THE BOOK OF ISAIAH, Vol. 3, by Edward J. Young; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan; 579 pages, $9.95. (Reviewed by Prof. H; C. Hoeksema)
This third volume of the late Dr. Young’s commentary on the prophecy of Isaiah covers chapters forty to sixty-six. This work was completed shortly Hoeksema) before Dr. Young’s death, and is posthumously published. One can only be thankful that the Lord gave Dr. Young sufficient days to complete this commentary and to leave it as a heritage to all those who love the Scriptures.
What better thing can be said of a commentary than that it is scholarly, careful, and faithful to the Scriptures? This is what I say without hesitation concerning Dr. Young’s commentary on chapters forty to sixty-six of the prophecy of Isaiah. Anyone wishing to study this prophecy will do well to obtain this entire three-volume commentary by Dr. Young.
These are the first three volumes to be published in “The New International Commentary on the Old entire three-volume commentary by Dr. Young. Testament” which the Eerdmans Company proposes to publish. The late Dr. Young was originally the editor for this series. The new editor is Dr. R. K. Harrison. It is to be hoped that all the commentaries in this Old Testament series will be of a quality equal to that of this commentary on Isaiah. If this should be the case, this series of commentaries will become a standard work for conservative, Bible-believing studies of the Old Testament Scriptures.
EXTREMISM, LEFT AND RIGHT, by Elmer West Jr., Editor; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1972; 1.52 pp., $2.95 (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko]
This book contains a series of papers delivered by eight different seminary professors on the subject of extremism, both left and right. It is interesting and important reading for those who want a wealth of material on this question, but, although the authors attempt to put the matter in some kind of Christian perspective, they fail, perhaps chiefly because they, as well as almost all extremists, confuse politics and religion and hence operate on the assumption that democracy is especially Scriptural.
PRAY: A STUDY OF DISTINCTIVE CHRISTIAN PRAYING, by Charles Whiston; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1972; 154 pp., $2.95 (paper). [Reviewed by Prof H. Hanko]
The author, concerned that people in the Church have never been instructed in prayer, has prepared a book in which he discusses the theology and the spiritual art of prayer. Although not by any means always Scripturally sound, the book makes for some fine devotional reading, and can be helpful in aiding the child of God to heed the admonition of Scripture: Pray without ceasing. Recommended if read in such a way that its contents are judged in the light of God’s Word.