This winsome, warm, in places electrifying, text changed the way I think about God and my relationship with him to be more trusting, close, and real. In accessible but biblically accurate language Reeves uncovers for us a delight so sweet and so transforming to the way we think of God that you will not go unchanged. I am recommending this book to everyone. Other books may go into more technical and historical aspects that are worthwhile but this volume gets at the heart of the sweetness of it all and WHY the Trinity matters. Buy several. You'll wish you had them to hand out! Everyone in my Bible study group read it and they all said without exception that it was life changing. The book is small and easy to read but you will want to linger in passages and share with friends.
Having been a believer for more than 50 years, this is the best treatment on the Trinity I have come across. It goes beyond dry theology, and fuzzy analogies of eggs and the properties of H2O to the beauty and wonder of the Triune God. Reeves' writing satisfies both the seeking mind and the yearning spirit. He delivers what the title promises: a delight in the Trinity. However, do not let the subtitle hold you back by making you think this is some elementary treatment of the subject. There is nothing been-there-done-that about this book. I cannot imagine any truly God-oriented heart coming away from this book without a deeper appreciation for the wonder of our great and loving, Triune God and what He has done for us.
I read this book at the recommendation of a friend at a time (unbeknownst to my friend) I was going through a season of doubts concerning the relationship between God and me. I have always found it difficult to have a close, intimate relationship with God, perhaps because I could not understand how the God of the universe would even really desire that kind of relationship with me. Michael Reeves helped me to understand the love of God in a whole new way, a love that has its origins in the Trinity and then overflows to His creation in a deeply personal way. My life has seriously been transformed - not only do I find it possible to truly love God like never before, I also find it possible to truly love others around me with the same love. Am I imperfect in it, yes, but I find myself growing by leaps and bounds.
This book is not a quick read, but it is an enthralling read . The subtitle (an introduction to the Christian Faith) may be misleading in that it is not just written for the new Christian. Any believer will get a great deal out of reading this book (I've been following Christ for decades). I'm on my second time through it, and the small group that meets in our home will be reading through this together starting in January.
This is great book that clarifies a some rather deep topics (God's nature & the Trinity in particular). I learned some new things about how inadequate the idea of God as a singularity is and how rich and meaningful the triune God is. Also gained a deeper understanding of why God created us. I am using this book as part of an ongoing study in our church for the purpose of moving believers into a deeper understanding of their faith, what they believe and what it means when they engage the non-Christian world. This has been a great resource. A book I will re-read many times in the future. I found his style of writing can sometimes be hard to follow, but that could be just my own personal reaction. Well worth buying and reading. You will profit richly form doing so. I have had opportunities to discuss God with people from other mono-theistic faiths and new have new insights that I wish I had earlier. Can hardly wait to share some of this with them.
This is the best book on the Trinity I have read. It is easy to understand and focuses on GOD as a Father loving the son, the SON loving US, the SPIRIT loving the SON while comforting US & all Glory going back to the FATHER. A CIRCLE of LOVE following like a river. I feel much more ability to explain the TRINITY (before I was often miffed on truly understanding the Trinity).