Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous
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All The Miracles Of The Bible. By Herbert Lockyer. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, 1961. 480 pp. $5.95.
As the title indicates, this author undertook an ambitious task, and succeeded rather well. The book is subtitled, “The Supernatural in Scripture—Its Scope and Significance.” Decrying the fact that the Old Testament miracles have been sadly neglected, Dr. Lockyer begins with miracles in the Books of Moses and moves through the Historical Books, the Post-Captivity Prophetical Books, the Gospels, Acts, Epistles and Apocalypse cataloging and expounding briefly every miracle of Scripture.
In approach, the author is a confessed supernaturalist. Although acknowledging that God may have used various agencies to accomplish the many miracles, attempts at rationalization and humanization are refreshingly absent. In method, the treatment is more synthetic than analytic, more suggestive than exhaustive. Students of the Scripture would profit however by giving attention to pertinent sections of this volume before advancing to the technical and exegetical helps.
D. K. Campbell
I Saw The Light. By H. J. Hegger. The Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1961. 171 pp. $3.75.
The author presents a revealing account of his conversion from Roman Catholicism to Biblical Christianity while serving as a Redemptorist father in a Brazilian monastery. The subject matter is handled more from a philosophical than from a historical standpoint. The author shows how the three Roman Catholic doctrines of the possible forfeiture of grace, of the worship of Mary, and of declaring that the pronouncements of the Roman Catholic Church are the highest and the ultimate source of the knowledge of God’s revelation are obstacles to genuine conversion. He describes how these obstacles are overcome by the Biblical doctrines of Sola Fide, “that man is saved through faith alone,” Sola Gratia, “that man is saved by grace alone,” and Sola Scriptura, “that only the Bible is the record of the revelation of God.”
The book is in its fifth printing in Dutch and becomes available in English for the first time. It provides a penetrating analysis of the spiritual emptiness inherent in
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Roman Catholic theology and is a valuable volume from this standpoint.
J. E. Evans
Baker’s Textual And Topical Filing System. Prepared by Neal Punt. Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, 1960. $19.75.
This rather large, one-volume work is designed for the minister to file references to books, peri...
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