Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith

Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith
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Reeves, Michael

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Listen to a sermon by Michael Reeves entitled Enjoying the Trinity. (The Gospel Coalition)


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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 this lively book, we find an introduction to Christianity and the Christian life that is from start to finish rooted in our triune God—Father, Son and Spirit. Not only do we understand the person and work of Christ through the Trinity, but also prayer, the church and every aspect of our faith. With wit and clarity, Reeves draws from church history down to the present referencing a wide range of notable teachers and preachers. Here is a rich and enjoyable portrayal of the basic beliefs of Christianity that opens up the profound and life-changing truths of our faith.

About the Author

Michael Reeves (PhD, King's College) is currently theological adviser for the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) in the United Kingdom. He oversees Theology Network, a theological resources website, and was formerly an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place.

Book Details

135 Pages
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: July 2012
ISBN 10: 830839836
ISBN 13: 9780830839834

“This is a great little book. Where it makes a distinctive contribution is in the focus on the Trinity as key to undergirding and outlining the gospel. This is no dry tract but a book that the author clearly enjoyed writing and in whose content he clearly believes with an infectious passion. I shall be buying a few for the church, to keep on hand for new believers and those who are inquiring about the faith. I might add that you might want to read it yourself. As Luther commented, no one should ever think of themselves as having progressed beyond the basic catechetical elements of the faith.”
- Carl Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary

“The Trinity is often regarded as an esoteric and intimidating doctrine, over the heads of rank-and-file Christians. What are laypeople and students to make of the theologians' unfathomable utterances about how the Father, Son and Spirit constitute one God? The answer: Start by reading this book. Michael Reeves unpacks the significance of the Trinity for Christian life with a straight-shooting, conversational style honed by years of student ministry. But don't let the panache fool you. There is substance here that outweighs that of books much harder to understand. Read this book. Look up all the Bible passages it quotes. Let the Spirit use it to help you to see the Scriptures—and most of all, to see God the Trinity—in a new way. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
- Donald Fairbairn, Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and author of Life in the Trinity

“Delighting in the Trinity overflows with the heart-winning news of the triune God who is love. Clear, accessible and compelling, Michael Reeves's new book provides stunning vistas of how the Father's eternal love for his Son has become unimaginably good news for us. If your life as a Christian has become at all routine or you simply wish to be freshly amazed at the transformative love of the Trinity for you, read Delighting in the Trinity. If you are like me, you will want to read it more than once. It's that spiritually satisfying.”
- Dan Cruver, national director of Together for Adoption and author of Reclaiming Adoption

“If you have ever felt that the doctrine of the Trinity was a liability, a burden to be borne patiently, this is the book that will change your perspective. Michael Reeves's Delighting in the Trinity presents the triune God as the best thing about the Christian faith. Convinced that 'the triunity of God is the secret of his beauty,' Reeves writes from a full heart, with contagious enthusiasm for the Trinity. Delighting in the Trinity is more stimulating, quotable and engaging than we usually expect a theology book to be. Page after page, Reeves finds new ways of talking, draws surprising connections and reminds us that the God of the gospel is good news in three persons.”
- Fred Sanders, Biola University

“It's not often one reads a book on trinitarian theology that is deeply insightful and wonderfully witty at the same time, but this is such a volume. Filled with careful thought and wise application, Reeves provides a most accessible book for those who are trying to understand what difference it makes that we are trinitarian.”
- Kelly M. Kapic, Covenant College