Friday, November 14, 2008

Nourishment from the Word review and GIVEAWAY!! CLOSED

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to Jennifer of Quiverfull Family Blog for winning this great book!

Nourishment from the Word: Select Studies in Reformed Doctrine

"We live in an age of doctrinal confusion and spiritual anemia. The Christian airwaves are dominated by charismatics, Christian bookstores are purveyors of froth and trinkets, and Christian churches are more interested in numbers than in truth. This doctrinal declension is even affecting Reformed churches, once known for doctrinal fidelity.

Gary North once commented that the reason Presbyterian churches no longer preach doctrine is because the Baptist church across the street has a bigger gymnasium. Sadly, God's people are "destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hos. 4:6).

This book presents in collected form eight studies published separately as the Biblical Issues Series. In these studies I touch on eight themes that are significant for the Reformed Christian's understanding of his doctrinal heritage which is strongly rooted in Biblical truth. I have organized these in two sections: The first section on "Church Issues" relates to important matters framing some distinctives of the Reformed church itself. The second section of this book contains four studies on "Doctrinal Issues" that are significant for the modern Reformed church's self-understanding.

Each of these chapters contains material quite important for bracing against the tides of confusion lapping at Christian foundations. I hope that this book will serve not only for your own private study, but for group Bible studies in your particular church or local community. Paul writes to Timothy in a way that we would do well to emulate: "In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following" (1 Tim. 4:6)."

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This is a book for theologians and pastors and those interested in theological discussions. I would not recommend this book as an easy read! It has a great deal of wonderful theological teaching in it. It is well written and well laid out. I think this book would make an excellent group bible study or adult Sunday school text. Each chapter contains a review/conclusion section which I found to be very helpful. Although I personally do not agree with all of Gentry's assertions in this book I would recommend it to anyone interested in reformation study.


If you would like to win a copy of Nourishment from the Word please leave me a comment here on this post. I have TWO copies of this fine text to give away.

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Bebemiqui said...

I occasionally love a good meaty book, count me in Tara :0)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for hosting Ken today, Tara.

I'm glad you liked the book.


Jesica said...

Sounds like a good book for the men in my life. I'd love a chance to win it for our church library.


mrs.mommyy said...

I actually know at this time I would love to read this and would pass it on to my husband or read aloud...mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Keeling said...

I would love a chance to win! THANK YOU!

Dee said...

OH I would love this chance to read this book and go over it with my parents and hubby! Thanks!

mommyjen99 said...

Please enter me to win.....I need a good book to devour

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

If this is open to Canadians I'd like to enter :). DH is becoming more reformed in his theology.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Tweeted for you sister!

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I totally follow your blog too ;).

mommyjen99 said...

Please enter me!!!

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Jenna said...

I would love a good book to read during the holidays. Thanks for the giveaway!

Krissy said...

I was so excited to find you giving away a book like this!! I love theologically rich reformed-based books!!!

valerie2350 said...

looks like a good book :)

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