Book Notices -- By: Anonymous
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Can We Trust the Bible? Edited by Earl D. Radmacher. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1979. 126 pp. Paper, $4.95.
This book is an edited version of some of the messages at the historic International Conference on Biblical inerrancy (held in Chicago in October 1978) by outstanding evangelical leaders such as James I. Packer, Edmund P. Clowney, Robert C. Preus, James M. Boice, W. A. Criswell, and R. C. Sproul. Having been present at the conference, it is this reviewer’s opinion that these are some of the greatest messages ever preached on this topic. For those who could not attend, this book is a most valuable and inspiring record of this significant conference.
N. L. Geisler
Jesus: God, Ghost or Guru? By Jon A. Buell and O. Quentin Hyder. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1978. 135 pp. Paper, $3.95.
This book is a part of the Christian Free University curriculum, which in turn is a ministry of Probe Ministries International. Its title is descriptive of its contents. The authors present their defense for the absolute deity of Christ in a way geared for the academic community. The book is recommended.
R. P. Lightner
Decisions! Decisions! By Richard L. Strauss. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1979. 170 pp. Paper, $3.95.
The purpose of this volume is to provide help in determining God’s will for a Christian. Stress is placed on living by the principles of the Scriptures. According to Strauss, God’s will is also discerned by faith, a spiritual outlook, subjective impressions, peace, circumstances. and other factors as well.
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Some statements may bother the reader of this volume and there may be some disagreement with Strauss’s use of certain Scripture passages. For instance, Colossians 3:15 is used to defend the concept of personal peace in determining God’s direction. Nonetheless this brief volume gives some basic and useful principles.
S. D. Toussaint
Devotional Commentary on Philippians. By F. B. Meyer. Reprint. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1979. 261 pp. Paper, $3.50.
Kregel Publications is to be thanked for including this work by the great devotional writer F. B. Meyer in its popular commentary series. While this book was originally written for an earlier generation (Meyer died in 1929), it has a freshness about it that speaks to the heart. Those familiar with the writings of Meyer will be happy to see this edition, and hopefully through it a new generation will be introduced to this g...
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