Friday, December 07, 2007

Blogspotting The Decline

I just wanted to give a word of thanks to the many friends and fellow-laborers, brothers and sisters in Christ, who have made some mention of The Decline of African-American Theology. I am grateful for your encouragements and support of this work.

Tim Challies offered a review at Discerning Reader.

Anthony Carter has been posting quotes and comments as he reads. See here and here.

Eric Redmond, that Man from Issachar, made some very generous comments about the book and posted a critique of Word-of-Faith churches and issues of social justice.

Lionel Woods at Black and Reformed Ministries writes, "I pray that this book will bring the Lord Jesus the glory He deserves in this world. He took on the wrath stored up for us, so that we can live in harmony with the creator. God is awesome and He has given us another nugget in this book. "

Jeff Fuller, one of the Reformed Evangelist team bloggers, has added The Decline to his list of reads for 2008.

TheoSource included a brief review of the book.

Lance Lewis plugged the book with these lines, "After reading it if you feel it’s worthwhile recommend it to friends, family, church members, Sunday school teachers, ministry leaders, assistant pastors and anyone else you think would benefit. While reading it please pray for the black church that the Lord will use this and other means to bring about a reformation for the sake of His savior and the praise of His glory."

Ronjour Locke at magnifyGOD mentioned The Decline in his reflections on reform in the African American church. A sample: "I long for my people to come to the Savior. But I fear that with liberation theology, prosperity theology, black Islam, and countless other ideologies, many blacks in America do not know the God of the Bible, nor do they know that Savior that has come to redeem them. God has uniquely designed the events of black history so that Christ would be exalted and the Gospel would spread. I long that the truth of the Gospel would be heard in black churches and spread throughout communities for the glory of God."

Thank you BaldJim for putting the book on your wish list.

Thanks Justin for mentioning the book.

The brothers at Grace Church Memphis call all to learn more about African American Christianity. They plug Carter's On Being Black and Reformed--which if you haven't read, you should do so immediately.

Laura hears the rumblings of reformation. I hear them, too, Laura!

If I missed giving you a shout, blame it on Google and Technorati :-). Actually, charge it to my head and not my heart. I am grateful to God for all of you who have given any thought or mention to The Decline. I pray the Lord uses your labors for His unceasing glory!
Thabiti

4 comments:

wayner said...

Brother Thabiti,

On page 21 in footnote 6 you reference a lecture by Ken Jones. I went to CHBC site and the link no longer works. Would you be able to contact them to see if the link can be fixed?

Thanks

Wayne

Predestined said...

My dear brother,
Allow me to come out from my shell and let you know that I read your blog everyday; and from following the links to a topic or a person that you attach I am introduced to a lot of topics of discussion circulating the Christian world of our day and am so overjoyed to learn that there are so many reformed African Americans, Praise the Lord.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings. Selah
We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. Psalm 20
Yours forever in Christ our Lord,
I miss you a lot give my regard to your family.
Sarah Gebremicael

FellowElder said...

Mrs. Sarah! So good to hear from you! We really missed seeing you the last time we were at CHBC. How are things with you?

Praying the Lord gives you joy, peace, and love in every way as you love and follow Him!

Thabiti

Doug Smith said...

Bro. Thabiti,

Thank you for your labors, and particularly through blessing us outside your local church with your writing. Your blog is very edifying. I have your first book (hope to read it soon) and hope to obtain this one. It looks like you have finally said something that someone has needed to say, and I am glad that there is hope in the Lord for deliverance from error for all who trust Him and look to His Word. I appreciate your courage and research. May Christ hasten the day that we all (myself included) have a right view of Him and all things and so worship Him who deserves all glory!

Doug Smith