Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous
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[We are happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Stanley D. Toussaint, Assistant Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis, as Book Review Editor beginning with this quarter. Mr. Robert K. DeVries, former editor, has recently accepted the position of Editor of Moody Press, Chicago. Bibliotheca Sacra wishes him well in his new office.]
The Grace Of God. By Charles C. Ryrie. Chicago: Moody Press, 1963. 126 pp. $2.50.
This is a small book that deals with the large theme of the grace of God. The material is organized under the topics of The Concept of Grace, The Display of Grace in the Old Testament, The Display of Grace in the New Testament, Sovereign Grace, and Life under Grace.
The reader will soon discover that this volume was not hastily conceived nor hurriedly written. It gives evidence rather of being the result of careful study of and meditation upon the Scriptural revelation of grace. It seemed to the reviewer that new light was thrown on such old problems as the place and object of faith in Old Testament salvation, the relationship of the sacrificial system to Old Testament salvation, the relationship of election and the grace of God, the purpose of the Mosaic law and the relationship of the Christian to it, etc. Particularly penetrating and helpful is the section on the law of Christ and also the appendices dealing with the questions, What is Legalism? What is Liberty?
A book like this has potential profit for so many, including the pastor who would lead his people into meaningful Christian living and the teacher who would intruct his students on the proper relationship between law and grace. It is to be hoped that this work will receive the wide distributicn and careful reading it deserves.
D. K. Campbell
The New Evangelicalism. By Ronald H. Nash. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1963. 188 pp. $3.95.
Neoevangelicalism is an emotional word. It cannot be mentioned without people choosing up sides and going to bat. Its friends and foes find it difficult to be objective about the movement. The author of this book, who is a protagonist of the group, is no exception, and undoubtedly none of his readers or reviewers will be either.
Nevertheless, neoevangelicalism is a factual word as well, designating a recognized movement among conservatives which merits evaluation. This work is an apologetic for the movement, not an objective and historical appraisal of it, though the author pleads his case with evangelistic fervor.
In laying out the plan of the book, the author deliberately chose
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