Science in Christian Perspective
Letter to the Editor
Book Over His Head
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From: JASA 32 (September 1980): 191
People should out review books unless they have adequate preparation
the contents and thus are able to avoid distorting the author's
shalt out bear false witness" is a principle that should apply
to book reviewing
as much as to any other activity in life.
Rev. T. M. Moore failed to honor this principle when he reviewed Dean Turner's book Commitment to Core. I trust that this breach was unconscious and simply a result of incompetency, rather than deliberate and knowing.
It is true that Turner's concepts of salvation and heaven are not as orthodox as Rev. Moore's, but they are not contrary to the spirit of Jesus' teachings. I urner's hook presented the essence of Christ's message in such a way as to enable me to turn to Him as the Lord. It is unfortunate that this uniquely relevant hook did not receive the kind of review that it deserves. God bless Rev. Moore and may he avoid reviewing hooks that are over his head.