Dr. Grudem's book "Systematic Theology" is required reading for the Commissioned Pastor Program I am completing through the RCA. This work is truly written in a way that is perfect for my study: Scholarly with layman definitions. Excellent book for anyone trying to understand why we believe what we believe.
This book provides an excellent and trust-worthy theological bridge for discouraged Charismatics to investigate Calvinism and the Reformed faith. I expect it to be crossed by many weary sojourners for years to come.