I am giving away a copy of Fred Zaspel’s new book, The Theology of B. B. Warfield available now from Crossway Books. It is a fantastic volume which will be greatly appreciated by all those who believe the study of theology is a serious business! In connection to my recent interview with the author, I want to give away a copy of the book to a hardcore Warfield fan. This is not for just anyone, this is for those who love the great Lion of Princeton.
So, to win, I want you to write in the comments why Warfield has been influential in your Christian life and ministry. How has he shaped your thought and how you live the Christian life? What book or other written item has influenced you and why? I’ll randomly pick from the answers given to win a copy of the brand new book.
So get cracking! Why do you love Warfield?
I tend to favor the more biographical side of authors, the people and events within the circle of influence of a particular writer. So, like other Old Princeton theologians, I enjoyed reading about Warfield’s life in David Calhoun’s two-volume series on Princeton Seminary and in some of the articles in B.B Warfield: Essays on his Life & Thought.
Proverbs says, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.” Whether it was Machen saying Dr. Warfield would go out of his way to encourage a younger man, or F.T. McGill saying he was the “most Christ-like man I have ever known,” this is part of the legacy of B.B Warfield, along with his many writings. As far as being an example of someone leading a Christ-filled life, he would be someone to imitate.
Warfield was assigned reading for an ST II course. The one article that stands out is his “Christ-less Christianity,” the issues mentioned there still having a voice in parts of Christendom today. Sure, Jesus may have got the ball rolling on Christianity, but as far as we’re concerned, we can take it from here. Warfield asks, “Is the so-called Christianity of today to which Christ is not essential still Christian?” He knows the answer is “absolutely not!” There are very few authors that you can pick up just anything they have written and find great content. But Warfield is one of them. I’m glad this book by Fred Zaspel is coming out.
I appreciate the fidelity and perseverance of Warfield as shown in his care for his invalid wife and in his writings. He did not allow the demands of an academic career keep him from honouring his vows to his wife. He did not allow the demands of caring for his wife keep him from pursuing teaching and writing excellence.
PS. I don’t know if I count as “hardcore” but I would enjoy the book! :0
When is the deadline for this giveaway?
Let’s say… October 8.
Inspiration and Authority of Bible
The Religious Life of Theological Students
Faith and Life.
He was firstly influential in my life because I came into “contact” with him through my pastor. And because I highly regard my pastor, I appreciated meeting this author through the written page.
As someone who grew up in a Pentecostal church, I appreciate a book such as Counterfeit miracles. In a day when people in and outside the church have unbiblical ideas about the Bible, Warfield’s Inspiration and Authority of the Bible is a stalwart, showing us God’s viewpoint of His own book. His book on the “Religious Life of Theological Students” is a very important book to be read by seminary students and all those who enjoy reading/studying theology. It’s very convicting to see the dangers and values of theological studies.
If I enter more than once does that increase my providentially favored possibility of winning?
Sorry Doug. Nope. :)
Honestly, I don’t know anything about Warfield other than the fact that he is quoted in a great number of books that I have in my library. Essentially, this would be a great place for me to start to learn about the man and his theology. I have looks at purchasing his works, but hesitate because I don’t know much about him. He has only influenced me through those he has influenced, men like Packer, Geisler, Mohler, and the like. So give a guy a break and help him learn about this man through this book. Thanks.
Just wondering if a winner has been selected yet. Thanks!
you’re not letting a little thing like preparing for/recovering from your ordination keep us all in suspence are you? Warfield wouldn’t do that. (Yes, this is yet another shameless plug–Please draw my name!!
Sorry my fault! I forgot the deadline!
The winner is…. Martin Pitcher! The winner was selected at random. Martin, please e-mail me your mailing address so I can have Crossway send you your copy. E-mail me at allen [dot] mickle [dot] jr [at] gmail [dot] com.
For some reason I can not get the email to go through. I will keep trying.
I just e-mailed you so you can just reply to that!