God with Us: Knowing the Mystery of Who Jesus Is by Daniel R. Hyde
RHB. lfpb. 192pp.
How well do you know Jesus? He is, after all, the person you most need to know. In God with Us, Daniel R. Hyde explores the historic, orthodox understanding of the person called Emmanuel—God with us. Hyde carefully considers Jesus’s claims about Himself in the Bible, capturing why the ancient creeds rightly describe Jesus as fully God and fully man, and yet united in one divine person. Furthermore, Hyde shows how this mystery brings comfort to our lives, defines our witness to the world, and establishes our worship before the throne of God’s heavenly grace. A clear and practical introduction to classical Christology.
Table of Contents:
Preface to the Second Revised Edition
1. An Event like No Other
2. The God Who Is Also Man: Christ’s Two Natures
3. The Son of God: Christ’s Divine Nature
4. The Son of Man: Christ’s Human Nature
5. The God-Man: Christ’s Single Person
6. The Importance of This Mysterious Doctrine
7. The Christ of the Qur’an vs. The Christ of the Bible
Appendix 1: The Ecumenical Creeds
Appendix 2: The Seven Ecumenical Councils
Appendix 3: The Tome of Leo I
Daniel R. Hyde (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is the pastor of Oceanside United Reformed Church in Carlsbad/Oceanside, California.
“Why the God-Man? Anselm’s question frames the entire complex of Christian faith, piety, worship, and practice. With devotional warmth and doctrinal clarity, Pastor Hyde makes an excellent tour guide through the treasures that lie at the heart of history--indeed, at the heart of God himself. Whatever the stage in the Christian pilgrimage, God with Us will lead readers from meditation to doxology.”
— Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
“Danny Hyde has provided the church with an outstanding study explaining the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is clear, biblically faithful, and impressively comprehensive given its concise length. This book is guaranteed to provide all sorts of people in and outside the church with a better understanding of the Savior and of why understanding who he is, is so important. I highly recommend it.”
— David Van Drunen, Robert B. Strimple Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics, Westminster Seminary California.