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Delighting in the Trinity

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9780830847075

Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith

Michael Reeves

The IVP Signature Collection

Paperback
5.5" x 8.5"
144 pages

Description

Why is God love? Because God is a Trinity.

Why can we be saved? Because God is a Trinity. How are we able to live the Christian life? Through the Trinity.

In this engaging book, Michael Reeves offers an introduction to Christianity and the Christian life that from start to finish is rooted in our triune God—Father, Son, and Spirit. Through the Trinity, we understand not only the person and work of Christ but also prayer, the church, and every aspect of our faith. With wit and clarity, Reeves draws from church history down to the present, referencing a wide range of notable teachers and preachers.

For over a decade, Delighting in the Trinity has provided a rich, enjoyable portrait of basic Christian beliefs, opening up the profound and life-changing truths of our faith. It is now part of the IVP Signature Collection, which features special editions of iconic books in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of InterVarsity Press.

Reviews

"It's not often one reads a book on Trinitarian theology that is deeply insightful and wonderfully witty at the same time, but this is such a volume. Filled with careful thought and wise application, Reeves provides a most accessible book for those who are trying to understand what difference it makes that we are Trinitarian."

-- Kelly M. Kapic, Covenant College

"If you have ever felt that the doctrine of the Trinity was a liability, a burden to be borne patiently, this is the book that will change your perspective. Michael Reeves's Delighting in the Trinity presents the triune God as the best thing about the Christian faith. Convinced that 'the triunity of God is the secret of his beauty,' Reeves writes from a full heart, with contagious enthusiasm for the Trinity. Delighting in the Trinity is more stimulating, quotable and engaging than we usually expect a theology book to be. Page after page, Reeves finds new ways of talking, draws surprising connections and reminds us that the God of the gospel is good news in three persons."

-- Fred Sanders, Biola University

"The Trinity is often regarded as an esoteric and intimidating doctrine, over the heads of rank-and-file Christians. What are laypeople and students to make of the theologians' unfathomable utterances about how the Father, Son and Spirit constitute one God? The answer: Start by reading this book. Michael Reeves unpacks the significance of the Trinity for Christian life with a straight-shooting, conversational style honed by years of student ministry. But don't let the panache fool you. There is substance here that outweighs that of books much harder to understand. Read this book. Look up all the Bible passages it quotes. Let the Spirit use it to help you to see the Scriptures—and most of all, to see God the Trinity—in a new way. I cannot recommend it highly enough."

-- Donald Fairbairn, Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and author of Life in the Trinity

About the Author

Michael Reeves (PhD, King's College) is president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in the UK. He is a local church minister, senior fellow of Newton House, Oxford, and regularly speaks and teaches worldwide. His books include Rejoicing in ChristGospel PeopleThe Unquenchable Flame, and Rejoice and Tremble.