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Posted January 27, 2014
I have been waiting for a book like ¿God¿s Good World¿ for years
I have been waiting for a book like “God’s Good World” for years. I remember, when in seminary, reading books like the “GoldsworthyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Trilogy” and “Creation Regained” and they transformed forever how I looked at redemption. Well, Jonathan Wilson has brought together
through his pen forth the best book I have read that reminds us that to fully grasp Christ’s work of redemption one must begin – as the
Biblical narrative itself does – with the doctrine of creation.
I think it was Al Wolters in his influentialCreation Regained (Eerdmans; $15.00) who quipped that a robust doctrine of creation is useful
for more than defeating evolutionists, and, in fact, includes the structures and institutions built into the created order (like, say, obviously,
family and government or the possibility for art and science, work and recreation) and not just rocks, bears and galaxies. To have a
full-orbed and fully fruitful view of creation, we will have to examine all the implications of the reality, and this fine book takes up this
The book has, overall received rave reviews from multiple corners of the Church. Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman said that
“In the current discussions concerning the biblical doctrine of creation, we often bypass what is most important to us as Christians as
we debate the issues like the age of the earth or the length of creation days. Jonathan Wilson corrects this oversight as he masterfully
guides us to a rich appreciation of God as our Creator and Redeemer.”
This is a great book and, in closing, I would like to say that it not only unlocks vital insights about the nature of creation, and the
implications of living in a created reality but it points us towards the very character of a God who is a creator. Solid. Wise. Encouraging.