About the Author
Jesus Christ taught his disciples to call God ‘Our Father’, and to live as members of his family. Although simple enough for every Christian to understand this is also so profound that its implications take a lifetime and more to explore fully.
Yet, despite Christ’s words and example, Christians have frequently ignored or forgotten his teaching. In these pages, Sinclair B.Ferguson reminds us of its importance.
Children of the Living God takes as its starting point the wise and thought-provoking question of an old writer: ‘If the love of a father will not make a child delight in him, what will?’. It underlines that we were created for joyful fellowship with God, and explains how we enter his family by new birth and adoption. Its chapters show how the Spirit of sonship, Christian freedom, divine discipline, prayer and the sacraments all contribute to our experience of the love the Father has for his children.
This book explains clearly the Reformed, biblical understanding of the covenant between God and His children. For Christians undergoing hard times and especially for parents who have children who they worry about because they have yet to show signs of salvation this book is a blessing. This book leads the reader to Scripture that will strenghen faith and provide hope and comfort through the worst of the trials of life. This is a wonderfull book for counselors and pastors as a resource in couseling, instruction, or special studies. It is sophisticated enough for a professional theologian yet easy and understandable for the laiety as well. I continually run out of copies of this book because so often situations come up in people's lives where I know the wisdom and understanding in it will is the best counsel that I can give. I am here to order several now.