on 11 November 2013
This is a great book and should be read by all pastors, preachers and leaders. I am sure it will also feature heavily on the reading list for future theological students.
This is an outworking of what it means to be saved. All too often we evangelicals have tended to buy into a privatised version of faith and have lost sight of the vital importance of our being really and truly united to Christ. Without this reality the cross avails us nothing and we are not justified, sanctified or glorified. I particularly found the way that Johnson showed that union with Christ was central to Luther and Calvin, very helpful. This book brings together Scripture and Reformed/evangelical theology in a way that is deeply satisfying. And, what is more, it is spiritually enriching.