- ISBN: 1783972602, 9781783972609
- Page count: 230
- Published: 2019-10-01
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Evangelical Press
- Author: Ryan M. McGraw
The Introduction to this book includes these words: "One of thegreatest needs of the church in every age is to contemplate, know,and love the glory of Christ in order to promote the spread of thegospel and the holiness of God's people. Yet this all-encompassingvision of Jesus Christ in Christian faith and life is not alwayscommon and it is often missing today." One book cannot beexpected to meet all the needs of the church in the vital area ofChristology, but these essays (originally given at the 2018 SpringTheology Conference at Greenville Presbyterian TheologicalSeminary) provide pastors and church members with the key ideassurrounding the person of Christ. This is no isolated academicexercise. The editors rightly say:
As the Puritan Isaac Ambrose (1604-1664) wrote, "The mostexcellent subject to discourse or write of, is Jesus Christ .Indeed all we say is but unsavory, if it be not seasoned withthis salt." Jesus Christ is also the most excellent subject toread and to prayerfully savor and meditate on. Doing so isthe true path to the blessedness of the world to come andof joy and personal holiness in this life. Every glimpse wehave of Christ on earth brings heaven down to us so thatwe might long to appear in heaven where Christ is seated.
Prayerfully reading these chapters will enrich your mind and providemany glimpses of Christ that will increase your longing for him.