Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 103:412 (Oct 1946)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

H. A. Ironside. Ordained of the Lord. By E. Schuyler English, Litt.D. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids. 276 pp. $2.50.

A biography is most difficult to prepare, and increasingly so when the subject presents many unusual characteristics. In the case of Dr. Ironside, it is pastor and teacher, evangelist and author. Dr. English has undertaken a great task in preparing the life story of Dr. Ironside. His work is exceedingly well done. The uncounted thousands in America who are benefited and blessed through Dr. Ironside will want to read this narrative, if it can be gotten into their hands.

The title of the book suggests the fact that Dr. Ironside came up apart from the usual entrance into the ministry. The fact remains that he is not only ordained of God, but taught of God. Every page in this interesting book tells of God’s faithfulness and sovereign grace in dealing with a chosen vessel whom He had predetermined to take a large place in His service. Every believer is urged to read this book.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

Sermons on the Way of Life. By Harry F. McGee. Moody Press, Chicago. 144 pp. $1.50.

This is a terse, rapid moving presentation of gospel appeals by a chaplain who has extended experience in World War 2. The table of contents well discloses the scope and nature of the book: the evidences of conversion; the lost chord of gospel preaching; the two plans of salvation: works and grace; the righteousness of God; Son, Remember; the unpardonable sin; to die is gain.

Perhaps no aspect of truth is more upset by misunderstanding than the gospel of the grace of God. In this volume, it would have been well had the author given a Biblical explanation of repentance in its relation to salvation. This was not done. Also, it would have been well for him to leave out

the reference to an unpardonable sin because it is that which simply does not exist in the present age, for it is impossible to have a whosoever-will gospel and an unpardonable sin at the same time.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

The Bible Basis of Missions. By Robert Hall Glover, M.D., F.R.G.S. Introduction by Samuel M. Zwemer, D.D., LL.D. Bible House of Los Angeles. 208 pp. $1.75.

We agree completely with what has been written by one of America’s foremost missionary promoters, Dr. Zwemer, respecting this volume. Out of many years as Home Director for North America of the China Inland Mission and the experience of teaching missions to large congregations, Dr. Glover is capable of writing a most unusual book. Having given His Son ...

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