Book of the Week: Doctrine of the Word of God

November 8, 2010 — 1 Comment

As Justin Taylor noted last week, in the words of J.I. Packer, this book is both magisterial and indispensible as a quality recent work on the doctrine of Scripture.

John Frame’s The Doctrine of the Word of God is the 4th and last book in his Theology of Lordship series. It is also probably the most concise and easy to read, and in Frame’s own estimation, possibly the best book he’s ever written (Packer agrees, as does D.A. Carson in his blurb).

Right now at Westminster’s bookstore you can get 15% on this book, as well as when you buy another book from this series. I used the discount to get this along with The Doctrine of the Christian Life and The Doctrine of God, each at also an additional 15% the already reduced price.

I would highly recommend this entire series to you, and encourage you to take advantage of this deal. You may want to start with this one and The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God as they go really well together as bookends of the series. They are also the shortest volumes (DKG is around 400pgs, DWG is around 650, while DCL is over 1000).

Don’t be thrown off either by the word “doctrine” in the title. These books are really a biblical theology of the topics they deal with. In the non-technical sense, they are a biblical account of the theology of knowledge (DKG), the theology of God (DG), the theology of ethics (DCL), and the theology of God’s word (DWG) respectively. They are all very “sermonic” in their tone and are clear and crisp in their prose making them readily accessible to just about anyone wanting to grow in their knowledge of the important topics of Christian theology.

In a sense then, this is a series in the theology of how God’s lordship plays out in the Christian life presented in a very pastoral and understandable terms. If you’ve really wanted to grow deeper in your understanding of Scripture and theology, you can’t go wrong with any of the books in this series.

Nate

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