The God, Son, And Holy Spirit, By Dr. Bruce Ware

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“Would God have chosen to reveal himself to us as the one God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, unless he knew that this would be important to our understanding of him and of our faith? Must it not be the case that God cares greatly that we “get it,” that we see him for who he is? And must it not matter to our own lives, whether or not we understand him as the triune God that he is?” (13) This is the very heart of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance, by Dr. Bruce Ware, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Christian Theology, at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. The book was initially written for the purpose of teaching at a pastor’s conference, but with the help of his diligent secretary was composed into a book. Through the perseverance of his secretary and Dr. Ware’s gifted theological teaching, we now have what one critic considers “a thorough theological treatise that any biblically literate layman can understand.” (Paige Patterson) This theological “treatise” is divided into six main chapters, that each focus on the Trinitarian doctrine. Understanding the doctrine of the Trinity is essential to the Christian faith, which is the central goal of this book. The main focus of this study is to examine the ways in which the three Persons of the Trinity relate to one another, how they relate to us, and what difference this makes to our lives. Dr. Ware accomplishes this through discussing the wonder of each

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