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In How the Gospel Brings Us All The Way Home, Dr. Thomas leads his readers step-by-step through this remarkable chapter of Scripture, unfolding the way stations along the Christian journey and uncovering profound exhortations and reassurances for God's people.
Number of Pages: 140
Vendor: Ligonier Ministries
|Dimensions: 8 X 5.5 (inches)|
Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching, 2nd EditionR. Albert Mohler Jr., James Montgomery Boice, Derek W.H. ThomasReformation Trust Publishing / 2008 / Hardcover$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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In How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas explores Romans 8, which he calls the best chapter in the Bible. Here he finds an exposition of the steps through which God leads His people in the process of their salvation, but also loving counsel on such topics as prayer and resisting the Devil, as well as exhortations and comforts for weary pilgrims. Dr. Thomas begins at Romans 8:1 with the best news imaginablebelievers just and deserved condemnation before God has been taken away by Jesus Christs work on the cross. He then contrasts earthly minded and spiritually minded people, showing that only those who are spiritually minded know life.
In Romans 8:2930, he explores several steps in the process of salvationforeknowledge, predestination, calling, justification, and, finally, glorificationwhich show Gods invincible purpose in redemption. Finally, he unfolds the powerful promise of the final few verses of Romans 8: nothing can separate those God has redeemed from His saving love. How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home is a powerful exploration of the manifold gifts the heavenly Father has lavished upon His peopleand a preview of the greater inheritance that lies ahead.
Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas is senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and author of many books, including How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Calvins Teaching on Job, and, with Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson, Ichthus: Jesus Christ, Gods Son, the Saviour.
Dr. Thomas has written or edited fifteen books, is an associate minister at a church in South Carolina, and is an adjunct professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. This book began as a series of sermons and reads like its source material. Because of this, each chapter is filled with excellent points and material, but the sermon-like format makes it difficult to read more than one chapter at a time due to the mild jump in content and delivery.
Dr. Thomas delivers on his intent in the text, giving us the joy of no condemnation found at the start of Romans 8 and reassuring us of no separation from Christ. He beautifully reminds us of things such as Christ's declaration that we are not guilty of sin. Finally, he reassures us in quoting, On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.
Overall, How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home is an excellent journey through a deep chapter of the Bible, but it is laid out to be taken in strides. It is meant to be read and pondered. Like sermons, a strong message can be drawn from this book, with some chapters bearing more fruit than others depending upon where a person is in his Christian walk. The overarching message is still excellent and worthwhile for anyone. David Hestand, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com