Volumes have been written in an attempt to engage and explain God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Learned theologians throughout the centuries have labored to write on this subject and untold number of sermons have been declared to parishioners and we still have barely touched the tip of what God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are all about. Thankfully, pastors and authors continue to study and discover biblical insight into the Godhead that needs to be shared in a manner accessible to all believers. Joe Thorn’s latest book called Experiencing the Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God is a highly useful and highly accessible journey into better understanding the Godhead.
Born out of a particularly difficult period in his life, Thorn provides the reader with fifty meditations/devotions on the subject of the trinity. His goal is not to dive into the deepest theological wells of this subject. Conversely, Thorn desires simply to note “how the Word of God draws us to the living God. In knowing Him we find peace, joy, strength, and faith.” Each chapter is focused on presenting a number of attributes and actions of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. In doing so, Thorn shows the grace of God working in the life of His people and how we can draw closer in love and devotion to Him.
I have read literally piles of books on God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to include lengthy treatises written by many of the most well-known theologians of our day and days gone by. While I enjoy those nerdy tomes on a subject such as the Trinity, there is something to be said about a simpler approach, one that presents for instance God’s holiness, spending a moment helping the reader contemplate that enormously important reality. If God is holy, what exactly does that mean and why should I care? Thorn digs right to the heart of God’s holiness in three short yet powerfully written pages, leaving the reader with a healthy understanding of what God being holy means as well as a starting point for further study and that is just the first chapter!
After reading each chapter in this book, you will find yourself growing more in love with God and more amazed at just how marvelous this God is that we serve. He is Creator. He is Unchanging. He is Jealous. He became human and died on our behalf. He is our great High Priest. He rose from the dead. He lives inside us. He is sanctifying us. He comfort us. Ladies and gentleman that is just the tip of the iceberg of the subjects Joe Thorn covers in this excellent book on the Trinity.
This is a book you will return to over and over again in your studies on the Trinity. I highly recommend this book for all believers as it will drive you to praise and worship God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, while also helping you better understand the God of the Bible. Thorn writes in a profound yet succinct way that is helpful to both seasoned and new believes alike. I could not put this book down and I am confident you will find yourself doing the same.
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