Dec 8, 2021

5 Recommended Resources on the Trinity

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Our finite minds struggle to understand an infinite God, and human metaphors always fall short as we seek to grasp the essence of the Trinity. But despite what we don’t and can’t understand, God has provided in His Word all that we need to rightly worship Him—not as a vague God, but specifically as Father, Son, and Spirit. And as we better understand the nature and roles of each member of the Trinity, we come to know and love God more. The following resources, curated by the Ligonier editorial team, can help you grow in your biblical understanding of the Trinity, leading to greater joy as you worship our amazing God.

Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves

Does the doctrine of the Trinity make a real difference in our lives other than being a necessary boundary marker for Christian orthodoxy? Why does it matter that God is one in essence and three in person, that He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? In this book, Dr. Michael Reeves provides biblical answers to these questions and several others, drawing also on great thinkers from church history to explain the meaning and ramifications of Trinitarian theology. This accessible work is among the best introductions to the doctrine of the Trinity available today.

What Is the Trinity? by R.C. Sproul

Dr. R.C. Sproul was known for making complex truths of theology accessible to laypeople who have not had the chance to attend seminary. He does that here in this helpful booklet on the doctrine of the Trinity, exploring key concepts related to the nature and work of the Godhead.

The Holy Trinity: In Scripture, History, and Worship by Robert Letham

Readers who want an in-depth exploration of the scriptural basis, historical development, and practical application of the doctrine of the Trinity will find it in The Holy Trinity by Dr. Robert Letham. This comprehensive book is particularly useful for exploring the doctrine of the Trinity in the Reformed tradition.

Communion with God by John Owen

John Owen is one of the most important Reformed theologians in the history of the church, and this classic book explores the depths of what it means to commune with each of the three persons of the Godhead, helping us to better worship Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen by Sinclair B. Ferguson

In this book, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson provides a short biography of the leading Reformed theologian John Owen and a readable introduction to Owen’s Trinitarian theology. It makes accessible the key insights of Owen’s thinking.

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