Book Review – The Glory of Christ, R.C Sproul

14 Jul

If you’re a regular reader of Another King, like me, you’ll probably be quite confused or maybe amused that over our time of existence, we seem to be growing in numbers of authors whilst our number of ‘posts per month’ drop. I’ve decided to try and up my contribution to this particular Blog as i’m trying out a few tactics of using my Summer wisely, you’ll have to wait for a future post to find out more about that though….

The simplest means I could think of to try and pick up the slack of Another King was to review a book by R.C Sproul called ‘The Glory of Christ’. Firstly, some token information about the author: Dr. R.C. Sproul was born in 1939 in Pittsburgh and is the founder of Ligonier Ministries which is centred around educating and teaching, to top that all he has written over 50 books during his life.

The reason I wanted to review this book to you is that it is such a simple, but majestic read. Sproul takes you through Christ’s earthly life and ministry and shows how His glory can be seen in each and everyone of these moments. The chapters are all based around the specific area or focus of where the glory is to be found, for example, we have ‘Glory in the Fields’, ‘Glory in the Wilderness’, ‘Glory in the Upper Room’, ‘Glory on the Cross’, ‘Glory in the Return’; to name just a few. These chapters are short and so this book makes a wonderful compliment to your own time of personal devotions, the beauty of this is that Sproul takes just a few pages to highlight where the glory of Christ can be seen, even in a simple or everyday incident or location.The chapters also contain a great biblical-base and you’ll often find that Sproul is writing his own explanations and thoughts clearly alongside a given passage.

R.C Sproul

I’ve found that this book enabled me to have a growing realisation of the glory of Christ in my own life. As I read of how the glory of Him shone through in each of his actions, I found I began to have a growing knowledge of where He is working and how He is in control in every aspect. As Sproul says, ‘It is Christ, in his glory, who is the object of our worship and adoration’, I feel that this book will help you to realise, acknowledge and work this out day by day.


2 Responses to “Book Review – The Glory of Christ, R.C Sproul”

  1. Steelo July 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    Good review Ali, must put that book on my to read list! Looking forward to hearing more about your tactics for using your summer wisely!

  2. Gary Boal July 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    good review, and like Steelo i’m sticking this on my reading list

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