At a university Bible study on John 15 in the 1980s, Andrew Moody dared to wonder out loud why the Son, since he is God, had to obey the Father.
The answer to his question, which was a turning point for Andrew, was both simple and profound: the Father's love for the Son is the reason for everything, from creation to the final chapter of Revelation.
In Light of the Son distils decades of study and reflection on the interrelationships of the persons of the Trinity to help readers think more clearly and deeply about this central truth of the Christian faith. Instead of focusing on the distinct roles of the persons of the Godhead as most studies do, this book approaches the Trinity from the perspective of the relationship between the Father and Son.
Andrew Moody explains how reading the Bible through the lens of the relationship between the Father and Son reveals new truths and sheds light on who we are, who God is, and how we are to love and glorify him. Quite simply, how you think about the Father and the Son changes everything.
"Noticing these interlocking patterns of divine and human reality changed everything for me. I felt like I was in a ship passing over the edge of an oceanic trench. On the surface nothing had changed, but the ocean bed below had just dropped away to measureless depths. Everything meant more because there was a world of meaning that I had never considered." - Andrew Moody
Andrew Moody is an Australian writer, designer and Reformed theologian. He is an adjunct lecturer at several colleges in Melbourne and runs a small graphic design agency with his wife. He has a doctorate in the theology of the Trinity, and loves telling stories to his children
In this book Andrew Moody writes with theological clarity and depth, simplicity of language, and pastoral and evangelistic power. He defends a robust view of Christ within the context of what we believe about God, Father, Son and Spirit. And he shows the deep interconnections between what we believe about Christ and God, and what we believe about humanity and the world. His ideas are biblical, theologically rigorous, and full of deep insight. This book will help you wonder, love and praise: it will also inform and train you to talk with others about God and Christ.
— Peter Adam Vicar Emeritus of St Jude’s Carlton and formerly Principal of Ridley College Melbourne
I am very happy to commend In the Light of the Son. Though it is a short book, it opens the mind and heart to the biggest idea that changes everything—that the love of the Father for the Son in the one Godhead is the key to reality and life. I think it is a book that fills a real gap in recent evangelical publishing, in that it puts who God is back at the centre. And it shows how the doctrine of the Trinity is the fruitful centre of the gospel itself.
— Robert Forsyth Anglican Bishop of South Sydney
Good theology is more that just dot points. The best sort of theology is theological—a sustained attempt to think through the logic of God’s nature and character, and to think through all of reality in that light. Andrew Moody’s new book In the Light of the Son is a superb example of theology of the best sort. Andrew takes the simple but profound truth that the Father loves the Son and helps us to see all reality through this glorious prism. Accessible, readable and profound.
— Rory Shiner Senior Pastor, Providence Church, Perth
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