Just ordered this book and hope I made a good buy. Since this topic comes up ALL THE TIME here, on FB, and everywhere it may be wise to have a good book on the topic. This review http://www.fundamentallyreformed.com/2008/08/02/god-gave-wine-gentry/ says it will be a good buy. Also the author suggests a book on Calvin & Luthers views on the topic, which seem to be in favor of drinking in moderation. Strange how John MacArthur quotes from Calvin all the time, yet himself believes that drinking is wrong. Is mac aware of what Calvin and Luther believed? This may be one of several areas where I disagree with Mac. Has anyone read it and what do you think? The Fundamentalist movement (IFB) seems to be as blind as a bat to this issue and seems to be overrun by traditionalism and by those that do not hear what the other argument has to say. Sure not drinking in front of some that will lead them to sin is very wise, however drinking a beverage in front of my TV away from their presence is okay. Its wrong for such people to try and militate total control from a beverage even when away from them!! Thats a control problem not a Biblical problem! Fundamentalists are often afraid of those that disagree with them, and wont even read such a book, but will instantly condemn it. Such blind arrogance, its sickening and sad. The other day ago I enjoyed a Mikes Pink Lemonade at a reception. I felt ozzy a little at first, but that was quickly taken away after I drank some water and got some food in my stomach. I did not get drunk and enjoyed my beverage. I felt weird because its been more than 6 months since I had a beverage, but I was glad I drank one as it was very enjoyable. One can make their beverage like the wine in the Bible times by mixing it with water and food!.