I grew up following politics more than the average kid because my Dad loved following politics. For example, he’s read just about every issue of National Review since the 1970s. He’s also one of the most brilliant people I know.
So it was a pleasure to coauthor this article with him for TGC Reviews: “Three Books on Politics: A Review Article” (14-page PDF). It summarizes and evaluates three recent evangelical books on politics:
- Wayne Grudem. Politics—According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. 619 pp.
- Carl R. Trueman. Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2010. xxvii + 110 pp.
- Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner. City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era. Edited by Timothy Keller and Collin Hansen. Cultural Renewal. Chicago: Moody, 2010. 140 pp.
The format of our review is similar to these review articles:
- D. A. Carson. “Three Books on the Bible: A Critical Review.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 26 (1983): 337–67. [Reprinted in Collected Writings on Scripture.]
- D. A. Carson. “Three More Books on the Bible: A Critical Review.” Trinity Journal 27 (2006): 1–62. [Reprinted in Collected Writings on Scripture.]
- Robert Yarbrough. “The Embattled Bible: Four More Books.” Themelios 34 (2009): 6–25.
We review each book separately—tracing the argument and suggesting strengths and weaknesses—and conclude by briefly comparing the three books.