Book Review: The Psychology of Atheism – By R.C. Sproul

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Letter MMuch has been written trying to explain the psychology of theism. The foundational text in that field is probably Sigmund Freud‘s The Future of An Illusion, where Freud theorizes that religion came about as a sort of coping mechanism; it was comforting for early man to personalize the forces of nature and to turn their chiefs into legends, and eventually this evolved into the more institutional forms of religion.

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Book Review: Chosen By God – By R.C. Sproul

RC Sproul Chosen By God.pngLetter TThe topic of predestination is one of those topics within Christian discussion which is both unavoidable and greatly controversial, and here in his book Chosen By God R.C. Sproul takes on the task of explaining and providing a Biblical account of salvation and the role that the choice of God plays in this.

Predestination as Sproul defines it “in its most elementary form, is that our final destination, heaven or hell, is decided by God not only before we get there, but before we are even born.” 

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Letter IIf you’re a sucker for free books (and a fan of R.C. Sproul), it might be worth your time to check out Ligonier’s book offer, a free gift when you sign up to their mailing list.

The book offers a solid synopsis of Reformed theology, and for the price of $0 with free shipping the price can’t be beaten.

Book Review: The Prayer of the Lord – by R.C. Sproul

Sproul-PrayerLetter TPrayer is one of those things in the Christian life that if many of us are honest with ourselves we will admit that we do not do very well.

We neglect prayer when we’re tired, when we’re busy, sometimes we can go days or weeks without praying. As Sproul points out “We’re not all that adept at prayer; it is a practice very few of us have mastered” (p4). In his book The Prayer of the Lord R.C. Sproul provides commentary and instruction on how to pray through the model provided in the Lord’s Prayer.

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