Without doubt this is one of the best books on Systematic Theology from the Reformed perspective. Eerdmans has done a good job in publishing this combined edition which includes the "Introduction to the Study of Systematic Theology", not present in the one published by "The Banner of Truth"It is easy to read, the index is detailed and the headings and subheadings are a great help.
I have only begun to read this book. I believe it is a book that every parent should buy for their young teens and ofer them a hundred dollars cash and a party in their honor if they read it with a notebook at hand and finish it before graduation from High School. No matter what denomination you are from Children need to discover that brains and genius are not the exclusive posession of secular world endeavors. This is an exciting and awesome book for child and adult, layman and scholar. At this price every Christian family that is not in financial distress should be required to purchace to maintain their membership in church. It is not the ONLY book one should read and own, but to miss it is to miss something in life. Berkhof is a scholastic and spiritual hero.
Solid in some of the necessary areas. Way off in all the prophetical areas. Being a dispensationalist, it is hard to understand how he can overlook, ignore, and misinterpret some of the great prophecies of the Bible. There was no Church in the Old Testament. This position is completely untenable. A great value despite this obvious error.