High King of Heaven Review

Book Review: 

High King of Heaven is a book composed of a series of essays written by a long list of capable pastors and theologians, the whole of which was edited by John MacArthur. The theme of the book covers broadly the person and work of Jesus Christ and does so masterfully.

It’s broken up into four parts: The person of Christ, the work of Christ, the word of Christ, and the witness to Christ. Its contributors include Al Mohler, Michael Reeves (one of my absolute favorite authors and theologians), Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, and a multitude of others. It’s difficult to provide a good synopsis of the book because, although its content is Jesus Christ, the individual topics and nuances that are covered in the book are vast and varied. Suffice it to say, though, that the goal of the book, to lift high the name and renown of Jesus Christ, was clearly achieved.

One of the things which I appreciate the most about this book is its varied content. What I mean is that some of these essays were written with what I would call a devotional arc, while some were written from a more academic, professorial perspective. Both of these methods and those which differed were highly effective. For those which were more devotional in nature, I found myself overwhelmed by the beauty of Christ. And for those which were written more academically, I found myself wowed intellectually. It truly is a unique book, composed of a diversity of voices, vocations, and cultures. The result is simply fantastic.

Go pick this book up and savor it. Work slowly through its pages and think deeply about the truths being presented to you. This is a book that I’ll return to often.

I received this book free of charge from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.