Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous
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M.B.I.: The Story Of Moody Bible Institute. By Gene A. Getz. Chicago: Moody Press, 1969. 393 pp. $5.95.
This long-needed and awaited history of Moody Bible Institute is the result of careful and patient research by a grateful alumnus and former faculty member. Submitted originally to New York University as partial requirement for the doctoral degree, it is manifestly a piece of excellent scholarship. Yet the content and the style of the book make for most interesting and informative reading for all the Lord’s people who are interested in the magic of Moody’s name and influence. It traces the earliest days of the Bible school movement down through the events leading to the founding of Moody Bible Institute in 1886. The story is replete with original documents, statistical tables, charts, pages of valuable photographs of persons prominent in the Institute from the earliest days to the present time and sketches of biographies of the leading men among the brethren.
Every facet of Moody Bible Institute’s program is touched upon from the organization of curricula through the contributions made by such departments of the work as music, Christian education, pastoral training, and missions, and by such specialized areas as the Colportage Association, Moody Press, Moody Monthly, and the radio ministry through Station WMBI. This reviewer finds the story of the Moody Institute of Science to be one of the most rewarding chapters of the work. The book is accurate, carefully done, well indexed and furbished throughout with illustrative material of the most helpful sort. It is highly commended, not only to the large family of Christians who have had some contact with the Moody name, but with the wider family of evangelical people who will be encouraged by the story of this standard which God has raised up for our day.
E. C. Deibler
The Bible And Tomorrow’s News. By Charles C. Ryrie. Wheaton, Illinois: Scripture Press Publications, 1969. 190 pp. Paper, $1.25.
“Please be clear, complete, concise; legible, logical, lucid.” These instructions appeared at the top of a college examination once taken by this reviewer. A difficult requirement to say the least! The task would be doubly difficult if applied to writing a book on
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prophecy. Nevertheless, this requirement has been met in this volume from the pen of an author whose style is characteristically clear, complete, concise, logical, and lucid. The author displays the ability to state deep truths simply without detracting from their beauty. The entire scope of biblical prophecy is here treated in such a way that the reader awaits each new chapter like...
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