THE DEEPER FAITH, AN EXPOSITION OF THE CANONS OF THE SYNOD OF DORT, Gordon Girod; Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 135 pages, $1.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. C. Hoeksema)
This is a reprint of a book published earlier by Reformed Publications.
It is hardly to be classified as “an exposition of the Canons of the Synod of Dort.” While there is abundant reference to the Canons, and while this little book is certainly faithful to the doctrines set forth in the Canons, it is not a detailed exposition of the Canons by any means. I would classify it rather as an exposition of the Five Points of Calvinism along the lines of the Canons of Dordrecht. As such, it is certainly faithful to the teachings of the Canons and is interestingly written, instructive, and very clear and concise.
If I had any negative criticism, it would be the fact that the antithetical note is largely absent in this book. It does not sufficiently take into account the fact that the Canons stand opposed to and sharply expose the Arminian heresy. This could be due to the fact that the Rev. Girod’s denomination, the Reformed Church in America, recognizes only the positive section of the Canons, but fails to give creedal status to the Rejection of Errors.
THE CONSUMMATION OF HISTORY, A Study of the Book of Revelation, by George G. Weeber; 1978; Distributed by Baker Book House; 283 pp. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko)
Here is another book to add to the list of recent expositions of the book of Revelation. It is a relatively short but pointed and helpful explanation of the book and is recommended for use by our readers. It has a great deal of interesting and important material in it and it quotes rather extensively from Rev. Hoeksema’s commentary on Revelation, “Behold, He Cometh.”
The one objection to the book is that it is rather brief and somewhat inconclusive at key points. Nevertheless, the book is a worthwhile addition to one’s library and will be helpful in a study of Revelation.