Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 138:550 (Apr 1981)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Decisions! Decisions! By Richard L. Strauss. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1979. 170 pp. Paper, $3.95.

Subtitled “How God Shows the Way,” this volume explains how a Christian can discern God’s will. The basic thesis is an excellent one: Believers prepare themselves for the large decisions of life by dealing properly with the small ones. Therefore a Christian is to conform his life daily to the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit, and God’s overall will. This book is filled with Scripture references and biblical illustrations.

S. D. Toussaint

A Laymans Guide to the Inerrancy Debate. By Richard T. Belcher. Chicago: Moody Press, 1980. 80 pp. Paper, $2.50.

The content of this little volume lives up to its title, for it was not intended to be a systematic presentation of the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture. The essays have been written primarily for laymen so that they might understand the current inerrancy debate.

R. P. Lightner

God the Father: Theology and Patriarchy in the Teaching of Jesus. By Robert Hamerton-Kelly. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979. 128 pp. Paper, $5.95.

The author seeks to offer a positive socio-theological analysis of the biblical image of God as Father, especially in the teachings of Jesus. The work is a part of the “Overtures to Biblical Theology” series. The reviewer does not recommend this work unless the reader wants to see demonstrated once again the kind of subjective gymnastics the contemporary liberal must engage in as he writes a “biblical theology.”

R. P. Lightner

Gods Eternal Good Pleasure. By Herman Hoeksema. Edited by Homer C. Hoeksema. Grand Rapids: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 1979. 371 pp. $9.95.

Consisting of sermons delivered in the 1940s in Grand Rapids on Romans 9–11, this publication gathers together material previously published in another form but now offered for the first time in one book. In the main the author presents the Protestant Reformed theological interpretation of Romans 9–11. He holds that while sometimes Israel does refer specifically to the descendants of Jacob, in other cases it refers to the entire church. The sermons are a closely reasoned defense of the Reformed interpretation in opposition to the premillennial and dispensational interpretation. It is clear that the author is committed to the Bible as the Word of God but is also thoroughly convinced of the amillennial interpretati...

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