Carl Trueman is one of my favorite authors and his most recent book, The Creedal Imperative, looks like it might be his best piece of work yet. WTS is running a sale right now for $10 each or $8 when you buy 5 or more. So, get one for yourself and every pastor you know!
Here is the publishers description:
Recent years have seen a number of high profile scholars converting to Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy while a trend in the laity expresses an eclectic hunger for tradition. The status and role of confessions stands at the center of the debate within evangelicalism today as many resonate with the call to return to Christianity’s ancient roots. Carl Trueman offers an analysis of why creeds and confessions are necessary, how they have developed over time, and how they can function in the church of today and tomorrow. He writes primarily for evangelicals who are not particularly confessional in their thinking yet who belong to confessional churches – Baptists, independents, etc. – so that they will see more clearly the usefulness of the church’s tradition.
Here is a short video with Trueman on the book: