Expository Outlines on the Whole Bible, by Charles Simeon. Published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Mich. Price $3.95.
Again I received and perused some volumes of this most excellent commentary. All that I have written about them in former issues of our Standard Bearerstill I hold to be true. It is, on the whole, thoroughly Scriptural, written in a very clear style, and easily accessible to the general public.
Of course, this does not mean and cannot be understood to mean that I agree with all the exegesis and interpretation of the text offered in this work. As an instance of disagreement I would refer to Acts 1:7-9 on the restitution of all things, and Rom. 11:26 on the salvation of all Israel. The author appears to believe a post-millenarian view, though he is somewhat hesitant about it.
This, however, does not retract from the value of this work, and I heartily recommend it to the general student of Scripture.
Een Monument Der Afscheiding (A Monument of the Separation), by Rev. W. De Graaf. Published by J.H. Kok, N.V., Kampen, the Netherlands. Price f.8.90.
This is a very interesting book. It describes the origin, the history and the struggle of the Theological School in Kampen, the Netherlands, and in connection with it, naturally, relates a good deal of the history of the churches of the Separation of 1934. Interesting this book is, especially for those of us whose origin is personally in the old country, who lived through, at least, the latter part of this history and of the struggle for the Seminary at Kampen. Many of the names that are mentioned in this book will be familiar to us. Who does not remember the names of Brummelkamp, Lindeboom, Bos of Bedum, Westerhuis of Groningen, who was for years my minister, Bavinck and Biestekveld? Who does not remember the sad impression the last two mentioned made on the churches of “Kerk A” when they resigned from their professorship in Kampen to go to the Free University of Amsterdam?
Indeed, a very interesting book, written in a style that is easily accessible to all that still read Dutch.