Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 106:422 (Apr 1949)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

How Rich the Harvest. By Samuel M. Zwemer. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 120 pp. $1.50.

This is a study by Dr. Zwemer in Bible themes and missions. Any book by this writer arrests attention, especially in the field of missions. Here “are glowing little essays or meditations on Christian faith and living,” in all about thirty of them—the very choicest expression of one who has in many cases learned and lived the life of faith. There is a blessing and inspiration on each page of this little volume. It is commended to all.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

Our Inheritance of Salvation. By C. Gordon Brownville, D.D. Fleming H. Revell, New York, 159 pp. $1.75.

As a former lawyer and now the pastor of Tenth Avenue Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Dr. Brownville seeks to draw a comparison between the law of Moses and civil law and to prove that each person is entitled to make choice of salvation if he meets the terms. One difficulty arises in connection with this. While salvation was an inheritance to those in Israel (Luke 10:25; 18:18), this conception is in contrast to the present possession of eternal life, which is a gift to believers now from God. It is true that salvation is for all who will believe. But Judaism gave people things to do for God and Christianity presents things to receive and believe from Him.

We could wish the gospel of the grace of God apart from law works were more clearly stated in this volume. Nevertheless there is much that will help those who seek to know God’s ways.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

The Holy War. By John Bunyan. Moody Press, Chicago. 378 pp. $3.50.

The Moody Press is rendering a very great service in

reprinting classic works that are no longer available elsewhere. Under the title “the Wycliffe series of Christian classics,” Dr. Wilbur M. Smith is editing these valuable books.

No reviewer can add much to what Bunyan has himself written. In this new addition to the reprint series Dr. Smith has included a biographical sketch of Bunyan’s life and works. This is of supreme value as well as the important matter of the text, appearing here in beautiful binding and format. The volumes of this series should be claimed for every Christian’s library.

President Lewis Sperry Chafer

A Study of Psalm 72 (71). By Roland E. Murphy, O. Carm., S.T.L. The Catholic University of A...

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