Review snippet provided by Jennifer Guo.
“Michael Bird has written a masterful, significant, and unique contribution to the world of introductory systematics texts. This is a gospel-soaked volume from beginning to end, with the evangel ever at the helm – this is the primary unique strength of this volume. The other strength lies in the fact that Bird skillfully achieves a great balance between exegesis and engagement with church history (as well as contemporary debates. Rob Bell even gets a mention in the section on hell). Amongst ample Scripture references you find quotations from the Patristics all the way to Piper. This volume is a canonical and creedal tour de force. Because of these two significant unique strengths, I believe this is a text that every evangelical needs. It is a necessary complement to whatever systematic theology texts you may already own.”
Michael F. Bird. Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013. 912 pp. $49.99.