In “The Glory of Christ,” John Owen masterfully delves into the depths of Christ’s majesty and splendor, drawing readers into a profound understanding of the Savior’s glory. Owen’s insights are both illuminating and convicting, reminding us of the awe-inspiring nature of our Lord. As Owen eloquently puts it, “His glory is, in all instances, to be eyed and adored” (p. 56). This work serves as a powerful reminder that our faith is anchored in the person and work of Christ, and Owen’s exposition of passages such as Hebrews 1:3 sheds light on how Christ’s glory is inherently tied to His redemptive work.

Throughout the book, Owen’s scholarship shines through, as he navigates the theological nuances of Christ’s deity and humanity. His observation, “His glory was such as became the presence of God in the nature of man” (p. 120), underscores the perfect union of divinity and humanity in Christ. Owen’s exploration of Christ’s intercessory role also resonates deeply, as he emphasizes that “Christ’s intercession is the great engine of the church’s safety and peace” (p. 178). The pages are enriched with profound insights that call believers to deeper contemplation and worship.

In a world where distractions abound, Owen’s words compel us to fix our gaze upon Christ’s glory. “This beholding of the glory of Christ is required of us” (p. 205), Owen declares, urging readers to direct their affections and thoughts toward the exalted Lord. The book’s resonating message is encapsulated in Owen’s statement, “The glory of Christ is of more worth and value than all the souls of men, angels, and the world itself” (p. 240). It serves as a timeless call to elevate Christ’s glory above all else.

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Title: The Glory of Christ

Author: John Owen

Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust