Review: Biblical Doctrine by John MacArthur

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for reviewing it. Biblical Doctrine is John MacArthur’s (along with Richard Mayhue) overview of systematic theology, written from one of the masters of biblical exposition. The work begins with theological foundation (Prolegomena), building on the foundation with a survey of the major doctrines of the Christian faith (Bibliology, Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology, Anthropology and Hamartiology, Soteriology, Angelology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology). Each treatment of the major doctrines provides ample substance to be used in graduate and master-level systematic theology courses, and this resource will likely become the next gold-standard of general systematic theologies due to its current scholarship, its respected authorship, and its conservative, evangelical position. Chapters begin and end with a hymn (generally one of the traditional hymns of the faith) and conclude with a prayer related to each major doctrine, allowing readers to appreciate the worship aspect of the study of biblical doctrine. Each chapter also concludes with detailed bibliographies containing both primary systematic theologies and specific works with regard to each doctrine, valuable additions to students involved in research on theological topics. The overall structure of the resource is more teachable and flows more easily than other major systematic theologies (such as Erickson and Grudem), and the […]

Father, reveal the abundant life

This entry is part of 30 in the series Praying For The Prodigal

Everlasting Father, please reveal to those individuals who are being tempted to travel down prodigal paths that knowing and following Jesus is the only path to an abundant life (John 10:10).  

Father, build walls around the wayward

This entry is part 1 of 30 in the series Praying For The Prodigal

Glorious Father, please build spiritual walls around the prodigal spouses who are pursuing lovers other than their husbands or wives; cause their lovers to flee from them, and move the wayward spouses to repentantly return to You and their families (Hosea 2:7).