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Taking God at His Word

Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me

Author Kevin DeYoung
Narrator Lee DeYoung
Runtime 3.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date April 4, 2014
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There isn’t really a “go to” book on Scripture. Sure, there are plenty of theological books on Scripture, and lots of popular-level works on how to read Scripture, and more and more books on the whole story line of Scripture. But there is not one book that people turn to for the basics on the Bible. We need a book that college freshmen will read when they have questions, a book that mentors can use and small groups will employ, a book that a Bible class in high school or college might assign. We need a book on the Good Book that is relevant enough to get a hearing, but timeless enough to be read with profit twenty years from now.


That’s the sort of book popular author, pastor, and blogger Kevin DeYoung has aimed to write. Addressing the issues of our day—questions related to the reliability, authority, and readability of the Bible—DeYoung tackles these head on, but without complex terminology or a long list of footnotes. Taking God at His Word serves as a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to a classic, orthodox doctrine of Scripture for the average man or woman in the pew, helping Christians across the globe gain confidence that the Bible really is knowable, necessary, and enough.

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There isn’t really a “go to” book on Scripture. Sure, there are plenty of theological books on Scripture, and lots of popular-level works on how to read Scripture, and more and more books on the whole story line of Scripture. But there is not one book that people turn to for the basics on the Bible. We need a book that college freshmen will read when they have questions, a book that mentors can use and small groups will employ, a book that a Bible class in high school or college might assign. We need a book on the Good Book that is relevant enough to get a hearing, but timeless enough to be read with profit twenty years from now.


That’s the sort of book popular author, pastor, and blogger Kevin DeYoung has aimed to write. Addressing the issues of our day—questions related to the reliability, authority, and readability of the Bible—DeYoung tackles these head on, but without complex terminology or a long list of footnotes. Taking God at His Word serves as a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to a classic, orthodox doctrine of Scripture for the average man or woman in the pew, helping Christians across the globe gain confidence that the Bible really is knowable, necessary, and enough.

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Flawed Argument
If you are a standard Church member then this tome will certainly offer you some reasonable arguments, but if you have done as the author suggests and actually taken God at his word then sadly his whole argument fails with his required introduction of the Trinity, because this concept having no actual basis in scripture can only be insisted upon through the traditional means of Church authority combined with Church anathema, one is denied fellowship by any Church that worships at this particular idol despite the lack of any clear statement in scripture of such a view. The author knows this well, indeed one feels for him as he acknowledges the problems that the right of individual conscience gives rise to, as of course America more than any other country has swamped the world with its consequences, or in the words of a Brit, ' I'm just another Western guy with desires I can't satisfy and all the love I give to you means nothing at all' but concludes the problems are better than the tyranny such hard won rights supplanted. So the Christian taking the author's advice is either to join with Christ outside the camp or be a partaker within with the sin of demanding that others go beyond what is written, using the creeds of men as the basis of fellowship and not God's word which surely is a rather glaring flaw to his argument.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/16/2018)
Not enough
This book felt like an academic essay. Quite a bit of Christianese all throughout. This book takes a look at the Bible from the point of the that the Bible has of the bible. Deyoung references lots of scriptures that talk of the infallibility of scriptures. This book to me is not for a new Christian or a Christian who isn't highly studied.

A few points to take away from the book:

"God's people should be testing their lives against God's word."

The prophets and apostles didn't look to make a smart they looked to get us saved"
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Review by / (Posted on 3/2/2017)
Simply Amazing Thank God for His Truth
Loved it really faith inspiring, very clear and objective, thanks to this great work I too can boldly say that I don't have enough faith to become an atheist
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