Michael ReevesIVP Academic / 2012 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$12.995 out of 5 stars for Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith. View reviews of this product. 14 Reviews
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Tabitha5 Stars Out Of 5fresh breathJuly 20, 2021TabithaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Reeves brings in an educated and well researched arguments on why the Trinity is as vital as breathing. He also brings in an understanding on how different beliefs within Christianity came into effect and affected the way we look at or ignore Trinity now. Reeves wonderfully stresses on the joy we all need to have to know the Trinitarian God deeply.
Nikita5 Stars Out Of 5Delighting in the TrinityMarch 16, 2021NikitaIt is great to more fully understand that we share in the love within the Trinity.
Ty5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic Introduction to Trinitarian TheologyJune 3, 2020TyMichael Reeve's, "Delighting in the Trinity" is a remarkably clear and engaging introduction to Trinitarian theology. I recommend this book to Christians who might be eager or curious to learn more about this foundational doctrine of the Christian faith. The writing is simple yet profound and the book is a joy to read.
SpoiledMilks5 Stars Out Of 5Read this book firstSeptember 24, 2018SpoiledMilksQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5You can read the (much) fuller review on SpoiledMilks (8/9/13)
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 Reeves's book he brings us an introduction to Christianity and our daily living that is rooted in the triune God who we worship, Father, Son, and Spirit. Through the Trinity we understand the person and work of Christ, along with prayer, the church, and every aspect of our faith. His book isn't a point-by-point basis of 'who/what' the Trinity is, but why Christians should rejoice in the Trinity. We can have comfort and joy in knowing that our triune God is beyond comparison with any other god made up by man. Why does it matter if we have a Trinity or not? How does what I know about the Trinity affect my daily living?
The Father, overflowing in love, created us and sent His Son to die and share in what He has so that we could be co-inheritors with Christ and be reunited with God who then gives us even more. This book is about the love of the Trinity for mankind and how it is so unexpected, undeserved, unmerited, and how God continues to show His mercy on us even still.
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He says that the Trinity isn't an oddity, but many of the images people use to describe God (eggs, water, a shamrock, even bacon) make the Trinity seem anything but 'normal.' Reeves then goes on to show how we can begin to view the Trinity as something normal.
At 121 pages, it is a short andsimple read.
It's a deep read: Simple doesn't equal childish. This book is not about being able to spit out facts on the omniscience of the Holy Spirit and how the hypostatic union of Christ works. It's about a true relationship, and the more we see how much God loves us, the more we want to be enveloped in that love and spend time with Him and live in a way that pleases Him.Not all gods are the same.Not all religions are the same. Not all beliefs are the same. And to disagree with Oprah, my God, the Christian God, is a jealous God because He is so loving.
I have no qualms with this book.
Exceedingly so. Too often we hear the word "Trinity," sigh, roll our eyes, and don't even bother because God is 'too big and unknowable' that we might as well not even try. The doctrine of the Trinity is a huge concept, and you won't understand everything about the Trinity after this book. But you will understand and appreciate the Trinity much more. This book isn't salvation, but you'll look differently at God and all He has done.+Who would benefit from this book? Every Christian who hasn't read much or thought much about the Trinity.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Extraordinary!September 13, 2018Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Mark this down as one of the best books around on the Trinity. Don't let the fact that it's written in a popular style cause you to believe that it's inferior to more scholarly volumes either. Michael Reeves has put the Doctrine of the Trinity on the high perch it deserves and uses it as a springboard to comprehend our faith. If you don't go into the reading of this book with Mr. Reeves' conclusions, you will likely leave it that way. Along with all that academic value, you will have your heart warmed too. This book succeeds at every level.
Instead of giving a chapter-by-chapter overview, let me tell you some of the things that jumped off the page for me. He reminded me how persuasive the concept of God as Father is all across Scripture. He demonstrated that because the Father loved the Son, creation is about Him sharing His love! He explained how our triune God "is the sort of God who will make room for another to have real existence". That observation even explains the presence of evil in our world.
There's more! He reveled in the explanation of grace being more than God giving out of what He hadHe gives Himself. The Lord created familial relationships, he said, to extend the fellowship He loves. Isn't this enough to hook you? If not, check out his discussion of holiness. I saw in the Trinity more than ever that God loves me.
If I could only have one book to explain the importance and practicality of the Trinity, this book would be it. Call it indispensable!
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