Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 128:512 (Oct 1971)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Philippians: Triumph in Christ. By John F. Walvoord. Chicago: Moody Press, 1971. 127 pp. Paper, $1.95.

This little book evidences throughout a careful study of the Greek text and consultation with many of the best commentaries on Philippians, along with other standard reference works. It is written in a warmly devotional style, and is full of practical application to believers. It will be especially welcome to the general Christian public and is sincerely recommended to such.

P. R. Williams

Mans Problems—Gods Answers. By J. Dwight Pentecost. Chicago: Moody Press, 1971. 192 pp. $3.95.

From the innumerable difficulties which the Christian faces in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual realm, the author has selected fifteen problems for practical diagnosis and divine remedy. Biblical case studies are explored to demonstrate God’s twentieth century answer to man’s twentieth century problems of guilt, suffering, disappointment, worry, doubt, irritability, discouragement, monotony, resentment, pressure, loneliness, inferiority, knowing the will of God, living for Christ in the business world, and materialism. Only those believers who face none of these problems can afford to avoid these practical messages.

F. D. Lindsey

Good and Evil. By Richard Taylor. London: The Macmillan Company, 1970. 268 pp. Paper, $1.95.

A fresh approach to philosophical morality. Kant is examined and found wanting; William James and Schopenhauer are acknowledged as the progenitors of the author’s “new direction.” What is not new is the consideration of man as a self-contained machine, operating in an atheistic environment. The author holds that “the distinction between good and evil arises as a reflection of man’s appetitive nature, and solely as a reflection of this,” hardly a radical restatement of old time hedonism.

D. R. Rickards

Ethical Choice. By Robert N. Beck and John B. Orr. New York: The Free Press, 1970. 444 pp.

This is a compendium of essays by a range of writers including Aquinas, Camus, Neibuhr on subjects like suicide, capital punishment, war. The authors express the hope that ethical theorists will start “with concrete issues of moral decision and to let the experiential phenomena suggest directions for reflection” (p. 429). This is a handy volume—the only thing missing is essays by Moses, Christ, and Paul.

C. C. Ryrie

The Prophets of Israel. By H. L. Ellison. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdma...

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