Not Reformed at All
by John W. Robbins and Sean Gerety (Trinity Foundation, 2004) 136pp.
At last. Finished. Now for a shower…
I didn’t like this book. To be honest I just ended up skim reading it. Though there are some important questions hidden in there which must be asked of his opponents, the invective was too unpleasant. I would prefer (yes, unashamedly ‘prefer’) to think more carefully about what others have written in response to FV/AAT. I also came away with the impression (well, I only skim read it!) that Robbins had not accurately presented Wilson’s views. Therefore the answers Robbins shouts at the reader are not really answers to points that FV people are making. It’s easy to kill straw men. This book is of extremely limited value.
3 thoughts on “Books Read in March 2006 – III”
you’re clocking up the books this year! I’m not doing v well at keeping my reading prog on the go. What are you doing to find the time? Is it random or planned?
Ant, I don’t have the pressures you have!
It probably looks better than it is. The average page-count is just under 200pages per book, and only two of them I would say are difficult reads (The Auburn Avenue Thelogy and Hubbard’s Ruth).
I’m not that disciplined – it’s pretty random. I don’t think I have any more time than I had last year. I’m just learning to use it better. Last year I logged 40 books read. This year I wanted to go for 60 – 5 per month. That gives me a target of round about a book a week. When I sit down to read, I am much more likely to give it a decent length of time – at least half an hour.
The rate is likely to drop over the next 2-3 months due to approaching college commitments.
PS I have in the back of my mind something I have heard others say: it is better to master a few books than to lightly skim many. This seems very wise. After all, ‘Of making many books there is no end’! (Ec 12:12, NIV)
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