In Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, R.C. Sproul employs his unique perspective as a highly experienced pastor-theologian and a trained philosopher to provide well-considered and compassionate answers to the difficult questions that attend termination of pregnancy.
Sproul strives for a factual and well-reasoned approach informed by careful biblical exegesis and theological scholarship. He examines both sides of this issue in terms of biblical teaching, civil law, and natural law.
This edition includes a new foreword by George Grant, and has been updated to reflect recent legal developments on abortion. Appendixes provide further background on the issue of when life begins and list sources for pro-life resources.
Abortion: a Rational Look at an Emotional Issue reads like an academic paper but with an incredibly adept emphasis on remaining leveled at a layperson audience: strong arguments, sound rationale, and thoroughly understandable explanations. Dr. R.C. Sproul, a robust presence among Christian theologians, shows within this text a logical and systematic approach to the analysis of abortion.
The book addresses the ethics involved, analyzes the pro-choice arguments, and offers a response and strategy. Throughout the book's three sections, issues are further broken down and assessed on a piece-by-piece basis.
Though the vast majority of the book feels unbiased and logical, leading terminology is sprinkled here and there, giving subtitle favoritism to the side of pro-life. The arguments, however, are quite strong, well researched and quite convincing
Overall, this book tackles the issues well, delivering everything it promises and more. I recommend this book to anyone wanting a good summary of the issues or to anyone wanting to be generally informed. Matthew J. Mimnaugh, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com