Today I have the privilege of reviewing “Name Above All Names” put out by Crossway and written by Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson.
When I received this book, I was a bit surprised at the length, that is, it is around 181 pages. I was also a bit disappointed at first in that it wasn’t as in depth as I would have hoped, or rather, it didn’t dive into the offices of Christ in a broad overview, but instead was more focused. It is worth saying at this point that it was not the book at fault, but my expectations in that the authors make it clear, “The chapters are by no means exhaustive. They cover only seven of the many descriptions of Jesus found in the Bible, and none of those descriptions are treated exhaustively.”
Once I got over this expectation, I enjoyed the book very much. It is a relaxed and reflective examination of Christ in seven senses: Christ as the seed of the woman, the true prophet, the great high priest, and conquering king, the son of man, the suffering servant and the lamb on the throne. Each chapter focuses well in making you reflect on Christ and I found myself stopping often to really chew on the simple yet profound. Begg and Ferguson handle the topics and focus well and I especially found the seed of the woman and the suffering servant sections to be impactful.
All in all, this is a good, short, reflective book that is almost devotional in its nature and it will leave you wanting to lean in more on Christ. This is to say; the book is Christ honoring and God glorifying. If you want a quick read through some Christology that deepens your love and awe of God, pick this book up!
Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3b2MrKr
Crossway link: https://www.crossway.org/books/name-above-all-names-tpb-2/
Nick resides in Texas with his wife, daughter, and son. After meeting Christ in 2012, Nick began a blog in order to teach things that he found interesting. Eventually, this blog would become a podcast in 2017 and Christ is the Cure would grow significantly in its scope and mission. The vision was to teach the scriptures and theology while facilitating a love for God, his word, and critical analysis of hard issues.