Shelf Life Book Review: Magnifying God in Christ

Magnifying God in Christ: A Summary of New Testament Theology
Baker Academic, 2010

According to Thomas R. Schreiner, the central theme of the New Testament is the glorification of God through Jesus Christ and His ministry. The author investigates a series of New Testament themes and ties them together to form a unified tapestry. Schreiner spends an entire chapter reminding readers that the New Testament must be understood in light of Old Testament promises and the “present and not yet” nature of the kingdom of God.

Schreiner reviews themes related to each person of the Trinity, the effect of Christ’s victory over sin and death, and the end-times sayings. In each discussion, Schreiner carefully evaluates the biblical evidence from both the Old and New Testaments. While he doesn’t avoid controversial passages, he also does not allow them to detract from the literary thrust of Scripture.

Bible students will appreciate the scriptural and subject indices, and pastors will be challenged by the reflections at the end of each chapter.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 3 No. 3