Book Notices -- By: Anonymous
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Man’s Need and God’s Gift. Edited by Millard J. Erickson. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1976. 382 pp. Paper, $7.95.
A sequel to the editor’s previous work, The Living God, this anthology deals with the doctrines of man (seven articles), sin (ten articles), the person of Christ (thirteen articles), and the work of Christ (five articles). For the most part the articles are helpfully chosen to represent various viewpoints within the respective doctrines, and the editor’s introductory summations of the articles at the beginning of each section are excellent. Perhaps the work of Christ might have been left for another volume; it seems shortchanged in this one.
C. C. Ryrie
The Spirit of Christ. By Mariano Di Gangi. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1975. 111 pp. $4.95.
Though expensive for its size, this little book is a helpful treatment of a restricted area of pneumatology. The work examines the Spirit’s influence on the redemptive work of Christ. “The range of Scripture treated in this volume extends from Joseph’s discovery that Mary’s conception was the work of the Holy Spirit to the Spirit’s activity in guiding the bride of Christ the Church” (from the book jacket). Throughout the book, application of the Spirit’s work on Christ is made to the believer.
R. P. Lightner
The Nature of Angels. By Alexander Whyte. Reprint. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1976. 221 pp. Paper, $2.95.
Alexander Whyte (1836–1921) was a gifted Scottish preacher and educator who is perhaps best remembered for his inimitable studies of Bible characters, which were sermons printed in various editions of his Bible Characters. This book is part of Baker’s “Minister’s Paperback
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Library” series, and is a reprint of the 1930 edition of some collected papers by Whyte, released for the first time to the reading public by his widow. The collection consists of eight addresses, drawing on both Scripture and other sources. The work reveals an otherwise little-known area of Whyte’s knowledge of philosophy and literature. It also has some helpful work on selected biblical themes in angelology.
F. R. Howe
Are There Any Answers? By Clark H. Pinnock. Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, 1976. 48 pp. Paper, $.95.
This is a reprint of Pinnock’s Live Now, Brother (Moody Press, 1972), which describes modern man’s situation and how Christ meets his need, and includes a short statement of Pinnock’s understanding of the gospel and apologetics.
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