This week I begin my focus on Kent Eiler and Kyle Strobel’s 2014 book – Sanctified by Grace.
In Sanctified by Grace the editors present a portrait of redeemed Christian existence within the multifaceted and beautiful whole of Christian belief about God, humanity and the world. The book articulates theologically how the Christian life is anchored in God’s grace, specifically his reconciling, justifying, redemptive, restorative and otherwise transformative action. Simply put, to understand the Christian life as a life of grace, you have to first glimpse the gracious One, the God of the gospel.
Over the next week on this blog you will be able to find my interaction with some of my favorite chapters (favorite not necessarily because I “like” them but because I find them to be intellectually and spiritually stimulation) as well as a review of the book.
As a preview of some of the topics I will be covering, here is the table of contents:
Introduction—The Christian Life in Dogmatic Key • Kent Eilers and Kyle Strobel
Part One—The Gracious One
- The Triune God • Fred Sanders
- The Electing God • Suzanne McDonald
- The Creating & Providential God • Katherine Sonderegger
- The Saving God • Ian McFarland
- The Perfecting God • Christopher Holmes
Part Two—The Graces of the Christian Life
- Reconciliation & Justification • John Burgess
- Redemption & Victory • Christiaan Mostert
- Communion with Christ • John Webster
Part Three—The Means of Grace
- Scripture • Donald Wood
- Church & Sacraments • Tom Greggs
Part Four—The Practices of Grace
- Discipleship • Philip Ziegler
- Prayer • Ashley Cocksworth
- Theology • Ellen Charry
- Preaching • William Willimon
- Forgiveness & Reconciliation • D. Stephen Long