Reviews

Attending to the National Soul: Evangelical Christians in Australian History, 1914–2014

By Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder (Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2019). This volume continues the story begun with The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740–1914 (2018). As Stuart Piggin quipped...

Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: Foundations of Political Life

By David C. Innes (P & R, 2019). For many years I have been looking for a book that explains politics from a Christian point of view. I have heard so little on the subject...

God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath

By Tom Wright (London: SPCK, 2020), 88pp., £7.99. ISBN 9780281085118Having just read a collection mainly of Puritan sermons from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Godly Directions in a Time of Plague (Crossville: Puritan Publications,...

Where to Start with Islam

By Samuel Green (Kingsford, NSW: Matthias Media, 2019), 264pp., $21.95. ISBN 9781925424607.As its title suggests, this is an ideal starting point for Christians who want to understand Islam, particularly for the purpose of evangelising...

Geerhardus Vos: Reformed Biblical Theologian, Confessional Presbyterian

By Danny E. Olinger (Philadelphia: Reformed Forum, 2018), xiii + 332pp., $39.99.ISBN 9780998748726Book reviews frequently conclude that the reviewed work is ‘essential reading’. This biography of Geerhardus Vos, however, makes it clear that it is...

Reformed Dogmatics

By Geerhardus Vos, 5 vols, trans. and ed. Richard B. Gaffin Jr (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012–2016), $251.28. ISBN 9781577995838, 9781577995845, 9781577995913, 9781577996675, 9781577997320Reformed Theological Review 75.2 reviewed the second volume of Geerhardus...

I Shall Not Die, But Live: Facing Death with Gospel Hope

By Douglas Taylor (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 2016), 332pp., $19.80. ISBN 9781848717114When Douglas Taylor knew that he was dying of inoperable liver cancer, he began to blog, using the title ‘Works Worth Declaring’. Out...

Singing God’s Psalms: Metrical Psalms and Reflections for Each Sunday in the Church Year

By Fred R. Anderson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016), 239pp., US$24.00. ISBN 9780802873217The former pastor of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, has produced a very useful and stimulating volume. Nine years into ministry, when facing...