Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Central Bible Quarterly
Volume: CENQ 11:2 (Summer 1968)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous


Book Reviews

The Death Christ Died by Robert P. Lightner (Regular Baptist Press, Des Plaines, III., 1967, 151 pages, $2.95) is a defense of the Scriptural declaration that Christ died for all men. The author has a very clear style and a commendable scholarly procedure. This book will surely be on the reading lists for theology courses in fundamental seminaries. This is an extensive treatment of the doctrine summarized by Sam Telloyan in the Winter 1967 issue of this Quarterly, page 15, “Did Christ Die for All?” The author clearly shows that the teaching of the Bible is neither Calvinistic nor Arminian as these systems are usually set forth; he advocates that our theology must fully agree with the Biblical teaching. The book is subtitled “A Case for Unlimited Atonement,” which accurately describes the nature of the work.

—Warren Vanhetloo

In Defense of the Faith by W. A. Criswell (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1967, 88 pages, $2.50) is a homiletical gem. Too few books of sermons can be recommended

(This second part was originally found on page 16. We have moved it here in order to keep the book reviews under one contiguous article.)

for study and analysis by preachers, but this collection is certainly a splendid example to recommend. The five messages were preached to approximately 2400 people the week prior to Easter. The message on “The Liberal and the Deity of Christ” will thrill any fundamentalist heart. This is a fine example of what can be done in public proclamation of the Word.

—Warren Vanhetloo

The Biblical World: A Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology edited by Charles F. Pfeiffer (Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 612 pages, $8.95) is one of the finest and most useful reference works ever written in the area of biblical backgrounds and archaeology. This is up-to-date on the latest discoveries in the archaeology field. Not all subjects are treated equally, and some might object to this, but in only 600 pages this is to be understood. Numerous photographs are used which add much to the value of this text book. One person has said, “If you only buy one book this year, this should be it.”

—Arthur Allen

The Nations in Prophecy by John F. Walvoord (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1967, 176 pp., $4.95) completes the trilogy, following previous publication of Israel in Prophecy and The Church in Prophecy. Readers will find the chapters well written, covering completely the proposed nations: Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, the King of the North, etc. From the conclusion (p. 175): “In view of the imminent return of the Lord, the time is short and the cause of evangelism is urgent. If prophecy has any one message as bearing on our times, it is that ti...

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