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Tabletalk Magazine, August 1997: Counting on God: The Faith of Abraham
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Tabletalk Magazine, August 1997: Counting on God: The Faith of Abraham


Ligonier Ministries 1997

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For more than thirty years, Tabletalk has existed as a magazine to provide a substantive study tool for believers. Generally speaking, laymen receive either very little instruction in the weightier matters of the faith, or the instruction is too academic, thereby making the material largely inaccessible to average person. This is the reason Tabletalk exists—to bridge the gap between these two poles, to explain to the people of God the important, biblical doctrines and events while admonishing them toward holy living.

Contributors include: R. C. Sproul along with Edmund Clowney, Robert Barnes, R. C. Sproul Jr., David Hall, Berry stubbs, Alistair Begg, Neil Hegeman, Sinclair Ferguson, and Scott W. Smith. Tabletalk features articles on topics central to the Christian faith and contains daily, in-depth Bible studies.

Over the years, Tabletalk has been recognized for its excellence through several awards. Today, people all over the world read Tabletalk on a daily basis. Now with the Logos Bible Software edition of Tabletalk all Scripture passages are linked to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of "humility" or "prayer."

Key Features

  • Daily Studies From The Teaching Fellowship Of R. C. Sproul
  • "Coram Deo" note from an editor


  • "By Faith Abraham . . . " by R. C. Sproul
  • "The Birth of Laughter" by Edmund Clowney
  • "The Death of Laughter?" by Robert Barnes
  • "Future Faith" by R. C. Sproul Jr.
  • "Giving Faith" by David Hall
  • "Portrait of Humility" by Berry stubbs
  • "The Light of the World" by Alistair Begg
  • "True Prayer" by Neil Hegeman
  • "He Stoops to Conquer" by Sinclair Ferguson
  • "If We Only Knew . . . " by Scott W. Smith
  • "The Cultural Mind: General Abram"
  • "Hits and Missives"
  • "Ministry News: New Team Members"

Praise for the Print Edition

Tabletalk has been a key ingredient in the diet of Christians conscious of their spiritual vitality.

—Michael S. Horton

Month by month, Tabletalk represents an oasis in a desert of false spirituality, mindless Christianity, and vapid conviction. Tabletalk represents theological rigor, biblical Christianity, and authentic Christian devotion. It is an antidote to the world of superficial Christianity. Read it and grow.

—R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

Tabletalk has been a wonderful resource in my own daily walk with the Lord.

—Ravi Zacharias

Product Details

  • Title: Tabletalk Magazine, August 1997: Counting on God, The Faith of Abraham
  • Editor in Chief: R. C. Sproul Jr.
  • Associate Editor: Robert Barnes
  • Series: Tabletalk
  • Publisher: Ligonier Ministries
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 62

About R. C. Sproul

R. C. Sproul is Founder and President of Ligonier Ministries and President of Ligonier Academy. He also servers as Senior Pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he has written more than seventy books including Defending Your Faith, Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, The Truth of the Cross, Truths We Confess, and commentaries on Romans and John in the Saint Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series.