Sunday, June 16, 2013

Book Review: Gospel Deeps

Gospel Deeps takes readers beyond the altar call, beyond the commitment, beyond acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and into the deep water of what the Gospel means and how it transforms everything. This is not a lightweight book (full of cute anecdotes or pithy sayings), but it remains accessible to readers who are willing to do a little thinking and stick with it.

Chapters address different facets of Jesus and Christian theology (hence the diamond on the cover): the Persons of the Trinity; the meaning of atonement; why God allows suffering; characteristics of God; our longing for heaven; redemption; joy found in the Gospel; and the glory of Christ.

This book reawakens the beauty, joy, and wonder of the Gospel. I loved it because I'm not satisfied with a casual, "Jesus is my buddy" kind of Sunday morning Christian faith. I want to go deeper. Jared Wilson is awed by the majesty and excellencies of Jesus and he respects his readers enough to bring us along with him. Yes, there's some deep theology in here--but dive in--you can handle it.

Highly recommended.

Gospel Deeps
by Jared C. Wilson
Crossway Books, 2012

I received a copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a review.