That You May Prosper
As Doug Wilson says, when you first discover the hammer you think everything looks like a nail. This Covenant structure was seen to be the solution to all biblical debates, and I actually think it is. But Sutton has the mind of a lawyer, not the mind of a poet, so this book will give you a lot of structure and only a few glimpses of glory, a lot of law and not so much grace. The problem of the modern western church is the lack of understanding God’s law, so despite the fact that this book isn’t the whole story, this shouldn’t hurt. There are some areas where I disagreed with Sutton’s applications, but like all groundbreaking books, it’s a solid foundation that paves the way for further work. Like the church, theology is a group effort, a pooling of different gifts, and Sutton’s offering is a crucial one.
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