Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous
TREATY OF THE GREAT KING, by Meredith G. Kline (Win. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., 1963, 149 pp., $3.50).
This is a “must” commentary on the book of Deuteronomy. Dispensationalists will disagree that this is a redemptive covenant, as the author holds, rather than a national covenant. As a commentary on Deuteronomy, it is up-to-date and thorough. The big asset for pastors and teachers is the extensive use of modern archaeological discoveries regarding the nature of a covenant in the ancient world. Any study of “covenant” or of the theocracy of Israel must utilize the materials so well set forth in the opening chapters of this book.
Prof. W. Vanhetloo
HANDBOOK OF BIBLE HISTORY, Book III, The Gospels, by George Siob, (Win. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., 1963, 178 pp., $1.50 paper).
As a study book for children and also adults, this book succeeds better than one would expect. It will be of help to those with released-time classes, recognizing the amillennial and covenant theology present. Many pastors will receive stimulating thought from the studies.
Prof. W. Vanhetloo
THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP, By Bernard Schalm (Baker Book House, Grand Rapids 6, Mich., 1962, 108 pp., $1.95).
This volume is another in the Minister’s Handbook Series and is authored by the head of the New Testament department of the Christian Training Institute, Edmonton, Can.’ Written from a theologically conservative viewpoint, this work is brief, Biblical, and in the main, baptistic. The author cites cases wherein many aspects of the worship service are wrongfully conducted. He then presents Scripture teaching and practice to show how these errors of spirit and procedure should and could be corrected. In so doing, he gives a rather thorough sui-vey of the Bible in relation to such aspects of the worship service as prayer, music, giving, the use of Scripture, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. The reader is not subjected to stacked bales of the dried-out hay of pre-planned worship services, but rather is led into the green fields of Biblical teaching as regards the components of those services. Despite an unfortunate occasional jibe at a straw-man fundamentalist and an equally unfortunate tendency to make the strongly convicted preaching of the Word subservient to the reverential aspect of the worship service, this volume will be found to be immensely practical and increasingly profitable.
Rev. Ernest Ruark
THE GREEK-ENGLISH ANALYTICAL CONCORDANCE OF THE GREEK-ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT, by J. Stegenga (Zondervan Publ. House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1963, 832 pp., $14.95).
While this book is of a technical nature, of use only...
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