Life’s Greatest Quest – to become more like Christ – Clark Logan

Paperback. Published by John Ritchie Ltd., 40 Beansburn, Kilmarnock, KA3 1RL. Price: £6.99. ISBN 13: 978-1-904064-95-4.

‘God is as interested in what we are becoming as in what we are doing. His work in us is as important as His work through us… The cultivation of true likeness to Christ should be our chief aim… This path is open to every believer’. Such is the author’s theme.

Since life’s greatest quest is to become more like Christ, Clark Logan sets Christ before us. In five main sections, the book focuses on Christ’s moral glory and beauty; His hidden life; His public life; His present ministry; and His future glory. Within this framework the author has provided his readers with a comprehensive survey of the teaching of scripture about the Lord Jesus, providing the reader with a springboard for further study and meditation. However, it should be made clear that this is no arid theological textbook; it is a book for the heart as much as the head. For example, chapter one, ‘God’s Pleasure in Christ’, begins with the sentence, ‘No one has ever pleased God as Christ did’. The reader is then directed to reflect on the three instances of divine approval as recorded in the Gospels. From there we move, via Isaiah chapters 42 and 53 and Philippians chapter 2, to consider the moral glories of the Lord.

While written in plain language without resort to technical terms, the book encourages the reader to consider the profound truths concerning the person and work of the Saviour. It will be read with profit by believers of all ages. The author’s purpose will have been achieved if the reader, acting on the checklist of prompts at the end of chapters 3-17, is constrained to follow the exhortation contained in the sub-title, ‘to become more like Christ’.

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