Praise the Most High!

Book review of High King of Heaven

I got dizzy as I crouched in yet another spot and angled the camera again. Though I tried very hard, I just couldn’t fit the lighthouse in one shot. It’s highest height was just too high. There was something satisfying about surrendering my desired photo perspective to just sit there and look up.

My interest in highest heights has stuck with me. There’s something awesome to the finality of the being the ­highest, most, farther, best. The Supreme. The penultimate.

In High King of Heaven, several contributors point to the One who is worthy of that sort of awe.

Edited by John MacArthur, the book features 23 essay-like chapters about Jesus Christ. Each chapter leads readers to wonder and worship. The chapters are organized by theme, the categories being:

  • The Person of Christ
  • The Work of Christ
  • The Word of Christ
  • The Witness to Christ

As each chapter is written by a different contributor, readers get to experience a tiny taste of what it will be like to hear Christ praised by a multitude of voices. Some contributors are pastors, others are professors or educational administrators. Many have served or are serving as missionaries. Their voices are diverse, but all unify around the central goal of praising the Most High.

Quotes from the book include:

“When Christ alone is faithfully preached, the world will see His glory. That is the only light that will drive out and overcome all darkness.” –Michael Reeves

“I’m glad, as painful as it is to say this, that God has given me more than I can handle at times because those are the precious times when I’ve come to a tipping point in my ministry and simply fallen on my knees.” –Mark Jones

“The Shepherd will not send a telegram with instructions on the best way to get back home. The Good Shepherd Himself will go out and find us.” –Ligon Duncan

“One remarkable feature about Jesus was how frequently He spoke about who He was as opposed to what He was doing.” –Miguel Nunez

“Error always has room for the truth, but the truth has no room for error.” –Miguel Nunez

“It’s not prideful for the sun to be at the center of our solar system because it’s meant to be that way.” –Mark Dever

High King of Heaven book review

There are too many wonderful, enlightening, and worshipful quotes to pull from the book concisely.

You don’t need a degree in theology to appreciate High King of Heaven. Each chapter will increase your understanding to increase your awe.

Although I typically try to write reviews simply so you can decide whether it’s a read for you or not, this is one I just have to recommend—read it yourself!

<I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.>

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8 Replies to “Praise the Most High!

  1. Thanks for sharing about this book. I love when someone reads a book that they can’t help but recommend. 🙂 (I remember struggling to photograph lighthouses when we visited Maine last year!)

    1. Lighthouse photography is surprisingly hard isn’t it? Glad I’m not the only one! And yes- I love encountering a book this way too! Thanks Lisa!

  2. I cant wait to read this! Thanks for the gentle push – it might have sat on my bedside table otherwise 🙂

    1. It is long and a couple chapters were a little tedious, but long means more to love and tedious means more to get excited about. I hope you are blessed as you read it!

  3. My husband is a John MacArthur fan to the bone, so I’ve got to get this one for him. A few years ago, MacArthur compiled a resource like this on inerrancy, and it was amazing!

    1. My husband is too! He was quite excited when it came in the mail for me 🙂 I’ll have to look the book in inerrancy up, we haven’t read that one. I hope your husband enjoys this one too!

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