Book Review -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Central Bible Quarterly
Volume: CENQ 05:1 (Spring 1962)
Article: Book Review
Author: Anonymous

Book Review

THE INDIGENOUS CHURCH, A Report from Many Fields (Moody Press, Chicago, III, I960, 128 pp., 5.39 paper).

This paper bound colportage book is a compilation of 13 authors who have written experiencially on the Indigenous Church. These authors represent various missionary societies and denominations whose findings nonetheless coincide remarkably well. They have all come to the conclusion that money from the homeland is not an asset to foreign work but that it is a detriment since it hinders local giving and effort. Self-support, self-government, and self-propagation is emphasized as the way to increase the scope, effect and permanence of mission work:, since it is the New Testament method of missionary endeavor. The book discusses many areas of difficulty and challenge in the indigenous method, suds as modified help, the mother-church plan and others. The findings are directive for either home or foreign missionary work and should have the interest of the missionary-minded.

—Mrs. M. J. Hollowood

VITAL WORD STUDIES IN II THESSALONIANS. by John Lineberry (Zondervan Publ. House, Grand Rapids, Mich,, 1961, 93 PP., $2.50)

This is a companion volume to the author’s work on I Thessalonians, and provides a carefully written commentary from the pre-tribulationist point of view. Even if the Bible student might not agree with all the author’s interpretations (e.g., 2:3), he should find the book useful and timely. It is a scholar’s book, however, and may prove cumbersome for those who are not acquainted with at least some of the Greek.

—Prof. Robert Delnay

THE BOOK OF MORMON, TRUE OR FALSE by Arthur Budvarson (Xondervan Publ. House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1961, 63 pp., $1.00 paper).

This is one of the best, if not the very best concise treatment, of Mormon foundation stones in print. The author presents and considers basic inconsistencies in Mormon doctrine, pointing out conflicting commands and promises. Probing citations of the historical, he reveals incongruities, inaccuracies and anachronisms. Considering the claims of the Mormons to early American history, “he cites reference to archaeological authority for testimony that archaeology finds an absence of confirmation of so much as a single claim of the Mormons to a pre-Columbian Jaredite civilization. Included documentation of events contemporary to the alleged discovery of the plates should serve to shake any thinking person as to the validity of claims made. This should be widely distributed, especially in areas being worked by she Mormons.

—Dr. M. J. Hollowood

HOW TO STUDY YOUR BIBLE, by Ralph Keiper (The Bible Study Hour, Philadelphi...

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