Some Books I Can Recommend

Book recommendations from Harold L. Calkins

Pastor, Temple City Church, California

Great Personalities of the New Testament, by Wil­liam Sanford LaSor, Fleming H. Revell Com­pany, Westwood, New Jersey, 1961, 192 pages, $3.00.

As professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theo­logical Seminary, Pasadena, California, Dr. LaSor has presented a scholarly yet readable picture of more than fifteen important New Testament char­acters. Much helpful material is here available for a midweek series or for biographical preaching. A fine annotated bibliography concludes the book.

The Cross Through the Open Tomb, by Donald Grey Barnhouse, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Mich­igan, 1961, 152 pages, $3.00.

The late editor of Eternity magazine draws at­tention to Christ and His sacrifice, not from the pro­phetic viewpoint or the symbolic sanctuary service but as seen in the light of the resurrection. One's thinking is stimulated by such statements as ". . . our justification produced His resurrection. . . . Our sin had killed Him; our justification raised Him again. . . . His resurrection is the proof of our justi­fication only because it is the necessary effect of it. . . . Cause of death . . . not from loss of blood. . . . He died because 'He dismissed His spirit.'"

Naturally, some things in this book do not agree with Adventist teachings, but they do not detract from the unusual value of the work as a whole.

The Learned Men, by Gustavus S. Paine, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1959, 212 pages, $4.75.

Of special interest on this anniversary year is this story of the translation of the King James Version, with its sidelights on the lives of the translators and the politics involved in getting the job done. The author has carefully handled the biographies, letters, and legal documents of the day to help us know the K.J.V., its times, and its translators.


Ministry reserves the right to approve, disapprove, and delete comments at our discretion and will not be able to respond to inquiries about these comments. Please ensure that your words are respectful, courteous, and relevant.

comments powered by Disqus

Pastor, Temple City Church, California

November 1961

Download PDF
Ministry Cover

More Articles In This Issue

Protestant Episcopal Church—Anglican

The American Episcopal church is a self-governing branch of the Anglican Communion. At the 1930 Lambeth Conference it was declared as a "Fellowship within the one, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church ... in communion with the See of Canterbury."

Candles in the Night—No. 4

Quakerism has made distinctive contribu­tions to Christian thought. Its women were spiritually inclined, domestically skilled, and had courage like steel. In fact, the te­nacity of Quaker women made history.

Spiritual Witness in Our Sanitarium

This article will deal with the workers of the Hinsdale Sanitarium and Hos­pital at Hinsdale, Illinois. This institution is bearing strong witness for the truth. It seems appropriate that a report should go out to the readers of the Ministry magazine, giving a brief resume of what is actually being accomplished by way of evangelism.

What Has Happened to the Singing Evangelist?

Why is it on the testimony of administrators and leading evangelists that the number of singing evangelists is constantly dwindling? Is there a reason why each year those who are talented in this line are seeking and accepting other work within the ranks of the organiza­tion? It would be folly for me to think that I have the answer, but I would like to share some of my convictions.

Daniel Eight in the New Testament

***** PERMANENTLY UNPUBLISHED: Ministry Magazine does not want to promote this author's works. *****

It is a significant fact that the only time Christ gave a command to understand a specific Old Testament proph­ecy He placed His finger upon Daniel 8:9-14. Not only so, but the two chief writers of the New Testament, Paul and John, by allusion to this same prophecy re­inforced their Lord's admonition.

The Cairo Center

THE story of the Cairo Center is a story of the mirac­ulous love and power of the Lord. Christian leaders of both Orthodox and Protestant denominations have been amazed to learn that Seventh-day Adventists received per­mission to build such an institution on one of the city's main squares.

Dedicating the Church

The dedication of a church is always a most inspirational and joyous hour. Understand­ably, the pastor is eager to de­velop a dignified, meaningful service worthy of the occasion.

Andrews University Extension School at Beirut, Lebanon

Adventist ministers and teachers in the Middle East enjoyed a special em­phasis this summer on the study of evangelistic proce­dures and the Bible in the light of archeology. The ex­perience was one that will long be remembered and appreciated.

"What Think Ye of Christ?"

Although Jesus made sure that men understood His divinity and oneness with God, there are countless millions who through the ages have denied this.

View All Issue Contents

Digital delivery

If you're a print subscriber, we'll complement your print copy of Ministry with an electronic version.

Sign up
Advertisement - RevivalandReformation 300x250

Recent issues

See All
Advertisement - IIW-VBS 2024 (160x600)