An Examination of Beauty in the Christian Life from Philip Ryken
The world is full of beautiful things—the vibrancy of trees in fall, the joy of sitting around a table with family—but in our fallen world, many beautiful things have been turned into ugly distortions. How should Christians think about beauty in a world that is often ugly?
In Beauty Is Your Destiny, Philip Ryken provides readers with an introduction to the theology and practice of beauty, striving to awaken a longing for beauty that he explains “can only be satisfied in the face of Jesus Christ.” Adapted from chapel messages given at Wheaton College, Ryken considers key topics on Christian thought—including the Trinity, the incarnation, sexuality, and racial diversity—through the lens of beauty, showing how beauty illuminates each of these biblical principles in our world today.
Introduction to the Theology of Beauty: Great for college students, pastors, and small groups
Biblically Based: Examines how beauty is seen in Christian doctrines such as eternity, the church, and the crucifixion
Written by Philip Ryken: President of Wheaton College and author of Grace Transforming; Is Jesus the Only Way?; and Loving the Way Jesus Loves
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: In the Eye of the Beholder—The Beauty of Eternity Chapter 2: The King in His Beauty—The Beauty of the Trinity Chapter 3: For the Beauty of the Earth—The Beauty of Creation Chapter 4: You Are So Beautiful—The Beauty of God’s Image Chapter 5: When Sex Is Beautiful—The Beauty of Chastity Chapter 6: Beautiful Savior—The Beauty of God Incarnate Chapter 7: That Old, Ugly Cross—The Beauty of the Crucifixion Chapter 8: Beautiful Community—The Beauty of Christ’s Bride Chapter 9: It’s a Beautiful Life—The Beauty of Generous Living