Shelf Life Book Review: Hidden in Christ

Ben Espinoza

Hidden In Christ: Living as God’s Beloved
InterVarsity Press, 2013


In this resource, James Bryan Smith explores 30 words from Colossians 3:1–17 that help us understand the Christian story and what it means to be an apprentice of Christ. Each chapter includes reflections on one of the key words, a suggested exercise or practice such as meditation or journaling, a summary of the main point, a written prayer and several discussion questions for both individual and group study.

Smith’s clear, thoughtful and pertinent engagement with the text strikes a careful balance of personal anecdotes, insights into spiritual formation and exposition of the biblical text. Smith refrains from using scholarly language. This book will serve pastors, ministry leaders and small groups in their journey toward understanding not only this passage, but the Christian story as a whole.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 6 No. 3