About the Book
Who is Jesus Christ?
You’ve never met him in person, and you don’t know anyone who has. But there is a way to know who he is. How? Jesus Christ-the divine Person revealed in the Bible-has a unique excellence and a spiritual beauty that speaks directly to our souls and says, “Yes, this is truth.” It’s like seeing the sun and knowing that it is light, or tasting honey and knowing that it is sweet.
The depth and complexity of Jesus shatter our simple mental frameworks. He baffled proud scribes with his wisdom but was understood and loved by children. He calmed a raging storm with a word but would not get himself down from the cross.
Look at the Jesus of the Bible. Keep your eyes open, and fill them with the portrait of Jesus in God’s Word. Jesus said, “If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.” Ask God for the grace to do his will, and you will see the truth of his Son.
John Piper has written this book in the hope that all will see Jesus for who he really is and will come to enjoy him above all else.
Table of Contents
1. Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God
The Ultimate Aim of Jesus Christ
2. Jesus is the Glory of God
The Diety of Jesus Christ
3. The Lion and the Lamb
The Excellence of Jesus Christ
4. The Indestructible Joy
The Gladness of Jesus Christ
5. The Waves and Winds Still Know His Voice
The Power of Jesus Christ
6. Something Greater Than Solomon is Here
The Wisdom of Jesus Christ
7. The Glorious Poverty of a Bad Reputation
The Desecration of Jesus Christ
8. The Incomparable Sufferings
The Anguish of Jesus Christ
9. The Glory of Rescuing Sinners, Not Removing Satan
The Saving Sacrifice of Jesus Christ
10. The Incarnate Wealth of the Compassion of God
The Mercies of Jesus Christ
11. The Tough Side
The Severity of Jesus Christ
12. Invincible Life
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
13. The Appearing of the Glory of Our Great God and Savior
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
Afterword – How Can We Be Sure About Jesus?