The Sovereignty of God by A.W Pink (Book Review)

Sovereignty Of God: Arthur W Pink: 9780882704241: Books

Published in 1918, reformed pastor A.W Pink (1886-1952) explores the neglected, controversial, yet essential topic on the sovereignty of God. I have heard about this book countless times as a classic in theology and up until recently I got to read it.  So here is my review of  The Sovereignty of God.

Pink explores different areas in which the sovereignty of God applies such as creation, providence, and redemption. One of the most noteworthy topics in the book is the doctrine of election and addressing free will. The doctrine of election and free will has been a long debated topic throughout the history of the church in which Pink addresses in his book.

As the author is reformed, the book takes a Calvinistic approach to the Sovereignty of God in both matters. So perhaps you as the reader might not agree with his theological stance. Just as God’s Sovereignty is taken into account in the book, the responsibility of man is also highlighted.

The book closes out with a chapter as to how the Sovereignty of God applies to our lives. I definitely appreciate this as most Christians think that theological matters have no practical bearing, when in fact, it does! The Sovereignty of God is a solid read all around. I appreciate Pink’s use of Scripture which makes the book function like a Bible study, not just a theological treatise. Again, some may not agree with the theological stance that is promoted in the book. But concerning the topic of Sovereignty of God, this book is a good place to start.

I definitely enjoyed it as a book that many consider to be a classic. It is easily accessible online as you can download it for free. So definitely check it out!

5 out of 5 stars

“The Sovereignty of God is an expression that once was generally understood. It was a phrase commonly used in religious literature. It was a theme frequently expounded in the pulpit. It was a truth which brought comfort to many hearts, and gave virility and stability to Christian character. But, today, to make mention of God’s sovereignty is, in many quarters, to speak in an unknown tongue. Were we to announce from the average pulpit that the subject of our discourse would be the sovereignty of God, it would sound very much as though we had borrowed a phrase from one of the dead languages. Alas! that it should be so. Alas! that the doctrine which is the key to history, the interpreter of Providence, the warp and woof of Scripture, and the foundation of Christian theology, should be so sadly neglected and so little understood.” – A.W Pink

Published by Blessed Are The Forgiven

"Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered". -Psalm 32:1

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