Because the views of the Steelites are so damaging, a Minister friend of mine in Australia has been working as time affords on a critical review of Greg Barrow's book, The Covenanted Reformation Defended. I think it is obvious to many that Barrow´s work is scholastically incompetent. However, it is hard not to conclude the author is so self-deluded that he cannot handle sources accurately and can only see support for his views where they are not, or worse, he is being deliberately deceptive. I submit the following by the Rev. Matthew Winzer with his permission. This is part one of a projected multiple part review of CRD. In my opinion, in a short space, in addition to calling into question the credibility of the author, Mr. Winzer seriously undermines the entire thesis of that book.