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Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

by John Piper
Publisher: Crossway Books
Mass market paperback, 124 pages
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Who is Jesus Christ? You've never met him in person, and you don't know anyone who has. But there is a way to know who he is. How? Jesus Christ-the divine Person revealed in the Bible-has a unique excellence and a spiritual beauty that speaks directly to our souls and says, "Yes, this is truth." It's like seeing the sun and knowing that it is light, or tasting honey and knowing that it is sweet.

The depth and complexity of Jesus shatter our simple mental frameworks. He baffled proud scribes with his wisdom but was understood and loved by children. He calmed a raging storm with a word but would not get himself down from the cross.

Look at the Jesus of the Bible. Keep your eyes open, and fill them with the portrait of Jesus in God's Word. Jesus said, "If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority." Ask God for the grace to do his will, and you will see the truth of his Son. John Piper has written this book in the hope that all will see Jesus for who he really is and will come to enjoy him above all else.

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  Excellent Study.
Miss Pickwickian of Oregon, 4/27/2011
In this book soley focused on knowing Jesus, John Piper studies various Scriptures and expounds on different names and attributes. He delves into the character of Christ as portrayed in the entire Bible while ending each chapter with a written prayer.

“Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ” is an excellent and beautiful study that brings you straight to the core of the Gospel and will make you think about our awe-inspiring God.

Unfortunately, Piper doesn’t give you much direct application, which could lead you to put the book down and continue life without much long-term impact. It would be good to ask, “What does this mean for me and my actions?” after every chapter.

Overall it is a wonderful, helpful study on the character of the Savior.