This is a small book with great truths that beg for deep reading. There is much within this ‘miniguide’ that would stimulate the Bible student looking for solid theological explanations on the doctrine of salvation. The author has found space to sensitively expose the doctrine of election with reference to the Reformation and Luther’s challenge of grace for the whole world. The pivotal chapter is that of the history of redemption sowing the link between the fall of man in the Garden of Eden and the cross of Calvary. The reader cannot fail but be moved by the description of Jesus on the cross and the horror of sin but the display of love which took him there.

Hamilton’s stark comment on the stunted growth of Christians who do not learn Biblical vocabulary show the importance of truly understanding the enormity of salvation from the Word of God.

This book is available from Banner of Truth.

Ruth Aird, Bruntsfield Evangelical Church, Edinburgh