Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley, Reformed Systematic Theology, Volume 3: Spirit and Salvation (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 1171 pp.
Theology should draw readers close to the heart of God. It should stimulate and stretch the mind. It should warm and elevate the affections. It should soothe the soul. It should convict the heart. And it should move hands and feet forward in Christian service. Indeed, theology should prompt the unhindered and passionate worship of the living God.
The third volume of Reformed Systematic Theology by Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley accomplishes all of the above objectives. It has been my pleasure to read and review each volume in this excellent series. Like the first two volumes, the authors draw from the deep well of Reformed thought and alert readers to the importance of systematic theology. Volume 3 focuses on pneumatology and soteriology. The chapters have a rigorous, yet devotional feel. The authors leave no stone unturned. They wrestle with competing views with grace and respect but are also quick to reveal their own convictions.
I’m happy to offer a wholehearted endorsement of this installment. It is a treasure chest, filled with biblical jewels that will encourage and equip followers of Jesus Christ for many years to come.
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