9 out of 10 Stars
Author: Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Reading Level: Easy
I’m thankful for the writing and speaking ministry of Elyse Fitzpatrick. My mom, sister, and wife attended a mini-conference she held here in Greenville, SC. The gospel was so clearly preached and so clearly heard. That’s a strength you will find in all of Elyse’s writing. She’s able to whittle all the extra fat off until all that’s left is a prime gospel cut. She also relentlessly keeps the person and work of Jesus Christ front and center. Those strengths shine throughout Found in Him.
Found in Him neatly breaks into two section: incarnation and union. It’s a simple and straightforward project. She focuses on the person and work of Jesus Christ in these two ways. Part one on the incarnation reads as a kind of biblical theology, historical and exegetical examination of who Jesus is as revealed in the incarnation. That moves seamless into the union section. Where we look at the most significant benefit of the gospel--our union with Jesus Christ. She aptly uncovers and rejoices in the truths found in our union. She encourages us to live in those truths. The fact that she loves the gospel is evident through the pages and that’s contagious.
If you love Elyse’s other books, Found in Him won’t disappoint. I would highly recommend it for those needing a shot of gospel in the arm. I can’t think of a better book that’s as approachable for the ordinary Christian on the topic of our union with Jesus Christ. If you haven’t done much study and are interested in knowing more about the biblical doctrines of incarnation and union, Found in Him is the place to start.
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