The author believes that the debate about the Bible has shifted its centre of gravity in recent years. The older distinctives between fundamentalist and modernist, evangelical and liberal, have become obsolete as more subtle distinctions have emerged. In view of this, Dr. Noel Weeks deals with such diverse issues as revelation, translation, creation, prophecy, and the role of women in the church, and provides careful analysis of the biblical teaching in these areas.
The first reviewer of this book gave a good overview of the content. I wanted to emphasis that Dr. Weeks gives a strong foundation for the authority of scripture in the Christians life. The application areas such as the topics of women in leadership and slavery were especially helpful. I also like the strong stand against the dishonesty of liberal theologians who have lost their faith in the Bible's trustworthiness.
One area that I was disappointed in was the chapter on general and special revelation. Dr. Weeks make the point that we must never allow general revelation to stand above special revelation and on this I agree. However he seems reluctant to state that general revelation can be complementary to special revelation and can shine light on some parts of special revelation that are unclear. This is a particular interest of mine and I was disappointed that more effort was not given to this area.
However, I do rate this five stars for a thoughtfully presented defense of the Bible's authority in our lives.