Review: The Promises of God by R. C. Sproul

4.5 out of 5 Stars
Author: R. C. Sproul
Publisher: David C. Cook
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Reading Level: Easy

Kofi Adu-Boahen hails from London, England where he recently completed a BA in Journalism and currently teaches both Sunday School and Foundations of the Faith classes at GraceLife London, a church plant in central London. He blogs at Fiery Logic.

Sproul has written an easy-to-read Bible overview, focusing on God’s covenant promises as revealed through the Bible. As he writes (p. 7):

We exist as the people of God because He has made and kept promises to His people. We can be a part of the family of God only because our God makes and keeps covenants.

That motif runs strong throughout the book with the result that you get a Christ-centred look at the Bible and how God has made promises to His people and keeps them ultimately in the person of Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:20 could written large over each chapter: For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in Him. Therefore, the “Amen” is also spoken through Him by us for God’s glory. (HCSB).

One of the things which makes The Promises of God a great book for understanding the storyline of the Bible is that every chapter is followed by a brief study guide which reinforces the main ideas and concepts Sproul has worked through and provides reading for further study.

I would heartily recommend The Promises of God, both for personal reading and for a group Bible study setting with others. Any book which encourages us to see the promises of God revealed in Christ as central to the Scriptures is a must-have.

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