Above all Earthly Pow’rs is the fourth part of David Wells ‘trilogy’ examining contemporary evangelicalism in North America. I read the first two volumes- which were okay- and skipped the third (a verdict on the first two?) This however is a must read. It is an extremely powerful book(no pun intended!). Its great strength is to show how we have beocme immersed in our culture and how that culture has shaped us. Whilst it is directed primarily towards North America it has much to say to us on this side of the Atlantic where we catch cold every time American evangelicalism sneezes. Wells has his critics- who doesn’t?- but this really is a must read. Not least because of Wells own passionate affirmation of the gospel.