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Transformed by His Glory

This is a study by Charles Ryrie of how the believer understands and lives in the light of God’s glory.  In the process Ryrie takes the reader through a number of biblical texts and, in his own unique style, draws his points and material from the text.  He begins with major texts of the Old […]

Balancing the Christian Life

I first read this book years ago (and that review is already logged) but I had loaned the book to someone who decided he needed it worse than I.  Eventually I obtained another copy and finally had reason to read it again.  Ryrie first published the book in 1969 and it went through five printings […]

A Survey of Bible Doctrine

Charles Ryrie (1925-2016) was long-time professor of Systematic Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and Dean of Doctoral Studies.  He was an ardent dispensationalist, pretribulationalist, and premillennialist.  His book, Dispensationalism Today (now reprinted as Dispensationalism, of which I treasure an autographed copy from him in person) has been a standard text book for conservative schools for […]

Booklets Worth Reading

Vital Issues of the Year By RBP, Various Authors Regular Baptist Press published this booklet in 1973. It was for the purpose of keeping the GARBC churches informed of various issues at the time. They include: evangelism and missions, the ecumenical movement, the charismatic movement, alcohol, drugs, the sexual revolution, race relations, divorce, the occult, […]

The Holy Spirit

Ryrie wrote the first edition of this book in 1965 and it has gone through several editions since then.  The bulk of it is also reproduced in his Basic Theology.  In rereading the book (an easy read of 120 pages) I was encouraged by the orthodox presentation of what can be a very controversial doctrine.  […]

Basic Theology

In doing some work for a class this fall, I finished reading Ryrie’s one-volume theology.  This volume serves a needful purpose of making sound theology available to the average reader.  Many of the older, standard works are voluminous in content and varied in theological perspective.  Ryrie is well known for his orthodoxy as a premillennialist […]

Countdown to Armageddon

This book has two general editors, Joe Jordan and Tim Davis. It is a compilation of 21 articles on prophecy beginning with Daniel’s visions of the Roman Empire and going through The Great White Throne Judgment. Contributors include John Walvoord, Charles U. Wagner, Thomas D. Ice, J. Dwight Pentecost, Charles Ryrie, Elwood McQuaid and others. […]

Balancing The Christian Life

The following is a collation of books that I have not had space to include over the last couple issues. I heard Charles Ryrie speak last month and purchased two of his books which I had read before.  Balancing The Christian Life has been updated in 1994.  The chapter on Lordship salvation is especially relevant […]

The Basis Of The Premillennial Faith

The following is a collation of books that I have not had space to include over the last couple issues. I heard Charles Ryrie speak last month and purchased two of his books which I had read before.  Balancing The Christian Life has been updated in 1994.  The chapter on Lordship salvation is especially relevant and the […]

Dispensationalism

This is the 1995 update of the original 1966 Dispensationalism Today. It has been updated to include references to more recent works and a critique of progressive dispensationalism. The ‘‘plea’’ at the end has also been expanded to include these developments.  I was glad to see, and this isn’t the first place, that Ryrie has […]