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Taking God At His Word
Why The Bible Is Worth Knowing, Trusting And Loving
by Kevin DeYoung
Publisher:IVP(Inter Varsity Press)
An old Sunday School song says, “The best book to read is the Bible”! ‘Taking God at His Word’ by Kevin DeYoung tells you why. It is a straightforward, clear and short (8 chapters) exposition of the doctrine of scripture.
Scripture has four essential characteristics: sufficiency, clarity, authority and necessity. All of these terms, and other theological terminology used, are explained clearly and simply. What the Bible says about itself is foundational to the book and relevant verses are also clearly expounded. The relationship between Jesus, (the Word) and Scripture, (the word) is outlined along with what Jesus believed about Scripture.
Although there is an element of application (the encouragement to read the Bible pervades the whole book) this is primarily an academic type of book, teaching a particular doctrine.
There is a very helpful annotated bibliography at the back of the book, should you want to read more on the subject.
Reviewer: Heloise Hearn (05/08/14)