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Overview A collection of 100 daily meditations on Paul's letter to the Colossians designed to deepen one's knowledge and enjoyment of the glory and greatness of Christ.
In The Hope of Glory author Sam Storms provides an aid to a careful reading of Colossians. Combining stylistic simplicity and theological substance, Storms writes for all Christians who are passionate to know Christ better. The 100 daily meditations can each be read in five to ten minutes so that even the busiest believer can take time to read and digest them. The result is a thorough analysis of the entire book of Colossians, broken down into manageable meditations that encourage, instruct, and uplift.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.88" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
ISBN 1581349319 ISBN13 9781581349313
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More About Sam Storms
Sam Storms (PhD, University of Texas at Dallas) has spent more than four decades in ministry as a pastor, professor, and author. He is currently the senior pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was previously a visiting associate professor of theology at Wheaton College from 2000 to 2004. He is the founder of Enjoying God Ministries and blogs regularly at SamStorms.com.
Sam Storms currently resides in Wheaton, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Hope Of Glory?
Good devotional Jul 26, 2008
I'm enjoying this devotional book. Each chapter is short and easy to read. I like that I can read a chapter in about 15 minutes and not get distracted or bored. I had been reading one of those read-the-Bible-in-a-year devotionals and it was hard for me to stay focused and I would get stressed out if I missed a couple of days. Reading a book with concise chapters that focuses on a part of a verse really makes things easier to understand and helps me to retain more of what I read.
Helping to Kindle and Sustain Genuine Delight in Christ Feb 13, 2008
Paul's letter to the Colossians is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Its emphasis upon the supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ is like spiritual red-bull for the Christian heart. So it is only natural that I was excited to receive a copy of Sam Storms' new book entitled "The Hope of Glory." Storms' clear, passionate, Christ-exalting writing style is a perfect match for such an affection stirring epistle like Colossians.
Storms writes in his introduction concerning his audience and intentions:
I've written for the average, educated Christian believer. Well, that's not entirely accurate. I'm assuming that, although "average," you are passionate to know Christ better, hungry to be filled with the knowledge of the truth, and desperate to see him lifted high and holy in your life and in the experience of the church as a whole. If that describes you, or what you wish were true of you, then this book was designed specifically with you in mind. Each meditation is intentionally short, and most can be read in five to ten minutes.
I've labored to maintain a delicate, and often difficult, balance between stylistic simplicity on the one hand and theological substance on the other. I've not avoided the hard texts in Colossians, but in addressing them I've worked at making Paul's meaning accessible to any Christian with an inquiring mind and a hungry heart. Notes are kept to a minimum. Only rarely do I appeal to something in the Greek text, and even then I strive to make it intelligible to those who read only the English Bible.
There is good reason for my use of the word meditation in describing these one hundred studies. In Psalm 145:5, David declared: "On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate." This is what Scripture ultimately was designed to do: point us to the glorious splendor of God's majesty and deepen our satisfaction in the wondrous work he has achieved in Christ. So, don't merely read these studies on Colossians: ruminate! Don't simply study: saturate! I believe that in this way, through concentrated meditation on the Christ-exalting Word of Paul's epistle to the Colossians, the Holy Spirit will awaken in your heart that joy in Jesus that Peter can only describe as "inexpressible and filled with glory" (1 Pet. 1:8).
The book has one hundred (relatively short) chapters, each consisting of a meditation on a passage and weighs in at 368 pages. It will no doubt prove to be a valuable book to have at arms length to aid in stirring your affections for the Lord Jesus Christ.