Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 142:565 (Jan 1985)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

The Joy of Knowing God. By Richard L. Strauss. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1984. 303 pp. Paper, $8.95.

Every Christian desiring to know God better and enjoy Him more will profit greatly from this volume. Basically it is a discussion of the attributes of God. What is different about it, though, is that the author gives many practical explanations and applications for daily living of the truths discussed. A list of suggested books on the doctrine of God and a Scripture index further enhance the work.

R. P. Lightner

Divine Unity of Scripture. By Adolph Saphir. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1984. 312 pp. Paper, $8.95.

This work first appeared in 1885 and is as helpful today as it was then. Saphir wrote with full understanding of critics’ objections to and rejection of the unity of God’s Word. The work deserves wide circulation.

R. P. Lightner

The Nature of God in Plain Language. By David L. Hocking. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1984. 180 pp. $8.95.

This is a helpful book for laymen about God’s person. All the standard aspects of God’s nature are discussed but in ways not normally done in a theology book. Frequently the author asks and seeks to answer questions Christians have often asked, such as, “If God is everywhere, how can anyone ‘flee’ from His presence?” (p. 104). Extended treatment is given to God’s omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. A Scripture index would have made the book even more useful.

R. P. Lightner

A Handbook of Christian Theologians. Enlarged edition. Edited by Martin E. Marty and Dean G. Peerman. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1984. 735 pp. Paper, $12.95.

The original edition of this handbook contained analytical essays viewing the theological significance of 26 thinkers from Schleiermacher to Tillich. This enlarged edition adds 12 essays on more recent theologians, including five Roman Catholics (Chardin, Rahner, Schillebeeckx, Tracy, and Kung). The remaining thinkers include Helmut Thielicke, Jacque Ellul, Paul Ricoeur, Wolfhart Pannenberg, John B. Cobb, Jr., and evangelical theologian Carl F. H. Henry. These essays provide a helpful introduction to selected leaders in 19th- and 20th-century theology.

F. D. Lindsey

The Complete Concordance to the Bible: New King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1983. viii + 1083 pp. $17.95.

This attractive concordance to the New Kings James Version is “complete” in that it lists every occurrence of ev...

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