Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pastor's Bookshelf: What's So Great About the Doctrines of Grace by Richard Phillips

What's so great about the Doctrines of Grace?  That's the question that Richard Phillips asks in his book, which also bears the title.  So many misconceptions exist concerning what the true Doctrines of Grace teach.  Strawman arguments from those who have encountered Hyper-Calvinists have fueled much of the problem.  (as an aside, Hyper-Calvinism= false doctrine).  

Richard Phillips sets out to answer this question by examining the claims of each Doctrine against scripture to see if it is truly founded there.  I believe he does this very well.  Note, this is not an overly scholarly book.  What I mean by that is that Phillips seems to go to great lengths to bring the arguments into understandable terms.  If you are unclear on exactly what is meant by Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement (I prefer Particular Redemption or Definite Atonement to be more accurate), Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints this is a great book for you to check out.  It offers a thorough but concise and easy to understand approach to the Doctrines of Grace.

Available from Ligonier Ministries.

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