Wednesday, August 19, 2009
BOOK REVIEW -- THE GREAT RESCUE: The Story Of God's Amazing Grace by Edward William Fudge
Edward Fudge is a gifted storyteller. His excellent book, The Great Rescue tells the story of the redemptive activity of God in seeking out sinful humans and bringing them back to himself.
James E. Sweeney, Provost and Professor of Pastoral Theology, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon said, "The Great Rescue is at once a gripping novel and a compelling theology text. It unfolds the sweeping panorama of God's redemptive work, taking the reader literally from Genesis to Revelation. The resulting picture is truly a masterpiece of grace." Clark Pinnock, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: author of Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit wrote, "The church needs helpful teachers like Edward Fudge to issue constructive proposals setting forth the Christian faith in the round. Fudge has the gift of making God's word fresh and his book is characterized by a Christlike spirit and a generous orthodoxy."
For years I have been reading books and articles by Edward Fudge. I am constantly amazed at his knowledge and insight of God's Word. To tell the story of God's grace from Genesis to the end of the Book of Revelation in a way that keeps the average person interested is not an easy thing to do. Fudge accomplishes that in his splendid book, The Great Rescue. For forty-seven years I told God's story from the pulpit. I was always excited to do it. Now, retired from full-time work with the church, I am thrilled to be able to help Edward Fudge tell God's story by recommending his book.
Edward Fudge is a Bible teacher and practicing attorney living in Houston. His internet publication, graceEmail, regularly encourages thousands of believes across Christendom and around the world. You can visit his website: www.EdwardFudge.com