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“The Attributes of God” by A. W. Pink

Posted by on 9 February, 2013 in Reviews | Leave a comment

Attributes of GodPink, Arthur W. The Attributes of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1975.

92 pages.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

If there is one priority in life, it should be to know God. Among the books attempting to help us do this, Pink’s work is a time-honoured classic. Seventeen aspects of God’s character are addressed with succinct profundity.

The ups

First, this book is theologically sound.

Second, this book is accessible. Each chapter is approximately four to five pages long. This should not be taken to mean that it is simple or easy to read. The content of these pages is amazingly potent. I found I could only read a few pages at a sitting for the sheer weight of the truths outlined.

Third, this book is courageous. It does not shy away from those aspects of God’s character that are controversial but rather gives direct and pointed arguments for the truths it teaches.

The downs

Any attempt to capture the attributes of God himself in systematic theology will quickly bring us to the end of our limited mental and emotional capabilities. Considering that Pink tackles some of the hardest issues known to theology, Pink’s effort is valiant.

Conclusion

This book is among the books every Christian could benefit from reading. I believe you will find this book confronting, surprising, disturbing, and (if you are believing) deeply comforting.

Grace to you.

Jason

About Jason Harris

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Jason loves to communicate God's Word both in the local church and at conferences and retreats. Jason has been involved with Worship Music since 1996 and InFocus since 2005. Jason has degrees in theology, music, and accounting and is currently a research student and lecturer in the School of Business at James Cook University, Cairns. You can contact Jason at jason@teaminfocus.com.au.

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