Father, Son, & Holy Spirit Book Review

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Back in January I took a class at TMS taught by Dr. Bruce Ware on the doctrine of the trinity, which I blogged about here.  As a part of the class Dr. Ware assigned several reading assignments, one of which was the book Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

Father, Son, & Holy Spirit is based on a series of lectures that Dr. Ware gave at a CBC pastor’s conference in 2004.  The book begins with a broad overview of the doctrine of the Trinity and moves on to examine each of the persons of the Trinity in detail. 

Father, Son, & Holy Spirit is a short book, weighing in at around 160 pages, but it is a very readable book due to it’s origin in a series of talks for pastors and their wives.  Throughout most of my Christian life I have always viewed the Trinity as a mystery that was simply beyond my ability to understand, so for the most part I ignored it.  What Dr. Ware does in this book is to bring the doctrine of the Trinity into full view for everyday people and to draw applications from this marvelous doctrine.  Each chapter is concluded with a series of applications that range from marriage, to parenting, to business relationships, to pastoral ministry.  Father, Son, & Holy Spirit truly is a theologically devotional book.  I’ll close with a quote from Dr. Ware.

The one God is three!  He is by very nature both a unity of Being while also existing eternally as a society of Persons.  God’s tri-Personal reality is intrinsic to his existence as the one God who alone is God.  He is a socially related being within himself.  In this tri-Personal relationship the three Persons love one another, support one another, assist one another, team with one another, honor one another, communicate with one another, and in everything respect and enjoy one another.  They are in need of nothing but each other throughout all eternity.  Such is the richness and the fullness and the completion of the social relationship that exists in the Trinity.

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May 26 2010 04:00 am | Trinity

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