First Review of Evangelical Theology

What continues to amaze me about publishing in the digital age is how I can see reviews of my books before I’ve even received my own copy!

Conrade Yap of Vancouver offers a review over at Panorama of a Book Saint which is very positive. He concludes:

I warmly recommend this book for teaching, preaching, and for anyone who calls himself an evangelical. I agree with the author that evangelical theology is a gospelizing drama. So dance away with Christ, delighting in the study of the Word with steps anchored in the kingdom and the gospel.

Rating: 5 stars of 5.

Yap does opine the relative brevity of the sections on the Holy Spirit and Anthropology compared to the rest of the book. I concede the point, those sections are comparatively brief, yet that is because I had relative few new conceptions to contribute to those subjects beyond several points, e.g., gospel as theodicy and doctrine of Scripture as a subset of the work of the Holy Spirit.

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  • Steve Grose

    Hi Mike, I enjoyed the section on Prolegomena; its well suited for BTh students. Well done. I wonder if Mullins The Christian religion… doesn’t provide a further way forward epistemologically. Rather than objective, he starts from the subjective nature of our salvation (2Cor 5:17) and readily admits that only those who are born again can have the theological position he propounds (almost a postmodern viewpoint in many ways). He acknowledges the need for the creeds as the statement of fellow believers ensuring we do not wander from the faith in our subjectivism, but then he goes forward to relate all theology to our relationship with a relational God. I am not sure that making personal conversion the prolegomena preserves one from subjectivism, however he readily admits this is BOTH the fault of his system and its true strength.

  • CPS

    I’ve got it pre-ordered on Amazon. The video introduction Justin Taylor posted has me more excited about a forthcoming book than I’ve been in a VERY long time. Can’t wait!!!