Thursday, October 20, 2016
To experience why the gospel is good news and answer life’s most foundational questions about identity, destiny, and purpose, we must understand what it means to be united to Christ.
If you are a Christian, the Bible says that Christ has united his life to yours, that you are now in Christ and Christ is in you. This almost unfathomable truth is the central theme of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Yet few Christians today experience or enjoy this reality. Union with Christ reveals the transformational power of this ancient doctrine while addressing the basic questions of the human heart:
Who Am I?
Why Am I Here?
Where Am I Headed?
How Will I Get There?
Nothing is more practical for living the Christian life than union with Christ. The recovery of this reality provides the anchor and engine for your life with God—for your destiny is not only to see Christ, but to actually become like him.
This book had its ups and downs, for me at least, but overall it was a very well written book packed with some powerful truths that we all need to hear. The author took a topic that can come across as to hard to understand (which in some ways it is) and explained it in a very clear yet intelligent way. As a pretty much life-long Christian it's easy for me to feel like I've heard it all before but the way this message was presented and the words that he used hit me in a new way and really made me do some reevaluation.
There was one section that was a little harder to get through and a bit of redundancy (which might be helpful to others if this book is read over a longer period of days but I read it in a few days so it stuck out to me more) but that didn't detract from the heart of the book.
I feel like the words on these pages will speak to just about anyone who is willing to listen whether they are new Christians, long time Christians, or maybe just someone who wants to know what this whole Christian thing is all about.
Meet the Author
Rankin Wilbourne (M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the pastor of Pacific Crossroads Church in Los Angeles. A former commercial banker, Rankin understands the “gap” between the gospel preached on Sunday and the world people face on Monday. Leading a thriving church in a city driven by imagination, he’s concerned with practical theology—drawing connections between what we believe and how we live. Rankin and his wife, Morgen, reside in Los Angeles with their three children.
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.