June 27, 2008

Book Review

God, Satan and Angels
John MacArthur Bible Studies

This Bible study book is derived from a 9 message series MacArthur has on the topic of God, Satan, and Angels.

Each chapter is in an outline form. MacArthur uses scripture throughout this study book, but does not go into a lot of detail explaining the scripture. Instead, he uses the scripture to describe God, Satan, and Angels.

Each chapter starts with an outline, gives a brief introduction and review, then delves into the message. Each chapter ends with a brief conclusion and then has some questions that "focus on the facts" and lets you "ponder the principles."

Overall this was an okay study. I believe, however, that MacArthur develops the topic in his message better. I would recommend purchasing the tape or CD set rather than buying this book.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book.

"One of the great causes of mental illness is satanic activity." pg 114

"Satan works...by influencing governments and nations." pg 115

"Satan has ruled the nations of the world with his demonic hosts." pg 116

"Angels will perform a work of watching, revealing, guiding, protecting, providing, delivering, bring answers to prayer, and carry you into heaven. But if you reject Jesus Christ, the angels will cast you into hell." pg 176

The next book is "The Power of Kingdom Living" by Bill Gothard

No comments: