Book Review of "Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ"
Beholding The Majesty of Christ
Do you long to “see” Jesus in a fresh way? I am not talking about a sort of “mystical” seeing, but to understand and know Him in a deeper way, so that you are driven to worship and obedient holiness? Then this is the book for you. Pastor John Piper writes a book for every believer, young or older, with the purpose of exposing the Christian to the majesty of Christ. Passage after passage exposes the believer to different aspects of Jesus’ Person and Work that we might be refreshed and motivated to loving service to our King and Savior all the more.
There are a number of things that I appreciate about this book. First, it is utterly biblical. It is saturated with Scripture after Scripture, reminding the reader that Jesus wants to reveal Himself on the pages of His Word. Secondly, it is highly pastoral in nature. Pastor John is a godly man whose heart has been drenched with the truths of this book, and he has counseled many Christians on the importance of seeing Jesus, not only for their salvation but also their sanctification. The book is filled with deep and profound “gleanings” from the heart of a faithful pastor.
But perhaps the most impactful aspect of this book was its focus on not only “seeing” Christ, but also “savoring” Him. As Piper comments, we might make a delicious meal and “tell” people that the meal is delicious, but until they “taste” it, they won’t truly know that it is, in fact, delicious. So it is with the Lord Jesus Christ. Until we truly partake of His wondrous Person and amazing Work on our behalf, we won’t appreciate Him and worship Him. The more we behold Him, the more we are driven to worship, praise, and adore Him. Christ is, indeed, the Christian’s greatest treasure. Christ IS our life (Col. 3:4). I pray that this book would lead you to “taste and see that the Lord is, indeed, good” (Psalm 34:8).
Copies of this book are available at The Calvary Book Nook on Sunday mornings.