Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 131:523 (Jul 1974)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

The Lord Jesus Christ. By Alfred and Dorothy Martin. Chicago: Moody Press, 1973. 64 pp. Paper, $.95.

A new study in the Moody Press “Personal Bible-Study Guide” series, this workbook-like eight chapter guide deals with the major themes of Christology. Short, well-written introductions are combined with searching study questions covering such topics as pre-existence, deity, incarnation, humanity, death, resurrection, ascension and present ministry, and return. An excellent guide for personal or group usage.

F. R. Howe

Exploring in the Next World. By Jack MacArthur. Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, 1973. 164 pp. Paper, $1.25.

The author is Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Eugene, Oregon, and has a wide-reaching pulpit and radio ministry based upon strong biblical preaching. This helpful work deals with selected topics in biblical eschatology and angelology. Its slant is not so much aimed at coverage of prophetic events in sequence as it is that of answering questions concerning personal immortality, the state of those who pass through physical death, contact with the dead, heaven and resurrection. The author builds a strong case against spiritism, and in the process states his conviction about Saul and his contact with the Witch of Endor recorded in 1 Samuel 28 (he feels that an evil spirit impersonated Samuel).

F. R. Howe

Catholic Charismatics—Are They for Real? By R. Douglas Wead. Carol Stream, IL: Creation House, 1973. 120 pp. $3.95.

The book was first published as Father McCarthy Smokes a Pipe and Speaks in Tongues. The author is the son of an Assemblies of God pastor

in South Bend, Indiana. The book reports his travels begun at Notre Dame University and includes many Roman Catholic prayer cells, monasteries, convents, churches, and universities to find out whether the Pentecostal movement among Roman Catholics was of God. Wead’s firm conclusion is that the Catholic movement is indeed of God. Too, he sees no reason why people associated with classic Pentecostalism, the Roman Catholic charismatic movement, and Neo-Pentecostalism cannot work and worship together.

R. P. Lightner

Signs of the Apostles: An Examination of the New Pentecostalism. By Walter J. Chantry. London: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1973. 102 pp. Paper, $.95.

The pastor of the Grace Baptist Church of Carlisle, Pennsylvania has provided here a good critique of the charismatic movement.

A summary of his major poi...

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