There have been many Systematic Theology works produced over the last few centuries. Some stand the test of time such as John Calvin’s, Institutes of the Christian Religion, or Charles Hodge’s Systematic Theology (3 Volumes), or even Louis Berkhoff’s Systematic Theology. Some however quickly fade into relative obscurity. It is a rarity that a thorough, orthodox, and useful Systematic Theology work appears, yet one has popped up in recent years that will not only be useful is committed to the reformed orthodox and is quite through this is, Michael Horton’s, The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology For Pilgrims On The Way.
Horton is a distinguished Systematic Theology professor at Westminster Seminary California. His attention to detail and his pastoral tone make this work not only a good Systematic Theology but one that will take its place among the best Systematic Theology ever produced. Furthermore the usefulness of this work is that only for the pastor or scholar, but for the Lehman as well. This work while its size may be intimidating is a wonderful explanation of the doctrines contained in Holy Scripture and how they apply to those in the Covenant.
I cannot under sell this book for it is one of the greatest reads I have had in recent memory and will be using it for the foreseeable future in my Ministry. I highly recommend it for anyone who seeks to grow in the grace of God through the study of his word and the application of his word to their lives.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Zondervan Academic Publishers in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.