KNOWING CHRIST

knowing-christ

This month I am strongly

vigorously

heartily

robustly

stoutly

decidedly

and joyfully recommending the book “Knowing Christ” by Mark Jones.

I first heard about the book through watching a conversation between the author and J.I. Packer on the importance of this book and its topic.

After that I saw many recommendations of “Knowing Christ” by highly respected church leaders. It became a ‘must read’ for me.

After reading the first chapter, I bought more copies to give away.

I like that Mark Jones combines challenging depth with approachable clarity. Mark wants to honor Christ by having the reader think more deeply about Christ.

However, the book does not overwhelm the reader. The 27 chapters are short (under 10 pages), so the book can be read as a daily devotional. In fact, I recommend that you not read more than one chapter at a time. These are rich truths that deserve careful attention.

No subject will reward us more richly than to learn more about Christ. The Apostle Paul has this to say about Christ in Colossians 1:15-19

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.  For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell

Every one of us has the need to love and honor Jesus more. A necessary part of doing so, is to know more about him.

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