Beeke, Joel R. & Boekestein, William
We Were Lost. Now We’re Found…in Him.
Everyone has experienced isolation and alienation. We lost more than a nice home when we were banished from Eden. We lost relationship with God and with each other.
But then God did the unthinkable. The Son of God became the Man Christ Jesus: one of us that we might be united to him.
In Found in Him, Elyse Fitzpatrick explores the wonder of the incarnation and the glory of our union with Christ, offering us a sure path to ultimate acceptance and true belonging through the power of the gospel.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Incarnation
1. From Beginning to End It’s All About Him
2. Come Adore on Bended Knee
3. Our Perfected Savior
4. God’s Love for Sinners
5. O Sacred Head Now Wounded
6. Jesus Shall Reign
Part 2: Union
7. “I In Them”
8. He Gave Himself Up for Us
9. Chosen, Betrothed, Beloved, Named
10. You Are Forgiven, You Are Righteous, You Are Loved
1. The Church’s Creeds
2. The Best News Ever
3. John 17
4. The Golden Chain
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick (MA, Trinity Theological Seminary) is a counselor, a retreat and conference speaker, and the head of Counsel from the Cross Ministries. Fitzpatrick has authored 18 books, including Because He Loves Me, Give Them Grace, Comforts from Romans, and Found in Him.
“Busy Christians in an iPhone age can look at Christ as though he were the battery charger and we are the smartphone. We ‘plug into’ Jesus during a quiet time, then go out and live on that energy until our spiritual batteries run dry—then it’s back to the next quiet time, conference, or retreat. But this is not a metaphor the Bible invites us to use when it speaks of our union in Christ. He is the vine; we are the branches. In her newest and perhaps most important work, my friend Elyse Fitzpatrick describes this beautiful union we have with our Savior and the joys of drawing from the Vine. I highly recommend this exceptional book!” — Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
“Found in Him reveals the God-designed remedy for our impoverished hearts—the work of Christ for, in, and through us. While many heavy-laden, conscience-stricken believers struggle to bear up under the weight of their spiritual ‘to-do’ lists, Elyse awakens our hearts and minds to what Jesus has already done and calls us to find rest in him.” — Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author; radio host, Revive Our Hearts
“It’s hard for me to capture how thankful I am for this book. As Elyse is so skilled at doing, she has taken the doctrine of our union with Christ, which sits and collects dust on the shelves of most Christians’ theology and has little impact on their living, and displayed for us the beauty of its transformative power. When you don’t understand the essential provisions that have been made for you in your union with Christ, you sadly spend your life shopping for what is already yours in him. I will recommend and give away this book again and again and will celebrate with new enthusiasm that I have been found in him!” — Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries; author, What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
“Resist the temptation to think that a book on the incarnation of Christ and our union with him couldn’t help but be dull, dry, and doctrinally abstract. Elyse Fitzpatrick couldn’t be dull if she tried! This is a rich, incisive, thoroughly scriptural, and heart-warming journey into the gospel of who Jesus is and what he has done to unite us to himself. Elyse’s portrait of Jesus and our life in him will do more than challenge and inform; it will awaken awe at the depths of God’s grace and stir adoration for the one who loved you and gave himself for you. Read and rejoice! I did.” — Sam Storms, Senior Pastor, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“This book is a celebration of the person and work of Jesus. Elyse wisely and winsomely shows us the deep wonders of what it means to be found in Jesus. Her theological maturity enables her to write with profound simplicity. This is a book to be savored. Read it slowly, and stop often to worship the one who found you and made you his own. Then read it again.” — Susan Hunt, former Director of Women's Ministries, PCA; author, Women's Ministry in the Local Church