Sunday, September 7, 2014
Pillars of Grace!
I was so impressed with this contents of this volume that is quickly became a favorite! This book come after A Long Line of Godly Men. In volume one, Lawson walked readers through every book of the Bible and demonstrated how the doctrines of grace emerge on every page of Scripture.. This is volume too, my friends and even better then the first! This volume shows how these God-centered doctrines emerge in the writings of the early apologists, church fathers, medieval theologians, and the Protestant Reformers. It was a great read and I think all types can enjoy this book from pastors, to parents, teachers to students , teenagers, young adults, adults,, grandparents and everyone in between!
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in an introductory text on significant theologians from church history. I found this to be a very enjoyable read that engaged both my head and led my heart to thank God for his sovereignty. Following biographical sketches, Lawson proceeds to give ample evidence of the doctrines of grace in each man's teaching and writing. This is a mighty volume, not to be skipped!
The doctrines of grace are often known as the five points of Calvinism, but they were not the invention of John Calvin or his reforming cohorts of the sixteenth century. Rather, they are biblical doctrines, as Dr. Steven J. Lawson demonstrated in his book Foundations of Grace (2006). Now, in Pillars of Grace, Dr. Lawson shows that the doctrines of grace have been understood and taught sometimes in embryonic form, sometimes with great clarity throughout church history. From the time of the early church fathers to the years of the Reformers, there have been key men in the church, pillars as it were, who stood on the foundation of Scripture and upheld the truth of God's sovereign role in salvation. In Pillars of Grace, Dr. Lawson walks readers through the ups and downs of church history, profiling these voices for the truth. The inescapable conclusion is that the doctrines of grace are no innovation, but the consistent witness of some of the greatest men of the church.
I think this would be a grand volume to pass down to the next generation!
NOTE: To comply with regulations of the Federal Trade Commission I would like to state that I will receive a complementary copy of the aforementioned text as compensation for my review.