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Deeper : Real Change For Real Sinners$21.99Add to cart
Experience Real Change through Dependence on Christ
The Christian life is defined by growth. Few question the call of the Bible to grow in godliness, but the answer to exactly how this happens is often elusive.
In his newest book, Deeper, pastor and author Dane Ortlund takes Christians into the deep structures of biblical teaching on how they grow in grace–most fundamentally, by enjoying all that is already theirs in Christ. Ortlund brings believers into the fullness of Christ, the emptiness of self-reliance, and their need for union and communion with God. This book makes the case that a believer’s sanctification does not happen by doing more or becoming better, but by going deeper into the wondrous gospel truths that washed over them when they were first united to Christ. Each of its 9 chapters encourages readers to fix their gaze on Jesus in the battle against sin, casting themselves upon his grace.
Also available as a concise version: How Does God Change Us?
Gods Unfaithful Wife$25.00Add to cart
1. In The Beginning: Human Marriage As “One Flesh”
2. Playing The Harlot
3. Committing Great Harlotry
4. Under Every Green Tree
5. In Every Public Square
6. The Ultimate Marriage As “One Spirit”
7. Concluding Reflections
Appendix: The Harlot Metaphor And Feminist Interpretation
Index Of Scripture References
Index Of Authors
The biblical theme of spiritual adultery stands in all its bluntness for a deeply offensive sin–the unfaithfulness of God’s covenant people in departing from Yahweh, their husband, and going after false gods.
Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. begins by showing how the Genesis vision of human marriage provides the logic and coherent network of meanings for the story of Israel’s relationship with Yahweh. He traces the specific theme of marital unfaithfulness, first through the historical books of the Old Testament and then through the prophets, particularly Hosea, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Turning to the New Testament he also shows how the sad story of Israel’s adultery is transcended by the vision of ultimate reality in Christ and his church–the Bridegroom and the Bride.
This beautifully written book, a New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, is marked by careful exegesis and deep sensitivity. It is that rare thing–a work of scholarship that calls readers to love God with an ardor that suffuses all of life.