Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

I finished reading Bruce A. Ware's Father, Son, & Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, & Relevance this evening. I am sure that many Christians, if they came across this book on the shelf of a local bookstore, would probably pass over this book because of the subject matter: the Trinity. In general, I believe that when most Christians think of the doctrine of the Trinity, they assume that it is too mysterious or too difficult or too academic...so they neglect the study of the Trinity. Ware puts it this way in the conclusion of his book:
Throughout much of evangelical Christianity, the doctrine of the Trinity has been neglected. While we profess to believe that God is one, and that each of the Persons of the Godhead is fully divine, yet we have missed out on so much. We have not been reading our Bibles--particularly our New Testaments--sufficiently through "trinitarian glasses," and we have not devoted ourselves to the meditation and study required to understand better just what the revelation of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit means (156-157).
I agree with Ware's assessment. The doctrine of the Trinity has been neglected, and we are worse off because of such neglect. That is why Ware's book is so helpful. Ware puts before his readers (in clear and concise ways) the meaning and relevance of the doctrine of the Trinity. He takes us to the Scriptures so that we can see with new "trinitarian glasses." Yet, we are not simply left with doctrine; rather, chapter by chapter, Ware brings out numerous applications for our prayer life, congregational responsibilities, marriage roles, and much more. So, if you're looking for a practical, easy-to-read, in-depth book on the Trinity, look no further. You can read chapters one and two of the book here.

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