Portraits of Faith: What Five Biblical Characters Teach Us About Our Life with God
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Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Price: $2.99 (Apr 5-6)
We often use the word faith without thinking much about its meaning. We know that without faith, it is impossible to please God and that faith is the core and foundation of daily Christian living. But what is faith? Author Joel R. Beeke believes we can best understand faith by seeing how it operates by the Spirit in the lives of fallen sinners like us. Accordingly, he considers essential aspects of faith operating in the lives of Adam and Eve, the Shunammite woman, the Canaanite woman, and Caleb. With pastoral warmth, he challenges readers to ask themselves three questions: Do I have this kind of faith? Am I exercising the particular aspect of faith being described? How can this example of a particular dimension of faith be used in my life to make me a mature believer? Study questions for each chapter encourage meaningful reflection for both individual and group study.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Geoff Thomas
Adam and Eve: Childlike Faith
The Shunammite Woman: Submissive Faith
The Canaanite Woman: Mature Faith
Caleb: Persevering Faith
Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“For those with some inquiring spirit concerning the nature of saving faith, there could not be a more helpful book to begin.” — Geoff Thomas, pastor, Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales