I have been reading the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (SBJT) for over ten years. I own almost every issue. It was thus a real honor to have a book review published in this esteemed journal. The current issue (Spring 2011) has the timely theme: “Debating Adam” (Table of Contents). The Editorial by Stephen Wellum and an article by A. D. Caneday are available online for free. The Book Reviews are also available online for free. My review of The Lord’s Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes is on the last two pages.
The Lord’s Supper is an important contribution to an all too often neglected subject. My review is largely appreciative, although some questions are raised by the book that need to be answered. Chief among these is the question of who are the proper recipients of communion (the open/closed communion issue). I encourage anyone interested in the historical, theological and/or biblical to get a copy of this volume. Though you may not always agree with the answers, you have to admit that the major questions are raised. My hope is that this volume will spark an important conversation among Baptists about this vital practice commanded by Christ.