I hold in my hands the first book published in 2011 to cross my desk. It may well be the most important book of the year, or indeed, for several years. My friend David Gadbois is intending to post some thoughts here on it as he reads through it, and so I won’t take the wind out of his sails. I’ll just post a few quotations to whet your appetite:
Some Christians assume that knowing doctrine and practical living are competing interests. The modern dichotomy between doctrine and life, theology and discipleship, knowing and doing, theory and practice has had disastrous consequences in the life of the church and its witness in the world (pg. 14).
To believe in the triune God of Scripture who speaks and acts in history requires an act of apostasy from the assumed creed of our age (p. 15).
This volume attempts to draw a circle (the street map) by closely attending to the broad and sweeping landscape of biblical theology (the topographical map)…So let us attend together to the greatest drama ever staged…no longer merely as spectators…but as a growing cast of pilgrims making their way together behind their royal Redeemer in a process to the City of God (p. 32).