This is one of those books that is truly hard to put down! It is the story of Mark and Linda’s call to Little Rock to serve at Fellowship Bible Church. While he enjoyed his ministry at Fellowship Bible, Mark began to notice that while Little Rock has a very multi-ethnic population, the church he served was predominately Caucasian (white).
I generally am about a year behind on “the best books of the year” except for the ones in my field of interest. This is mainly because I cheat. I wait to hear from others what books are most worth my time. I love all the December “best of” lists because they help me to create a reading list for next year.
Writing as evangelicals, the authors of “Theology and the Mirror of Scripture” work to answer the question “What is evangelical theology today?” not primarily socially or historically, but rather theologically, in the form of a manifesto.
Schreiner approaches the reformer’s doctrine of justification from several perspectives. The book breaks down into three main sections. The first section contains six chapters, and includes a study of justification during different eras of the church. In doing so, he addresses one of the common objections to the Reformation understanding of justification, namely that the reformers deviated from the way previous generations had understood the doctrine.
In typical John Piper style, we have another thoroughgoing and yet practical presentation of the truthfulness and authority of the book that is the foundation of our Christian faith—the Bible.