This is a book about the Book.
Not just a book, but the Book—the Word of God written, the only infallible rule of truth and practice for our lives.
Sadly that distinction is necessary, because there are many who question whether the Bible deserves to be called the Book, or whether it is just a book—a very special book, to be sure, but not the Book that perfectly illumines all things. And the more they chip away at the full confidence that believers must have in the trustworthiness of Scripture, the more they rob its Author of the glory that his Word displays and demands.
What’s worse is that these attacks, more and more, are coming from those who claim to be believers themselves.
Here the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology explores the Author’s glory by unfolding the richness and perfection of the Bible. In essays collected from the best addresses on the subject, eight of the top pastor-scholars of the past thirty years share their insight and answers on:
J. I. Packer On Knowing God: The Word and the World
J. Ligon Duncan III The Sufficient Word of God
R. C. Sproul The Truth of God
James M. Boice Scripture Alone
Richard D. Phillips God’s Mighty Word
Mark Dever The Word in the Church
Philip Graham Ryken The Accessible Word
Edmund P. Clowney Preaching: The Means of Revival
Together they issue a clarion call for the church to return to its central, long-standing, and vital conviction that the Bible is the Book—the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God.
GABRIEL N. E. FLUHRER is coordinator of public relations and publishing at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.