Book Review

Book Review

Gleanings In Joshua: Arthur W. Pink; Moody Press, Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.

This volume represents a valuable contribution to the exegesis of this highly profitable portion of the Old Testament Scriptures. The author develops the typology of Israel’s conquest and possession of the Land of Promise.

Mr. Pink has a happy penchant for directing his written ministry to the conscience and heart of the Christian. He therefore never misses an opportunity to emphasize the typical teaching of Joshua in such a way as to demand implicit obedience on the part of the believer. It may be that his exceedingly practical application of the types may not differentiate sufficiently between the significance of the Old Testament law (the ministration of condemnation) and the significance of the New Testament commandments (which are not grievous). Similarly, his understandable distaste for ultra dispensationalism occasionally seems to obscure true dispensational relationships. For example, he likens the judgment of Achan to the goats being separated from the sheep at the Last Assize, although the former event occurs at the start of the millenial kingdom, with respect to living nations, while the latter event occurs a thousand years later, with respect to the wicked dead.

Approximately the last four chapters of the book were written by Mr James Gunn of Midland, Ontario, following Mr. Pink’s decease. They deal most ably with the final stirring acts and messages of Joshua, the servant of the Lord, together with the significance of Gilgal, Shiloh and Shechem, the key centres of those momentous times.

Price $5.40 Home Evangel Books Ltd., 24 Hobson Avenue, Toronto 16, Ont.