Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"The Plight of Man and the Power of God"

If you want to read a short, excellent book about man's need of the gospel and God's provision of it, this is the book for you.

Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones is one of the great theologians and writers of the twentieth century. In The Plight of Man and the Power of God, Lloyd-Jones discusses man's confusion over morality and religion, man's misunderstanding of sin, man's rejection of a belief in the wrath of God, and man's utter need of the gospel. In the final chapter, the author skillfully describes God's gift of salvation.

This short text (only about 120 pages) is broken down into five chapters entitled:

-The Religious History of Mankind
-Religion and Morality
-The Nature of Sin
-The Wrath of God
-The Only Solution

If you would like a fresh reminder of the wonder of the gospel, this book will be beneficial. Also, if you know someone who may be swayed toward the gospel by a thoughtful, analytical, biblical argument, this book would be a good choice.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book because not only is it biblical, it is also extremely well-written. On top of that, Lloyd-Jones compiled this text during the middle of World War II. Because of this, it offers a real-world feel to his discussion of sin.

This book is as relevant today as it was 60 years ago. I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

Pastor Josh said...

I will look this up, thanks for the recommendation!