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One Forever: the transforming power of being in Christ

One Forever: the transforming power of being in Christ

Product Review (submitted on 28 May 2013):

In the New Testament, Paul describes believers with two simple words - in Christ. What exactly does it mean to be in Christ? It sounds like a sphere, a location, somewhere you can be. Does it mean to be saved by Christ? Inspired by Christ? Taught by Christ? In submission to Christ? Rory Shiner unpacks the real meaning of this theological idea of union with Christ in his book One Forever: The Transforming Power of Being In Christ.

Union with Christ, being in Christ, is not impossible to grasp, nor is it impractical. It is substantial. And it is deeply liveable. Rory Shiner explains the meaning and practicality with vivid, simple, memorable illustrations that bring clarity to the concept, and he follows it up with Scriptural basis. He shows that the doctrine of union with Christ is precisely the doctrine Paul calls on when it comes to actually living the Christian life, overcoming sin, and growing in holiness. In Christ is the place where we can never ever be separated from the love of God, the place where we are justified before the Father.

This straightforward book, less than 100 pages, will help the follower of Christ understand the full impact of being united with Christ and how transformational it can be when we grasp the concept. This book would be great for either individual reading or small group study, though no discussion guide is included.


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