God's Glory Alone

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Author - David VanDrunen

"This book mines deep biblical truths about God's glory in a way that shows how we should think and act in God-centered rather than self-centered ways. A wonderful book that leads us into awe and adoration." -David F. Wells, Distinguished Research Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations, often referred to as the "solas": sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria. These five statements summarize much of what the Reformation was about, and they distinguish Protestantism from other expressions of the Christian faith. Protestants place ultimate and final authority in the Scriptures, acknowledge the work of Christ alone as sufficient for redemption, recognize that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, and seek to do all things for God’s glory.

In God’s Glory Alone—The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life, renowned scholar David VanDrunen looks at the historical and biblical roots of the idea that all glory belongs to God alone. He examines the development of this theme in the Reformation, in subsequent Reformed theology and confessions, and in contemporary theologians who continue to be inspired by the conviction that all glory belongs to God. Then he turns to the biblical story of God's glory, beginning with the pillar of cloud and fire revealed to Israel, continuing through the incarnation, death, and exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ, and culminating in Christ's Second Coming and the glorification of his people. In light of these wonderful biblical themes he concludes by addressing several of today's great cultural challenges and temptations—such as distraction and narcissism—and reflecting on how commitment to God's glory alone fortifies us to live godly lives in this present evil age.

Paperback. 192 pages. 

Endorsements for The Five Solas Series:

"These volumes will invigorate a more profoundly theological vision of our lives and callings as Christian and churches." -Michael Allen

"These volumes demonstrate that, far from being exhausted slogans, the Reformation's key themes need to be rediscovered for the church's very existence and mission in the world." -Michael Horton

Endorsements for this book:

"Reading this book will reinvigorate wonder and worship to the glory of God alone." -Scott R. Swain

"This book does much more than defend a reformation slogan. Read it and grow." -Mark R. Talbot

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