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Overview The timeless appeal of this classic book, written by a preacher with a worldwide ministry during the first half of the twentieth century, demonstrates the deep hunger for a saving knowledge of God present in each generation. Arthur Pink sought to give readers not just a theoretical knowledge of God but pointed them toward a personal relationship of yielding to him and living according to his biblical precepts.
Pink's book explores attributes such as God's decrees, foreknowledge, sovereignty, holiness, grace, and mercy, among many others, all packaged in a style especially useful for pastors, teachers, and Bible students. Our God who is above all names cannot be found through human searching alone, Pink teaches, but can be known only as he is revealed by the Holy Spirit through his living Word.
Publishers Description The foundation of our knowledge of God rests upon knowing what he is like. Without understanding God's attributes, we have a skewed perception of him--often one cast in our own image. We need more than just a theoretical knowledge of God in order to worship him as he desires. This classic work of Arthur W. Pink invites readers to discover the truth about seventeen attributes of God, including his sovereignty, immutability, patience, love, faithfulness, and much more. Pink shows readers a God who is alive, all-powerful, and active in his creation. The perfect introductory text, "The Attributes of God" also has enough depth and meat to satisfy the more experienced reader.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801067723 ISBN13 9780801067723
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More About Arthur W. Pink
Arthur Walkington Pink was born in Nottingham, England on 1 April 1886 and became a Christian in 1908, at the age of 22. Though born to Christian parents, prior to conversion he migrated into a Theosophical society (the occult gnostic group which became precursor of the New Age movement, popular in England during that time), and quickly rose in prominence within their ranks. His conversion came from his father's patient admonitions from Scripture. It was the verse, Proverbs 14:12, 'there is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death,' which particularly struck his heart and compelled him to renounce Theosophy and follow Jesus.
Desiring to grow in knowledge of the Bible, Pink emigrated to the United States to study at Moody Bible Institute. He left there after only two months and began his first pastorate in Silverton, Colorado. In 1916 he married Vera E. Russell (8 January 1893 – 17 July 1962), who was from Kentucky. However, he left after just two months for Colorado, then California, then Britain. From 1925 to 1928 he served in Australia, including as pastor of two congregations from 1926 to 1928, when he returned to England, and to the United States the following year. He eventually pastored churches in Colorado, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina.
In January 1922 he started a monthly magazine entitled Studies in the Scriptures. Its relatively small circulation list of around 1,000 included English-speaking Christians worldwide and became the basis of most of his published books.
In 1934 Pink returned to England, and within a few years turned his Christian service to writing books and pamphlets. Moving to the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in 1940, Pink died of anemia in Stornoway, Scotland on 15 July 1952.
After Pink's death, his works were republished by a number of publishing houses, among them, Banner of Truth Trust, Baker Book House, Christian Focus Publications, Moody Press, Truth for Today, and reached a much wider audience as a result. Biographer Iain Murray observes of Pink, "the widespread circulation of his writings after his death made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century." His writing sparked a revival of expository preaching and focused readers' hearts on biblical living. Pink is left out of many biographical dictionaries and overlooked in many religious histories.
Arthur W. Pink was born in 1886 and died in 1952.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Attributes Of God?
A Classic in Concise Clothing! Mar 9, 2007
I love this short volume. So much has been packed in this 108 pages volume, yet it trumpets volumes. This work by Pink points directly to the Most High God and no other.
I highly recommend this power-pack volume. Five stars and counting!
Deserves to be Read for its Strengths Sep 11, 2005
This book is strongly Calvinistic. I cannot confess to make too much of the same claim for myself. However, having said this, the book represents a powerful portrayal of seventeen attributes of God. Above all, it portrays God as a sovereign God, "above all praise", whose omniscience and omnipotence reach to the farthest imaginable recesses of this world. Each section is well supported with appropriate Scriptures, some word studies, and fascinating observations. This is not merely a systematic theology.
The usual questions of Calvinism arise of course. I shall note just one overriding emphasis of the book. Pink states: "He [God] fixed all the circumstances in the lot of individuals, and all the particulars which comprise the history of the human race from its commencement to its close. He did not merely decree that general laws should be established for the government of the world, but He settled the application of those laws to all particular cases . . . to the most insignificant creatures, and the most minute events." On the positive side, Pink portrays a God who is alive and all-powerful. On the other hand, there would seem no doubt that God, as He is portrayed in the Bible, has a dynamic, responsive, living relationship with His children. One finds little if any room for such a view in the book.
I recently had an interesting discussion with a colleague, with whom I graduated at a Calvinist seminary. As we remembered fellow graduates, he noted that a strength of Calvinists is that they tend to endure in ministry. They are not wearied by petty opposition, or worried that things might run out of control. However, another minister disagreed -- and she listed some examples. Calvinists, she said, enter the ministry with a rigid set of beliefs -- yet there they come face to face with people of the real world. That is where it all comes unstuck. Pink himself has the following to offer, as he contemplates Christian ministry: "How refreshing, then, how unspeakably blessed, to . . . behold the One who is faithful, faithful in all things, faithful at all times." This, he says, serves to "much quieten the minds of God's people".
In the Foreword to the book, Pink notes that a true knowledge of God is foundational. "An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshipped." From this point of view, the book does much to fulfil its purpose. Although it takes a strongly Calvinistic stance, it has stood the test of time, and deserves to have a broader appeal. It deserves to be read for its strengths, even if one is unable to swallow it whole.
The Book that changed my life Apr 30, 2005
I read this book during my Junior year of college, and it changed my entire worldview. It was like a grenade going off in my mind as the boxes I had put God in were blown apart. I have read the book several times, spent months using it in my devotional times, led a study through the book in Sunday School and in a small group study, and have found it to be a great resource in each situation.
Pink is unashamed of God's glory, and he conveys that in every chapter. When you take up this book you are going to see the pages of scripture opened and the majesty of God exposed.
A Must May 2, 2004
Previous reviewers have said it all. A must for the shelf (after digesting). Pink (1) read systematics in breadth and depth through his life, (2) read Scriptures heavily through his life. His synthesis from both life-labors are reflected in this work. Don't let the clarity and brevity fool the reader. Arthur moves from mountain to mountain top without telling the reader how the mountain tops were built---long labors of reading, meditation and prayer. Again, previous reviewers have said it well. This book is a must for the Classical, Catholic (non-Papist, non-liberal) Christian.
Before you buy this book... Mar 19, 2004
This book is a great help for growing into the knowledge and understanding of our Creator's character, which is crucial for Christians to acquire; for growing spiritually (theocentrically). Easy read, also great for referencing. BUT!! Before you buy this work, instead I would recommend getting A.W. Pink's, The Nature of God (ISBN: 0802465714), which can be purchased here at this site.com as well. It has this entire book, plus much more.