Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 127:506 (Apr 1970)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Death In The City. By Francis A. Schaeffer. Chicago: Inter-Varsity Press, 1969. 143 pp. Paper, $1.95.

Dr. Francis Schaeffer is the “hot” writer in evangelical circles these days. Two previous books, Escape from Reason and The God Who Is There, offered an evaluation of modern culture. Death in the City sets Schaeffer’s thought in the biblical record. Here he offers an exposition of Lamentations, Jeremiah, and Romans 1 and 2, that is as relevant as next week’s Time magazine. For those who wish to understand the totality of Schaeffer’s approach to apologetics in our culture that has lost its way, Death in the City is “must” reading.

H. W. Robinson

The Geneva Bible: A Facsimile Of The 1560 Edition. Introduction by Lloyd E. Berry. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969. $29.50.

Undoubtedly the importance of the Geneva Bible is second only to the King James, for its publication in 1560 influenced greatly through its Calvinistic notes and quality of its translation its own and subsequent times.

The introductory essay to this facsimile edition is an excellent informative piece not only on the Geneva version but also on the whole history of the English Bible. The facsimile was made largely from the Scheide copy which is an unusually clean copy. This publication will provide scholars with a readily available tool for further investigation of this important Bible.

C. C. Ryrie

Wanderers, Slaves, And Kings. By Manford George Gutzke. Glendale, Calif.: Regal Books, 1969. 168 pp. Paper, $.95.

The subtitle: “God and His People—Adam and Solomon,” indicates that this is a Bible study. It is not. Another title page phrase correctly defines it as “daily devotions.”

Simple homilies point out moral and spiritual lessons from the stories of patriarchs and kings. Gutzke seems incapable of discriminating between the irreconcilable antipodes of law and grace. Discernment of dispensational differences is blurred. But the

paternal heart of a kindly gentleman shines through these daily devotions.

R. D. Congdon

Concordant Literal Old Testament: The Book Of Daniel. Saugus, Calif.: Concordant Publishing Concern, 1968. 64 pp. Paper, $1.00.

This work suffers from the opposite kind of error of The Amplified Bible. The latter apparently assumed (mistakenly) that a given word in a given occur...

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