Friday, February 19, 2016

Audiobook Review: Sinclair B. Ferguson - The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters

 I can truthfully say I have waited years for this book to be written.

Sometime in the early 2000s, I came across a series of sermons on the Marrow Controversy by Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson. Because of my love of Church History, I thought this would be a great series to listen to. I had no idea that it would open up a whole new realm of study for myself. After listening to the lectures concerning a book called, "The Marrow of Modern Divinity", I read the book itself.

The whole study of Law and Gospel has intrigued me. This was just what I was looking for. For the next few decades, I read everything I could concerning the Law of God and grace, always keeping an eye out for specific references to "The Marrow". I am now excited to listen to the audio version of the book written by Ferguson himself.

The wait was truly worth it. The book is well written. Ferguson takes difficult doctrines and explains them in simple language. Not only does he show the history behind the controversy, he digs into the bible to show us how important the controversy is for today.

I can not say enough good things about both the book and the audiobook. The narrator does a wonderful job with the material. Neither to fast or too slow, the narration keeps you focused. If there is anything lacking, it is the absence of footnotes. They are missing altogether. I understand it is almost impossible to include them in an audiobook and do not take off of the rating.

All in all, this is one great book. I suggest you listen to it, then purchase "The Marrow" and read it. You will not be disappointed.

I highly recommend and give this audiobook 5 out of 5 stars.

I enjoyed this book courtesy of the Christian Audio review program at and received the audio book, free of charge, from in exchange for an honest review.