A decade ago Tom Barnes began to collect information and take notes of statements in the Bible which would relate to the doctrine of glorification. He decided that someday he would study glorification thoroughly for the purpose of his own growth and for that of teaching his own congregation.The results of what he found had such a profound impact on him that he decided to share them with a wider audience. This book is the result.
The purpose of this book is that as you read this work your faith in our great Lord and his work in your life will be strengthened, that you will come to see with greater clarity the hope of your calling, that you will be moved to worship our Saviour, and finally that your life will become a billboard for the glory of our sovereign God!God created mankind with glory, full and rich weightiness, a significance that consisted of being made in his image. Man reflects God in a way that none of the rest of creation can; his very purpose is to glorify God, to live in him forever. But when man fell into sin, part of that image was twisted and man fell from glory. In this theological, exegetical, and systematic work, Tom Barnes explores the much neglected topic of glorification, that is, of man's final restoration to a state of perfection.
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"Assurance, said Thomas Brooks, is glory in the bud; it is the suburbs of paradise. This book explores both the suburbs of glory and the final fullness that awaits every believer in Christ. It addresses an area that modern people tend to neglect." - Review from Grace Magazine (January 2007).
Tom Barnes, a Theology instructor at the Dayspring Center For Christian Studies and on staff at Summitview Community Church, is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia (B.S.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois (M.Div), and Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota (D.Min.). Tom and his wife, who live in Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA, have three children, two of whom still live at home.