Taking Him at His Word
Somewhere along the road, we all need a little help. Because of this truth, Kevin DeYoung has given a text that reverberates with seasoned believers and also skeptics who are curious about the bible, but haven’t believed.
One of the things that stood out from this book was how simple it was, even though it is theological. The content is understandable, readable and thorough, covering a lot of ground on the foundation of the bible. Even though it is concise, it still leaves no leaf unturned in believing the bible. Readers of all levels will appreciate this quality.
Another note from this text is that DeYoung doesn’t defend scripture, but lets scripture defend itself. By doing so, DeYoung takes the pressure off of himself to try and make readers believe. Therefore, DeYoung allows scripture to speak for itself and make its own case, which is lacking in the evangelical circles of today.
Controversy is a word that is tagged to conversations of the bible in our culture. People feel that the bible is controversial in and of itself, but the reality is the controversy lies not within the bible, but within those who refuse to believe it. This settles a lot of issues that continuously rise to the surface. People have to make a personal decision to believe it or not, but it is their decision, not the decision of the bible to make.
This is not the first book DeYoung has authored, and most likely won’t be the last, but it is a good one that should be welcomed and digested into the heart, mind, hands and feet of Christians.
Thank you, Crossway Publishers, for providing this text for the purpose of review.