While on vacation, I was able to finally get to a book that had been sitting in my stack for several months. It is not a new book, copyrighted in 2006, and first printed in 2007, it is one that I bought on a whim. When I was purchasing some other books from Westminster last year, at check-out they offered this book for a price that was almost incidental to the total order. So, I purchased it, and I am glad I did.
Only One Way? Reaffirming the Exclusive Claims of Christianity was well worth the time I spent with it while on vacation. This relatively short book (142 pages) has six chapters, written by six different authors (David Wells, D.A. Carson, Peter Jones, Phillip Ryken, Ligon Duncan, and Richard Phillips). The book’s origin was the 2005 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology (PCRT) and the chapters in essence represent the text of conference addresses made by these men, presumably enhanced and then edited for publication.
The book addresses the exclusiveness of the Bible’s claims in the context of our contemporary culture with its preference for relativism. Here is one of the cover blurbs from Michael Horton:
“Although religious pluralism is often treated as a ‘postmodern’ phenomenon, it has always been the world’s most fundamental challenge to the gospel. The authors of this thoughtful work press us, as the apostles did, to stand against the world for the world’s sake. Only one way? At a time when many evangelicals don’t seem so sure, these writers help us to confidently answer yes!”