Looking for some gift ideas this holiday season? Here are three new books for the theologian in your life.
In Antinomianism, Dr. Mark Jones, a PCA Pastor in Vancouver, returns to the 17th Century to help us fight modern versions of antinomianism. It’s a fascinating study that has amazing parallels with our own day. I loved the author’s Christological emphasis and also his ability to demonstrate the practical importance of the truths he’s contending for. This book will make you a more accurate theologian, a more careful preacher, and a more holy Christian.
I do wish that we could market the truth a bit more attractively than those who market error! There are no prizes for the least appealing titles and covers!
It’s wonderful to see so many people from so many backgrounds discovering “the doctrines of grace” for the first time. However, not so many yet appreciate the vital historical context nor the rich and varied pastoral applications of these precious truths. Retired pastor, Neil Pronk, remedies this with a superb volume of edifying sermons on the Canons of Dort that demonstrate a unique combination of exegetical, biblical, systematic, historical, and practical theology, and all done in a friendly and accessible manner.
In only 120 nicely written pages pages, Dr. Jim Hamilton answers the question, “What is Biblical Theology?” Yes, really, a Biblical Theology that you don’t need a trailer for! It’s not just a basic introduction for beginners though; it’s a refresher on the “Big Story” of the Bible, with multiple fresh insights along the way. Read this book and you’ll become a better reader of THE Book. You’ll be especially helped to see the connections between the Old and New Testaments. And there’s a prize if you can figure out the cover picture!