Monday, May 2, 2011

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ - by John Piper

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper
Crossway Books 2004


In this book soley focused on knowing Jesus, John Piper studies various Scriptures and expounds on different names and attributes. He delves into the character of Christ as portrayed in the entire Bible while ending each chapter with a written prayer.

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ is an excellent and beautiful study that brings you straight to the core of the Gospel and will make you think about our awe-inspiring God.

Unfortunately, Piper doesn't give you much direct application, which could lead you to put the book down and continue life without much long-term impact. It would be good to ask, “What does this mean for me and my actions?” after every chapter.
Yes, we must see and savor the character of Christ, but what does that mean about our character? Do we act like our Savior is all powerful, wise, merciful, just, selfless, and most of all, alive and reigning?

Overall it is a helpful study, but certainly not all inclusive. I certainly have much I can learn from it...

Thanks for reading,
Miss Pickwickian

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