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4.0 out of 5 stars
Biblical and enjoyable, 26 April 2007
I picked up my copy on Tuesday and finished it today in three sittings. It's one of those books that you can read quickly and don't want to put down.
Four great things about this book
1. It is drenched in scripture. Some readers may associate Systematic Theology with abstract natural theology or random proof texting. This book shows how to be thoroughly Biblical whilst being systematic. It clearly demonstrates how Penal Substition is taught in all Scripture and how this relates to other doctrines
2. It offers a gracious but firm response to opponents of Penal Substition. It takes time to set out the objections so they can be properly heard and then it answers them.
3. It nails once and for all the lie that Penal Substition is a modern invention. Buy it if only for the section on Church history.
4. It is pastoral. It helps the reader apply doctrine to the real life. An appendix at the end provides useful advice to the Pastor-Teacher wishing to preach the doctrine.