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What is Evangelicalism?
by Joel Beeke
Publisher:EP (Evangelical Press)
This slim book by the well known pastor and preacher Joel Beeke sets out to answer the simple question: What is evangelicalism? He first shows that many of the answers are defective, sometimes leading to too broad or too narrow definition. He then gives his own definition and finally he emphasizes that evangelical truths must not only be known but more importantly experienced.
I like how he emphasizes that evangelicalism has a high view of the authority of scripture, the centrality of Christ and the importance of the fruit of the Spirit. The author also shows us the importance of knowing our Church history and in particular the benefit of studying the historical confessions of faith. I would have preferred an extra chapter on the importance of evangelicals being evangelistic, but this is a minor quibble.
Overall this is a helpful little book which is well worth reading.
Reviewer: Alan Hill (18/02/13)