Book Review: A Lost God in a Lost World

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Book review

51er7-q4yhl-_sx318_bo1204203200_If you are a fan of David Wells’ writings on the effect of culture on the church and evangelicalism, then you will not want to miss A Lost God in a Lost World by Melvin Tinker. It is an excellent series of biblical expositions that will enhance your preaching (if you are a preacher) and your listening (if you are a parishioner) – and both preacher and parishioner will profit in their study.

Tinker offers the following expositions to show how God is lost in a lost world – and the necessary corrective to get Him back:

(1) When God is Weightless (The Problem of Idolatry – Isaiah 44:9-23)

(2) When God is Replaced (The Problem of Pride – Ezekiel 28)

(3) When God is Revealed (The need for the grandeur of God – Isaiah 40:1-31)

(4) When God is Crucified (The necessity of the Cross – Philippians 2:5-11)

(5) When God enters a Life (The work of the Holy Spirit – John 14:1-31)

(6) When God is Proclaimed (The necessity of Gospel proclamation – Romans 10:12-18)

(7) When God is Embraced (The need for effective grace – Acts 16:11-15)

(8) When God Returns (The Necessity of the Second Coming – 2 Peter 3)

(9) When God Makes All Things New (The Need to be Heavenly Minded – Isaiah 65:17-25)

You can see that Tinker agrees with Wells – the main problem in the world is a low view of God and a high view of self, which produces idolatry and pride. The corrective is to reverse that view by the grace of God through the power of the Spirit changing lives through the proclamation of Christ’s death, burial, resurrection, and return – when order, God’s order, will then be restored.

I received a copy of this book free of charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.


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