5 Stars Out Of 5
If you love a book, dig deeper!
December 26, 2014
I learned a trick of the trade during the process of writing many book reviews in Seminary - "If you love a book, check out the books from which that author is quoting." J. I. Packer's Knowing God led me to Pink's Attributes of God and I was not disappointed.
Pink writes, "The foundation of all true knowledge of God must be a clear mental apprehension of His perfections as revealed in Holy Scripture. An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshiped."
Pink describes several attributes of God (can any one book, other than the Bible itself, fully contain all that we can know of Him?). For the preacher, the Table of Contents and the Scripture Index can form a ready-reference starting point, with chapters which describe attributes such as the supremacy, sovereignty, immutability, power, faithfulness, goodness, patience, grace, mercy, love AND wrath of God.
I like that there is room for my notes in the margins and that the font size is large enough to read without having to double-up with my reading glasses. The print is clear and the pages are durable. While Pink does a good job of providing a good "one-stop shopping experience" with the topics he has chosen, this is not an academic book in the sense that there are footnotes/end notes or an interaction with the original Hebrew and Greek languages. This makes it an easy read for all levels of academia, and in my humble opinion, it is a "must have" for the shelves of anyone wanting to grow deeper in their understanding of how awesome our God truly is!