Taking God at His Word

by Reed DePace

Others have said more and better about this new book from Kevin DeYoung, but I wanted to give it a brief plug as well.

Taking God at His Word

This is not a simplistic book, but it is simple. This is not a scholarly book, but it is studied. In short on this short book, this is one of the best books on the doctrine of Scripture available. Inspiration, inerrancy, infallibility, sufficiency, perspicuity, authority and necessity, DeYoung covers all the essential components.

He does so in his relaxed apologetic style. He offers not simply an easy explanation of the Bible’s teaching on each of these topics. He does so with a gentle and persuasive expression of why we need these characteristics in the Bible.

I think everyone who cares to confront the resurging denial of the Bible as God’s own word needs to have multiple copies of this book on hand. This is not for their own reading necessarily (as most will care because they’ve already done some study on the doctrine of Scripture), but for giving out to others. This book is great for young converts and immature believers, for those who find a post-modern approach to life appealing or alarming, for those who never quite learned this subject, or who worry about some loved ones who appear to be jettisoning this essential subject to the ministry of the gospel.

Pick up a few copies and give them away. You will be glad you did.

by Reed DePace



  1. April 23, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I could not agree more. Very good book o the Good Book.

    I wish they would make paperbacks for giveaway available at a discounted rate. I would buy a handful of them for just that purpose.

  2. Reed Here said,

    April 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Agreed Andy.

  3. tominaz said,

    April 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Agree with Reed and Andy!

  4. Frank Aderholdt said,

    April 25, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    christianaudio.com has the unabridged audiobook on sale. Get it while you can.

    Listen to Kevin DeYoung’s lecture on inerrancy from this year’s Together For The Gospel (T4G) Conference. Best message on the authority of Scripture I’ve ever heard.

  5. Ron said,

    April 26, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Very timely post for me, Reed. I know some people who might benefit from this book, not that I won’t too! Just ordered my copy. :)

  6. Reed Here said,

    April 27, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Handed out one yesterday to a new convert. I remember my first pastor blessing me with a clear understanding of the Bible’s teaching of the doctrine of Scripture. Admittedly I responded with child-like faith. Yet now that I am more mature I find that the initial faith, rather than being trammeled like Dr. Pete Enns’ and others like him, has withstood the challenges of unbelief.

    Whether you give this book to young Christians or not, teach them how the Bible proves its own qualities.

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