The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of Our LivesISBN: 9781433539152
"God is with us."
We say this in our sermons, prayers, and songs, but what does it really mean? For many Christians, the whole notion of God's presence remains vague and hard to define.
Exploring both the Old and New Testaments, Professor J. Ryan Lister seeks to recover the centrality of the presence of God in the whole storyline of Scripture,a theme that is too often neglected and therefore misunderstood. In a world that longs for-yet struggles to find-intimacy with the Almighty, this book will help you discover the truth about God's presence with his people and what his drawing near means for the Christian life.
J. Ryan Lister (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Presence of God. He and his wife, Chase Elizabeth, have three children.
"Ryan Lister knows more about the biblical teaching concerning God's presence in the world than anyone else I know. And there is no theme more important to our relationship with God. Lister's book is a great antidote to the temptation to see God only as a concept, doctrine, or formula, or to regard him only as a force in the world outside ourselves. The book shows that God is our friend and Father, and that in him we live and move and have our being." John M. Frame, J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida
"We need more biblical theologies like this one! Ryan Lister has identified a central biblical theme that we easily take for granted. With the unity of Scripture to the fore, he has provided us with a diligently researched study of one of the golden threads that highlight the glories of Christ's person and work. This is thematic biblical study at its best." Graeme Goldsworthy, Former Lecturer in Old Testament, Biblical Theology, and Hermeneutics, Moore Theological College
"Ryan Lister provides a great service to the people of God by tracing the theme of God's presence from Genesis to Revelation, showing that it is not only central to the Christian eschatological hope, but also the gracious means by which God moves fallen sinners to that glorious beatific vision." Steven Cowan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Lincoln Memorial University
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|Author:||Lister, J. Ryan|