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Review: High King of Heaven

The Church may be comfortable with a relaxed Christology, claiming that Jesus died and rose—but what more are we missing? In High King of Heaven: Theological and Practical Perspectives on the Person and Work of Jesus (Moody, 2018), biblical scholars and theologians unite to craft a fully-orbed portrait of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is divided into four sections: the Person, Word, Work, and Witness of Christ, and respected authorities within theological and biblical studies each commentate on a fragment of Christology. Together, this book is a well-crafted, robust introduction to the doctrine of Christ. It is written at a somewhat higher level of reading, so this book is suited for students and church leaders or laypersons interested in diving deeper into matters of theology. The bite-sized chapters, each devoting careful exegesis and application to a particular area, such as the kenosis or the ascension, also make this a valuable reference tool in study and sermon preparation. I highly recommend this book for those who are seeking to move from a simple "I believe in Jesus" theology toward a more whole, majestic portrait of the Son of God.

(My thanks is given to Moody for providing a complimentary review copy in exchange for an honest review.)

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