Becoming More Grateful to the Greatest of Givers
What do you have that you did not receive?
With this searching question, we are invited to experience a life of genuine Christian thanksgiving. Thank God takes us beyond the memes and self-help books that have made gratitude a popular yet superficial topic in recent years.
True thankfulness focuses on the good and gracious Giver of all things. Furthermore, it is grounded in Christ and expresses itself through the Christian’s joyful response to His saving work.
Winsomely and pastorally, Thank God helps us develop the holy habit of thankfulness, even in suffering. This book reminds us that today’s gratitude is only a small beginning of our eternal thankfulness to God for His generosity to us in Christ.
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Alcoholics Anonymous and psychologists tell us frequently that thankfulness is key to mental health. But whom do we thank? And why? You can’t just command people to be grateful. What this book does so beautifully is to hold up before us the riches of God’s kindness in Christ so that we can be driven by gratitude instead of guilt. This book is a refreshing and exhilarating tour of the triune God ‘from whom all blessings flow.’
Professor of theology, Westminster Seminary California, and host of White Horse Inn
Bredenhof dives into gratefulness and provides us with a discerning digest of its literature, both biblical and extrabiblical. He is right: all the Excel spreadsheets in the world would be inadequate to record your riches in Christ. Meanwhile, his catalog of blessings would give your spreadsheet a robust head start. He provides incentive for redeemed sinners like me to erupt in a grateful response for the loving works of our triune God.
Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota; chairman of the board of Bethlehem College and Seminary; author of Practicing Thankfulness