The Ramifications of Our Salvation by John Rataczak
This book is loaded with scripture—-in most places almost one scripture for every one to two other sentences. Included are not just the reference of book and chapter, but the whole verse written out for your convenience. No lack of biblical references here!
There is not a speck of “fluff” here either. No need to dig or hunt around for a piece of truth or fact.
If you enjoy theological, intellectual, brainy type works you are going to love this book. It is apparent that this author has spent a tremendous amount of time doing his own bible study.
My favorite part was the chapter called, Encouragement for Believers, which has answers to typical lies that the enemy tries to thrust upon us. This chapter seemed the most helpful to me, based on my personal likes and dislikes of writing styles or writing genres.
One thing I found missing from this book was any trace of the author’s personality—-no personal stories. Any illustrative story included is generic and sterile. I believe this was at least partly by design, as the author states on page 88 that, “The opinions of the author are irrelevant.” I prefer to see at least some story even in nonfiction books, as they help you to relate whatever it is to your own life in an easier fashion. Jesus taught with stories, so that’s a good example to follow!
Another thing I found missing was there was no place for any deductive reasoning on the part of the reader—-no place for self discovery. There was no “study” required from the reader—everything was already written and pointed out. I believe we learn and remember things better if we find them out for ourselves.
The research has been done so it would be easy to convert this into a self discovery type of workbook. But even then, it does boil down to preferred methods of learning. For some people, this book will be perfect just as it is.
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