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Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: B.B. Warfield, Counterfeit Miracles

The Banner of Truth Trust, 1972, 327 pgs. Summary: A series of lectures on counterfeit miracles given in 1917 to 1918. The book is divided up into six chapters: the cessation of the charismata, patristic and mediaeval marvels, Roman Catholic miracles, Irvingite gifts (cf. review of The Life of Edward Irving), faith-healing, and mind cure. Warfield’s basic …

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BOOK REVIEW: John Leland: A Jeffersonian Baptist in Early America

Smith, Eric C. John Leland: A Jeffersonian Baptist in Early America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022. 268 pp. Hardcover. ISBN 9780197606674. Eric Smith earned his PhD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Sharon Baptist Church in Savannah, Tennessee, and as an Associate Professor of Church …

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A Significant Root of America’s Racial Strife

Allen Guelzo, in his work Reconstruction: A Concise History, helpfully summarizes one of the most important and neglected periods in American history: the movement to reconstruct a nation divided by the Civil War. Guelzo is a Civil War historian at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, and his book goes a long way to explaining why a …

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BOOK REVIEW: Jonathan Leeman, Reverberation: How God’s Word Brings Light, Freedom and Action to His People

Moody Press, 2011, 197 pgs. Summary: An encouraging word about the sufficiency and efficacy of God’s Word in the local church. Accessible, biblical, bold, transparent, and thoughtful. Exemplar Quotes: Let me sum up all of this in four points: God created Adam, you, and me to image Himself. To image God, we must listen to God. God’s …

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BOOK REVIEW: Walter Marshall, The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification

Lafayette, Sovereign Grace Publisher, Inc, 2001, pg. 136. Summary: Walter Marshall (1628-1679) was a little-known Puritan/Congregationalist writer who struggled to have a sense security in his salvation because of the prevailing articulation of the gospel by the Roman Catholics, Quakers, the Anglicans, and his fellow Puritans. In attempting to halt the rise of antinomianism and social …

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