Published on November 2, 2016 by Joshua R Monroe

Zondervan, 2016 | 416 pages

Zondervan Press Release

Matthew Barrett Examines the Historical Adherence to Sola Scriptura

Recovers a Biblical Understanding of the Authority of God’s Word for Today’s Christians


Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 2016 — Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or “solas”) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith.

Recover a robust doctrine of Scripture’s authority in the face of today’s challenges and why a solid doctrinal foundation built on God’s Word is the best hope for the future of the church.

Matthew Barrett is Tutor of systematic theology and church history at Oak Hill Theological College in London, executive editor of Credo Magazine, and the author and editor of several books, including Salvation by Grace, Four Views on the Historical Adam, and Owen on the Christian Life. Barrett is the editor of the Five Sola Series.

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Praise for God’s Word Alone

“Barrett here covers all the theological bases—biblical, historical, and systematic—as one might expect of a home run.”

—Kevin J. Vanhoozer

“It is a massive understatement to say this book is much needed today. I cannot recommend it too highly.”  

—Sam Storms

“Barrett … competently demonstrates the relevance of the doctrine of Scripture in our day.”

—D. A. Carson

“Barrett’s knowledge is very broad and his position thoroughly biblical.”  

—John Frame

“In very readable prose Barrett graciously provides thoughtful and nuanced responses to the objections of critics of this doctrine.”

—John D. Woodbridge

“This book—what a feast!”  

—Robert W. Yarbrough

“Barrett draws in the Bible’s own Trinitarian, covenantal, and salvation-historical themes to offer a persuasive alternative to various attempts to evade scriptural authority.”

—Michael Horton

“I expect to be recommending this book often.”

—Mark Thompson

“This book will do great good in grounding the faith of a new generation.”

—Michael Reeves


See our interview with Matthew Barrett here!

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God's Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture: What the Reformers Taught and Why it Still Matters

Zondervan, 2016 | 416 pages

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