Fresh off the printing press is a new book on Covenant Theology from a Reformed Baptist perspective. The title is Covenant Theology: A Reformed and Baptistic Perspective on God’s Covenants and runs almost 400 pages. Greg Nichols has taken unto himself the burden of writing this monumental volume, helping us to understand God’s covenants in view of believer’s baptism. This will be especially helpful to me as a student in an overwhelmingly paedobaptist seminary. Even so, I know that more than a few paedobaptists will find it refreshing as well.
Aside from the accolades it would naturally receive from Reformed Baptists, the noted Presbyterian professor Derek Thomas had this to say regarding the book:
Baptists who embrace their historic Calvinistic and Covenantal roots have long since needed a robust and comprehensive treatment of Covenant Theology that includes the nuanced interpretations of the biblical covenants that a baptistic hermeneutic requires. This treatment by Greg Nichols does just that and more. As a devotee of the Westminster tradition (including its chapter, “On God’s Covenant with Man”), I differ here and there; sometimes significantly so. But there is so much to applaud in this volume and Baptists will do well to read this volume carefully and with much gratitude. A splendid achievement. I, for one, will insist that my Presbyterian students read it.
It’s published by Solid Ground Christian Books and right now they’re offering it for $23.95 with Monergism Books listing it at the same price. Alpha & Omega Ministries is also selling the title at a slightly higher price. This will make an excellent gift for Reformation Day or Christmas. No doubt this book is on my wish list. Once I’m doing reading it, I’ll have to come back here and write my own review of it.