The Dispensations - By Mark Sweetnam
This excellent volume of over 200 pages might be regarded as a necessary addition to the library of each student of Holy Scripture. The subtitle 'God's Plan for the Ages' defines in a few words what Mark Sweetnam has effectively addressed in this book. In the early chapters he deals most helpfully with definitions of e.g. the ages, generations and dispensations. He shows that history from Genesis 1 verse 1 is not a series of incoherent, haphazard, unrelated and ad hoc events: in his coverage of the dispensations, we see an unfolding of the divine plan and programme for the ages, in keeping with Divine purpose and wisdom. The author has made extensive and effective use of Holy Scripture in support of his exposition of the dispensations.