jtrhart

2008 Book Reading

In books on February 3, 2008 at 11:09 pm

John Owen, The Glory of ChristWell, I was on schedule to read through at least 26 books in 2008, having read through 4 already this year I was in good shape. Then I picked up a copy of John Owen’s The Glory of Christ. I have a feeling this one is going to break the schedule. The length isn’t the problem. It’s the content. I can only read through a few sentences before I am compelled to put the book down and ponder what was just read.

This is our first saving view of Christ, the first instance of our beholding his glory by faith. So to see him as to see God in him, is to behold his glory; for herein he is eternally glorious. And this is that glory whose view we ought to long for and labour after.

Owen’s use of language is fantastic. When speaking of Christ’s glory, Owen refers to it as the uncreated glory of God. If you’re looking for a book that will give you an awesome view of the glory of Christ, read the Bible. If you want a book that will give you a pretty good view of the glory of Christ, have a look at this one.

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