Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 134:533 (Jan 1977)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

The Living End. By Charles Caldwell Ryrie. Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1976. 129 pp. $4.95.

Written in popular style, this survey of events on today’s prophetic horizon deals with key prophetic passages in the Bible and precipitates them into a meaningful pattern of impending events with shadows now failing on the international landscape. The volume centers on the events of the tribulation period but concludes regarding the millennial reign of Christ that “The Best Is Yet to Come.” The closing page of evangelistic appeal reflects the evangelistic use which can readily be made of this volume. Readers will want to buy two copies of the book and give one to a non-Christian friend.

F. D. Lindsey

Go Free! by Robert M. Horn. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1976. 128 pp. Paper, $2.25.

Good things do come in small packages! Here is a first-rate treatment of the doctrine of justification along with some of its ramifications to the Christian life. The author, editor of Evangelical Times, correctly defines the concept, portrays it against the background of God’s wrath, exalts the grace of God, and relates the doctrine to such things as assurance, depression, worship, false gospels, etc. Theological distinctions are nicely drawn, biblical passages carefully exegeted, and all communicated in a readable fashion.

C. C. Ryrie

What the Bible Says. Compiled and edited by Lewis Drummond. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1975. 201 pp. $5.95.

This handbook on Bible doctrine is well outlined and contains a wealth of good information for its size. Its editor, formerly of Spurgeon’s Theological College in London, now holds the Billy Graham chair of Evangelism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The major contributors to the guide are all Baptists from England. The basically evangelical approach and practical value of the book is commendable. However, in eschatology it is amillennial (by practice if

not by teaching, since no reference to the millennium is evident in the volume). Students will find this a quick reference guide to many biblical doctrines.

F. D. Lindsey

The Dynamics of Spiritual Gifts. By William McRae. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1976. 141 pp. Paper, $1.75.

The areas usually covered in a discussion of spiritual gifts are all included in this little volume. In addition, there is a good treatment of what the author calls “the development of gifts.” Doubtless, some readers will disagree with certain areas of ...

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