Periodical Reviews -- By: James F. Rand

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 110:437 (Jan 1953)
Article: Periodical Reviews
Author: James F. Rand

Periodical Reviews

James F. Rand

The busy preacher finds that it is almost impossible to keep up with all the current books and periodicals which he should read in order to stay abreast of the current trend of Bible study, as well as to maintain spiritual alertness that he might properly preach the Word of God in an effective manner. A wealth of valuable material is to be found in current periodicals both in this country and abroad. In many cases contributions are made to theological study which will never appear in book form, and hence will speedily become unavailable unless the preacher’s attention is called to them. Especially is this true of premillennial literature.

It is with such a problem in mind that this reviewer will list in the present and forthcoming issues of this quarterly what seem to him to be some of the significant periodical articles appearing in the many periodicals which pass across a librarian’s desk each quarter. The column will not aim at completeness but selectivity and will be geared to the needs of the average pastor and Bible student, not the theologian. Failure to note an article in this column will not necessarily imply any lack of merit on the part of the article, but simply space limitations and lack of perfection on the part of the reviewer. Any suggestions or criticisms will be welcomed by the reviewer.

Armerding, Carl, “How to prepare an expository message,” Our Hope, 59:205–211, October, 1952.

An excellent treatment of this important subject. This is one of the “How to…” series which this monthly is currently running. Subjects already discussed include prayer, Christian giving, topical preaching, etc.

Barnhouse, Donald Grey, “The Christian and Motion Pictures,” Our Hope, 59:219–224, October, 1952.

The author gives his side of this controversial subject of

Christian motion pictures and advocates a vigorous program of evangelism through this medium. Well worth reading.

The Bible Translator. Published by the United Bible Societies, 450 Park Ave, New York 22, N.Y. Quarterly. 75 cents per year.

The pastor who is interested in Bible translation work as well as the knowledge which will equip him to more adequately use his Greek and Hebrew Testaments will find much to help him in this magazine, now in its third year. An example is an interesting discussion of the Greek term for flesh, sarx, in the October, 1952 issue.

Blaiklock, E. M. “The Epistle of Philemon,” Eternity, 3:23–24, 52, December, 1952.


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