Endorsements for Tough Topics 2February 5, 2015
As I mentioned in a blog post earlier this week, Tough Topics 2 is now available for pre-order. I was honored to have several individuals read the book in advance and provide these endorsements. Continue reading . . .
As I mentioned in a blog post earlier this week, Tough Topics 2 is now available for pre-order. I was honored to have several individuals read the book in advance and provide these endorsements.
From Matt Chandler (Lead Pastor, the Village Church):
“Sam Storms tackles difficult questions in Tough Topics 2 like only a seasoned pastor can. He holds fast to historical, orthodox Christian teaching but does so acknowledging the hurt, loss and confusion of the ones asking these tough questions. That is a skill that is learned and necessary for us to enter the perplexities represented in these questions. This is a great book to use as a resource or to read straight through.”
From Gregg Allison (Professor of Christian Theology; The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky):
“Is a sequel as good as the original? Movie aficionados love to debate the question, with both sides holding their views strongly. So, is Sam Storms’ sequel to Tough Topics (2013) as good as that original foray into twenty-five of the most challenging questions facing Christians and the church today? Because I so enjoyed that first book, I must admit that it’s a close call, but IMHO, the answer is YES! Tough Topics 2 tackles twenty-five more challenging issues with the same biblical wisdom as employed in the original. In store for readers are questions concerning key Christian doctrines and practices like the Trinity and prayer; challenging biblical narratives such as God’s command to destroy all the people of Jericho and the day the sun stood still; tough sin issues like the unforgiveable sin and whether or not suicide is that sin; and difficult church matters such as the necessity of baptism for salvation; the office of pastor/elder being restricted to qualified men, and the issue of divorce and remarriage.
Is this sequel as good as the original? Read it and see if you agree with me!”
From Daniel L. Akin (President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina):
“Tough Topics 1 was a real gift to the Body of Christ from one of our Lord’s gifted Bible teachers and theologians. Tough Topics 2 simply provides more of the same! Sam Storms once again takes on some knotty problem texts and topics and provides careful and reasoned answers. I will use both Volumes 1 & 2 time and again as I seek to faithfully divide the Word of truth.”
From Ray Ortlund (Lead Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee):
“Understanding the Bible is not easy. We all need help. Sam Storms is well qualified to guide us pilgrims as we stumble forward toward heaven. Wouldn’t it be great to take, say, fifteen minutes and think with Sam about the Trinity, or whether all religions lead us to God, or whether prayer really makes any difference in our lives? Tough Topics 2 offers us all that choice opportunity, addressing twenty-five topics that matter.”
Additional endorsements are provided by Justin S. Holcomb (Episcopal priest and professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida), Adrian Warnock (Jubilee Church, London, U.K.), Brian Tabb (Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Bethlehem College & Seminary, Minneapolis, MN), and Andy Naselli (Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary, Minneapolis, MN).