Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 135:537 (Jan 1978)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Dare to Believe. By Dan Baumann. Glendale, CA: G/L Publications, Regal Books, 1977. 159 pp. Paper, $2.95.

The author calls this an “outline of Christian doctrine” (p. 7). With the Apostles’ Creed as a base, cardinal doctrines of the faith are presented in a simple and easy to understand way.

Baumann is adjunct professor at both Fuller Theological Seminary and Talbot Theological Seminary while he pastors the Whittier Area Baptist Fellowship in Whittier, California. He acknowledges that the Apostles’ Creed is only a basic statement of faith and does not mention anything about the Bible. Baumann states his own view of the Scriptures at the very outset. “The Bible, in its original manuscripts, was without error and in its present form is entirely trustworthy” (p. 13).

R. P. Lightner

The Lords Supper. By Alfred P. Gibbs. Kansas City, KA: Walterick Publishers, 1963. 216 pp. Paper, $3.00.

Here is a detailed and helpful study of the Lord’s Supper, which has come to be commonplace and routine in many churches. In twenty-two chapters, the author analyzes numerous aspects of the Lord’s Supper. The work is highly recommended.

R. P. Lightner

It Will Be Worth It All: A Study in the Believers Rewards. By Woodrow Michael Kroll. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1977. 123 pp. Paper, $2.50.

Here is an excellent presentation of the need for dedicated, faithful service for the Lord. The author, professor of religion at Liberty Baptist College in Lynchburg, Virginia, writes clearly and concisely. The study is designed for and will be most useful for Christian laymen in general, and especially those in places of leadership. The book is highly recommended.

R. P. Lightner

In Two Minds: The Dilemma of Doubt and How to Solve It. By Os Guinness. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1976. 302 pp. Paper, $4.95.

Guinness writes to help people resolve doubt by confronting it rather than ignoring or suppressing it. He suggests that “each one of us should understand doubt for God’s sake and for ours” (p. 16). He identifies seven types of doubt. For example, one kind he terms “faith out of focus—doubt from a faulty view of God.” His solution is to teach a correct view of God. Within the limits of one book, he has done the church a good service. This is highly recommended for all pastor-teachers and counselors.

E. A. Blum

More Than a Carpenter. By Josh McDowell. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publ...

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