the author. Part I concerns the subject of the Person and work of Christ. Part II presents the doctrine of the believer in Christ and Christ

indwelling the believer. Part III is a study of the work of the Holy Spirit. As the title of the present edition indicates, the work includes the whole field of Christian doctrine from a popular and practical viewpoint. Frequent use of charts and outlines help in the understanding of the doctrines presented.

The deep spiritual life of the author is evident on every page. The viewpoint of doctrine is conservative and true to the Scriptures. Both the average minister and the layman will be greatly profited by a careful study of her works. While the author does not have the benefits of a formal theological education, she has read well the findings of others, enlarged her understanding by evidently deep spiritual experience of the doctrines she considers, and has shown careful discernment in doctrines in which many have erred. In the mind of the reviewer...

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