He is omniscient, but until I make the decision there is simply no decision to know. This theology is called Open Theism and I have never heard it before. It did not make sense to me until my wife asked if I believed that God creates people knowing they will go to hell. If you take Dr. Bowland's theory, then yes He does. If you take Dr. Boyd's theory, then no He does not. I do not like the idea of God creating people knowing that they will choose hell, but I also do not like the idea of limiting His power. What is your stance?
One other thing that I found that I am not quite sure about is Dr. Boyd's stance on baptism. As I mentioned earlier, I thought he did an exceptional job of explaining salvation to his father, but he never mentioned baptism as a necessary step in that process. He might have been waiting until his father believed, repented, and accepted Christ to lead him to that point, but I am just a little unsure as to why that was never mentioned. There was a correspondence between the two about the Christian life and all that it entails, but never the mention of baptism. I am just a little curious as to why?
I thought that the book, in general, was very clear and relevant. I think that Edward kept that progression going because of his straight forwardness at the very beginning and because of the types of questions he asked. I also found Gregory's credentials, backed up by his responses and the heart that he portrayed