Rejoicing in Christ, By Michael Reeves
Rejoicing in Christ
  • Length: 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: February 23, 2015
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 4022
  • ISBN: 9780830840229

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If we want to know who God is, the best thing we can do is look at Christ.

If we want to live the life to which God calls us, we look to Christ. In Jesus we see the true meaning of the love, power, wisdom, justice, peace, care and majesty of God.

Michael Reeves, author of Delighting in the Trinity, opens to readers the glory and wonder of Christ, offering a bigger and more exciting picture than many have imagined. Jesus didn't just bring us the good news. He is the good news. Reeves helps us celebrate who Christ is, his work on earth, his death and resurrection, his anticipated return and how we share in his life.

This book, then, aims for something deeper than a new technique or a call to action. In an age that virtually compels us to look at ourselves, Michael Reeves calls us to look at Christ. As we focus our hearts on him, we see how he is our life, our righteousness, our holiness and our hope.

"Can you talk too much about Christ? Michael Reeves argues no! This book calls us to rejoice in the one in whom is found all joy. No small Jesus here—Jesus writ large and made much of. Enjoy this book and enjoy the Christ to whom this book points."

Josh Moody, pastor of College Church, Wheaton, IL

"This is how to write Christology: biblical, theological, historical, pastoral and spiritual! Theology at its best from one of today's best theologians."

Simon Ponsonby, pastor of theology, St Aldate's Church, Oxford

"Mike Reeves has done it again. This is another rich, deep, simple, joyful, thrilling book—theology that does what theology should, pointing us to Jesus, marveling and celebrating."

Andrew Wilson, elder at Kings Church, Eastbourne, and author of several books, including If God Then What? Wondering Aloud About Truth, Origins Redemption

"Reeves has expounded a crucial and central doctrine of the gospel with clarity and verve. This is a scintillating treatment of a vital subject."

Robert Letham, lecturer in systematic theology, Wales Evangelical School of Theology

"Michael Reeves has written a simple and yet elegant introduction to the work of Jesus Christ. He provides a wonderful overview of Jesus in eternity, Jesus triumphing over evil and Jesus reigning forever. Reeves shows that for believers, our life is from Christ, and Christ is our life! His account of Christian doctrine about Jesus is complemented with a treasure trove of historical artwork depicting Jesus, stimulating the mind as well as the heart."

Michael F. Bird, lecturer in theology at Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

"God created us 'to glorify and enjoy him forever.' But what does it mean to enjoy God? Michael Reeves has a knack not only for making great truths accessible, but for leading us to bask in the warmth of Christ. Our mediator not only in salvation, but in creation and the consummation, Christ isn't just a gift-giver—he is the Gift. As an example of devotional theology, this book stands out. If you want to love Christ more, you need a better view of him. Rejoicing in Christ gives you a front-row seat."

Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology, Westminster Seminary California

"Rejoicing in Christ has become for me a tool of choice for helping both new and mature believers grow in Christ. In this book, British evangelical Michael Reeves aims to teach the reader not only about Christ, which he does with excellence, but far more to delight and rejoice in him.

Daniel J. Dillard, New Horizons, August-September 2016

"Rejoicing in Christ is just what the title implies—a delighted feasting on the person and work of our Lord. . . .In short, Rejoicing in Christ lives up to its title. Not every Christian will read it, of course, but I cannot imagine that Christian who could read it and not sense his mind stimulated and his heart stirred. Read and enjoy—you will find your soul nourished and your heart enlarged. This will likely be the most enjoyable book you've read in a long time."

Fred G. Zaspel, Books at a Glance, May 20, 2015

"Rejoicing in Christ helps us celebrate who Christ is, His work on earth, His death and resurrection, His anticipated return, and how we share in His life. It aims for something deeper than a new technique or a call to action. In an age that virtually compels us to look at ourselves, Michael Reeve's calls us to look at Christ. As we focus our hearts on Him, we see how He is our life, our righteousness, our holiness, and our hope."

Facts Trends, May/June/July 2015


Introduction: Christianity Is Christ
1. In the Beginning
2. Behold the Man!
3. There and Back Again
4. Life in Christ
5. Come, Lord Jesus!
Conclusion: No Other Name Under Heaven
Image Credits
Scripture Index


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Michael Reeves

Michael Reeves (PhD, King's College) is president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in the UK. He is a local church minister, senior fellow of Newton House, Oxford, and regularly speaks and teaches worldwide. His books include Rejoicing in Christ, Gospel People, The Unquenchable Flame, and Rejoice and Tremble.