High King of Heaven – Book Review

High King of Heaven: Theological and Practical Perspectives on the Person and Work of Jesus
Edited by John MacArthur
Moody Publishers
320 Pages

“There is no greater pursuit than to know Christ more fully and to love Him more deeply.”

High King of Heaven is a collection of essays on Christology from John MacArthur, Ligon Duncan, Michael Reeves, Steve Lawson, HB Charles J, Al Mohler, Paul Washer, and many others. Their contributions are adaptations of their individual talks given at the 2017 Shepherd’s Conference.

High King of Heaven bookWhile each chapter reads like sermon the content is focused, Biblical, powerful, and devotional.

The book is broken into four parts: The Person of Christ, the Work of Christ, The Word of Christ, and The Witness to Christ. Each of the book’s 23 chapters are intended to teach about an important aspect of who Christ is, what He accomplished, and how we are to respond.

While a study of Christ cannot be thoroughly examined in a single book, here you will find a helpful introduction into many aspects of Christology.

Moreover, High King of Heaven goes beyond simply providing the reader with theological truths. It draws you towards deeper affection for and devotion to Jesus Christ.

Because it features 23 different authors and 23 distinct essays, you do not necessarily have to read this book in order. Find a favorite author – or better yet, an unfamiliar one – and read their essay on what the Bible teaches us about Jesus.

“Who is Jesus?” is not merely a question to challenge the unbeliever with. This question is crucial not only to our salvation but also to our sanctification. Every believer ought to be driven to know more about their Savior so that they may follow Him more closely and worship Him more fully.

This is a worthwhile book, and believers can gain a better understanding of Christology and appreciation for the person and work of Christ by reading it.

A free study guide for High King of Heaven is available from Moody Publishers here.


Note: I received a free copy of High King of Heaven from the publisher in exchange for an honest review of the book.

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