Report Books in Forums For Independent Baptists Posted May 29, 2010 I don't know about Piper, but both John MacArthur and John R. Rice have prOBlems with the KJB. MacArthur even questions the blood of Christ. He's a smart man, but I will not knowingly read his material. He also coined the term "grace giving" instead of tithing. I know these things first-hand, having heard his cassettes from a friend at work years ago. MacArthur used, read, and believed the NIV at the time, and I assume he still does. I am amazed at the number of Baptists that seem to follow him; though he does call himself a "fundamentalist". Makes one wonder how he defines the term "fundamentalist"? There are certainly areas with which I disagree with MacArthur (and I'm sure it keeps him up at night too! ); for starters, his position on Lordship salvation is very suspect, and I wouldn't read anything about the issue from him (or would at least use caution). However, none of the above would be reasons for me to not read either him and Dr. Rice. But this isn't a thread to discuss these men, it's a thread to discuss books. Have you read any good books lately?