Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 120:480 (Oct 1963)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Acts—Life In Action. By Roy L. Laurin. Dunham Publishing Company, Findlay, Ohio, 1962. 407 pp. $4.50.

This is the seventh volume in a series of devotional Bible studies which include Acts, Romans, First Corinthians, Second Corinthians, Philippians, Colossians and First John. The author, a noted pastor and Bible teacher, has in this work on Acts given us another example of his method of Biblical preaching. The central thought or leading idea of a passage is developed and used as a basis for practical application or doctrinal discussion. Particularly helpful are the chapters on the relation of the Holy Spirit to the believer and the healing ministry of the church. The transitional character of the book of Acts is recognized. Not a technical nor exegetical commentary, the work reflects the burden of a pastor’s heart that truth be expressed in life. Well chosen illustrations also enhance the readability of the volume. A worthy addition to the library of the Bible student who would know not only how to interpret Scripture, but also how to apply it.

D. K. Campbell

None Of These Diseases. By S. I. McMillen. Fleming H. Revell Company, Westwood, N.J., 1963. 158 pp. $2.95.

The college physician at Houghton College, New York, has produced a very informative volume illustrating the parallels between our modern maladies and our disregard for the Biblical principles involving mental and physical health. Filled with fitting incidents from his own practice, as well as the conclusions of medical science, the author aptly portrays the need to consider seriously the physical, moral, and spiritual principles of both Testaments if one is to enjoy the blessings of health for the whole man.

Popular in approach, the book points with convincing practicality to the diagnosis of such present-day ills as lung cancer, alcoholism, insanity, and a host of psychosomatic conditions, as being caused in many cases by disobedience to the Word of God. These provocative pages will be read with profit by all. Teachers of college health education classes will do their students a favor by including it on their reading program.

R. K. Devries

A Little Exercise For Young Theologians. By Helmut Thielicke. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, 1962. 41 pp. $.95.

Here is hard-headed advice for budding theologians from the professor of systematic theology at the University of Hamburg. It is aimed at helping students avoid the pitfalls of unharnessed learning, and it is worth any student’s time in these days of runaway intellectualism. Some of the illustrations are obviously based on a theological viewpoint discordant to conservatives, bu...

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