There are libraries full of books on the Trinity and there are many more comprehensive than this. However, this book helped me to know more about God and develop a deeper relationship with Him in knowing more about his nature, his attributes, his truth, his purpose and his deep love for me. The explanation of the prologue in John was great and the discussion/notes on "monogenes/only-begotten" was very helpful since I had struggled with this from my days of memorizing John 3.16 in the KJV. The author many times goes back to the Greek text and shows its meaning in the context of the culture and times of the early church. This is so helpful. The book is also somewhat an apologetic in that it touches upon some of the improper interpretations of God, especially the relationship between the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. This book does a good job of discussing the coequality and coeternality of the three persons of the Trinity. I wish the book had a dictionary of some of the "churchy" terms like modalism, subordination, person, docetism, dualism, etc. but there are other sources for these.Individuals in our Bible study class have purchased this book and we are using it as our primary reading material in study of the Trinity. Coupled with other books like Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology, Baker Publishing's Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, Justo Gonzalez's The Story of Christianity, historical Christian creeds, and several good commentaries, it has allowed us to know more about God and the persons of the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This book is a great starting place for the lay person or the Christian who has been given opinions of who/what the Trinity is but sees some inconsistencies, has some skepticism and has questions. I highly recommend this book for us people. Enjoy.
I finally understand the Trinity after reading this book. I realized how wacky my understanding of it actually was when I first opened these pages. Yet now I see the beauty of the Triune God in a way that I never did before. This book made me weep, the God of Scripture is beautiful. Truly, White's refutation of cultist misrepresentations of God is highily valuable for those who know the common arguments against the truth of the Trinity. The Trinity is the HIGHEST truth that God has revealed about his nature. If you don't believe in the Trinity, get this book and may God open your heart and eyes to the truth. Truly, the Trinity is irrefutable Scripturaly and intellectually, it is the onlyway to account for plurality and uniformity.
In 'The Forgotten Trinity' Dr. White lays out the truth of the Trinity in an easy and organized way, while exposing some of the doctrinal errors of the Watchtower Society and LDS. The footnotes are very helpful as well. I wholeheartedly recommend this resource.
The goal of this book is to review the basics of Trinitarianism in order foster a greater appreciation of this important and foundational doctrine. He wants to help Christians to know, understand, and love the Trinity. As he states in the beginning, this is not an exhaustive defense of every argument regarding the Trinity. His presentation is clear, well organized and well documented. He opens up the significance of the Greek text without being overly technical; if do you understand Greek, his comments are all the more enjoyable. It was packed with valuable insights and so interesting that I had to read every footnote as well!