Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Glory Road: The Journeys of 10 African-Americans into Reformed Christianity

Doug Logan has a good review of the new book, Glory Road: The Journeys of 10 African-Americans into Reformed Christianity.

Here is the table of contents:
Introduction (Ken Jones)
1. A Plea for Real Answers (Reddit Andrews III)
2. From Mecca to the Messiah (Thabiti Anyabwile)
3. Clemson University Saved My Life (Anthony B. Bradley)
4. Doesn’t Everyone Believe the Same Thing? (Anthony J. Carter)
5. Grace and Greater Union (Ken Jones)
6. I Remember It Well (Michael Leach)
7. The Old Bait and Switch (Lance Lewis)
8. The Doors of the Church Are Opened! (Louis C. Love Jr.)
Sovereign in a Sweet Home, School, and Solace (Eric C. Redmond)
9. Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places (Roger Skepple)
Afterword: Black, Reformed, but Foremost Christian (Anthony J. Carter)
Appendix: A Reformed Theology Survey
And here are a few blurbs:
“This book is a wonderful encouragement to those who love the doctrines of grace. The ten men described are African Americans—but quite frankly, what their ethnicity is does not matter nearly as much as their common delight in Christ and his gospel. Their stories are sufficiently diverse that they cannot be reduced to a simplistic mold; they have enough similarity that together they bring us back to God’s sovereign goodness in the cross of his Son. Read this book and rejoice.”

D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“Here we have readable, compelling personal histories that, at the same time, teach us more about God, Christ, and the Bible and give accounts of these men coming to Christ. I love reading people’s testimonies of conversion! What more do we want in a book? To be encouraged, instructed, and edified, read these stories.”
Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC

“A reading of Glory Road is a journey of sober rejoicing. The joy is in the taste of future glory where men and women from every tribe and language and people and nation will together worship the Lamb. We rejoice in the first fruits of that glory evident in the testimonies of these gifted African-Americans now in Reformed churches. We also weep that their testimonies are so few due to these churches’ long blindness to gospel priorities despite their historic commitment to doctrinal orthodoxy. May Glory Road lead to a new dawn, greeted with tears but leading to songs of joy before the day is done.”
Bryan Chapell, President, Covenant Theological Seminary

You can read the preface and introduction here.