Book Notices -- By: Anonymous
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A Godward Life (Book Two): One Hundred And Twenty Daily Readings, John Piper. Sisters, Oregon: Multnomah Press (1999). 399 pages, cloth, $16.99
John Piper is one of the most powerful voices in our time for God-centeredness and missions. He is also a great writer, a poet with considerable ability, and a pastor who teaches his flock by both the spoken and the written word. Week-by-week he writes a column for his church newsletter, “The Bethlehem Star.” Those columns have been collected, edited and now published. This is the second volume of these readings. There is a treasure here of thoughtful, reflective and immensely helpful confession. You will be greatly encouraged by these writings.
Puritan Evangelism: A Biblical Approach, Joel R. Beeke. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Reformation Heritage Books. 52 pages, paper, $5.00
Puritan evangelism, variously defined and studied, gets a fair and even-handed treatment in this little booklet. Here Beeke looks at the message, method, and disposition of Puritan evangelism. The Puritans were not satisfied
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to get the doctrinal matters right without also addressing the practice, which must also conform to biblical pattern. Joel Beeke is one of the best students of Puritan faith and practice in our time. If you are not convinced by everything he says you will at least have a better understanding of the way that the Puritans really did evangelism while remaining serious Calvinists.
Christ’s Last Disclosure Of Himself, William Greenhill. Morgan, Pennsylvania: Soli Deo Gloria (1999). 211, cloth, $19.95
If you use a “red letter” Bible, which I do not, you will quickly notice that the last words printed in red appear in Revelation 22:16–17. Here are recorded the final spoken words of Jesus regarding his life and ministry. Jesus completes his speaking by inviting everyone who hears and thirsts to “come.” Puritan William Greenhill (1591–1677), best known for his large commentary on Ezekiel (published by Banner of Truth), was also a part of the famous Westminster Assembly and was of Covenanter persuasion. Here he expounds this rich text in twelve sermons that are immensely readable and very profitable.
Bible Interpreters Of The 20th Century: A Selection Of Evangelical Voices (1999), Walter A. Elwell and J. D. Weaver (eds.). Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker (1999). 445 pages, paper, $24.99
We need to understand not only the past but the present. Baker is a publisher that has provided a number
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