The Sovereignty of God
A bit misleading, but good
Although I was very interested in reading this book becausse I find the title fascinating, I must say I thought that some chapters were as good as I expected, but others disappointing - I refer to the idea of 'predestination'. At times I was uncomfortable reading it, as I believe that some people might interpret it wrongly - I mean, some people might distort it and think that "simply" because they are Christians they are kind of "imune" to punishment.... I know that "maybe" that is not the book's message, but I'm sorry, it can appear like that, as some people might misuse the verse where Jesus says that no-one can pluck us from His hand, which is a wonderful thing, but if interpreted wrongly (which this book unfortunately gives rioom for it) some might take this as an "excuse" for doing wrong, as "they are already saved" - which I find it appalling.... They must remember that Jesus also told us to "REMAIN in him".....
July 7, 2011
A definite two thumbs up!
Apart from the Bible itself, this is probably my favorite Christian book of all time. I first read it about 25 years ago and it changed my whole perception about God, giving me a much deeper appreciation of who He is. I have read it a few times since then, and like to have extra copies around to give to friends who desire a better understanding of His majesty and sovereignty.
January 26, 2011
I purchased this book two years ago and have read and re-read it many times. I am a Bible teacher and this is one book that I wish all my students would read. The Banner of Truth version does leave out the chapter on reprobation, as well as other important material; Baker doesn't. My only complaint with my copy is that it isn't a hardbound volume. When I find a good book, a doctrinally sound and valuable book, I prefer to acquire it in a binding that will last for a few generations at least. Nevertheless, you cannot find a better deal for a book that packs such a doctrinal wallop. Pink was one of the good ones!
July 17, 2010
Next to the Bible, this is a Must Read. Answers not only who rules this world, but also any questions on Election. If you have to eyes to see and ears to hear, much will become clear. I was raised in a fundamental, evangelical church and no one ever preached or taught this way. This will change how you see scriptures. I can't recommend it enough.
March 12, 2010