225 Book Reviews
Book Reviews in 225 Words
Just the naked and unashamed truth (Genesis 2.25).
I wouldn’t have read this on my own if I didn’t have to read it for my Masters in Theological Studies. In fact, I would have stopped reading this book after I started it if I could have. That’s saying alot for me because I never stop reading a book that I start.
Let’s try to highlight the good. Unlike some, or most, self-published books, this little book was well-written from a grammatical standpoint. I’m usually picky when it comes to grammatical errors; but if there were any in this text, they did not distract me. Unfortunately, what was there was enough to disturb me.
Cheung’s work is severely flawed. I’ll generalize the issues I have (look for a short series later). First, Cheung interacts with the biblical material on a surface level. Although he attempts academic authority over the text, it is apparent that he’s dependent upon others for his exegetical work in the original languages. Second, Cheung holds to a hyper-Calvinistic view that God overrides the mind of his creatures. Third, he writes with an obnoxious authoritative attitude that he alone knows the Truth. All-in-all, there are much better books on the ministry of the Word. Much.