McGraw, Ryan M.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is intimately bound up with the glory of Christ Himself. Moreover, all of the major themes of Christian theology are vitally informed by the person and work of our glorious Lord. Aware of these connections, Ryan McGraw gives us a big-picture view of the gospel that begins with the eternal plan of salvation, moves through the covenants of works and of grace, traces every stage of Christ’s incarnation and work, and concludes with His reign in the church.
Throughout the book, careful attention is given to the importance of the Trinitarian nature of God and the believer’s union with Christ. Here is a call to faith in and fellowship with Jesus, demonstrating how the glory of Christ is truly the best news anyone can embrace.
Table of Contents:
Preface: Why does the Glory of Jesus Christ Matter?
1. The Eternal Christ
2. The Christ of Genesis 3:15
3. The Incarnate Christ
4. The Obedient Christ
5. The Suffering Christ
6. The Resurrected Christ
7. The Exalted Christ
8. The Reigning Christ
Ryan M. McGraw is pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, California; research associate, University of the Free State; and adjunct professor of systematic theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
“It is a pleasure for me to commend warmly Ryan McGraw’s latest book, Christ’s Glory, Your Good. John Owen (whose works McGraw ‘relishes,’ to use an Owen word) wrote, ‘He who discerns not the glory of God in the person of Christ . . . is an unbeliever.’ McGraw introduces us to the biblical teaching on Christ’s glory in an accessible, yet deeply challenging way. He is persuaded, as every Christian pastor should be, that studying the glory of Christ, as it is revealed in Holy Scripture, is an elevating, challenging, and transformative experience. McGraw has the ability, born of much study and personal acquaintance with Christ’s glory, to set before us the multifaceted richness of the Savior’s glory, as God the Son and as the God-man. in an age of shallow devotional theology, read McGraw and have your spiritual sinews fi rst stretched and then deeply nourished. I will be buying a number of copies to give out in my own congregation.” — Ian Hamilton, Minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, UK