Friday, July 1, 2011

The Mind Set On The Spirit

"A Beethoven piano sonata, a painting by Rembrandt, a poem by Wordsworth - these are among the most sublime artifacts of human creation and have the capacity to reach beyond the authors' grasp. But none of these works can sit alongside the simplicity of the words in the prologue of John's Gospel: 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.' (John 1:1) Here we are on another level, a dimension to which the natural man has no access."     _____Derek W. H. Thomas

This quote is from the book I am currently reading, How The Gospel Brings Us All The Way Home, by Derek Thomas. (Reformation Trust Publishing) It is about Romans 8, which the author calls, "THE BEST CHAPTER IN THE BIBLE," and, "the heart of the Epistle to the Romans."

I have made one of the aims in my life to know the Gospel as well as I am able to (by the grace of God, even beyond my own ability). When I first saw Derek Thomas' latest book advertised on line, along with a sneak preview of the entire first chapter to tempt me, I decided to make How The Gospel Brings Us All The Way Home part of my summer reading. This volume has exceeded my expectations by shedding light on some facets of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ that should illuminate the Christian's heart and mind. 



Eddie Eddings said...

Great quote. Y'know, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a regular feature of quotes from books you are presently reading! It might even spark enough interest to sell a few good books. said...

Good idea. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if I were to run across one or two more quotable passages in later chapters in this book.


Persis said...

This looks like a good book, and please post quotes!