Wayne Grudem has written what is one of, if not the most popular systematic theology textbooks today. It is clear, well organized, and always practical. Recently, I was encouraged by his dedication of the book. It is dedicated to 8 people, but I was struck by this one:
A. Kenneth Ham, my Baptist pastor, who awakened in me a love for systematic theology by teaching a class on Christian doctrine when I was thirteen years old, and who taught me by example to believe every word of Scripture;
Thousands of students of the Bible have already benefited greatly from this work. Praise God for faithful pastors.