Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Two Book Recommendations

I am currently reading two wonderful books as a distraction to the Greek class I am taking this summer (by the way Greek is 100 times easier for me than Hebrew). Here they are:

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
by Loraine Boettner

This book is an excellent resource for pastors looking for help in teaching the "laity" about the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, just like the title implies :). It is in an easy to understand format with more than enough Scripture references to keep you busy for hours. Boettner's prose is light and gives even the most basic reader no troubles. He even includes chapters on the most common critiques of Predestination by Arminians and others to enable your congregations the ability to fight off attacks from their neighbors.

Power Religion:
The Selling Out of the Evangelical Church?
ed. by Michael Horton
w/ essays by Charles Colson, J.I. Packer, R.C. Sproul, Alister McGrath, and others.
A work that gives a detailed and disciplined polemic against the so-called "power gospel" that is currently infesting the "Evangelical" world. Although the book was written way back in the mid-90's it is
eerily current and equally full of keen insights and bothersome revelations about the future of the American Church.


Russell Smith said...

Like the new design -- good book recommendations too!


Benjamin P. Glaser said...

Thanks. Thought I would spice things up a bit. I noticed you had a link to Michael and Rachael Ludwig's Slovakia blog. You know they are in Pittsburgh with me right? (At least assuming it is the same Michael and Rachael Ludwig)

Reformed Catholic said...

I agree with Russell ... nice remodel.

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back!

Those are great books to read. Michael Horton is one of my favorite writers on today's Reformed scene.

Get your Th.M at RTS, Orlando!

Gary said...

Westminster Theological Seminary has a Th.M: http://www.wts.edu/admissions/program-thm.html

Gary said...

Oh not that I have any experience with them. I'm going to be at PTS too this fall...

Benjamin P. Glaser said...

Look forward to seeing you at the better PTS Gary.

Dad said...

So does that mean you'll make a B in Greek?? :)

Benjamin P. Glaser said...

I actually got an A in Greek!!!