Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 133:530 (Apr 1976)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

God, I Dont Understand. By Kenneth Boa. Wheaton, IL: SP Publications, Victor Books, 1975. 154 pp. Paper, $2.25.

The doctrine of the Trinity, God’s relation to time and space, divine sovereignty vs. human responsibility, the problem of the existence of evil in a universe controlled by a good and all-powerful God—these are only some of the crucial issues examined in this excellent excursion into the antinomies of the Christian faith. Writing out of a background in both science and theology, Boa provides a clear biblical approach to some very difficult problems. This volume should prove to be an excellent text for group discussion and even an apologetic and evangelistic tool. It should be required reading for every Bible college and seminary student and alumnus.

F. D. Lindsey

Speaking in Tongues—Seven Crucial Questions. By Joseph C. Dillow. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1975. 191 pp. Paper, $1.75.

Dillow argues convincingly for the cessation of the gift of tongues. His treatment is thorough and aimed primarily for the student rather than the average tongues-speaking lay person. Doubtless the book will bring confirmation to those who already subscribe to the author’s view. Those who disagree with Dillow on this issue are not likely to change their view, however. They very seldom do. A Scripture and subject index would make a good book even better.

R. P. Lightner

Satan: His Person, Work, Place, and Destiny. By F. C. Jennings. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Bros., 1975. 254 pp. Paper, $2.50.

Here is a good and thorough treatment of a timely subject. The work consists of three parts: Satan’s Person, His Work among Men, and His Place and Destiny. Solid exposition of the Scriptures pertinent to the topic pervades the book. In the present age of Satanism and Satan worship, this book is highly recommended.

R. P. Lightner

Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia. Edited by Charles F. Pfeiffer, Howard F. Vos, and John Real 2 vols. Chicago: Moody Press, 1975. $29.95.

Two hundred twenty-three evangelical scholars (including a dozen Dallas Seminary faculty members) have contributed articles to this handy two-volume set. Designed to be a complete Bible encyclopedia available at a moderate price, WBE contains information on every proper name and place in the Bible along with treatments of the more important topics in theology and biblical backgrounds. Numerous photographs are present throughout the work, and the outline maps are especially good. This set combined with the Wycliffe Bible Commenta...

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