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Review of Don't Call it a Comeback

Don't Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day (Crossway, 2011) is a primer on Reformed theology. But you wouldn't know that by reading the cover copy or the introduction. Editor Kevin DeYoung presents the book as an introduction to evangelical theology. The major sections of the book are titled "Evangelical History," "Evangelical Theology," and "Evangelical Practice." It would be more accurate, though, to say that the book articulates Reformed evangelical history, theology, and practice. The Reformed orientation isn't made explicit. And it isn't a problem, necessarily. It's just a little misleading.

That quibble aside, the book is fantastic. Comprised of essays by twenty- and thirty-something pastors and writers, Don't Call It a Comeback aims to "introduce young Christians, new Christians, and under-disciplined Christians to the most important articles of our faith and what it looks like to live out this faith in real life," and "to reassert the theological nature of evangelicalism." ...

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