Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 136:541 (Jan 1979)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

The Sovereign God. By James Montgomery Boice. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1978. 252 pp. Paper, $5.25,

This is the first volume of a proposed four-volume series entitled “Foundations of the Christian Faith,” by Boice, the well-known pastor of the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. The work is timely and written in a way that Christian laymen will profit from it. In this the author has accomplished his purpose in writing.

Four parts make up the contents of the book: The Knowledge of God, The Word of God, The Attributes of God, God’s Creation. Throughout the work, the author’s strong evangelical position is evident. His clear defense of the Bible’s inerrancy is refreshing. The treatment of the creation account, however, seems to open the door for a form of theistic evolution.

Boice has succeeded in presenting his Calvinistic beliefs in a way which will not be objectionable. The book is highly recommended

R. P. Lightner

The Doctrine of God. By Herman Bavinck. Reprint. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1977. 407 pp. Paper. $5.95.

This extremely valuable work by the eminent Dutch theologian was first published in 1951. The original publication and this present edition have been translated, edited, and outlined by William Hendricksen. The work is a detailed, theological, and biblical analysis of all the crucial areas of the doctrine of God. This classic study is highly recommended for the serious student.

R. P. Lightner

From Evolution to Creation. By Gary E. Parker. San Diego, CA: Creation-Life Publishers, 1977. 40 pp. Paper, $.50.

A convinced evolutionist in former years, Parker tells in this book the fascinating account of his response and commitment to the total Christian Trinitarian position. The work is written in the form of a question-and-answer interview. Valuable insight is offered into how the total evolutionary world view affects its adherents. The author adds helpful insights from his own graduate studies about how to deal with the teaching of the evolutionary position in a classroom context, when the student differs with the approach being presented.

F. R. Howe

Evangelical Roots. Edited by Kenneth S. Kantzer. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1978. 250 pp. $8.95.

This book, a memorial to Wilbur M. Smith, contains essays by a number of well-known evangelicals as well as a moving tribute to Dr. Smith by Billy Graham. As with all such books, the essays will be of varying interest to the readership. This reviewer w...

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