Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 104:415 (Jul 1947)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

Pillars of the Christian Faith. By Abram M. Long, Ph.D., Fleming H. Revell Co., New York. 189 pp. $2.50.

Dr. Long, a Presbyterian pastor of Philadelphia, has presented in this small volume a series of discussions on the fundamental features of the Christian faith. The book is written in plain, everyday language and as such will strengthen the faith of those who may read it. The themes are such as demand an extended consideration, and the treatment given by Dr. Long is too brief. The themes considered are: the inspiration of the Word of God, the deity of Jesus Christ, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, the need of redemption, the new birth, Christ the risen Redeemer, and the personal return of Christ. The book is commended as being a faithful defense of great truths too easily doubted in these latter days.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

The Spirit of the Living God. By Harold J. Ockenga, Ph.D. Fleming H. Revell Co., New York. 176 pp. $2.00.

In this volume Dr. Ockenga has displayed his unique, fresh style and discloses much truth respecting the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. With the growing number of books which in later years have been written on this particular subject, it is hardly true any more that the average believer is ignorant concerning this theme. This book assays to tell of the various offices and work of the Spirit. Its chapter titles are as follows: The Eternal Spirit, The Spirit in Creation, The Spirit in Common Grace, The Spirit in Revelation, The Spirit in the Incarnation, The Spirit in Prophecy, The Spirit in Regeneration, The Spirit in Sanctification, The Spirit in Redemption, The Spirit in Prayer, The Spirit in Missions, The Spirit in Soul-Winning, The Spirit of Power, The Spirit in Symbols, and The Spirit in the Church.

There are certain relationships which the believer sustains to the Holy Spirit which are well defined and truly set forth

in the New Testament. This volume, however, offers no suggestions on how the benefits of the Holy Spirit’s work as Paraclete can be secured. As a general statement respecting the Person and work of the Spirit, the book may be recommended.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

Standing on the Promises. By Charles J. Woodbridge, Ph.D. Moody Press, Chicago. 203 pp. $2.00.

As is hardly suggested by the title alone, this volume is a series of studies in the Book of Acts. The publisher declares: “Dr. Woodbridge has put into print the results of his thorough study of the Book of Acts. Readers will recognize here the substance of his years of incisive teaching. Twenty-eight es...

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