The best evangelical contributions of 1961, in the judgment ofCHRISTIANITY TODAY’Seditorial staff, are listed below. The selections propound evangelical perspectives in a significant way, or apply biblical doctrines effectively to modern currents of thought and life. These are not the only meritorious volumes, nor do they in every case necessarily reflect the convictions of all evangelical groups.

BLACKWOOD, ANDREW W.: Special-Day Sermons for Evangelicals (Channel Press, 448 pp., $4.95). Thirty-eight biblical sermons for special days.

BRUCE, F. F.: The English Bible (Oxford, 234 pp., $3.75). A tracing of the history of the various translations of the English Bible from its beginnings.

CADIER, JEAN:The Man God Mastered (Eerdmans, 187 pp., $3). Brief, readable biography of Calvin.

CLOWNEY, EDMUND P.: Preaching and Biblical Theology (Eerdmans, 124 pp., $2.50). Effective preaching is a proclamation of which Christ is the center.

CLARK, GORDON H.:Religion, Reason, and Revelation (Presbyterian and Reformed, 241 pp., $3.75). Faith and reason are brought under the purview of critical Christian reflection.

DROWN, FRANK AND MARIE:Mission to the Head-Hunters (Harper, 252 pp., $3.95). A story of bringing the gospel into a harsh jungle.

ELLIOTT, ELISABETH:The Savage My Kinsman (Harper, 160 pp., $5.95). Betty Elliott, one of the first to enter terror-ridden Auca territory and return to tell it.

FEUCHT, OSCAR E.; COINER, HARRY G.; VON ROHR SAUER, ALFRED; HANSEN, PAUL G., editors: Sex and the Church (Concordia, 277 pp., $3.50). A study of sex attitudes on the ground of a biblical ethic.

FRANZMANN, MARTIN H.:The Word of the Lord Grows (Concordia, 324 pp., $4). An introduction to the New Testament. Excellent for the general reader.


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