|Publication Date: 21 Apr 2016|
|Page Count: 176|
|Author: Tim Chester|
|ISBN-13: 9781783594078, 9781783594566|
Why the Reformation Still Matters
Five hundred years later, the Reformation still has important things to say. In this clear, incisive and accessible survey, Michael Reeves and Tim Chester show how the Reformation helps us answer questions like: How do we know what’s true? Can we truly know God? How does God speak? What’s wrong with us? How can we be saved? Who am I?
That many people today find the Reformation strange and remote exposes our preoccupation with this material world and this momentary life. If there is a world beyond this world, and a life beyond this life, then it doesn’t seem to matter very much to us.
At its heart, the Reformation was a dispute about how we know God and how we can be right with him. At stake was our eternal future – and it still is.
This is … a lively and thought-provoking book, prompted by an evident enthusiasm for the liberating and transforming message of the Gospel and emphasising union and communion with God in Jesus Christ as the reality, goal and joy of the Christian life.
The reader will find that the authors’ historical and biblical exposition benefits mind and heart tremendously. I enjoyed and benefited from this book … and I recommend it heartily.
This book is an incredibly helpful offering by the authors, which will be of use to the following groups of people: those who find themselves doubting the use of the Reformation, those who find themselves having to defend the Reformation, those who are new to Reformed theology, and those exploring it.
[We] heartily recommend the book if you are prepared to do a little work.
the standout book for the celebrations of the Reformation
a stimulating and encouraging study