Title – The Trials of Theology: Becoming a ‘Proven Worker’ in a Dangerous Business
Edited by Andrew J. B. Cameron and Brian S. Rosner
Publisher – Geanies House, Fearn, Ross-shire, IV20 1TW, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 2010
This book was mailed to me recently by the leadership team of Gospel Grace Church in Salt Lake City. I am thankful.
The historical voices of the past (especially, Luther, Spurgeon, Warfield, and Bonhoeffer) challenged me. I am fan of church history: the thunder of Luther, the word pictures of Spurgeon, the lecturing of Warfield, and the reasoned sacrifice of Bonhoeffer. I must confess that when I read Spurgeon’s section on “frailty and the grace of God”, I wept.
In the second part of the book, modern voices exhorted me. Carl Trueman helped me with the dangers regarding my favorite topic: church history. Gerald Bray sharpened my edge for teaching church doctrinal statements of faith. Dennis Hollinger supported some of my own convictions over the hot issues of the day. But D.A. Carson convicted me where I needed it the most – Bible study.
I dogeared and highlighted this book all over the place. And I highly recommend it for every minister of the gospel.