Explains how the Lord Jesus Christ carries every aspect of the Great Work of Man's Salvation, from first to last. Excerpts from the book: In this knowledge of Christ, there is an excellency above all other knowledge in the world; there is nothing more pleasing and comfortable, more animating and enlivening, more ravishing and soul contenting; only Christ is the sun and center of all divine revealed truths, we can preach nothing else as the object of our faith, as the necessary element of your soul's salvation, which does not some way or other, either meet in Christ, or refer to Christ; only Christ is the whole of man's happiness, the Sun to enlighten him, the Physician to heal him, the Wall of fire to defend him, the Friend to comfort him, the Pearl to enrich him, the Ark to support him, the Rock to sustain him under the heaviest pressures, "As a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as rivers of waters in a dry place and as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land." Isa. 32:2. Only Christ is that ladder between earth and heaven, the Mediator between God and man, a mystery, which the angels of heaven desire to pry, and peep, and look into. 1 Pet. 1:12. Here is a blessed subject indeed; who would not be glad to pry into it, to be acquainted with it? "This is life eternal, to know God, and Jesus Christ whom He hath sent." John 17:3. Come then, let us look; on this Sun of righteousness: we cannot receive harm but good by such a look; indeed by looking long on the natural sun, we may have our eyes dazzled, and our faces blackened; but by looking unto Jesus Christ, we shall have our eyes clearer, and our faces fairer; if "the light of the eye rejoice the heart." Prov. 15:30, how much more, when we have such a blessed object to look upon? As Christ is more excellent than all the world, so this sight transcends all other sights; it is the epitome of a Christian's happiness, the quintessence of evangelical duties, "Looking unto Jesus."
I've not found another book comparable to this most excellent volume on the person and work of Christ. Ambrose develops his theme from the text of Scripture and opens up new vistas concerning the beauties of Christ. Whatever your denominational background, you'll find here no petty fighting over words or harsh polemics, only the sweet bread of life opened for hungry souls. Do you suppose you already know a lot about the Lord Jesus Christ? Read this book and realize you've only begun to appreciate the glories of the Savior. This book is medicine for the heart of every weary believer, and light for the path of every struggling pilgrim. Isaac Ambrose not only shows the way to the City of God, he leads you in it's streets and introduces you to its loving Sovereign.