How does the church portray the beauty of Christ? The gospel is a theological message; but this message also creates human beauty - beautiful relationships in our churches, making the glory of Christ visible in the world today.
In this timely book, Pastor Ray Ortlund makes the case that gospel doctrine creates a gospel culture. In too many of our churches, it is the beauty of a gospel culture that is the missing piece of the puzzle - but when the gospel is allowed to exert its full power, a church becomes radiant with the glory of Christ.
"Churches don't make the gospel true, but when 'the sweetness of the Lord' is upon us, the church becomes a powerful testimony of God's grace. With both realism and hope, Ray Ortlund tells us how that grace can thrive among us - even as broken as we are - so that Christ's glory will radiate from us."? - Bryan Chapell, President Emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois