“If our churches are going to be renewed and become what God has called them to be, then individual members of the church must be taught to build their lives on the foundation of the truth that they are justified before God by faith, not on the basis of their own performance, but by claiming the righteousness of Christ as the only ground for acceptance. That means that they must see clearly the holiness of God, the depth of their sin, and the sufficiency of the atoning sacrifice of Christ. It is this doctrine of justification by faith through grace which must be embraced, not just at the beginning of the Christian life, but every day we live.”
– J. Stafford Carson in Justified in Christ: God’s Plan for us in Justification, edited by K. Scott Oliphint (Christian Focus: 2007), p. 191.
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Tony, did you pick up a copy of “Pierced for Our Transgressions” at LC07 (or elsewhere)? Will you be opining on this book?
Any frontrunners for the 2007 Book-of-the-Year as we plunge toward the midpoint?
Hello Tim! I did look through “Pierced” at the LC07 conference. I’m planning to get it once Crossway releases it. There are a number of excellent books on the imputation/Atonement theme this year. I think John Piper is writing his response as we speak. “By Faith Alone” (Crossway) is excellent. It’s hard to say where “Pierced” fits on the list. Obviously it was a masterful use of printed book with electronic forum for responses. I’m certain we will see more of this with future “controversial” books. .. To answer your question, Yes. I am working on a list of front runners for the 2007 book of the year award but there are many great volumes to come this Fall. It will be interesting to see how well the theme of communion with God ends up this year, too. We have Kapic’s “Communion with God” (Baker), de Reuver’s “Sweet Communion” and Kapic/Taylor’s edition of John Owen’s “Communion with God” coming out later this year. So imputation/atonement and communion seem to be the big themes this year and I suspect the BoY will come from one of these two categories. Though, I think Hughes Oliphant Old’s “The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church: Volume 6: The Modern Age” (c. 1790-1990) (Eerdmans) must certainly be considered for its breadth and importance as certainly a contender, too. But as of now I don’t think there is a clear favorite. Blessings, Tim! Tony
Thanks, Tony! That’s enough for me to start my office pool … heh heh.
Haha! That’s funny.
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Thanks for the effort. I view this blog at least once a day for your insight.
Wow, Bill, your comment was very kind, encouraging and humbling. Thanks for reading! Tony