Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous
CenQ 12:1 (Spring 1969) p. 42
The Week that Changed the World, by Herbert Lockyer, Sr. (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1967, 128 pages, $2.95), provides a devotional study of the death of Jesus Christ. It is written in a popular style and has many suggested sermon outlines and poems. Most of the Scriptures pertaining to the passion week are listed according to the author’s understanding of their chronology. He also includes an excellent list of Old Testament prophecies fulfilled during this week. This book should not be mistaken for a commentary; it is not. Only six post-resurrection appearances of the Lord are considered. His repeated use of the word sacrament in chapter 8 seemed out of place. Other points of theology are questioned by this reviewer, but it is a volume to read for inspiration and initial study.
—Gordon H. Lovik
How to Stay Alive All Your Life, by C. W. Franke (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1967, 135 pages, $3.95), deals with practical morality with a “Christian” emphasis. The author sets forth chapters discussing many of the personal problems affecting people today (i.e. the temper, fear, love, cheer, worry, self-doubt, procrastination). Each chapter includes beneficial and practical suggestions in keeping with the subject matter, and his major points are well illustrated (occasionally Scripture is also used). It is unfortunate that the author did not derive his message from Scripture and relate his material to the Word of God. Although interesting, since it is not Bible-centered in its approach, this volume can be considered little more than a practical treatise in the field of religious psychology.
—Gordon H. Lovik
The Great Light by James Atkinson (Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1968, 287 pages, $5.00) is a scholarly and exhaustive treatment of Luther and the Reformation. The author presents not an evaluation of Luther’s personality and character but a view of his work in the reformation and relates it to the whole reformation movement, including Zwingli and the Swiss reformation, Calvin and the establishment of Protestantism and the reformation in Britain. The author successfully accomplishes the task of weaving in sufficient social and political background with dates, carefully arranging them in chronological order. This volume is characterized by sound scholarship and careful documentation and is an excellent volume for both the interested layman and student of church history.
—Dr. C. Daniel Kim
The Zondervan Expanded Concordance (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, 1968, 1848 pages, $14.95), is a new aid many Bible students will want to own. One hesitates to become enthusiastic concerning any new book of this type. Only as it is used can ...
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