9781857929522 / 1857929527

One Thing


Publisher:Christian Focus



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Taking his cue from Psalm 27:4, which says, "One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple," Sam Storms has written a compelling book that will move you to worship and holiness. Chapter one, "`A Christian Theory of Everything,'" lays the God-centered foundation for the rest of the book, drawing heavily from the writings of Jonathan Edwards. Echoing John Piper, Storms says, "The benevolent fullness of divine delight overflows in creation so that we might joyfully share, to God's eternal glory, in God's admiration of himself" (23). The following chapters develop concepts like beauty, grandeur, majesty, and pleasure with insightful exposition of key texts and powerful illustrations from history ("What Handel Saw," chapter four) and nature ("Galactic Grandeur" and "Microscopic Majesty," chapters five and six). Wonder takes on new meaning when you consider the power of God evident in neutron stars, which are quite small, yet so heavy that "one teaspoonful of this matter weighs 3 billion tons . . . the equivalent of stuffing a herd of 50 million elephants in a thimble!" (98).

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